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


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Oakland, CA 94609
Call Mrs. Michelle Nicholas
(510) 343-7757
Website
Announcement icon During the COVID-19 pandemic sessions will be conducted via virtual telehealth or in office.
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, proven treatment) 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. Morning, Evening, Saturday office hours available, and I also offer virtual telehealth appointments.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $200
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: 15 Years
  • License: California / LCS28131
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

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

Restorative Counseling & Consultation's Groups

Women's Bipolar Psychotherapy Group

Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, 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. We'll use some structured exercises-drawn from research supported therapies and have ample opportunities for open exploration. Participants must be interviewed before joining in order to better ensure appropriateness of the group. $45 per weekly session or one payment of $350 . Intake session will be $60.

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Manifesting Close and Healthy Relationships

This 8-week closed therapeutic support group is an opportunity to grow as an individual in a group environment. 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 inquire about the group or setup the intake. The cost of the $25 per weekly session or $175. Intake session will be $55.

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Location

Oakland, CA 94609
Call Mrs. Michelle Nicholas
(510) 343-7757
Offers video and phone sessions
Website
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
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: 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
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • 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

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Last Modified: 1 Oct 2020
Restorative Counseling & Consultation, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Restorative Counseling & Consultation

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