Patrick D. Chrisman
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
(415) 570-8936
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
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Erin B Harrell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I am informed by contemporary psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and narrative approaches and will collaborate with you to develop an understanding of the issues that brought you into therapy.
Our society often moves fast, and it is easy to get caught up and not allow the time to address thoughts and emotional reactions that emerge with challenges and changing life circumstances. With over 10 years of experience serving individuals across the lifespan, I provide an affirmative space for individuals to explore areas in their life where they would like to see growth and change. I also value the opportunities to notice areas of life that feel fulfilling, to explore strengths and reflect on positives. My style is warm and thoughtful. and interactive.
(510) 400-4990
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Oakland, CA 94611
I am informed by contemporary psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and narrative approaches and will collaborate with you to develop an understanding of the issues that brought you into therapy.
Our society often moves fast, and it is easy to get caught up and not allow the time to address thoughts and emotional reactions that emerge with challenges and changing life circumstances. With over 10 years of experience serving individuals across the lifespan, I provide an affirmative space for individuals to explore areas in their life where they would like to see growth and change. I also value the opportunities to notice areas of life that feel fulfilling, to explore strengths and reflect on positives. My style is warm and thoughtful. and interactive.
Lauren Ores Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
My treatment approach is eclectric, based primarily on psychodynamic theories.
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.
(510) 858-0654
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Oakland, CA 94611
My treatment approach is eclectric, based primarily on psychodynamic theories.
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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Lauren Madlock
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I was trained under the psychodynamic tradition, and use my experiences and appreciation of community to enhance your treatment.
Do you find yourself struggling with life's stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy with a genuine, highly empathic therapist can help. Together, we can explore the issues you face to better understand them and work through to resolution in a non-judgmental manner. I am excited to join you along your journey of self-healing and discovery.
(510) 257-9472
Verified

Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I was trained under the psychodynamic tradition, and use my experiences and appreciation of community to enhance your treatment.
Do you find yourself struggling with life's stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy with a genuine, highly empathic therapist can help. Together, we can explore the issues you face to better understand them and work through to resolution in a non-judgmental manner. I am excited to join you along your journey of self-healing and discovery.
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Nicholas Hack
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
I come to this work with a contemporary psychodynamic approach, meaning we’ll explore things deeply.
Many people find themselves with one hand tied behind their backs. They weren't taught or allowed as children to express what’s happening inside of them. Rather than showing any vulnerability, they're told to not feel, to act as if everything is fine. Given these messages, we can lose track of who we really are and what we really want. Unfortunately, this leaves many people with few ways to know their needs, wants, and conflicts when it comes to the most important parts of their lives: their relationships.
(707) 723-6043
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
I come to this work with a contemporary psychodynamic approach, meaning we’ll explore things deeply.
Many people find themselves with one hand tied behind their backs. They weren't taught or allowed as children to express what’s happening inside of them. Rather than showing any vulnerability, they're told to not feel, to act as if everything is fine. Given these messages, we can lose track of who we really are and what we really want. Unfortunately, this leaves many people with few ways to know their needs, wants, and conflicts when it comes to the most important parts of their lives: their relationships.
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Sara Bisikirski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
With 20 years of experience, I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples from a trauma-informed model that integrates DBT, psychodynamic, family systems and Mindful Self-Compassion perspectives. Through therapy I can help you to achieve your goals, develop an increased understanding of yourself and build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. As a Certified Mediator with a background in divorce mediation I can lend informed support to those struggling with divorce-related challenges. Furthermore as a transracially adoptive mom of two I hold a strong interest in helping others navigate the world of parenting.
(510) 880-1983
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Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
With 20 years of experience, I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples from a trauma-informed model that integrates DBT, psychodynamic, family systems and Mindful Self-Compassion perspectives. Through therapy I can help you to achieve your goals, develop an increased understanding of yourself and build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. As a Certified Mediator with a background in divorce mediation I can lend informed support to those struggling with divorce-related challenges. Furthermore as a transracially adoptive mom of two I hold a strong interest in helping others navigate the world of parenting.
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Elizabeth Ehrenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
In my practice I weave together traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, behavioral therapy and somatic psychotherapy.
Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing.
(415) 870-1727
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
In my practice I weave together traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, behavioral therapy and somatic psychotherapy.
Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing.
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Nathan Greene
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Informed by psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral theories, I strive to understand each client as a unique individual in their own context.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, non-judgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
(949) 577-6606
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Oakland, CA 94618
Informed by psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral theories, I strive to understand each client as a unique individual in their own context.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, non-judgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
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Gregory Bendau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
(415) 326-1973
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
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Rosina Tania Roibal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MM Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
I use various approaches, such as expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, somatics, relational/cultural, psychodynamic, humanistic, play, mindfulness, trauma-focused CBT, systemic, & attachment-based theories.
Welcome. By seeking therapy, you are taking steps towards not only healing and liberating yourself, but also the world. I specialize in serving people who are agents of change (organizers, leaders, activists, providers, teachers), especially people of color or other disenfranchised folks, with issues of trauma, inner-criticism, substance abuse/addiction, and anxiety & stress. I have clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, couples, and families. I have a life-long commitment to social justice and I continuously work towards cultural humility.
(510) 567-7493
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
I use various approaches, such as expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, somatics, relational/cultural, psychodynamic, humanistic, play, mindfulness, trauma-focused CBT, systemic, & attachment-based theories.
Welcome. By seeking therapy, you are taking steps towards not only healing and liberating yourself, but also the world. I specialize in serving people who are agents of change (organizers, leaders, activists, providers, teachers), especially people of color or other disenfranchised folks, with issues of trauma, inner-criticism, substance abuse/addiction, and anxiety & stress. I have clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, couples, and families. I have a life-long commitment to social justice and I continuously work towards cultural humility.
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Kelly Tarbell
MS, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Kelly’s passions for movement, travel, and psychology inform her current work. She uses both traditional and holistic approaches to fit the unique needs of each client. Within evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, she incorporates somatic psychology, psychodynamic theories, and existentialism, among other approaches. Kelly takes care to ensure that all clients and students receive trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care. As both a therapist and a human, Kelly is committed to advancing social justice in and out of the therapy room.
(925) 239-4155
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Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Kelly’s passions for movement, travel, and psychology inform her current work. She uses both traditional and holistic approaches to fit the unique needs of each client. Within evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, she incorporates somatic psychology, psychodynamic theories, and existentialism, among other approaches. Kelly takes care to ensure that all clients and students receive trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care. As both a therapist and a human, Kelly is committed to advancing social justice in and out of the therapy room.
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Soreliz Ascanio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I utilize my training in psychodynamic/relational/attachment psychotherapy, trauma, energy psychology, and 15 years of meditation practice, to help you “dig in” and bring into awareness unconscious patterns and/or beliefs/fears, that may be contributing to your current state and may be blocking you from feeling grounded and connected to yourself/others.
Do you feel insecure in yourself/relationships, undeserving and/or unworthy, inadequate? Do you struggle with identifying/communicating/expressing your needs? Do you experience excessive fears, worry, anxiety in your relationships, and overall? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected, wonder what your life's purpose is, and how to find fulfillment in your life? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and criticizing/judging yourself harshly and have difficulty with self-acceptance/self-forgiveness? Or do you struggle with family/interpersonal relationships? I can help you identify the origins/source of these internal experiences.
(510) 230-0418
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I utilize my training in psychodynamic/relational/attachment psychotherapy, trauma, energy psychology, and 15 years of meditation practice, to help you “dig in” and bring into awareness unconscious patterns and/or beliefs/fears, that may be contributing to your current state and may be blocking you from feeling grounded and connected to yourself/others.
Do you feel insecure in yourself/relationships, undeserving and/or unworthy, inadequate? Do you struggle with identifying/communicating/expressing your needs? Do you experience excessive fears, worry, anxiety in your relationships, and overall? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected, wonder what your life's purpose is, and how to find fulfillment in your life? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and criticizing/judging yourself harshly and have difficulty with self-acceptance/self-forgiveness? Or do you struggle with family/interpersonal relationships? I can help you identify the origins/source of these internal experiences.
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Alison Hart Siggelkow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94608
I offer psychodynamic therapy, also known as ’talk therapy’.
I offer humor, warmth and unconditional acceptance of whatever you bring into session. I've worked with many different issues across many different age groups including: depression, anxiety, existential and relationship issues and trauma. Many clients come in wanting to unpack their past- others need to focus on the present. I can meet you wherever you are and help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself and others. Children's psychological needs often represent themselves a little differently, but ultimately require the same safe space to explore, unpack and process.
(845) 250-6904
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Oakland, CA 94608
I offer psychodynamic therapy, also known as ’talk therapy’.
I offer humor, warmth and unconditional acceptance of whatever you bring into session. I've worked with many different issues across many different age groups including: depression, anxiety, existential and relationship issues and trauma. Many clients come in wanting to unpack their past- others need to focus on the present. I can meet you wherever you are and help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself and others. Children's psychological needs often represent themselves a little differently, but ultimately require the same safe space to explore, unpack and process.
Tara Lasheen
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I provide psychotherapy for individuals and families. My orientation is psychodynamic, which means that I will be listening for the parts of your story that helped to shape who you are. I work with an open, curious, collaborative, and non-judgmental stance. I also attend to the role that culture, systems, and beliefs may be playing in your story. Together, we will be unpacking complex issues in support of the ability to think, respond, and relate with a greater sense of freedom and ease.
(510) 906-1684
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I provide psychotherapy for individuals and families. My orientation is psychodynamic, which means that I will be listening for the parts of your story that helped to shape who you are. I work with an open, curious, collaborative, and non-judgmental stance. I also attend to the role that culture, systems, and beliefs may be playing in your story. Together, we will be unpacking complex issues in support of the ability to think, respond, and relate with a greater sense of freedom and ease.
