Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD

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Kathryn Orfirer, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland
(510) 692-9736

Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD


Location

445 Bellevue Ave
Suite 201
Oakland, California 94610
(510) 692-9736

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A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.

I specialize in the transition to parenthood, pregnancy loss, building a family (straight and LGBTQ), adoption, foster and kinship parenting, perinatal mood disorders, support for attachment challenges and disruptions, developmental and life transitions, parent child relationships at all ages, divorce, children's school problems, behavioral issues, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

I offer individual therapy, play therapy, infant/child-parent psychotherapy, parent guidance/coaching and filial therapy. Respect, relationship, exploration, reflection and increasing self awareness are emphasized as well as an interpersonal neurobiological emphasis. I hold a collaborative cultural lens with clients.

Qualifications

  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License and State: psy16983 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $190
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Victim of Crime
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Tufts University Eliot Pearson Child Study / MA/Applied Developmental Psych
  • 1986
  • Certificate: Child Trauma Research Institute / Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Location

445 Bellevue Ave
Suite 201
Oakland, California 94610
(510) 692-9736

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Life Transitions
  • Adoption
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infant Mental Health - Infant Parent Psy
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

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
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Infant/child-parent psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Parenting consultation
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Kathryn Orfirer, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland

Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD