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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Michael MacLafferty

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94612
Let's Connect (415) 475-0837
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I provide a spacious and patient setting that works especially well for those who struggle with feeling different/not fitting in, self-criticism, and/or setting firm boundaries. I believe there is a natural movement toward wholeness and integrity, given the right environment. I believe all parts of you are valuable, even the ones that seem dark and nasty. Many clients have appreciated a place to say things that could not be spoken elsewhere. I give guidance now and then, but am more interested in seeing where the process goes naturally and spontaneously, through conversation and understanding.
I help you to identify and clarify your thoughts, feelings, and sensations, paying equal attention to mind, heart, and body. I look for where shame might be lurking and am comfortable hanging out in the dark places. I think that deep changes take time, and find value in the therapy relationship that builds over time. Astrology is also tool I sometimes use.
Many people come to me to work on: defining masculinity for themselves; self-esteem, self-criticism, healthy boundaries; unpacking the effects of privilege in their lives, whether they have experienced discrimination and marginalization, and/or want to explore the ways in which they hold privilege in society
Call or Michael MacLafferty now for a free 15 minute consultation - (415) 475-0837

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Oakland, CA 94612

(415) 475-0837
I specialize in Self Esteem, Men's Issues and Disability 
$180 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (415) 475-0837
Photo of Michael MacLafferty, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Oakland, CA 94612

(415) 475-0837
I specialize in Self Esteem, Men's Issues and Disability 
$180 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (415) 475-0837
Photo of Michael MacLafferty, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 123931 Michael MacLafferty
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies, Graduated 2014
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Self Esteem
  • Men's Issues
  • Disability

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Do these issues align with your needs? or (415) 475-0837
Photo of Michael MacLafferty, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Astrology
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (415) 475-0837
Photo of Michael MacLafferty, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI

Location

Primary Location

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Oakland, CA 94612

(415) 475-0837

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

Neighborhoods

Call for a free consultation now - (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Call for a free consultation now - (415) 475-0837
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Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024