L Eileen Keller
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 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.
Play Therapy
(510) 996-4095
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Oakland, CA 94618
Play Therapy
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.
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Desirae Torrens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
As a bilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have 12+ years of extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, have been victims of crime or violence, issues related to immigration and acculturation, and relationship and occupational stress.
Play Therapy
(415) 301-3940
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Oakland, CA 94610
Play Therapy
As a bilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have 12+ years of extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, have been victims of crime or violence, issues related to immigration and acculturation, and relationship and occupational stress.
Bonnie M Burset
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Are you tired of feeling stuck and that nothing seems to change no matter what you do? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious and it’s starting to affect your relationships and your work. Or maybe it’s because you’re in a relationship where you have the same fights over and over and nothing seems to get better. Unresolved hurt and resentment may be making you feel distant from your partner. You may long to be closer but feel unsure that things can change. Feeling disconnected or distant from others is painful and can leave us feeling alone, insecure and full of self-doubt.
Play Therapy
(510) 901-5285
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Oakland, CA 94618
Play Therapy
Are you tired of feeling stuck and that nothing seems to change no matter what you do? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious and it’s starting to affect your relationships and your work. Or maybe it’s because you’re in a relationship where you have the same fights over and over and nothing seems to get better. Unresolved hurt and resentment may be making you feel distant from your partner. You may long to be closer but feel unsure that things can change. Feeling disconnected or distant from others is painful and can leave us feeling alone, insecure and full of self-doubt.
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Cathy Carr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94602
I have been fortunate to spend the past 26 years working with children and their families-initially as a middle school teacher and now as a LMFT. I'm dedicated to helping my clients have the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges in their lives. I work with families and individuals struggling with unhealthy communication patterns, major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety/depression, defiance, and sibling rivalry. I believe in the power of relationships to heal, so my main focus is on creating a strong working alliance with my clients. Parenting classes, consultations, and new moms' groups offered.
Play Therapy
(510) 496-2725
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94602
Play Therapy
I have been fortunate to spend the past 26 years working with children and their families-initially as a middle school teacher and now as a LMFT. I'm dedicated to helping my clients have the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges in their lives. I work with families and individuals struggling with unhealthy communication patterns, major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety/depression, defiance, and sibling rivalry. I believe in the power of relationships to heal, so my main focus is on creating a strong working alliance with my clients. Parenting classes, consultations, and new moms' groups offered.
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Sandra L Stultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Welcome! You are not alone! Unfortunately I am not taking on new clients at this time. Please check back soon. I will update regularly. I offer a personable, approach allowing you to feel comfortable in a warm and inviting setting. Together we will identify your areas of concern and develop a treatment plan to assist you and/or child, partner in your journey. I have a wide range of experience that includes disorders such as ADHD, mood regulation, women's issues, and relationship concerns.
Play Therapy
(510) 319-0287
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Oakland, CA 94610
Play Therapy
Welcome! You are not alone! Unfortunately I am not taking on new clients at this time. Please check back soon. I will update regularly. I offer a personable, approach allowing you to feel comfortable in a warm and inviting setting. Together we will identify your areas of concern and develop a treatment plan to assist you and/or child, partner in your journey. I have a wide range of experience that includes disorders such as ADHD, mood regulation, women's issues, and relationship concerns.
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Audrina Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life.
Play Therapy
(510) 858-2621
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Play Therapy
You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life.
Angela Vincent Polk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
Play Therapy
(510) 876-4753
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Play Therapy
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
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Danielle Saunders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them.
Play Therapy
(510) 345-1272
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Oakland, CA 94610
Play Therapy
Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them.
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Kelli McLean, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Psychotherapy is unique & takes courage. It's fulfilling-yet challenging. Using empathy, collaboration, intuition, open mindedness & humor, we will identify automatic ways of thinking, & behaving- that show up as internal conflict, self sabotage, low self esteem, depression, relationship struggles & anxiety. I have a wide array of experience, working with diverse populations, including POC, those experiencing homelessness, those experiencing psychosis, queer identified folks, folks with complex PTSD, folks with personality disorders, folks with learning differences, & students with achievement struggles and imposter syndrome.
Play Therapy
(424) 370-0778
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Oakland, CA 94612
Play Therapy
Psychotherapy is unique & takes courage. It's fulfilling-yet challenging. Using empathy, collaboration, intuition, open mindedness & humor, we will identify automatic ways of thinking, & behaving- that show up as internal conflict, self sabotage, low self esteem, depression, relationship struggles & anxiety. I have a wide array of experience, working with diverse populations, including POC, those experiencing homelessness, those experiencing psychosis, queer identified folks, folks with complex PTSD, folks with personality disorders, folks with learning differences, & students with achievement struggles and imposter syndrome.
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Jennifer Pedelaborde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives.
Play Therapy
(510) 454-8042
Verified

Oakland, CA 94610
Play Therapy
My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives.
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Victoria Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
We all go through difficult times at some point in our lives. How we adjust, cope, and learn from these experiences will help us regain the sense of empowerment, inspiration and resilience to endure the many stages in life. Todos pasamos por momentos dificiles en nuestras vidas, pero el como nos ajustamos y lo que aprendemos de esas experiencias, es lo que nos ayudara a volver a sentir la capacidad, inspiracion y fortaleza para sobrellevar las diferentes etapas de nuestra vida.
