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Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP

Kristopher Curtis Kern

Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, CA 94611
Let's Connect (510) 319-0519
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When making the complex and vulnerable choice to begin therapy, you should be able to trust your therapist and feel safe sharing your story. This is why compassion and empathy are my priorities when building our therapeutic alliance. Together, we will collaborate on an individualized plan for change and growth that is consistent with your values and cultural identities. Every human is a unique mix of identities, experiences, fears, dreams, and values. I am well-versed in theory and operate from a foundation of science. However, I also believe that it is essential to recognize the humanity behind everyone’s struggles and actions.
I'm a gay cisgender psychologist of color and my relational and culturally sensitive therapeutic approach to working with stress, grief/loss, and other concerns; considers your lived experience and integrates best practices encouraging a corrective experience through coping effectively and rewriting your narrative towards authenticity and a meaningful life.
Instead of prescribing one method or strategy, I pull different theories together and collaborate with you to craft a healing journey as unique as you are. I set three goals for myself in every session: bearing witness to your story, approaching everything with genuine curiosity, and going beyond empathetic listening to dig deeper and create real change.
Call or Kristopher Curtis Kern now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 319-0519

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 319-0519
I offer telehealth services through Simple Practice (HIPPA Compliant)
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Grief and Stress 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 319-0519
I offer telehealth services through Simple Practice (HIPPA Compliant)
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Grief and Stress 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $300
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Medicare
  • Optum
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I am connected with Medens Health Group Practice which is connected to various insurance policies.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
"
I am connected with Medens Health Group Practice which is connected to various insurance policies.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 34117 Kristopher Curtis Kern
  • In Practice for 1 Year
  • Attended University of San Francisco, PsyD, Graduated 2021
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Stress

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Coping Skills
  • Dementia
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Veterans
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As a gay psychologist of color who has experienced discrimination and racism, I offer validation to my clients' lived experiences. Social justice and advocacy are key facets of my identity. Whether it be on a large scale with system-wide policy change, or a small recognition of how systems oppress marginalized communities within the therapeutic space, ensuring that your story is honored and heard.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
"
As a gay psychologist of color who has experienced discrimination and racism, I offer validation to my clients' lived experiences. Social justice and advocacy are key facets of my identity. Whether it be on a large scale with system-wide policy change, or a small recognition of how systems oppress marginalized communities within the therapeutic space, ensuring that your story is honored and heard.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Gay Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Pacific Islander

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Gay Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Pacific Islander

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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I often take an integrated approach to care because each person's concerns are unique to them. Trying to match your needs with a protocol won't necessarily align with your values, your identities, and what's important to you. My role in therapy is to hold space for healing, offer insight, teach you skills, and to challenge you out of your comfort zone (not your safety zone). Therapy is for change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
"
I often take an integrated approach to care because each person's concerns are unique to them. Trying to match your needs with a protocol won't necessarily align with your values, your identities, and what's important to you. My role in therapy is to hold space for healing, offer insight, teach you skills, and to challenge you out of your comfort zone (not your safety zone). Therapy is for change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP

Location

Primary Location

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 319-0519
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I offer telehealth services through Simple Practice (HIPPA Compliant)
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
"
I offer telehealth services through Simple Practice (HIPPA Compliant)
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 319-0519
Photo of Kristopher Curtis Kern, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist
Kristopher Curtis Kern
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP