Karen Pernet

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S

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Karen Pernet, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland
(925) 695-7986 Website

Karen Pernet

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S


Location

Growth through Play Therapy Trainers
Oakland, California 94602
(925) 695-7986

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When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace.

The power of a caring relationship, gently sprinkled with humor, is an essential ingredient my work. This is key in supervision and training as well as in psychotherapy. I use my personal life experience and professional expertise to deepen our connection and create safety, both needed elements for growth

When treating families with children from 3 to 12, I may suggest Filial Therapy, a highly effective combination of play and family therapy. I am a registered play therapist-supervisor, a sandtray therapist and a trauma therapist. Additionally, I provide supervision, consultation and training for professionals.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License and State: 23635 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Growth through Play Therapy Trainers
Oakland, California 94602
(925) 695-7986

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Adoption
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
Sexuality
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Supervision & Consultation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018
Karen Pernet, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Karen Pernet

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S