Joseph Saah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Not accepting new clients
Special areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Internet Addiction, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Men's Issues, Multicultural relationships, Couples Therapy, Men's Groups, Supervision & Consultation.
As an experienced Licensed MFT, I offer a full range of psychotherapy services for men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. I founded The Men's Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy in 1984 in order to focus upon the psychological and emotional lives of men and boys. I particularly enjoy helping folks struggling with cross-cultural issues. My practice also includes work with women, girls, and couples of all persuasions. As an interactive therapist, I join my clients as they explore complex, often contradictory, intrapsychic forces. I bring humor, warmth, empathy, common-sense, and a genuine curiosity to the therapeutic encounter.
(510) 788-2365
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Not accepting new clients
Special areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Internet Addiction, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Men's Issues, Multicultural relationships, Couples Therapy, Men's Groups, Supervision & Consultation.
As an experienced Licensed MFT, I offer a full range of psychotherapy services for men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. I founded The Men's Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy in 1984 in order to focus upon the psychological and emotional lives of men and boys. I particularly enjoy helping folks struggling with cross-cultural issues. My practice also includes work with women, girls, and couples of all persuasions. As an interactive therapist, I join my clients as they explore complex, often contradictory, intrapsychic forces. I bring humor, warmth, empathy, common-sense, and a genuine curiosity to the therapeutic encounter.
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James Castro Seishas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I specialize in grief and loss; depression and anxiety; family of origin and childhood issues; relationship and communication issues; feeling stuck in some aspect of life; men's issues; repetition of patterns that feel unwanted or harmful.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
(510) 298-3577
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I specialize in grief and loss; depression and anxiety; family of origin and childhood issues; relationship and communication issues; feeling stuck in some aspect of life; men's issues; repetition of patterns that feel unwanted or harmful.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
Hans Jorg Stahlschmidt
Psychologist, PhD , PACT, Diplom, Psychol Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Developing and maintaining a vital and fulfilling long-term relationship is one of the most difficult challenges we face in our lifetimes. I see impasses and breakdowns such as extensive arguing, lack of desire or estrangement as "natural and necessary failures" that point towards deeper individual issues that need to be addressed and worked through. In couples' sessions I help each partner to find a differentiated stance, interrupt dysfunctional patterns and develop healthier ways of relating and dealing with conflicts. In addition to working with couples and individuals, men's issues have been a focus of my interest for three decades.
(510) 470-7521
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Developing and maintaining a vital and fulfilling long-term relationship is one of the most difficult challenges we face in our lifetimes. I see impasses and breakdowns such as extensive arguing, lack of desire or estrangement as "natural and necessary failures" that point towards deeper individual issues that need to be addressed and worked through. In couples' sessions I help each partner to find a differentiated stance, interrupt dysfunctional patterns and develop healthier ways of relating and dealing with conflicts. In addition to working with couples and individuals, men's issues have been a focus of my interest for three decades.
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Jake Tomlitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I create an experience tailored to your individual needs and goals. Instead of sticking to a template, we’ll identify how to ensure you feel most comfortable expressing yourself. Therapy can deepen your awareness—which could mean welcoming back parts that you feel disconnected from, discovering new thoughts or ideas, or working with feelings that don’t seem to fit easily in your day-to-day life. As a result, you’ll start to better understand the unique factors that influence your relationships and behaviors: your strengths, values, intuition, and emotions. With new perspectives, you can prepare to live with greater authenticity.
(415) 326-1949
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I create an experience tailored to your individual needs and goals. Instead of sticking to a template, we’ll identify how to ensure you feel most comfortable expressing yourself. Therapy can deepen your awareness—which could mean welcoming back parts that you feel disconnected from, discovering new thoughts or ideas, or working with feelings that don’t seem to fit easily in your day-to-day life. As a result, you’ll start to better understand the unique factors that influence your relationships and behaviors: your strengths, values, intuition, and emotions. With new perspectives, you can prepare to live with greater authenticity.
Chris Guthrey
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with people with a longing for a higher purpose in life and who are open to looking at things holistically. I have decades of experience with spiritual exploration and development, including various types of meditation, which greatly informs my therapeutic approach. I also have a lot of professional and personal experience with chronic pain/illness and trauma that helps me support my clients who suffer from these issues. I also work well with other men because I can relate to their needs in therapy while helping them find a comfortable and nonjudgmental way to talk about whatever challenges they are experiencing.
