Joan A Pezanoski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 379-7928
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Robyn El-Bardai, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, (Educ)
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 564-7408
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
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. "
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"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. "
Lisa Wild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Randall Wyatt, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Often clients come into therapy with me when they are stuck in life, in a crisis, or in transition in a relationship or job or when emotions are just becoming too much to cope with. They want a change but are not always sure how to go about it. Taking the step to begin therapy is not easy for most people, but starting therapy often leads to a real opportunity to change, in ways that are not always expected. My style is warm, inviting and engaging, and I seek to connect to each person where they are at in life."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 972-1731
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Often clients come into therapy with me when they are stuck in life, in a crisis, or in transition in a relationship or job or when emotions are just becoming too much to cope with. They want a change but are not always sure how to go about it. Taking the step to begin therapy is not easy for most people, but starting therapy often leads to a real opportunity to change, in ways that are not always expected. My style is warm, inviting and engaging, and I seek to connect to each person where they are at in life."
Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 808-6296
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Stacy Donovan George, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Is anxiety or depression weighing you down? Do you feel overwhelmed or hopeless with stressful relationships? Do you habitually use substances or addictions to avoid painful feelings? Do you find yourself taking care of everyone but yourself? You don't have to suffer anymore. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience that brings peace-of-mind and lasting change. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and connectedness where you can share all parts of yourself and feel truly accepted. You will learn skills and identify patterns that no longer serve you. You can live your life with more authenticity and ease!"
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 314-8566
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Is anxiety or depression weighing you down? Do you feel overwhelmed or hopeless with stressful relationships? Do you habitually use substances or addictions to avoid painful feelings? Do you find yourself taking care of everyone but yourself? You don't have to suffer anymore. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience that brings peace-of-mind and lasting change. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and connectedness where you can share all parts of yourself and feel truly accepted. You will learn skills and identify patterns that no longer serve you. You can live your life with more authenticity and ease!"
Astraea Bella, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Creating a loving, passionate, and fulfilling relationship doesn't come naturally. It requires key skills. Cutting edge scientific research has revealed the key skills that make the biggest difference. I can teach those to you, step by step. You can learn how to build a loving, passionate, and fulfilling relationship. It's likely you will be surprised to discover how effective these skills are, and how good it feels to practice them."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 342-3919
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Creating a loving, passionate, and fulfilling relationship doesn't come naturally. It requires key skills. Cutting edge scientific research has revealed the key skills that make the biggest difference. I can teach those to you, step by step. You can learn how to build a loving, passionate, and fulfilling relationship. It's likely you will be surprised to discover how effective these skills are, and how good it feels to practice them."
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."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 878-4991
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"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."
Annaliese Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a compassionate provider who collaborates with individuals and couples to uncover the source of emotional suffering and identify new strategies for adjusting to painful life events. I am concerned with the way our significant relationships, both early-on and in adulthood, impact how we experience the present. My therapeutic style promotes self-acceptance and value-driven action. I use mindfulness-based approaches, including but not limited to ACT, DBT, MBSR, to not only increase awareness and acceptance of thoughts and emotions, but also promote agency and competency over managing these difficult emotions. "
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(844) 481-8765
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"I am a compassionate provider who collaborates with individuals and couples to uncover the source of emotional suffering and identify new strategies for adjusting to painful life events. I am concerned with the way our significant relationships, both early-on and in adulthood, impact how we experience the present. My therapeutic style promotes self-acceptance and value-driven action. I use mindfulness-based approaches, including but not limited to ACT, DBT, MBSR, to not only increase awareness and acceptance of thoughts and emotions, but also promote agency and competency over managing these difficult emotions. "
Olina Hanley Rule, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MD, LMFT
Oakland, California 94612
" Do you feel frustrated about the relationship with your spouse or partner? Feeling like you are stuck in the same loop, arguing and losing connection? Does every discussion with your partner end up following the same unsatisfactory pattern, leaving you angry or frustrated? No one intentionally would like to be unhappy in their relationships. Practicing learned communication skills will resolve many conflicts and misunderstandings, take your relationship to a different comfort level, and will help you to become a better partner. "
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(415) 843-2058
Oakland, California 94612
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
" Do you feel frustrated about the relationship with your spouse or partner? Feeling like you are stuck in the same loop, arguing and losing connection? Does every discussion with your partner end up following the same unsatisfactory pattern, leaving you angry or frustrated? No one intentionally would like to be unhappy in their relationships. Practicing learned communication skills will resolve many conflicts and misunderstandings, take your relationship to a different comfort level, and will help you to become a better partner. "
Ellen B Klyce, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Long hours at work are likely straining your relationships. Add tech to the mix and you start to lose your connection to the people around you. I work with individual clients and couples who have multiple responsibilities and many demands that can be isolating. I help client ease the doubt brought about by demanding coworkers or through rejections on dating apps. If you have fallen into negative thinking patterns, this constant worry may wear you down. In sessions, we look at problems as collaborators to find the best solution. My clients include both C level employees and those just starting their careers."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 768-7175
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Long hours at work are likely straining your relationships. Add tech to the mix and you start to lose your connection to the people around you. I work with individual clients and couples who have multiple responsibilities and many demands that can be isolating. I help client ease the doubt brought about by demanding coworkers or through rejections on dating apps. If you have fallen into negative thinking patterns, this constant worry may wear you down. In sessions, we look at problems as collaborators to find the best solution. My clients include both C level employees and those just starting their careers."
