Machel Best

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(510) 344-5684

Machel Best

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 344-5684

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Announcement icon I am currently doing Video and/ or Tele-therapy due to the Corona Pandemic. Video Therapy can be done via Zoom, Skype, or Facetime.
I have experience working with various age groups from transitional aged youth (16-24), adults, to older adults. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, culture and intersectionality struggles, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session.
My theoretical base comes from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This includes cognitive reframing & Dialectical Interventions such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. I also treat grief&complex traumas, help clients better manage impulsivity or anger, and assist clients through transitional phases in life.
Being of service to my larger California community is more than a practice, but a passion of mines. I would love the opportunity to speak with you regarding your current sentiment. Please feel free to give me a call to see if Best Community Therapy could be the right fit for you.
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $75 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: 81086 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Academy Of Cognitive Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Interpersonal Therapy Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Location

Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 344-5684
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intersectionality Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial/ Cultural Discrimination Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
I also speak: Creole
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Machel Best, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Machel Best

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW