Navigating life’s obstacles can be overwhelming. I believe that therapy is a safe place to grow, learn and achieve shared goals using an eclectic mix of modalities to meet each of your unique needs. I can help you work through difficult personal issues, such as low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression. 24/7 Receptionists available to have you scheduled right away
I provide a heart-centered, trauma informed therapy approach to assist individuals, couples, and families in transforming and healing the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment/abandonment issues, and communication barriers. I am also very passionate about providing support for the highly sensitive person (HSP), while teaching them therapeutic tools to better navigate their life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-CP
Are you considering reaching out for support? Could your teenager use some new ways of dealing with stress? Are you hoping for a change in your life? Does your adolescent need a safe place to talk? Do you want to live more fulfilled? There are many changes that come with life's seasons and we're proud to be here to help you navigate them. We help people develop a self-care plan to deal with stress, cope with grief or loss, deal with past traumatic experiences, and better manage anger. We can also help you to get along better with family members, improve your relationship with your spouse, and learn new coping skills.
Some times life situations and events can knock us off our feet and turn our lives upside down, leaving us to wonder if we can ever recover and put the pieces of our lives back together again. We all have a story and I believe that we all have the ability to rewrite that story. We can choose to be the victim of our circumstances or we can choose to be the victor. All human beings have the inborn tendency toward growth and self -actualization.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MAC, ADS, CCTP
I am a clinical social worker who practices therapy in the area of dual diagnosis. I work with adult clients who have behavioral health or addictions issues, or both. I believe to feel better, we need to work on the WHOLE person not just a part. I worked for the Military for five years and I have background in trauma, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries and many addiction issues.
Having started my profession a little later in life, I have an understanding of many issues that people of all ages face today. I have worked in many areas and hope to help those with mental health, behavioral health and personal issues that are troubling them. My education is in social work, which provides a broader generalist perspective to my work with children and adults.
I am here to meet you where you are without judgement. My online practice offers non-traditional and flexible appointment times with increased confidentiality. Mental health needs are increasing during the COVID pandemic. I can help! Improve your sense of well being, improve relationships and identify and treat your personal mental health needs through individual therapy sessions. I can help you break the cycle of generational trauma, to cope with and heal from anxiety, depression, and feelings of guilt, isolation and overwhelm. You can expect to be heard, understood and have our time to be all about you for genuine healing.
Hello! If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you are working through something that may feel too big to handle on your own. Counseling may seem like a big commitment and it's not uncommon to have reservations about it. I've had the honor of walking alongside individuals with varied experiences and obstacles. My hope is that each client I work with experiences respect, grace, and healing through the counseling experience. I aim to provide a judgment-free and supportive experience for individuals, couples, and families through this process.
If you have a genuine desire to take your life in a new direction or simply learn more about who you are, I am interested in working with you! If you are in a romantic relationship and experiencing difficulty connecting with your partner, I am also happy to help you and your partner understand each other better. I believe that each and every one of us has a meaningful life story to tell. What is yours?
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oakland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Oakland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Oakland, or Child Psychologists in Oakland.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oakland psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Oakland specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.