Kimberly Koljat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Has your child been struggling? Have you recently been coming up against personal blocks you want to knock down? I can help. We experience a lot in life, and often, the more painful experiences from our past play out in our current relationships. I help children, individuals, and families use both their logic and creativity to work through difficulties such as transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, identity difficulties, creativity blocks, and "feeling stuck" in a pattern that no longer serves you."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(415) 769-3286
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Has your child been struggling? Have you recently been coming up against personal blocks you want to knock down? I can help. We experience a lot in life, and often, the more painful experiences from our past play out in our current relationships. I help children, individuals, and families use both their logic and creativity to work through difficulties such as transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, identity difficulties, creativity blocks, and "feeling stuck" in a pattern that no longer serves you."
James Francis Gallagher Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Jill E. Reed, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 953-4706
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Lucy Fine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(415) 742-2927
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."
Sheila Addison, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems"
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 403-1458
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems"
Caroline Lewis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Do often find yourself feeling overwhelmed in a world that feels too stimulating? Perhaps in the past you have developed ways to feel okay with yourself and others but these ways of coping simply are not helping anymore. Although a part of you might want to keep going as is, deep down there is another part of you that desires better relationships, less anxiety, and inner confidence. I can help you. I successfully support my clients in developing outer and inner resources in order to have greater relationship success and the resiliency to not just survive but to thrive. "
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 306-7286
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Do often find yourself feeling overwhelmed in a world that feels too stimulating? Perhaps in the past you have developed ways to feel okay with yourself and others but these ways of coping simply are not helping anymore. Although a part of you might want to keep going as is, deep down there is another part of you that desires better relationships, less anxiety, and inner confidence. I can help you. I successfully support my clients in developing outer and inner resources in order to have greater relationship success and the resiliency to not just survive but to thrive. "
Karen Godfredsen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 953-4239
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Ortal Kirson-Trilling, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"People seek therapy for different reasons. Some are hoping for relief from a specific problem such as depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Others may have a general sense of not feeling as alive as they imagine they could. They would like help understanding this feeling and are seeking a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life. In psychotherapy we engage in a process of self discovery in which people learn about themselves and about the ways they have been blocked from feeling fully in touch with themselves and others in their lives."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 878-4991
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"People seek therapy for different reasons. Some are hoping for relief from a specific problem such as depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Others may have a general sense of not feeling as alive as they imagine they could. They would like help understanding this feeling and are seeking a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life. In psychotherapy we engage in a process of self discovery in which people learn about themselves and about the ways they have been blocked from feeling fully in touch with themselves and others in their lives."
Susan Lowe-Thomas, Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 8 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 491-0697
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 8 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief."
Leslie Hemedes, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(925) 807-7184
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Erik Alfred Metzger, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MFTA, CAADAC, PCCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(833) 401-5719
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
Patricia Banchik Rothschild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 403-8151
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
Connie Hart, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everyone needs a space to be completely themselves without judgement or pretense. I work with individual adults and people in relationships. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes; couples, families, poly-groupings, etc. In relationship counseling I partner with groupings of people, working from a place of empathy and personal responsibility, to work through specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develop a plan of action to improve overall satisfaction and contentment. "
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(925) 350-4586
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Everyone needs a space to be completely themselves without judgement or pretense. I work with individual adults and people in relationships. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes; couples, families, poly-groupings, etc. In relationship counseling I partner with groupings of people, working from a place of empathy and personal responsibility, to work through specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develop a plan of action to improve overall satisfaction and contentment. "
Aretha Hampton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Life is unpredictable. We make a plan and then BOOM something jumps out of nowhere and things change. Whether a sudden life event has rocked your core or you are struggling to break a negative cycle, it can be helpful to speak to someone who can support. Seeking help is about strength."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Life is unpredictable. We make a plan and then BOOM something jumps out of nowhere and things change. Whether a sudden life event has rocked your core or you are struggling to break a negative cycle, it can be helpful to speak to someone who can support. Seeking help is about strength."
Renee-DeAnna Sadiq, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work with individuals toward connecting to themselves, and couples and family members connecting to one another. When there's space, time, curiosity and full acceptance from a safe other, what needs to be seen and heard from the depths arises and then guides towards healing, wholeness and connection. The injuries of current and past show up to speak truth and release - interpersonal, familial, intergenerational, and from impacts of oppression, discrimination, alienation, abuse, and neglect. When injuries heal, freedom and connection arise, depression and anxiety fall away. This process happens with deep listening and care."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 250-7581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"I work with individuals toward connecting to themselves, and couples and family members connecting to one another. When there's space, time, curiosity and full acceptance from a safe other, what needs to be seen and heard from the depths arises and then guides towards healing, wholeness and connection. The injuries of current and past show up to speak truth and release - interpersonal, familial, intergenerational, and from impacts of oppression, discrimination, alienation, abuse, and neglect. When injuries heal, freedom and connection arise, depression and anxiety fall away. This process happens with deep listening and care."
