Restorative Counseling & Consultation

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM

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Restorative Counseling & Consultation

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Oakland, CA 94609
Call Michelle Nicholas
(510) 343-7757
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon During the COVID-19 pandemic sessions will be conducted via virtual telehealth or in office.
Restorative Counseling & Consultation currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

Whether you're looking for short-term or long-term psychotherapy, I provide a safe and caring place for you. Our sessions are focused on what is important to you, as well as what is important for you. I give special consideration to your cultural background, and work with you in a way that is respectful and effective. I don't just listen without commenting, but interact with you and help you express thoughts and feelings if that is what you need. Therapy can be painful and frustrating, but it is almost always beneficial.
I have worked extensively with trauma survivors (physical, sexual, emotional) and employ a range of technique (EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS) to bring about change and healing. I have expertise in working with clients who have the following issues: LGBTQ issues, anxiety/stress/depression, bipolar disorder, intimacy and communication in relationships.
I use an acceptance based and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. Virtual telehealth appointments only.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $250 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: California / LCS28131
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NASW / Specialty Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Restorative Counseling & Consultation's Groups

Bipolar Psychotherapy Group-Temp CLOSED

This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle less with the thoughts, emotions, and sensations you don't want. To help you better move towards what's important to you in life. Participants must be interviewed before joining in order to better ensure appropriateness of the group. $60 per weekly session. Intake session will be $20.? ? Insurance Not Accepted

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Manifesting Close and Healthy Relationships-FULL

12-week closed therapeutic support group 6-8 members. The aim is to provide a safe space for you to discover and express yourself, be supported, and develop tools to deal with loneliness, difficulty with interpersonal relationships, and difficulty trusting yourself and others. Participants must be interviewed before joining in order to better ensure the fit for and appropriateness of the group. Please email Michelle to setup an intake. The cost: $40 per weekly session/$15 for UC Students. Intake session (30 mins) will be $20. Group meets on Wednesdays from 5:00PM-6:30.

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Location

Oakland, CA 94609
Call Michelle Nicholas
(510) 343-7757
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Restorative Counseling & Consultation

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM