Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
(510) 621-6437
Verified
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Oakland, California 94610
"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
(510) 974-7884
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Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PCC, LMFT, PCC, IO, CGE, DTS Verified
Verified
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, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
(415) 237-2282
Verified
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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, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
"My work is to help clients become the people they long to be. I sees the challenges we face not as signs of what is wrong with us, but as the result of what our experiences have wrongly taught us to believe about ourselves. Almost everyone seeking therapy is hurting in some way: we feel depressed, anxious, angry, or we are having relationship problems. We may be feeling guilt or shame. But when we talk openly about these problems, we can begin to change. We learn how these problems came about, but more importantly, how we resolve them."
(510) 900-5368
Verified
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Oakland, California 94602
"My work is to help clients become the people they long to be. I sees the challenges we face not as signs of what is wrong with us, but as the result of what our experiences have wrongly taught us to believe about ourselves. Almost everyone seeking therapy is hurting in some way: we feel depressed, anxious, angry, or we are having relationship problems. We may be feeling guilt or shame. But when we talk openly about these problems, we can begin to change. We learn how these problems came about, but more importantly, how we resolve them."
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I am here to help you sort out issues you have not been able to resolve on your own. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression or self hatred in any form, therapy can help. Call me to make an appointment and we will work together to help you love, work and live more freely and joyfully."
(510) 996-4095
Verified
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Oakland, California 94618
"I am here to help you sort out issues you have not been able to resolve on your own. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression or self hatred in any form, therapy can help. Call me to make an appointment and we will work together to help you love, work and live more freely and joyfully."
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT 200 Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I utilize an integrated approach that considers body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This approach involves embarking on a journey with you in which I bring my entire presence to hold you with deep care, non-judgment, and a playful sense of humor. As you share your experiences with me, I will wholeheartedly attune to you with both my inner knowing and acquired knowledge and skills. I draw from decades of study of diverse therapeutic modalities, eastern wisdom traditions, and personal life experience. ​ I honor your unique strengths and capabilities and recognize that we are all at various points in the process of evolving. "
(510) 822-8809
Verified
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Oakland, California 94618
"I utilize an integrated approach that considers body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This approach involves embarking on a journey with you in which I bring my entire presence to hold you with deep care, non-judgment, and a playful sense of humor. As you share your experiences with me, I will wholeheartedly attune to you with both my inner knowing and acquired knowledge and skills. I draw from decades of study of diverse therapeutic modalities, eastern wisdom traditions, and personal life experience. ​ I honor your unique strengths and capabilities and recognize that we are all at various points in the process of evolving. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
(510) 401-3186
Verified
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Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"Clients generally come to me because they are experiencing disruption to their lives due to their use of, or a loved ones use of, drugs and/or alcohol, significant anxiety and stress challenges or have suffered a trauma which is preventing them from living the life that they want to be able to live. "
(530) 461-5343
Verified
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Oakland, California 94618
"Clients generally come to me because they are experiencing disruption to their lives due to their use of, or a loved ones use of, drugs and/or alcohol, significant anxiety and stress challenges or have suffered a trauma which is preventing them from living the life that they want to be able to live. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
" In the many years I've been in practice, people come wanting help with ongoing difficulties in relationships, trauma or because patterns of self- sabotage, as well depression and anxiety continue to trouble them. Feeling supported, a deepening, collaborative relationship develops between us, which allows you to express yourself more fully. This leads to an awareness of how habitual patterns of thought, feelings and behaviors designed to deal with painful experiences from the past, but which no longer serve you continue to influence your judgments and foster the mistakes that continue your present suffering."
(510) 878-4912
Verified
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Oakland, California 94618
" In the many years I've been in practice, people come wanting help with ongoing difficulties in relationships, trauma or because patterns of self- sabotage, as well depression and anxiety continue to trouble them. Feeling supported, a deepening, collaborative relationship develops between us, which allows you to express yourself more fully. This leads to an awareness of how habitual patterns of thought, feelings and behaviors designed to deal with painful experiences from the past, but which no longer serve you continue to influence your judgments and foster the mistakes that continue your present suffering."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
"My name is Sarah Marie and I work with adults who feel like their inner critic is controlling their life. Their anxiety has overridden their playfulness. They fear they give too much power to other people's opinion of them. Often they are unsure if their relationships are healthy and if they are dating they don't want to repeat patterns they know do not work. This lack of confidence and ease with self, plus the anxiety about the health of their relationships has resulted in all or some of the following issues: generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression and/or a general lack of joyfulness and playfulness. "
(510) 380-8227
Verified
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Oakland, California 94611
"My name is Sarah Marie and I work with adults who feel like their inner critic is controlling their life. Their anxiety has overridden their playfulness. They fear they give too much power to other people's opinion of them. Often they are unsure if their relationships are healthy and if they are dating they don't want to repeat patterns they know do not work. This lack of confidence and ease with self, plus the anxiety about the health of their relationships has resulted in all or some of the following issues: generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression and/or a general lack of joyfulness and playfulness. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
"It takes courage to enter into therapy. My approach is to collaborate with you to restore a sense of wholeness. "
(510) 573-7458
Verified
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Oakland, California 94609
"It takes courage to enter into therapy. My approach is to collaborate with you to restore a sense of wholeness. "