Cecilia S Kardel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems. I provide a safe space to explore experiences, make action plans, educate on neurobiological impact, work through stigma, grieve the unexpected, or see how the past pushes into the present. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. I won't shy away from the hard stuff. I will support you to stabilize stress response, repair ruptures in relationships, improve self-concept, and to recognize and release patterns that may perpetuate the problem."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(917) 960-7685
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems. I provide a safe space to explore experiences, make action plans, educate on neurobiological impact, work through stigma, grieve the unexpected, or see how the past pushes into the present. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. I won't shy away from the hard stuff. I will support you to stabilize stress response, repair ruptures in relationships, improve self-concept, and to recognize and release patterns that may perpetuate the problem."
Sara Cadalig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"Thank you for visiting my site. This is your first step towards your journey to healing. My specialty areas are in trauma, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Life can present challenges and create roadblocks to your growth and success. You deserve to thrive and I would be honored to work in collaboration with you on your journey of healing and rediscovering your full potential. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. My therapeutic style can be best described as empathetic, interactive, infusing scientific wisdom, curiosity, and clinical intuition. "
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(209) 783-3037
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Thank you for visiting my site. This is your first step towards your journey to healing. My specialty areas are in trauma, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Life can present challenges and create roadblocks to your growth and success. You deserve to thrive and I would be honored to work in collaboration with you on your journey of healing and rediscovering your full potential. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. My therapeutic style can be best described as empathetic, interactive, infusing scientific wisdom, curiosity, and clinical intuition. "
Angela Powell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Have you experienced events in your life that left you feeling scared, worried, and fearful about your safety and the future? If so, you may be suffering from trauma. As a trauma-focused practitioner, I have assisted children, teens, and adults in building resilience, finding hope, and improving their relationships with others. Many of my clients are victims and survivors of childhood trauma which can leave a person feeling detached and without the ability to set limits and boundaries in relationships. It is difficult for some to believe that the symptoms of today can be the result of a residual traumatic experience. However, it is my experience, that the implicit and explicit messages of our past have had a profound effect on our current thought processes and only until that is realized, can we evoke change. "
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(707) 348-4224
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Have you experienced events in your life that left you feeling scared, worried, and fearful about your safety and the future? If so, you may be suffering from trauma. As a trauma-focused practitioner, I have assisted children, teens, and adults in building resilience, finding hope, and improving their relationships with others. Many of my clients are victims and survivors of childhood trauma which can leave a person feeling detached and without the ability to set limits and boundaries in relationships. It is difficult for some to believe that the symptoms of today can be the result of a residual traumatic experience. However, it is my experience, that the implicit and explicit messages of our past have had a profound effect on our current thought processes and only until that is realized, can we evoke change. "
Cheryl-Grace Elizabeth Patty, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Are you struggling to find peace, happiness, greater satisfaction, and healthier relationships? Do you continue to feel empty, angry, sad, or anxious? Do you feel as if you have little control over what happens in your life? Self-knowledge is the key to understanding why you continue to struggle and how you can change this continuous negative cycle into a positive one. Through the process of psychotherapy you will discover how your internal world interprets and affects your external world and how these mechanisms were developed. I can help you gain the insight and self knowledge necessary for positive, lasting change."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(415) 367-4601
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Are you struggling to find peace, happiness, greater satisfaction, and healthier relationships? Do you continue to feel empty, angry, sad, or anxious? Do you feel as if you have little control over what happens in your life? Self-knowledge is the key to understanding why you continue to struggle and how you can change this continuous negative cycle into a positive one. Through the process of psychotherapy you will discover how your internal world interprets and affects your external world and how these mechanisms were developed. I can help you gain the insight and self knowledge necessary for positive, lasting change."
Relationship Therapy. Judye Hess, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Difficult times in relationships can often be gifts in that they open the door to a deeper exploration of ourselves and those closest to us. Seen in this light, therapy can be a step towards mutual evolution, rather than just a problem-solving endeavor. I work well with couples and families,helping to create a safe , trusting atmosphere where people can get more in touch with their feelings and express them to others close to them.I also work with individuals who have relationship issues."
Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
(510) 843-5683
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Humanistic
Structural Family Therapy
"Difficult times in relationships can often be gifts in that they open the door to a deeper exploration of ourselves and those closest to us. Seen in this light, therapy can be a step towards mutual evolution, rather than just a problem-solving endeavor. I work well with couples and families,helping to create a safe , trusting atmosphere where people can get more in touch with their feelings and express them to others close to them.I also work with individuals who have relationship issues."

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Humanistic Therapists
The humanistic method takes a positive view of human nature and emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual. Therapists in this tradition, who are interested in exploring the nature of creativity, love, and self-actualization, help clients realize their potential through change and self-directed growth.

If you're looking for Humanistic therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland Humanistic therapist these professionals provide humanistic psychology (or humanist psychology), humanistic therapy, humanistic psychotherapy and a humanistic psychology approach. They include Humanistic therapists, Humanistic psychologists, Humanistic psychotherapists and Humanistic counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.