MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 500-9732
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Motivational Interviewing
"Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status."
Monica M Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, children, and groups using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and humanistic modalities.I embrace cultural diversity and am experienced with treating a broad spectrum of clinical issues such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression,addictions,grief and loss, marital, relationship,life issues, and stress management among others.I work with all ages, starting from age 3 on up."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 985-4539
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Motivational Interviewing
"I am a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, children, and groups using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and humanistic modalities.I embrace cultural diversity and am experienced with treating a broad spectrum of clinical issues such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression,addictions,grief and loss, marital, relationship,life issues, and stress management among others.I work with all ages, starting from age 3 on up."
Beth Gadomski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 373-6080
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Motivational Interviewing
"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
Leyla Antonia Eraslan, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, MFTI, PCCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Hi there--I'm Leyla! First, kudos to you for taking this step--finding a therapist isn't easy! It's my goal to provide you with a compassionate and creative space to work together on whatever may be holding you back or weighing you down. My philosophy in therapy is based on this belief: We are all entitled to love ourselves wholly and deeply. There's a lot that disconnects us from ourselves and our path--together we can rebuild the relationship to self and foster positive change, growth, and understanding. I am all about collaboration, imagination, and respect!"
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 944-1017
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Motivational Interviewing
"Hi there--I'm Leyla! First, kudos to you for taking this step--finding a therapist isn't easy! It's my goal to provide you with a compassionate and creative space to work together on whatever may be holding you back or weighing you down. My philosophy in therapy is based on this belief: We are all entitled to love ourselves wholly and deeply. There's a lot that disconnects us from ourselves and our path--together we can rebuild the relationship to self and foster positive change, growth, and understanding. I am all about collaboration, imagination, and respect!"
Rebecca K Bal, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I work from a psychodynamic, attachment-based, and relational lens. I have extensive experience with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and trauma-informed approaches predominantly in communities of color. I identify as bi-racial (Hawaiian and White) woman and use the pronouns she/her/hers. My work in the last four years has been focused on children and youth of color in the Bay Area in both community-based and school-based approaches. I love therapy -- practicing it, participating in it, talking about it and above all being challenged, undone and then (hopefully) reoriented/reorganized by it. "
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 560-7602
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Motivational Interviewing
"I work from a psychodynamic, attachment-based, and relational lens. I have extensive experience with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and trauma-informed approaches predominantly in communities of color. I identify as bi-racial (Hawaiian and White) woman and use the pronouns she/her/hers. My work in the last four years has been focused on children and youth of color in the Bay Area in both community-based and school-based approaches. I love therapy -- practicing it, participating in it, talking about it and above all being challenged, undone and then (hopefully) reoriented/reorganized by it. "
Kristina Orlova, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 993-5512
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Motivational Interviewing
"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
Bay Area Couples Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, Emotion, Focused, Couples
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"SPECIALIZING IN COUPLES COUNSELING: It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). I DON'T PLAY REFEREE!"
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 296-5425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Motivational Interviewing
"SPECIALIZING IN COUPLES COUNSELING: It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). I DON'T PLAY REFEREE!"
Bri Badelle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 573-7559
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Motivational Interviewing
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Motivational Interviewing
(650) 727-1761
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
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Motivational Interviewing
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Jennie Bertone, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have been exploring the body-mind connection as a dedicated mindfulness-practitioner and meditator for over a decade. I believe that each individual holds great capacity for healing and growth. My job is to help you uncover those resources that allow each of us to live more fully and authentically. My work is informed by many somatically-oriented modalities: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Hakomi, Richard Schwartz's Internal Family Systems, as well as the most current research in attachment, neurobiology, and trauma."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 674-0464 x10
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Motivational Interviewing
"I have been exploring the body-mind connection as a dedicated mindfulness-practitioner and meditator for over a decade. I believe that each individual holds great capacity for healing and growth. My job is to help you uncover those resources that allow each of us to live more fully and authentically. My work is informed by many somatically-oriented modalities: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Hakomi, Richard Schwartz's Internal Family Systems, as well as the most current research in attachment, neurobiology, and trauma."
Alicia A Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
Motivational Interviewing
(925) 350-6001
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Motivational Interviewing
"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
Jessica McLachlan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"Therapy is a place for inquiry and finding meaning. Whether you are hoping to better understand your relationship patterns, process past and/or ongoing trauma, explore shifts in your identity, make a difficult decision or choose your next step(s), I bring a curious and warm presence to your exploration. The intersection of your various identities are fundamental to your connections to self and others, thus, I consider power and privilege and the social location(s) of each individual as I work to understand your path towards healing. "
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 756-4758
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Motivational Interviewing
"Therapy is a place for inquiry and finding meaning. Whether you are hoping to better understand your relationship patterns, process past and/or ongoing trauma, explore shifts in your identity, make a difficult decision or choose your next step(s), I bring a curious and warm presence to your exploration. The intersection of your various identities are fundamental to your connections to self and others, thus, I consider power and privilege and the social location(s) of each individual as I work to understand your path towards healing. "
Nova Mehera Goldberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe in looking at solutions not problems. Sometimes, we feel like our problems are so big and heavy, but if you step back you are probably doing a lot more good than you know. Based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy, I work with my clients by focusing on the solution rather than the problem. This isn't about minimizing or ignoring your problems, it is about amplifying your strengths. My goal is to empower you to look at what is working instead of what isn't."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 689-4279
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Motivational Interviewing
"I believe in looking at solutions not problems. Sometimes, we feel like our problems are so big and heavy, but if you step back you are probably doing a lot more good than you know. Based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy, I work with my clients by focusing on the solution rather than the problem. This isn't about minimizing or ignoring your problems, it is about amplifying your strengths. My goal is to empower you to look at what is working instead of what isn't."
Stephanie Zone, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe people are inherently oriented to heal and grow. Sometimes on the healing journey we need support to navigate difficult transitions, especially if old traumas are clouding our current vision. My role as a psychologist is to accompany you on your personal path. I welcome people with all types of concerns. I am especially experienced in treating people struggling with trauma, eating and body image issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, life transitions, relationship and parenting issues."
Motivational Interviewing
(628) 244-4055
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Motivational Interviewing
"I believe people are inherently oriented to heal and grow. Sometimes on the healing journey we need support to navigate difficult transitions, especially if old traumas are clouding our current vision. My role as a psychologist is to accompany you on your personal path. I welcome people with all types of concerns. I am especially experienced in treating people struggling with trauma, eating and body image issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, life transitions, relationship and parenting issues."
Christopher Restivo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"We are all inherently whole- we've just forgotten... Underneath the tumult and overwhelming flood of uncomfortable emotions is a core unscathed by the stress and trauma. My role is to help you find your way back to your center where life again feels manageable, satisfying, and vibrant. Ultimately you're the expert; yet each step of the way I will be there with you to collaborate and support your efforts. At Gateway Psychiatric, where I practice, clients have the added benefit of seeing their therapist and psychiatrist in one location, where we consistently collaborate for your benefit."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 800-4621
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Motivational Interviewing
"We are all inherently whole- we've just forgotten... Underneath the tumult and overwhelming flood of uncomfortable emotions is a core unscathed by the stress and trauma. My role is to help you find your way back to your center where life again feels manageable, satisfying, and vibrant. Ultimately you're the expert; yet each step of the way I will be there with you to collaborate and support your efforts. At Gateway Psychiatric, where I practice, clients have the added benefit of seeing their therapist and psychiatrist in one location, where we consistently collaborate for your benefit."
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Motivational Interviewing
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Sonja Baumer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient clinics, schools, private practice, and humanitarian organizations. My practice has been informed by clinical training and extensive academic background in developmental psychology. It also incorporates my life experience in coping with challenges of immigration, parenthood, career transitions and aging. I believe that healing entails personal growth. You may need to develop a new awareness, an insight, or a specific coping skill to resolve your problem. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is that you need in order to live a more productive and enjoyable life."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 851-5104
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Motivational Interviewing
"I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient clinics, schools, private practice, and humanitarian organizations. My practice has been informed by clinical training and extensive academic background in developmental psychology. It also incorporates my life experience in coping with challenges of immigration, parenthood, career transitions and aging. I believe that healing entails personal growth. You may need to develop a new awareness, an insight, or a specific coping skill to resolve your problem. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is that you need in order to live a more productive and enjoyable life."
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Motivational Interviewing
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Laphonsa Gibbs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"As an African American male, I am well aware of the reluctance in our community to express personal feelings of pain, distress and overall discomfort around the things troubling us. African Americans specifically and people of color in general, share the same mental health issues as the rest of the world, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Work, family responsibilities and other commitments too often take priority over the need for therapy/counseling, which can be viewed as a luxury item instead of necessary self-care. "
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 560-7791
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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Motivational Interviewing
"As an African American male, I am well aware of the reluctance in our community to express personal feelings of pain, distress and overall discomfort around the things troubling us. African Americans specifically and people of color in general, share the same mental health issues as the rest of the world, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Work, family responsibilities and other commitments too often take priority over the need for therapy/counseling, which can be viewed as a luxury item instead of necessary self-care. "
Elyse SG Bart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 394-1740
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Motivational Interviewing
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Oakland Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Oakland.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.