Robert l Gorden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and have been a field instructor and guest lecturer for the graduate MSW program at U.C. Berkeley. I am most interested in treating depression, marital problems,work-related problems, family issues, health concerns,grief and panic attacks. I have maintained a private practice for over 20 years. I believe that being interactive and having a strong and caring connection with clients is essential to providing successful therapy. My style combines collaboration, empirical knowledge and humor. I specialize in working with physicians, nurses and other health care providers."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 878-6174
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"I am expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and have been a field instructor and guest lecturer for the graduate MSW program at U.C. Berkeley. I am most interested in treating depression, marital problems,work-related problems, family issues, health concerns,grief and panic attacks. I have maintained a private practice for over 20 years. I believe that being interactive and having a strong and caring connection with clients is essential to providing successful therapy. My style combines collaboration, empirical knowledge and humor. I specialize in working with physicians, nurses and other health care providers."
Lee Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 684-9930
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment."
Barbara J Thomas, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(415) 801-0882
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Aaron Testard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Do you feel lost, questioning who you are or where you're going with no easy answers? Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, we hit a bottom, or we just realize that something in us is different...or something must change. Such times of confusion and crisis are often the meeting point for our work together. They are also openings to self-discovery and real change. I listen deeply for what you want, develop a relationship of trust, and work WITH you to establish the clarity and direction you need."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 239-5686
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Do you feel lost, questioning who you are or where you're going with no easy answers? Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, we hit a bottom, or we just realize that something in us is different...or something must change. Such times of confusion and crisis are often the meeting point for our work together. They are also openings to self-discovery and real change. I listen deeply for what you want, develop a relationship of trust, and work WITH you to establish the clarity and direction you need."
Julia Hengst, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"Traditional talk therapy not enough? Are you interested to access more of your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical resources? Combining Western psychology with depth work, I can help you learn how to handle the enormous stresses life often entails in a compassionate, warm and body-centered way. My specialties include: existential, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, attachment work. Playful, creative and very easy to communicate with, my intention is to create a field of compassion in which you can explore your mind freely. The more we know our own mind, the more we become the driver rather than the driven."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(510) 280-6949
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"Traditional talk therapy not enough? Are you interested to access more of your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical resources? Combining Western psychology with depth work, I can help you learn how to handle the enormous stresses life often entails in a compassionate, warm and body-centered way. My specialties include: existential, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, attachment work. Playful, creative and very easy to communicate with, my intention is to create a field of compassion in which you can explore your mind freely. The more we know our own mind, the more we become the driver rather than the driven."
CK Olivieri Blackmore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, mood disorders and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept in issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK works both behaviorally and spiritually to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in psychotherapy, education and research CK utilizes a broad array of interventions stemming from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT), Gestalt and systemic therapies."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
(415) 496-5092
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, mood disorders and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept in issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK works both behaviorally and spiritually to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in psychotherapy, education and research CK utilizes a broad array of interventions stemming from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT), Gestalt and systemic therapies."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Impulse Control Disorders
Gottman Method
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."

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If you're looking for help with impulse control disorders in Oakland or for an Oakland impulse control disorder Therapist these professionals provide therapy for impulse control disorders. They include impulse control disorder Therapists, impulse control disorder psychologists, impulse control disorder therapists and impulse control disorder counselors. They can help with intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pathological gambling, pyromania, fire-starting.

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