Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Lesbian
(510) 858-0979
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Lesbian
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Susan (Sj) Kahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
Lesbian
(510) 568-8866
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Lesbian
"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
Elizabeth Ehrenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
"Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing."
Lesbian
(415) 870-1727
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Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing."
Lisa Bonta Sumii, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I focus on what the individual or couple would like to work on. I believe that the individual or couple knows a lot of what they need to know to heal, feel better, grow, and/or deal with the issue or problem. It is my job to help them access the hope, belief, and skills they may need to cope with the issues at hand. I learn what their strengths are and we build on them together. Issues around ethnic/racial identity, parenting, relationships, and the unique experience of being an adult child of an immigrant parent(s), are at the forefront of my practice."
Lesbian
(415) 322-8979
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Lesbian
"I focus on what the individual or couple would like to work on. I believe that the individual or couple knows a lot of what they need to know to heal, feel better, grow, and/or deal with the issue or problem. It is my job to help them access the hope, belief, and skills they may need to cope with the issues at hand. I learn what their strengths are and we build on them together. Issues around ethnic/racial identity, parenting, relationships, and the unique experience of being an adult child of an immigrant parent(s), are at the forefront of my practice."
Emma Neumann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"People often come to therapy because they feel stuck in their lives, are experiencing anxiety or depression and are struggling with personal and professional relationships. My style is warm, supportive and engaged. I believe that the more access we have to our authentic selves, the more we can live a life that is deeply fulfilling. We will work collaboratively to develop a relationship in which there is room to take risks and experience aspects of yourself that may have been previously unknown to you. You will gain valuable tools to help you reach your goals personally, creatively, and professionally."
Lesbian
(510) 900-5385
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"People often come to therapy because they feel stuck in their lives, are experiencing anxiety or depression and are struggling with personal and professional relationships. My style is warm, supportive and engaged. I believe that the more access we have to our authentic selves, the more we can live a life that is deeply fulfilling. We will work collaboratively to develop a relationship in which there is room to take risks and experience aspects of yourself that may have been previously unknown to you. You will gain valuable tools to help you reach your goals personally, creatively, and professionally."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, , LMFT, , IO, CGE, DTS
Verified by Psychology Today
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Lesbian
(415) 237-2282
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Lesbian
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Lesbian
(510) 601-7980
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Lesbian
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Leigh Lyndon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life moves so quickly these days, it's hard to take the time to really think about who we are and how we are living. Often, it takes years of patterns that are hurtful or self-destructive to wonder why we aren't feeling happy or fulfilled. Psychotherapy can provide the time and space to really understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I will listen with curiosity and warmth and will collaborate with you to help effect positive change in your life and relationships."
Lesbian
(510) 254-3504
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Lesbian
"Life moves so quickly these days, it's hard to take the time to really think about who we are and how we are living. Often, it takes years of patterns that are hurtful or self-destructive to wonder why we aren't feeling happy or fulfilled. Psychotherapy can provide the time and space to really understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I will listen with curiosity and warmth and will collaborate with you to help effect positive change in your life and relationships."
Yosi Amram, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, MSEE
Verified by Psychology Today
"I offer holistic integrative psychotherapy for adults and couples, helping bring integration and wholeness to all major dimensions of our humanness: mind, heart, body and soul. My style is warm and unconditionally accepting, open-minded and open-hearted. I am always honored to be of help supporting each person in her or his unique journey towards happiness and life satisfaction. I have been fortunate to receive the 'Best of Palo Alto' Psychotherapist award for 2014 and see clients in my Rockridge-Oakland and Palo Alto offices. My approach is both pragmatic, offering near term relief, and deeper change, growth and transformation."
Lesbian
(510) 402-1287
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Lesbian
"I offer holistic integrative psychotherapy for adults and couples, helping bring integration and wholeness to all major dimensions of our humanness: mind, heart, body and soul. My style is warm and unconditionally accepting, open-minded and open-hearted. I am always honored to be of help supporting each person in her or his unique journey towards happiness and life satisfaction. I have been fortunate to receive the 'Best of Palo Alto' Psychotherapist award for 2014 and see clients in my Rockridge-Oakland and Palo Alto offices. My approach is both pragmatic, offering near term relief, and deeper change, growth and transformation."
