Michael Torres

Psychologist, PsyD

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Michael Torres, PsyD, Psychologist in Alameda
(510) 768-7309

Michael Torres

Psychologist, PsyD


Location

1516 Oak Street
Suite 313
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 768-7309

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I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests.

I am Chairperson of the Best Practices in Adolescent Depression for Kaiser NCal - thus have a wealth of information and expertise with this group of people. My practice, however is not affiliated with my Kaiser position. We will address your depression with assessment, education, coping skills, family education and individual support.

I consider myself a "blue collar" therapist which comes from my own upbringing and sensibility. While my role as your therapist is professionally based, I pride myself on presenting my Authentic Self and speaking candidly about your issues. There will also be moments that require simply listening and offering empathy.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License and State: PSY18515 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • TriWest
  • Victim Witness/Victim of Crime
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

1516 Oak Street
Suite 313
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 768-7309

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

I also speak: Moderate Spanish Speaking Skills
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Michael is my go-to referral when I need a reliable therapist to refer adolescents and their families to. He has and engaging and warm style and I am happy to have him be such a solid resource here in Alameda.
Sinead Smyth, LMFT
Sinead Smyth, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 15 years

Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018
Michael Torres, PsyD, Psychologist in Alameda

Michael Torres

Psychologist, PsyD