(828) 548-1737
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with people with a longing for a higher purpose in life and who are open to looking at things holistically. I have decades of experience with spiritual exploration and development, including various types of meditation, which greatly informs my therapeutic approach. I also have a lot of professional and personal experience with chronic pain/illness and trauma that helps me support my clients who suffer from these issues. I also work well with other men because I can relate to their needs in therapy while helping them find a comfortable and nonjudgmental way to talk about whatever challenges they are experiencing.
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Ross Pusey-Nyanga
MA, MFT
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
My ideal client is someone who is ready to commit to their journey of change. Having an awareness of what they desire to focus on and what it means to them to grow in that area is imperative to making consistent strides in our work together.
(510) 405-4301
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
My ideal client is someone who is ready to commit to their journey of change. Having an awareness of what they desire to focus on and what it means to them to grow in that area is imperative to making consistent strides in our work together.
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Gloria Namkung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Do you recognize some of these ways in which your or others' unhealthy anger gets expressed? Verbal abuse (yelling, cursing, insulting making threats, getting in people's faces). Emotional abuse (criticizing, putting down, intimidating). Physical aggression (hitting, shoving, slapping, kicking, choking, forcing sex). Property damage (breaking things, slamming doors, throwing objects). Internalization (stuffing feelings, seething, developing health problems, doing self-harm). Externalization (blaming others including intimate partners, bosses, co-workers, family, friends, the legal system).
(510) 564-7199
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Oakland, CA 94618
Do you recognize some of these ways in which your or others' unhealthy anger gets expressed? Verbal abuse (yelling, cursing, insulting making threats, getting in people's faces). Emotional abuse (criticizing, putting down, intimidating). Physical aggression (hitting, shoving, slapping, kicking, choking, forcing sex). Property damage (breaking things, slamming doors, throwing objects). Internalization (stuffing feelings, seething, developing health problems, doing self-harm). Externalization (blaming others including intimate partners, bosses, co-workers, family, friends, the legal system).
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Charles A Flinton
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
(628) 265-8337 x11
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
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Courtney Thomas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am extremely familiar working with high risk, treatment resistant populations, as well as high functioning, therapeutically minded individuals who are motivated to become better at mastering life's obstacles. I believe that in therapy emotional and behavioral change begins with the relationship between the therapist and the client. My role as your therapist is not to be an expert on how you should live your life; rather I am an active participant in your personal journey of self-exploration.
(510) 876-9319
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am extremely familiar working with high risk, treatment resistant populations, as well as high functioning, therapeutically minded individuals who are motivated to become better at mastering life's obstacles. I believe that in therapy emotional and behavioral change begins with the relationship between the therapist and the client. My role as your therapist is not to be an expert on how you should live your life; rather I am an active participant in your personal journey of self-exploration.
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Gerard Antonio Artesona
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RYT-200 Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping those within diverse communities work through challenges related to our racial and ethnic identities and give sound reflections to those facing life transitions or existential concerns. I offer help with difficulties such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and issues related to family of origin. These are amongst my core competencies; as are addressing inquiries related to faith and spirituality. Forgiveness, compassion, and patience for yourself and your growth process are key to embracing your inherent strengths and becoming a more empowered person. These are valuable tools I hope to help you cultivate.
(925) 885-6156
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping those within diverse communities work through challenges related to our racial and ethnic identities and give sound reflections to those facing life transitions or existential concerns. I offer help with difficulties such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and issues related to family of origin. These are amongst my core competencies; as are addressing inquiries related to faith and spirituality. Forgiveness, compassion, and patience for yourself and your growth process are key to embracing your inherent strengths and becoming a more empowered person. These are valuable tools I hope to help you cultivate.
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Rae Walker Mountz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. Together we will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you and how they are getting in the way of you living the life you want.
(415) 877-5304
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Oakland, CA 94602
My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. Together we will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you and how they are getting in the way of you living the life you want.
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Christian Heinitz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
Life is complex. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, stuck, and confused. In therapy we can meet our human complexity with kindness and curiosity. Through a creative process we open up a pathway to loosen stuck places and move toward deeper flourishing. This can lead to a greater sense of meaning, belonging, creativity, and self-acceptance.
(415) 534-4208
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
Life is complex. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, stuck, and confused. In therapy we can meet our human complexity with kindness and curiosity. Through a creative process we open up a pathway to loosen stuck places and move toward deeper flourishing. This can lead to a greater sense of meaning, belonging, creativity, and self-acceptance.
Onaje L. Smartt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
(510) 826-3557
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
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Erik Vincent Kahn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Oakland, CA 94608
I bring a holistic and practical approach to psychotherapy, with a specialty of working with neurodivergent individuals (autism, ADHD, dementia).