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Psychotherapy is a deeply personal and intimate undertaking that allows us to privately express, explore, and make sense of our lives and histories. I offer a style that is down-to-earth, thoughtful, practical, and collaborative. Because each person seeks out therapy for different reasons and brings a complex history, I tailor each treatment to meet your unique needs, goals, strengths, and preferences."
(415) 683-0418
Verified
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Oakland, California 94618
"I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Psychotherapy is a deeply personal and intimate undertaking that allows us to privately express, explore, and make sense of our lives and histories. I offer a style that is down-to-earth, thoughtful, practical, and collaborative. Because each person seeks out therapy for different reasons and brings a complex history, I tailor each treatment to meet your unique needs, goals, strengths, and preferences."
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
(510) 757-1511
Verified
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Oakland, California 94610
"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
(510) 692-9736
Verified
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Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"All issues stemming from severe trauma or abuse like anxiety, depression and various forms of confusion in the mind, pain in the heart disconnect us from life, from ourselves. I've been carefully, mindfully, patiently guiding others back to a deeper sense of connection, clarity and openness. For twenty five years, I've been blending Eastern and Western techniques to achieve this. Visit my website: nickherzmark.org"
(415) 300-4343
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Oakland, California 94618
"All issues stemming from severe trauma or abuse like anxiety, depression and various forms of confusion in the mind, pain in the heart disconnect us from life, from ourselves. I've been carefully, mindfully, patiently guiding others back to a deeper sense of connection, clarity and openness. For twenty five years, I've been blending Eastern and Western techniques to achieve this. Visit my website: nickherzmark.org"
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a highly trained clinical and consulting psychologist and have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 20 years. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy and provide long term and brief counseling services. I am experienced with adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with a variety of emotional issues. My specialties include relational psychology and a mutli-dimensional approach to finding solutions to life's difficulties. My areas of expertise include; depression, anxiety, and transition challenges, as well as trauma and grief reactions. I have also done extensive work and research in addictions and eating disorders/body image."
(510) 573-7108
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Oakland, California 94618
"I am a highly trained clinical and consulting psychologist and have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 20 years. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy and provide long term and brief counseling services. I am experienced with adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with a variety of emotional issues. My specialties include relational psychology and a mutli-dimensional approach to finding solutions to life's difficulties. My areas of expertise include; depression, anxiety, and transition challenges, as well as trauma and grief reactions. I have also done extensive work and research in addictions and eating disorders/body image."
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
"During this time of mercurial change, many people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress due to social isolation and the unpredictability of the future. It can also be a highly stressful time for parents and caregivers. Emotional support may be beneficial for you or your teen. I provide individual therapy, family therapy, and parent consultation with a collaborative spirit. I work with children (ages 9-12), teens, individual adults, and families, including non-traditional family structures (single parent, multiple caregiver, polyamorous, & LGBT families)."
(415) 347-8868
Verified
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Oakland, California 94611
"During this time of mercurial change, many people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress due to social isolation and the unpredictability of the future. It can also be a highly stressful time for parents and caregivers. Emotional support may be beneficial for you or your teen. I provide individual therapy, family therapy, and parent consultation with a collaborative spirit. I work with children (ages 9-12), teens, individual adults, and families, including non-traditional family structures (single parent, multiple caregiver, polyamorous, & LGBT families)."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
"Are you looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage stress or a time of change? Do you want to feel more joy? Sometimes difficulties feel too big, and one can experience pain and stress. Folks seek me for support with stress, anxiety, depression, physical pain, trauma, the process of acculturation and belonging, loss and grief, sexuality, parenting issues, chronic illness, and creative blocks. They want to heal from the impact these have on their mental and emotional experience, relationships, and health. They hope to feel more aliveness and regain a sense of purpose."
(866) 484-8379
Verified
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Oakland, California 94607
"Are you looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage stress or a time of change? Do you want to feel more joy? Sometimes difficulties feel too big, and one can experience pain and stress. Folks seek me for support with stress, anxiety, depression, physical pain, trauma, the process of acculturation and belonging, loss and grief, sexuality, parenting issues, chronic illness, and creative blocks. They want to heal from the impact these have on their mental and emotional experience, relationships, and health. They hope to feel more aliveness and regain a sense of purpose."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."
(510) 788-2703
Verified
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Oakland, California 94602
"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
"I greatly enjoy working with the process of self-discovery and meaning making. This involves a passion for helping those who feel stuck to identify and remove the barriers toward change so that they can live a more fulfilling life. I take a relational approach to psychotherapy in which I believe it is the therapeutic relationship that heals. Through an exploration of your life, I enjoy learning about the relationship you have with your struggles, the purpose to be had within them, and the agency you have in the process."
(510) 746-8124
Verified
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Oakland, California 94611
"I greatly enjoy working with the process of self-discovery and meaning making. This involves a passion for helping those who feel stuck to identify and remove the barriers toward change so that they can live a more fulfilling life. I take a relational approach to psychotherapy in which I believe it is the therapeutic relationship that heals. Through an exploration of your life, I enjoy learning about the relationship you have with your struggles, the purpose to be had within them, and the agency you have in the process."

Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Oakland, this list of Teletherapyists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Oakland listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

Please discuss with the professional the app you'd like to use e.g. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Professionals sometimes prefer HIPAA tailored apps such as Zoom, VSee or Doxy.me.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Oakland

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.