Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(510) 692-9736

Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

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

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Kathryn Orfirer is not currently accepting new clients.

About

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 our bodies, brains, relationships and societal expectations change. While the challenges along the way bring the discomfort of vulnerability and negative emotions, they also create 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 transition to parenthood, pregnancy loss, building family (straight and LGBTQ), adoption, foster and kinship parenting, perinatal mood disorders, attachment challenges and disruptions, developmental and life transitions, parent child relationships at all ages, 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 self and somatic awareness are emphasized. I hold a collaborative cultural lens with clients, attending to impact of "isms" and intergenerational trauma.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $225
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.

Qualifications

  • License: California / psy16983
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1994
Master of Arts in Applied Developmental Psychology from Elliot Pearson Center for Child Study at Tufts University, 1986

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Synergetic Play Therapy Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: Child Trauma Research Institute / Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Location

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • 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
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
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
  • Humanistic
  • Infant/child-parent psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Parenting consultation/coaching
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Kathryn Orfirer

Psychologist, PhD