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Kathryn Orfirer
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
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Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
445 Bellevue Ave, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94610
Let's Connect (510) 692-9736
I am a clinical and developmental psychologist with over 35 years experience. I currently have limited availability for 1) caregivers seeking parenting support; 2) people anticipating or during pregnancy, adoption, fostering or otherwise transitioning to parenthood and early parenting; and, 3) for consultation and supervision for professionals and students.
Our work will be grounded in child development research, infant-parent and lifespan attachment (attachment theory) and interpersonal neurobiology emphasizing regulation. Parents will find that through realizing, connecting with and acknowledging their own feelings, their children's big feelings (and theirs) will become more manageable for child and caregiver
You will find a respectful space to reflect and explore yourself, your child and your relationships. Relief will come as we collaborate in understanding your child and your feelings and needs in parenting. Those chaotic times of struggle and mutual dysregulation can turn to moments of regulating together, of connection, growth and opportunity.
Call or Kathryn Orfirer now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 692-9736

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

445 Bellevue Ave

Suite 201

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 692-9736
Teletherapy for adults, children (all ages) and parent support. Specialized pandemic response for children and families. Please inquire.
I specialize in Child, Life Transitions and Parenting 
$250 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (510) 692-9736

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

445 Bellevue Ave

Suite 201

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 692-9736
Teletherapy for adults, children (all ages) and parent support. Specialized pandemic response for children and families. Please inquire.
I specialize in Child, Life Transitions and Parenting 
$250 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $250
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I provide superbills for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
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I provide superbills for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / psy16983
  • Certificate from Synergetic Play Therapy Institute 2021
  • Certificate from Child Trauma Research Institute Child Parent Psychotherapy / 2015
  • Attended California School of Professional Psychology, PhD, Graduated 1994
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Master of Arts in Applied Developmental Psychology from Elliot Pearson Center for Child Study at Tufts University, 1986
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
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Master of Arts in Applied Developmental Psychology from Elliot Pearson Center for Child Study at Tufts University, 1986
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Child
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Infant/child-parent psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Parenting consultation/coaching
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

445 Bellevue Ave

Suite 201

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 692-9736
"
Teletherapy for adults, children (all ages) and parent support. Specialized pandemic response for children and families. Please inquire.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
"
Teletherapy for adults, children (all ages) and parent support. Specialized pandemic response for children and families. Please inquire.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 692-9736
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 3 Feb 2024