Jan Chess

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Jan Chess

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

166 Santa Clara Avenue
102
Oakland, CA 94610
(530) 645-3796
Offers online therapy

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About

Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been.
I have extensive experience treating distress arising from different kinds of disappointments and loss including various kinds of traumas and relational problems. I am experienced in couples therapy and enjoy work with older adults. In addition, I enjoy supervising and consulting for new and experienced clinicians and offer a psychoanalytic perspective.
I specialize in long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and value empathy, understanding, and reflection in healing previously unmet relational needs. My decades of clinical experience, extended training, and warmth means I offer patience and acceptance of you in a reliable and ongoing way over time to help your accept and love yourself.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $210 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • PPO/ superbill
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 41 Years
  • License: California / MFC 23874
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies, PhD
  • Year Graduated: 1988
Completion of rigorous psychoanalytic training in order to offer psycho-analytically oriented psychotherapy as well as psychoanalysis.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis / Graduate
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis / Candidate in Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Location

166 Santa Clara Avenue
102
Oakland, CA 94610
(530) 645-3796
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • psychoanalysis
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Jan Chess

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT