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.
Psychodynamic
(510) 939-7914
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Oakland, CA 94609
Psychodynamic
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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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
Psychodynamic
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Psychodynamic
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with more than 20 years' experience helping individual adults, teens, children and their families. I offer both Psychotherapy and Consultation. Psychotherapy in a safe and caring atmosphere can offer a pathway to insight, personal understanding and achieving new goals that bring a more rewarding life. My clinical approach is an interactive one since I believe that successful therapy is a collaborative process. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Psychoanalytic, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Psychodynamic
(510) 746-8071
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Oakland, CA 94618
Psychodynamic
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with more than 20 years' experience helping individual adults, teens, children and their families. I offer both Psychotherapy and Consultation. Psychotherapy in a safe and caring atmosphere can offer a pathway to insight, personal understanding and achieving new goals that bring a more rewarding life. My clinical approach is an interactive one since I believe that successful therapy is a collaborative process. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Psychoanalytic, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
Psychodynamic
(510) 832-0717
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Psychodynamic
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(510) 356-0371
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Oakland, CA 94610
Psychodynamic
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
I work with people who are suffering and are looking to better understand why they feel the way they do. My clients are open to exploring the role that internal unconscious forces, as well the role that the social environment, play in how they experience themselves and others. Long term psychotherapy is not only beneficial for dealing with suffering. Once a person has made progress with the primary life concerns, room is created for expansive growth, including the attainment of goals, and I believe that it is equally important to go through this process accompanied.
Psychodynamic
(510) 230-2681
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
Psychodynamic
I work with people who are suffering and are looking to better understand why they feel the way they do. My clients are open to exploring the role that internal unconscious forces, as well the role that the social environment, play in how they experience themselves and others. Long term psychotherapy is not only beneficial for dealing with suffering. Once a person has made progress with the primary life concerns, room is created for expansive growth, including the attainment of goals, and I believe that it is equally important to go through this process accompanied.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I practice both individual psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in understanding and addressing coping skills, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and family conflict. Through therapy, assessment, or consultation, I provide support in navigating individual complexities. Whether I am working with children, teenagers, or adults, my aim is to help those I work with manage overwhelming emotions, navigate challenging situations, and address barriers standing in the way of contentment and clarity.
Psychodynamic
(510) 296-6515
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Psychodynamic
I practice both individual psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in understanding and addressing coping skills, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and family conflict. Through therapy, assessment, or consultation, I provide support in navigating individual complexities. Whether I am working with children, teenagers, or adults, my aim is to help those I work with manage overwhelming emotions, navigate challenging situations, and address barriers standing in the way of contentment and clarity.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
You might be grappling with grief, stress, relationship troubles, or a separation and the aftermath of loss. Maybe you're an adult who was once a neglected or traumatized kid, trying to have close relationships. Or you're a teacher with intense perfectionism, an artist whose self-criticism blocks creative projects, or an athlete plateauing in sport. Maybe you're a therapist struggling to navigate her personal history and clinical work, or a white person wanting to address racism and privilege. Coping mechanisms like food, alcohol, exercise, are your "game face," but you wish you could let people know the real you.
Psychodynamic
(510) 858-2471
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Psychodynamic
You might be grappling with grief, stress, relationship troubles, or a separation and the aftermath of loss. Maybe you're an adult who was once a neglected or traumatized kid, trying to have close relationships. Or you're a teacher with intense perfectionism, an artist whose self-criticism blocks creative projects, or an athlete plateauing in sport. Maybe you're a therapist struggling to navigate her personal history and clinical work, or a white person wanting to address racism and privilege. Coping mechanisms like food, alcohol, exercise, are your "game face," but you wish you could let people know the real you.
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.
Psychodynamic
(510) 858-0654
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Psychodynamic
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning.
Psychodynamic
(510) 248-4138
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94607
Psychodynamic
I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning.
Photo of Jane Steinberg-Michahelles, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to understand both their inner psychological issues and their responses to complex and stressful outer lives. I listen for the strengths each person has for meeting challenges, and listen also for the ways clients create losses for themselves. Within a warm, caring, reliable working relationship clients have the opportunity to more deeply value themselves and to grow interpersonally.
Psychodynamic
(510) 863-8695
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Psychodynamic
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to understand both their inner psychological issues and their responses to complex and stressful outer lives. I listen for the strengths each person has for meeting challenges, and listen also for the ways clients create losses for themselves. Within a warm, caring, reliable working relationship clients have the opportunity to more deeply value themselves and to grow interpersonally.
Photo of Sharon Gregory, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Since 1989, I have been helping people uncover, explore, and work through barriers to authenticity and aliveness. Together, we bring into awareness the thoughts and feelings that can interfere with being more fully engaged with yourself or others. You may feel that you don't know yourself or can't be yourself; that decisions are difficult to make or impossible to follow through on; or that connections with others are empty or unsatisfying. Taking a closer look at what's getting in the way can make a difference.
Psychodynamic
(510) 540-4870
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Psychodynamic
Since 1989, I have been helping people uncover, explore, and work through barriers to authenticity and aliveness. Together, we bring into awareness the thoughts and feelings that can interfere with being more fully engaged with yourself or others. You may feel that you don't know yourself or can't be yourself; that decisions are difficult to make or impossible to follow through on; or that connections with others are empty or unsatisfying. Taking a closer look at what's getting in the way can make a difference.
Photo of Dr. Charmaine Ehrhart, Psychologist
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.
Psychodynamic
(415) 689-8383
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Psychodynamic
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.
Photo of Jacquie Josephson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Do you feel stuck, like you are getting in your own way? Feelings hopeless and isolated? Our past life experiences can have a lasting effect on our current situations, leaving us feeling hopeless about the future. Often we try to manage our difficulties without help, which can be frustrating. This frustration creates barriers that can leave you feeling distant from others and even a stranger to yourself. What is worse is often we don’t even know why we are struggling. Together let's give you the skills to change your life.
Psychodynamic
(510) 399-2430
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94612
Psychodynamic
Do you feel stuck, like you are getting in your own way? Feelings hopeless and isolated? Our past life experiences can have a lasting effect on our current situations, leaving us feeling hopeless about the future. Often we try to manage our difficulties without help, which can be frustrating. This frustration creates barriers that can leave you feeling distant from others and even a stranger to yourself. What is worse is often we don’t even know why we are struggling. Together let's give you the skills to change your life.
Photo of Linda L Taggart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
Psychodynamic
(650) 446-3647
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Psychodynamic
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
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.
Psychodynamic
(925) 232-0438
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
Psychodynamic
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Psychodynamic
(510) 876-4835
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Psychodynamic
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Photo of Andrew R Turkington, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Psychodynamic
(510) 901-4956
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Psychodynamic
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.
Photo of Jim Rosati, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Move toward an authentic, more rewarding, life. Whether you're struggling with the same problems over and over, or just can't shake the feeling that something is missing from your life, my unique blend of supportive and exploratory psychotherapy can help. Uncover and change unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may have served you at one time in your life, but now block you from living with spontaneity, creativity, and zest.
Psychodynamic
(510) 698-9705
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Psychodynamic
Move toward an authentic, more rewarding, life. Whether you're struggling with the same problems over and over, or just can't shake the feeling that something is missing from your life, my unique blend of supportive and exploratory psychotherapy can help. Uncover and change unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may have served you at one time in your life, but now block you from living with spontaneity, creativity, and zest.
Photo of Barry Steven Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you.
Psychodynamic
(510) 499-6900
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Psychodynamic
The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you.

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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.

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.