Anna Benassi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
Lesbian
(510) 585-9164
Verified
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Lesbian
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
Thomas Faupl, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a San Francisco-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Certified EMDR Therapist experienced in working with a diverse popluation of clients from varying socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations. I'm honored to help you heal from stress, anxiety and overwhelm, and I have found Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR very powerful in faciitating your unfolding toward vibrancy, healing and well being."
Lesbian
(415) 991-6632
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"I am a San Francisco-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Certified EMDR Therapist experienced in working with a diverse popluation of clients from varying socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations. I'm honored to help you heal from stress, anxiety and overwhelm, and I have found Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR very powerful in faciitating your unfolding toward vibrancy, healing and well being."
Ali Kimmell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I treat your decision to enter therapy with respect and curiosity. I use a warm and collaborative approach to help you find connection, relief, and fulfillment in your life. I adjust my approach to meet each client's unique needs and the problems they are facing. My work is grounded in a psychodynamic and relational approach: that is, I believe that lasting change comes from exploring and ultimately freeing oneself from the underlying causes of current symptoms. Together, we will discover the patterns that are holding you back, and experiment with new ways of being. "
Lesbian
(510) 592-6789
Verified
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Lesbian
"I treat your decision to enter therapy with respect and curiosity. I use a warm and collaborative approach to help you find connection, relief, and fulfillment in your life. I adjust my approach to meet each client's unique needs and the problems they are facing. My work is grounded in a psychodynamic and relational approach: that is, I believe that lasting change comes from exploring and ultimately freeing oneself from the underlying causes of current symptoms. Together, we will discover the patterns that are holding you back, and experiment with new ways of being. "
Kate Bourne, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Lesbian
(510) 295-7941
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Teresa Lesko, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I believe in the healing power of bearing witness to and participating in my clients' self-exploration. Whether we are exploring behaviors, feelings, thoughts, patterns in relationships, or family of origin issues, the strength and compassion of an empathic partner in this journey can lead to a deeper understanding of oneself and a relief in sympotms. I provide empathy, caring and mindful curiosity in my psychotherapy practice."
Lesbian
(510) 923-1082
Verified
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Lesbian
"I believe in the healing power of bearing witness to and participating in my clients' self-exploration. Whether we are exploring behaviors, feelings, thoughts, patterns in relationships, or family of origin issues, the strength and compassion of an empathic partner in this journey can lead to a deeper understanding of oneself and a relief in sympotms. I provide empathy, caring and mindful curiosity in my psychotherapy practice."
Ellen Dekker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Sometimes life brings us challenges that are difficult to negotiate on our own. My clinical approach can help you find new ways of experiencing yourself and approaching life's challenges. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples. My approach is gentle and effective and includes psychodynamic, somatic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy practices. I have specialized training in trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as anxiety and stress reduction."
Lesbian
(415) 448-6921
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"Sometimes life brings us challenges that are difficult to negotiate on our own. My clinical approach can help you find new ways of experiencing yourself and approaching life's challenges. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples. My approach is gentle and effective and includes psychodynamic, somatic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy practices. I have specialized training in trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as anxiety and stress reduction."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist with an extensive background in the arts. As such, I avoid diagnostic labels and preconceptions, approaching each client as a unique individual and tailoring my work to fit his or her evolving needs in developing a better relationship with both inner and outer worlds. Although my preference is to work in depth with long-term clients, I am also comfortable with those seeking short-term work on specific issues--especially couples (straight, gay, or lesbian), with whom I do both premarital and separation counseling, and parent-child and sibling dyads."
Lesbian
(925) 695-7969
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Lesbian
"I am a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist with an extensive background in the arts. As such, I avoid diagnostic labels and preconceptions, approaching each client as a unique individual and tailoring my work to fit his or her evolving needs in developing a better relationship with both inner and outer worlds. Although my preference is to work in depth with long-term clients, I am also comfortable with those seeking short-term work on specific issues--especially couples (straight, gay, or lesbian), with whom I do both premarital and separation counseling, and parent-child and sibling dyads."
Karen Godfredsen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Lesbian
(510) 953-4239
Verified
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Lesbian
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Mark L Oliver, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence."
Lesbian
(628) 227-5810
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Lesbian
"I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence."
Lisa Wild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Lesbian
(510) 768-7256
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Lesbian
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Kate Finney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way."
Lesbian
(415) 801-0462
Verified
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Lesbian
"Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way."

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in 94618. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and 94618 lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in 94618 or for an 94618 lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in 94618, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland 94618 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 94618 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 94618 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 94618 or family therapy in Oakland 94618.