Nick Wightman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Nick Wightman, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
(510) 403-8480 Website

Nick Wightman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


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Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change.

My goal in therapy is to help you find more freedom in how you respond to life's challenges rather than be stuck in old patterns that no longer serve you. This may include coming to terms with unfinished business, improving communication, and learning to show up for yourself unconditionally.

My approach is strength-based, interactive and goal-oriented. I work with all populations, especially men and young adults, using an integrative approach that emphasizes mindfulness and a holistic view of the self.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: MFC52065 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $160+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Nick Wightman's Groups

Men's Group

This group is an opportunity for men to cultivate more fulfilling relationships with themselves, loved ones, and other men. Through self-exploration and receiving the support of others, participants have the opportunity to find a deeper strength within. This strength can be used to overcome the fear of change, become more emotionally engaged, and connect more deeply to participants' own inner wisdom. Topics include relationship, masculinity, commitment ambivalence, confidence, sex and intimacy, anger, and emotional awareness. The environment is confidential and non-judgmental so participants feel free to share their authentic selves.

More about this group

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Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Medication Management
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Jamie McEntee, MA, RCC
Jamie McEntee, MA, RCC
Counselor Classmate, known for 14 years
Ms. Sefora Ray, MA
Ms. Sefora Ray, MA
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Mr. Matthew Moreno
Mr. Matthew Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 8 years
Mr. Tommy Flick, MA, LMFT
Mr. Tommy Flick, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Ms. Rhea Mistades, MA, CHT, LMFT
Ms. Rhea Mistades, MA, CHT, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 15 years
Ms. Tuyet-Lyn Christensen, MA, LMFT
Ms. Tuyet-Lyn Christensen, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 15 years

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018
Nick Wightman, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Nick Wightman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT