Michael Shaw

Psychologist, PhD

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Michael Shaw, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland
(424) 226-4543 Website

Michael Shaw

Psychologist, PhD


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Michael Shaw, Ph.D.
Oakland, California 94618
(424) 226-4543

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The three core things I believe about psychotherapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. There is nothing mysterious about whether therapy is working. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while emotional health has been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as essentially healthy. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." People with symptoms want to feel more like him or herself which I aim to accomplish as quickly as possible. Someone coping pretty well, however, might seek help to become more effective.

My theory embraces a "wellness" model putting near-term relief and working-through of emotional problems on par with greater self-expression and professional success. Besides "open-ended" psychotherapy, I have experience in corporate, educational and artistic/studio settings and have extensive background with work life and career management issues.

I offer psychotherapy as well as executive coaching at the pleasant Market Hall in Rockridge, adjacent to BART. I've also worked with professionals and in-state psychotherapy patients via 2-way video since 2005. For more background, please visit my website at: http://www.workpsyche.com.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: PSY14635 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Michael Shaw, Ph.D.
Oakland, California 94618
(424) 226-4543

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • confidence, work-life balance
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Characterological - see website
  • Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015
Michael Shaw, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland

Michael Shaw

Psychologist, PhD