Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing."
Relational
(510) 398-6367
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Relational
"I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing."
Lori Beth Kaplan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Relational
(510) 725-4563
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Relational
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Jamie Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Relational
(408) 916-1899
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Relational
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Marissa Cotter, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"I provide relational, trauma-informed somatic therapy for adults, kids & teens. I work in collaboration, with your mind, body, and soul with respectful non-judgement, warmth, and appropriate humor. Integrative therapy works successfully to treat mentalhealth issues, emotional dysregulation, and compacted stress, and is great for kids/teens through art-therapy, body-awareness, and non-directive play. Couples- Straight and Queer - I provide relational, emotion-somatic therapy, providing safe space to navigate communication and trust, and repair rupture / betrayal. Psychotherapy, to me, is personal, political, & social. It takes courage, strength, and hope to live into who you really are."
Relational
(628) 888-6059
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Relational
"I provide relational, trauma-informed somatic therapy for adults, kids & teens. I work in collaboration, with your mind, body, and soul with respectful non-judgement, warmth, and appropriate humor. Integrative therapy works successfully to treat mentalhealth issues, emotional dysregulation, and compacted stress, and is great for kids/teens through art-therapy, body-awareness, and non-directive play. Couples- Straight and Queer - I provide relational, emotion-somatic therapy, providing safe space to navigate communication and trust, and repair rupture / betrayal. Psychotherapy, to me, is personal, political, & social. It takes courage, strength, and hope to live into who you really are."
John A Lundin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"If you hold yourself back in life, work and relationships, worry too much about things you've done or things you're about to do, are often bummed out, or would like your relationships to be more satisfying, then these are good indications that you may benefit from the type of psychotherapy I offer. I have helped many people through all of these issues, and others. Give me a call, and if I'm not the right fit for you, I promise to help you find the therapist who is. You don't have to keep suffering alone."
Relational
(510) 996-5544
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"If you hold yourself back in life, work and relationships, worry too much about things you've done or things you're about to do, are often bummed out, or would like your relationships to be more satisfying, then these are good indications that you may benefit from the type of psychotherapy I offer. I have helped many people through all of these issues, and others. Give me a call, and if I'm not the right fit for you, I promise to help you find the therapist who is. You don't have to keep suffering alone."
Eliyahu Dylan Sills, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"I have worked with men, women and teenagers for many years, and have worked as a therapist and facilitated groups in high schools, counseling centers, and independent programs for teenagers of all genders and men of all ages, as well as co-founding. Young Men Coming of Age, a mentoring program. I have participated in men's work for over 20 years in many different contexts and roles. I also lead a successful career as a professional musician, and bring the sensitivity and soulfulness of an artist to my work with clients."
Relational
(415) 300-2737
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Relational
"I have worked with men, women and teenagers for many years, and have worked as a therapist and facilitated groups in high schools, counseling centers, and independent programs for teenagers of all genders and men of all ages, as well as co-founding. Young Men Coming of Age, a mentoring program. I have participated in men's work for over 20 years in many different contexts and roles. I also lead a successful career as a professional musician, and bring the sensitivity and soulfulness of an artist to my work with clients."
Frankie Bashan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to reach our full potential; that "self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated". It is our life experiences and toxic interactions with others that often prevent us from realizing this potential on our own. Although I was trained psychodynamically, my approach is integrative and driven by the needs of the individual client. I practice in a warm, relational, and collaborative manner. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. I help clients identify what is holding them back from effecting positive change. I help clients be more mindful and less fearful, thereby allowing them to attain more meaningful healthy relationships."
Relational
(415) 992-6273
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to reach our full potential; that "self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated". It is our life experiences and toxic interactions with others that often prevent us from realizing this potential on our own. Although I was trained psychodynamically, my approach is integrative and driven by the needs of the individual client. I practice in a warm, relational, and collaborative manner. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. I help clients identify what is holding them back from effecting positive change. I help clients be more mindful and less fearful, thereby allowing them to attain more meaningful healthy relationships."
Mary Ann Leff, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I have been in practice for more than 30 years, seeing adults, older adolescents and couples presenting with a range of issues. My clients deal with transitions in life, school, work and relationships; they may need healing from past abuse or current loss; they may be facing existential, identity or situational crises. I engage actively with my clients and am influenced by a social/feminist perspective, common sense and a good sense of humor."
Relational
(510) 404-8350
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"I have been in practice for more than 30 years, seeing adults, older adolescents and couples presenting with a range of issues. My clients deal with transitions in life, school, work and relationships; they may need healing from past abuse or current loss; they may be facing existential, identity or situational crises. I engage actively with my clients and am influenced by a social/feminist perspective, common sense and a good sense of humor."
Dani C. Worth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As humans, we are brilliantly complex, wired for connection, attachment, and survival. Our experience of joy and suffering are innately human and are connected to our physical and emotional wellness--inseparable realms. In somatic psychotherapy we hold space for the body to have a language of its own, honoring what it has to say, so that we may more clearly see what is beneath the surface. As a somatic psychotherapist, I am a collaborator, guide and mirror, supporting you in increasing your own sense of exploration of conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviors, beliefs, body signals and cues."
Relational
(510) 345-1765
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"As humans, we are brilliantly complex, wired for connection, attachment, and survival. Our experience of joy and suffering are innately human and are connected to our physical and emotional wellness--inseparable realms. In somatic psychotherapy we hold space for the body to have a language of its own, honoring what it has to say, so that we may more clearly see what is beneath the surface. As a somatic psychotherapist, I am a collaborator, guide and mirror, supporting you in increasing your own sense of exploration of conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviors, beliefs, body signals and cues."
Sarah Ackerman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"I see my role as a guide and facilitator to help you discover the resources within to become an active agent of your own healing and growth. You'll develop new awareness about the patterns in your life that no longer serve you and new skills to transform those patterns. For couples, I'll help you lower reactivity and shift the dynamics so that you can restore safety and create a more connected and intimate bond."
Relational
(925) 238-8929
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Relational
"I see my role as a guide and facilitator to help you discover the resources within to become an active agent of your own healing and growth. You'll develop new awareness about the patterns in your life that no longer serve you and new skills to transform those patterns. For couples, I'll help you lower reactivity and shift the dynamics so that you can restore safety and create a more connected and intimate bond."
Cynthia Colvin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma or relationship issues? I have over 30 years of experience working with people who feel burdened by these issues. I believe that previous disappointments and injuries can paralyze us, causing us to be frozen in the past. By understanding and unlocking these earlier difficulties, I have witnessed people opening themselves up to more rewarding life experiences and relationships."
Relational
(510) 654-3330
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Relational
"Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma or relationship issues? I have over 30 years of experience working with people who feel burdened by these issues. I believe that previous disappointments and injuries can paralyze us, causing us to be frozen in the past. By understanding and unlocking these earlier difficulties, I have witnessed people opening themselves up to more rewarding life experiences and relationships."
Elke Ullmer-Strempke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, BFA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in working with women interested in decreasing depression, reactivity, and anxiety and increasing creativity, self-esteem, and self-awareness. The therapy I offer focuses on recognizing your body's wisdom and signals, and using in-session experiences to track how your emotional & conceptual habits keep you from living life to its fullest potential. I offer a warm, compassionate, heart-centered space to explore wounding, create good emotional boundaries, and develop a better understanding of your needs."
Relational
(415) 802-0804
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Relational
"I specialize in working with women interested in decreasing depression, reactivity, and anxiety and increasing creativity, self-esteem, and self-awareness. The therapy I offer focuses on recognizing your body's wisdom and signals, and using in-session experiences to track how your emotional & conceptual habits keep you from living life to its fullest potential. I offer a warm, compassionate, heart-centered space to explore wounding, create good emotional boundaries, and develop a better understanding of your needs."
Thomas Cohen, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being."
Relational
(510) 342-3106
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being."
