Lina M Hannigan

Psychologist, PhD

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Lina M Hannigan, PhD, Psychologist in Alameda
(510) 488-2623

Lina M Hannigan

Psychologist, PhD


Alameda, California 94501
(510) 488-2623

I help individuals and couples manage stress, strengthen relationships, build resilience, and move from "stuck" patterns into positive growth. My patients come to me to improve thinking styles, communication, and parenting skills. I have a collaborative style within a warm and respectful relationship. I use evidence-based practices (such as CBT and mindfulness), narrative, and emotionally focused approaches, enabling skill-building and targeted symptom improvement, as well as deeper self-understanding and personal change. Biofeedback is a tool I sometimes use to enhance mind-body awareness and augment relaxation training. My office is located in a beautiful, peaceful marina setting.

In addition to facilitating general wellness, I have two specialties. With extensive experience in health psychology, I am skilled in chronic pain/illness management. I treat accompanying anxiety and depression, and teach non-pharmaceutical techniques to reduce pain flares, improve sleep, bolster mood, and optimize the body's healing process.

My other passion is multicultural counseling with Asians and Asian Americans. I am fluent in Japanese and specialize in providing linguistically and culturally attuned services for people of Japanese origin. Acculturation, cross-cultural relationships, and conflicts arising from intergenerational differences in goals, dreams, and expectations are areas of expertise.


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Alliant International University (CSPP)
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: PSY20504 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
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Alameda, California 94501
(510) 488-2623
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Multicultural issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Japanese
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Guided Imagery and Relaxation
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychophysiology
  • Strength-Based
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Ms. Cindy Blackett, MA, MFT
Ms. Cindy Blackett, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist known for 8 years
Ms. Mar Ortmann, LCSW
Ms. Mar Ortmann, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Friend, known for 6 years
Dr. Myra Bernecker, PhD
Dr. Myra Bernecker, PhD
Psychologist Classmate, known for 19 years
Dr. Margaret Clausen, PsyD
Dr. Margaret Clausen, PsyD
Psychologist Classmate, known for 6 years
Dr. Annie Botha, PsyD
Dr. Annie Botha, PsyD
Psychologist Friend, known for 7 years
Courtland McPherson, MSW, LCSW
Courtland McPherson, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 1 years

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Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018
Lina M Hannigan, PhD, Psychologist in Alameda

Lina M Hannigan

Psychologist, PhD