Play Therapy
(510) 746-8137
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Play Therapy
We all go through difficult times at some point in our lives. How we adjust, cope, and learn from these experiences will help us regain the sense of empowerment, inspiration and resilience to endure the many stages in life. Todos pasamos por momentos dificiles en nuestras vidas, pero el como nos ajustamos y lo que aprendemos de esas experiencias, es lo que nos ayudara a volver a sentir la capacidad, inspiracion y fortaleza para sobrellevar las diferentes etapas de nuestra vida.
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Iman Kanj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94606
Seeking support requires plenty of courage, strength, and determination. Taking the first steps toward change can feel both invigorating and nerve-racking at the same time. I aim to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to share your life experiences. One of our most fundamental human needs is to form connections, and I strive to utilize our therapeutic relationship as a guide for growth and healing. As a partner in your personal journey, I hope to empower you to gain the valuable insight and practical skills essential for overcoming obstacles, achieving your goals, and living a well-balanced, self-fulfilled life.
Play Therapy
(408) 560-4078
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94606
Play Therapy
Seeking support requires plenty of courage, strength, and determination. Taking the first steps toward change can feel both invigorating and nerve-racking at the same time. I aim to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to share your life experiences. One of our most fundamental human needs is to form connections, and I strive to utilize our therapeutic relationship as a guide for growth and healing. As a partner in your personal journey, I hope to empower you to gain the valuable insight and practical skills essential for overcoming obstacles, achieving your goals, and living a well-balanced, self-fulfilled life.
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Lauren Hammond
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I work with people ready to shift the unconscious patterns holding them back from a more fulfilling and authentic life. My approach is playful, creative, fun, clear, direct and includes a little humor. Boundaries are a big part of therapeutic work which I model, and teach. As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to help you get in touch with the magic inside you.
Play Therapy
(415) 527-5943
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Oakland, CA 94609
Play Therapy
I work with people ready to shift the unconscious patterns holding them back from a more fulfilling and authentic life. My approach is playful, creative, fun, clear, direct and includes a little humor. Boundaries are a big part of therapeutic work which I model, and teach. As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to help you get in touch with the magic inside you.
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Chandra Birenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94619
With over 25 years of working with children, adolescents and parents, my therapy style is empowering, strength based, compassionate, creative and fun. I love working with tweens, teens and young adults who inspire me every day because growing up and finding one’s own way in life is hard, exciting and full of possibilities. I have a great deal of experience working in multicultural and LGBTQ+ supportive contexts. I am particularly skilled in working with those recovering from trauma, managing strong emotions, living with Autism or ADHD, exploring identity or those looking for more purpose, direction, peace, creativity or perspective.
Play Therapy
(510) 240-8807
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Oakland, CA 94619
Play Therapy
With over 25 years of working with children, adolescents and parents, my therapy style is empowering, strength based, compassionate, creative and fun. I love working with tweens, teens and young adults who inspire me every day because growing up and finding one’s own way in life is hard, exciting and full of possibilities. I have a great deal of experience working in multicultural and LGBTQ+ supportive contexts. I am particularly skilled in working with those recovering from trauma, managing strong emotions, living with Autism or ADHD, exploring identity or those looking for more purpose, direction, peace, creativity or perspective.
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Kara A Schmitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
My professional experience includes somatic work and mindfulness, which I draw heavily upon to support my clients, however the primary therapeutic modality I use is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have broad experience which allows me to tailor treatment to the unique needs of any client. I specialize in treating adolescent and adult anxiety and depression, parenting and new parenthood, postpartum anxiety and depression, and life transitions. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with grief and trauma history.
Play Therapy
(510) 726-7231
Verified

Oakland, CA 94602
Play Therapy
My professional experience includes somatic work and mindfulness, which I draw heavily upon to support my clients, however the primary therapeutic modality I use is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have broad experience which allows me to tailor treatment to the unique needs of any client. I specialize in treating adolescent and adult anxiety and depression, parenting and new parenthood, postpartum anxiety and depression, and life transitions. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with grief and trauma history.
Lauren Ores Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
Play Therapy
(510) 858-0654
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Oakland, CA 94611
Play Therapy
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
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Sarah McCartney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you.
Play Therapy
(510) 246-3475
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Play Therapy
Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you.
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Sonja Baumer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 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.
Play Therapy
(510) 674-1056
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Oakland, CA 94612
Play Therapy
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.
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Family First Psychotherapy
PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
You're here because you or your child is struggling. Maybe it's the tantrums, defiance, aggression, or even anxiety in your little one that has you worried. Or maybe your teenager is showing signs of depression, withdrawal, or delinquency. You might be feeling confused, powerless, and overwhelmed when you try to make things right with your kid. You would do anything for your child, but you're not sure how to best help them right now. You're ready for help.
Play Therapy
(510) 804-0385
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Oakland, CA 94610
Play Therapy
You're here because you or your child is struggling. Maybe it's the tantrums, defiance, aggression, or even anxiety in your little one that has you worried. Or maybe your teenager is showing signs of depression, withdrawal, or delinquency. You might be feeling confused, powerless, and overwhelmed when you try to make things right with your kid. You would do anything for your child, but you're not sure how to best help them right now. You're ready for help.
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David Jay Goldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
'Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?' - Mary Oliver. Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating process and reaching out for help can be uncomfortable, but we all need support in order to thrive. Within a warm, open and compassionate environment, my practice helps clients make sense of the challenges they face and use this understanding to navigate their lives with increased resilience and grace.
Play Therapy
(415) 942-8947
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Play Therapy
'Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?' - Mary Oliver. Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating process and reaching out for help can be uncomfortable, but we all need support in order to thrive. Within a warm, open and compassionate environment, my practice helps clients make sense of the challenges they face and use this understanding to navigate their lives with increased resilience and grace.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Oakland. 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.