Leesha Mony, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, M.A., AMFT, 100767
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. The clients that I often see are individuals, couples or parents seeking new tools for their repertoire, or to evoke old one’s that may have gone unseen for a while. I work with adults who want to learn new tools to help cope with challenging life circumstances or unwanted feelings. I help my clients connect to their authenticity through insightful awareness and empowerment, while helping to identify and change patterns that feel old and too familiar. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to heal and make changes, and my job is the be guide in that process. "
Relational
(510) 939-7036
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Relational
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. The clients that I often see are individuals, couples or parents seeking new tools for their repertoire, or to evoke old one’s that may have gone unseen for a while. I work with adults who want to learn new tools to help cope with challenging life circumstances or unwanted feelings. I help my clients connect to their authenticity through insightful awareness and empowerment, while helping to identify and change patterns that feel old and too familiar. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to heal and make changes, and my job is the be guide in that process. "
Kimberley Rathbun, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"There are times in our lives when things can get overwhelming. Changes within ourselves or our external world are causing us stress or emotional turmoil. Our normal ways of coping don’t seem to be working anymore. Therapy is a way of exploring these personal conflicts to create awareness and help bring us back to center again. "
Relational
(510) 826-3591
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Relational
"There are times in our lives when things can get overwhelming. Changes within ourselves or our external world are causing us stress or emotional turmoil. Our normal ways of coping don’t seem to be working anymore. Therapy is a way of exploring these personal conflicts to create awareness and help bring us back to center again. "
Rosanna Chang, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Every person that walks into my office wants the same thing; to give and receive love more freely and fully. I believe this is not only possible it is your divine birthright. I am here to partner with you on your healing journey - to help guide you back to a state of greater freedom, wholeness and connection. In our work together, we aim to activate your innate resiliency, repair old relational injuries and release oppressive binds of shame-based conditioning. I see our work through a lens of possibilities. Most importantly, I already see you as a whole being."
Relational
(510) 746-8540
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Relational
"Every person that walks into my office wants the same thing; to give and receive love more freely and fully. I believe this is not only possible it is your divine birthright. I am here to partner with you on your healing journey - to help guide you back to a state of greater freedom, wholeness and connection. In our work together, we aim to activate your innate resiliency, repair old relational injuries and release oppressive binds of shame-based conditioning. I see our work through a lens of possibilities. Most importantly, I already see you as a whole being."
Jim Moyers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I have been practicing since 1986 in the East San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Berkeley and Hayward, helping people meet the challenges presented by life in an often difficult and changing world. While the ideas of Carl Jung and other psychodynamic theorists influence the way I think and work, I draw upon a variety of approaches to meet your unique needs. The goal isn't to reduce your experience to a set of symptoms with a prescribed solution but to expand your sense of who you are to find a deeper, more satisfying life that is truly yours."
Relational
(510) 843-2424
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Relational
"I have been practicing since 1986 in the East San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Berkeley and Hayward, helping people meet the challenges presented by life in an often difficult and changing world. While the ideas of Carl Jung and other psychodynamic theorists influence the way I think and work, I draw upon a variety of approaches to meet your unique needs. The goal isn't to reduce your experience to a set of symptoms with a prescribed solution but to expand your sense of who you are to find a deeper, more satisfying life that is truly yours."
Adriana Portillo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Therapy, at its core is about self-discovery. I collaborate with men, women and couples that want to overcome the obstacles towards a more fulfilling life, through a process of self-knowledge. My approach is eclectic, incorporating psychodynamic relational, somatic and mindfulness based theories and techniques to support your process. Through our work together, I hope to inspire curiosity and a space of warmth, genuine respect. I also believe in being active in supporting you to make changes in your life, not just focusing on the depth but also on the practical matters when needed."
Relational
(415) 413-4879
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Relational
"Therapy, at its core is about self-discovery. I collaborate with men, women and couples that want to overcome the obstacles towards a more fulfilling life, through a process of self-knowledge. My approach is eclectic, incorporating psychodynamic relational, somatic and mindfulness based theories and techniques to support your process. Through our work together, I hope to inspire curiosity and a space of warmth, genuine respect. I also believe in being active in supporting you to make changes in your life, not just focusing on the depth but also on the practical matters when needed."
Mickey P Marshall, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
Relational
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Relational
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
Michiko Tamate, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94603
"Sometimes it can be very difficult to get relief from emotional problems on your own. It's hard to dedicate the time and space to figure it out. Often the situation feels too confusing and hopeless to confront alone. In my practice, I work together with people grappling with universal struggles such as how to connect with others more freely and build healthy relationships, how to identify work that is meaningful to you and feel successful doing it, how to be more accepting of yourself, and how to move on from past trauma and disappointments."
Relational
(415) 787-3913
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94603
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Relational
"Sometimes it can be very difficult to get relief from emotional problems on your own. It's hard to dedicate the time and space to figure it out. Often the situation feels too confusing and hopeless to confront alone. In my practice, I work together with people grappling with universal struggles such as how to connect with others more freely and build healthy relationships, how to identify work that is meaningful to you and feel successful doing it, how to be more accepting of yourself, and how to move on from past trauma and disappointments."

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If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Oakland offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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.