Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
(510) 939-7914
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Online therapy, encrypted and secure, is temporarily available for people who can return to my Oakland, CA office as conditions change. INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Do you find yourself feeling on edge before a big presentation, or hanging out with friends? Are you waking up in the middle of the night with your to-do list going through your mind? Is your anxiety causing you to second-guess what people might think about you? If your anxiety is blocking your potential at work, school, and in your relationships, you deserve to see a consultant who follows the latest research and best practices in the field.
(510) 594-8224
Verified

Oakland, CA 94618
Online therapy, encrypted and secure, is temporarily available for people who can return to my Oakland, CA office as conditions change. INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Do you find yourself feeling on edge before a big presentation, or hanging out with friends? Are you waking up in the middle of the night with your to-do list going through your mind? Is your anxiety causing you to second-guess what people might think about you? If your anxiety is blocking your potential at work, school, and in your relationships, you deserve to see a consultant who follows the latest research and best practices in the field.
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Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
(510) 480-3797
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
As a licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and Mindful Communication expert, I work with you to discover what gets in the way of healthy relationships, happiness and ease. We also work together to help you be more present, authentic and compassionate. My interactive style is inquisitive, empathic and collaborative. I listen deeply, between the lines, and support your change and growth. Let me help you begin this rewarding journey.
(510) 269-4250
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
As a licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and Mindful Communication expert, I work with you to discover what gets in the way of healthy relationships, happiness and ease. We also work together to help you be more present, authentic and compassionate. My interactive style is inquisitive, empathic and collaborative. I listen deeply, between the lines, and support your change and growth. Let me help you begin this rewarding journey.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
(510) 356-0371
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers.
(510) 592-5320
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94612
I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as adults. My interventions are heavily rooted in behavioral therapy and evidence-based practices including feminist and attachment theories. However, I tend to conceptualize clinical presentations from a multicultural and social justice perspective. While I employ empirically validated treatments to ignite change, I am also of the belief that there is no single story to any individual. Consequently, it is important to understand the social, cultural, political, and spiritual context of each individual.
(510) 369-1988
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as adults. My interventions are heavily rooted in behavioral therapy and evidence-based practices including feminist and attachment theories. However, I tend to conceptualize clinical presentations from a multicultural and social justice perspective. While I employ empirically validated treatments to ignite change, I am also of the belief that there is no single story to any individual. Consequently, it is important to understand the social, cultural, political, and spiritual context of each individual.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I invite you to visit my website drehrhart.com for a more complete sense of how I can help you, or you and your partner, who I am, and how I work. In short though, if we work together we would explore the dynamic terrain of your relationships - your relationships to your emotions, your thoughts, your behavior, to your idea of self, and to others. This is done in a relationship of genuine curiosity and compassion, so that change, in place of judgement, is fostered. Eventually, this productive and curious environment or relationship that we foster together, can be internalized and taken with you as a tool for your life journey.
(415) 689-8383
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
I invite you to visit my website drehrhart.com for a more complete sense of how I can help you, or you and your partner, who I am, and how I work. In short though, if we work together we would explore the dynamic terrain of your relationships - your relationships to your emotions, your thoughts, your behavior, to your idea of self, and to others. This is done in a relationship of genuine curiosity and compassion, so that change, in place of judgement, is fostered. Eventually, this productive and curious environment or relationship that we foster together, can be internalized and taken with you as a tool for your life journey.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CPT, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
(925) 232-0438
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
Are you a "family member" coping with the heart breaking challenges of living with a school-age child or teen with a pernicious psychological diagnosis which interrupts academic progress and personal development? Has negotiating with schools and maybe special education departments become a burden? I have provided individual therapy, family coaching, and school consultation for students with emotional and behavioral issues in public and non-public schools for 22 years.
(510) 804-2263
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94602
Are you a "family member" coping with the heart breaking challenges of living with a school-age child or teen with a pernicious psychological diagnosis which interrupts academic progress and personal development? Has negotiating with schools and maybe special education departments become a burden? I have provided individual therapy, family coaching, and school consultation for students with emotional and behavioral issues in public and non-public schools for 22 years.
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Psychologist, PhD, ABPP Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have over 30 years of experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic insomnia. I am a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am the author of fourteen books and present workshops and trainings to national and international audiences.
(510) 953-4684 x3
Verified

Oakland, CA 94618
I have over 30 years of experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic insomnia. I am a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am the author of fourteen books and present workshops and trainings to national and international audiences.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am an African American, cisgender woman, dedicated to nurturing balance, grounded in ancestral strength and wisdom, and empowering intentional living. I have been employed as a Clinician and Clinical Therapist in the Alameda County community humbly serving school aged children and their families. I hope to support children, adults, families, and couples in this empowering work. It would be my pleasure to support you through your journey towards authentic living.
(510) 662-0483 x3
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
I am an African American, cisgender woman, dedicated to nurturing balance, grounded in ancestral strength and wisdom, and empowering intentional living. I have been employed as a Clinician and Clinical Therapist in the Alameda County community humbly serving school aged children and their families. I hope to support children, adults, families, and couples in this empowering work. It would be my pleasure to support you through your journey towards authentic living.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
(510) 901-4956
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CADC II, CCDS, MRAS Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Addiction can take control of your life and make you feel like you have no power or control over your choices. I can help you take back control and beat substance abuse. If you've made the decision to "kick the habit" and have been unsuccessful in the past, I can help. Addiction is not who you are but something you can overcome. I have been counseling those with substance problems for over 15 years. We are all unique and there is more than one way to treat addiction, I don't believe in "one-size fits all" treatment.
(650) 203-6392
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Addiction can take control of your life and make you feel like you have no power or control over your choices. I can help you take back control and beat substance abuse. If you've made the decision to "kick the habit" and have been unsuccessful in the past, I can help. Addiction is not who you are but something you can overcome. I have been counseling those with substance problems for over 15 years. We are all unique and there is more than one way to treat addiction, I don't believe in "one-size fits all" treatment.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Are you struggling with stress or relationship problems? Do you feel stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life that you envisioned? Are you working to manage pain or illness, or experiencing career burnout? I work with individuals in a collaborative, empathic way, helping you to develop a deeper understanding of the issues you face, while suggesting fresh and productive ways of dealing with stressors. I use actionable techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy to help you feel like you're making a positive difference in how you feel on a daily basis.
(510) 398-4208
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Are you struggling with stress or relationship problems? Do you feel stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life that you envisioned? Are you working to manage pain or illness, or experiencing career burnout? I work with individuals in a collaborative, empathic way, helping you to develop a deeper understanding of the issues you face, while suggesting fresh and productive ways of dealing with stressors. I use actionable techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy to help you feel like you're making a positive difference in how you feel on a daily basis.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem.
(925) 290-8958
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
(628) 209-6357
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
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ASW, EMDR Verified
Verified
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$150
Oakland, CA 94609
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
(402) 685-8650
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
$150 Per Session
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 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, CA 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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RAMFT, #103897 Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology.
(510) 681-0296
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology.

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.

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.