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Dina Altshuler
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I know that coming to therapy can be challenging and I am committed to creating a warm, empathic, and safe space for our time together. I tailor the treatment to meet your individual needs and goals. My priority is to meet you where you are in order to help you on your journey to a more authentic and fulfilling life. I have an integrative style, drawing on psychodynamic, systems, and attachment theories which allows us to look at the root of issues that you may be struggling with. I also draw on cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness and meditation practices to help deal with symptoms by improving coping and self-care.
(510) 756-4517
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I know that coming to therapy can be challenging and I am committed to creating a warm, empathic, and safe space for our time together. I tailor the treatment to meet your individual needs and goals. My priority is to meet you where you are in order to help you on your journey to a more authentic and fulfilling life. I have an integrative style, drawing on psychodynamic, systems, and attachment theories which allows us to look at the root of issues that you may be struggling with. I also draw on cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness and meditation practices to help deal with symptoms by improving coping and self-care.
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Phyllis A Mace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
My expertise is informed by a strong foundation in psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as extensive training in marital therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, DBT, learning disabilities and chemical dependency treatment.
Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me.
(510) 399-1692
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Oakland, CA 94618
My expertise is informed by a strong foundation in psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as extensive training in marital therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, DBT, learning disabilities and chemical dependency treatment.
Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me.
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Molly Nadler
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is a uniquely effective way to address and process deeply rooted issues that manifest in ways that are painful, confusing, and make people feel out of control. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, using a collaborative approach that centers on empathy, understanding, and exploration. My orientation is predominantly psychodynamic, and I tailor my approach to each individual to address unique circumstances and complexities. I strive to create a safe, warm, and validating environment that enables people to share and be vulnerable without fear of judgment.
(510) 662-0307
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is a uniquely effective way to address and process deeply rooted issues that manifest in ways that are painful, confusing, and make people feel out of control. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, using a collaborative approach that centers on empathy, understanding, and exploration. My orientation is predominantly psychodynamic, and I tailor my approach to each individual to address unique circumstances and complexities. I strive to create a safe, warm, and validating environment that enables people to share and be vulnerable without fear of judgment.
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Dorene Paul, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, my name Dorene Paul and I am a licensed therapist and marriage therapist. I have had the honor of practicing therapy for over 20 years, working with adults, couples and youth with a wide variety of issues. In my experience, each person comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, feelings, issues, gifts, goals, therefore I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, from cognitive to current psychodynamic approaches and EMDR for those dealing with past trauma. In therapy I am your companion and counselor on a deeply meaningful journey.
(415) 780-9081
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Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, my name Dorene Paul and I am a licensed therapist and marriage therapist. I have had the honor of practicing therapy for over 20 years, working with adults, couples and youth with a wide variety of issues. In my experience, each person comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, feelings, issues, gifts, goals, therefore I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, from cognitive to current psychodynamic approaches and EMDR for those dealing with past trauma. In therapy I am your companion and counselor on a deeply meaningful journey.
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Andrea H Subuyuj
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Hello and welcome! I’m a bilingual (English/ Spanish), bicultural clinical psychologist who has been providing therapy for the past 9 years. My private practice focuses on children, youth, and their families, in addition to individual adults. My approach to therapy is collaborative and informed by psychodynamic and systems theories. I have a deep respect for the unique persons my clients are, and their innate desire to heal, grow and to have meaningful relationships.
(415) 363-6285
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Oakland, CA 94612
Hello and welcome! I’m a bilingual (English/ Spanish), bicultural clinical psychologist who has been providing therapy for the past 9 years. My private practice focuses on children, youth, and their families, in addition to individual adults. My approach to therapy is collaborative and informed by psychodynamic and systems theories. I have a deep respect for the unique persons my clients are, and their innate desire to heal, grow and to have meaningful relationships.
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Shannon Rucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
By integrating strength-based, strategic, psychodynamic, and mind-body techniques, all within a time period determined at the beginning of treatment, you can move toward your goal of creating lasting change.
As a Licensed Therapist with over twenty years of experience, it’s my continued goal to help my clients navigate beyond depression, trauma, fear, and anxiety. By committing to their healing, my clients learn to stop being stuck in patterns that impair their ability to have the life, relationships, and professional aspirations they desire.
(415) 598-2357
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
By integrating strength-based, strategic, psychodynamic, and mind-body techniques, all within a time period determined at the beginning of treatment, you can move toward your goal of creating lasting change.
As a Licensed Therapist with over twenty years of experience, it’s my continued goal to help my clients navigate beyond depression, trauma, fear, and anxiety. By committing to their healing, my clients learn to stop being stuck in patterns that impair their ability to have the life, relationships, and professional aspirations they desire.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Oakland, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.