(510) 916-2529
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Oakland, CA 94608
I bring a holistic and practical approach to psychotherapy, with a specialty of working with neurodivergent individuals (autism, ADHD, dementia).
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Kente L Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Even on your worst day I want you to be able to move forward. Through my own healing process, I realized the importance of having unbiased feedback. It allows you to ask the big questions- what does it all mean, what is self love, how does trauma get healed, who is the right person to help me figure it out? Sometime healing is best served and understood by someone who identifies with the same cultural representation as you.
(510) 240-8672
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Even on your worst day I want you to be able to move forward. Through my own healing process, I realized the importance of having unbiased feedback. It allows you to ask the big questions- what does it all mean, what is self love, how does trauma get healed, who is the right person to help me figure it out? Sometime healing is best served and understood by someone who identifies with the same cultural representation as you.
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Steven W. Flannes
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Services: I provide individual psychotherapy for adults, using an approach involving mindfulness based practices and an existential-humanistic mindset. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked across the full spectrum of psychotherapy settings, including private practice, mental health clinics, inpatient settings, and day treatment programs. I have also held numerous clinical leadership roles, such as the director of a county outpatient mental health center, and the director of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
(510) 944-0247
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Services: I provide individual psychotherapy for adults, using an approach involving mindfulness based practices and an existential-humanistic mindset. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked across the full spectrum of psychotherapy settings, including private practice, mental health clinics, inpatient settings, and day treatment programs. I have also held numerous clinical leadership roles, such as the director of a county outpatient mental health center, and the director of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(510) 983-7281
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Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
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Aron Sumii
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I work in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my clients incorporating knowledge and insight into a client's history as well as providing options to cope in the present. I really enjoy working with cultural issues around identity development and acculturation, supporting my clients around substance use and recovery, and supporting men who are managing partnerships and/or parenting. I have a special passion for working with individuals of mixed race and those who may be in interracial relationships. My style in treatment focuses on offering a supportive, non-judgmental approach, while always building and identifying strengths.
(510) 230-2498
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Oakland, CA 94618
I work in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my clients incorporating knowledge and insight into a client's history as well as providing options to cope in the present. I really enjoy working with cultural issues around identity development and acculturation, supporting my clients around substance use and recovery, and supporting men who are managing partnerships and/or parenting. I have a special passion for working with individuals of mixed race and those who may be in interracial relationships. My style in treatment focuses on offering a supportive, non-judgmental approach, while always building and identifying strengths.
Troy Piwowarski
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
If you’re like many of my clients, you might be asking yourself: “Why do I keep repeating the same patterns in my relationships, my career, and in my life?” “I have so much potential, why does it seem to elude me?” “Why don’t I feel closer to the people in my life?" Through a balance of support and challenge, I can help you break through the patterns that have been holding you back from living the life you truly want. My approach is a combination of focusing on patterns that show up in the here-and-now and exploring how your history may still be impacting the way you show up in your life today.
(510) 694-0481
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
If you’re like many of my clients, you might be asking yourself: “Why do I keep repeating the same patterns in my relationships, my career, and in my life?” “I have so much potential, why does it seem to elude me?” “Why don’t I feel closer to the people in my life?" Through a balance of support and challenge, I can help you break through the patterns that have been holding you back from living the life you truly want. My approach is a combination of focusing on patterns that show up in the here-and-now and exploring how your history may still be impacting the way you show up in your life today.
Dr. Ellis Edmunds
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Anxiety sucks. It can keep us stuck in an exhausting inner battle of fear and panic. Perhaps you have had a panic attack and worry about having another one. Or maybe you find yourself frequently worrying about your relationship with your partner. Obsessive thoughts might be keeping you up at night and disrupting your ability to focus at work. And you might feel shame or embarrassment that you can't get your anxiety under control. You might be trying to cope with your anxiety by staying busy, distracting yourself with technology, or turning to drugs or drinking. The good news is, it does not have to be this way.
(510) 878-4017
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Anxiety sucks. It can keep us stuck in an exhausting inner battle of fear and panic. Perhaps you have had a panic attack and worry about having another one. Or maybe you find yourself frequently worrying about your relationship with your partner. Obsessive thoughts might be keeping you up at night and disrupting your ability to focus at work. And you might feel shame or embarrassment that you can't get your anxiety under control. You might be trying to cope with your anxiety by staying busy, distracting yourself with technology, or turning to drugs or drinking. The good news is, it does not have to be this way.

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