A. Raquelle Robinson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Life is really like a rollercoaster, and throughout its ups and downs, we sometimes can't find the balance again and need a little help. Maybe you just need someone to listen and help you sit with and process your feelings, thoughts, and emotions. You might like that therapy is a unique relationship, separate from your family and friends. It's about being in a safe nonjudgmental space where healing can begin. A place where one can grow. Remember we have to make ourselves a priority every once in a while as we cannot pour from an empty cup."
Self Esteem
(510) 592-6324
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Self Esteem
"Life is really like a rollercoaster, and throughout its ups and downs, we sometimes can't find the balance again and need a little help. Maybe you just need someone to listen and help you sit with and process your feelings, thoughts, and emotions. You might like that therapy is a unique relationship, separate from your family and friends. It's about being in a safe nonjudgmental space where healing can begin. A place where one can grow. Remember we have to make ourselves a priority every once in a while as we cannot pour from an empty cup."
Emily Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
Self Esteem
(510) 878-4537
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Self Esteem
"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
Justin Mcgahan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A good therapist helps us get to know ourselves fully. Better understanding our motivations, thoughts and feelings reveals more fulfilling, effective choices. Exploring what is getting in our way of having deeply satisfying relationships is essential to living a full life. __________________________________ I often address issues of: men in relationship, understanding a partner's motivations, life purpose & transition, transparent vulnerable & authentic communication, finding/creating fulfilling relationship, risk-taking confidence & leadership, and integrating presence in daily living. I practice holistic psychology and understand the physiological and neurological effects on well-being."
Self Esteem
(510) 358-4860
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Self Esteem
"A good therapist helps us get to know ourselves fully. Better understanding our motivations, thoughts and feelings reveals more fulfilling, effective choices. Exploring what is getting in our way of having deeply satisfying relationships is essential to living a full life. __________________________________ I often address issues of: men in relationship, understanding a partner's motivations, life purpose & transition, transparent vulnerable & authentic communication, finding/creating fulfilling relationship, risk-taking confidence & leadership, and integrating presence in daily living. I practice holistic psychology and understand the physiological and neurological effects on well-being."
Jesse N Bachrach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94604
"I have witnessed many times the power of psychotherapy to improve people's lived experiences. I approach clinical practice with the belief that personal development and larger social change go hand in hand and that bringing about social justice necessitates that we transform as individuals, communities, and societies. Psychotherapy with me is grounded in recognizing the global factors (oppressions and privileges) shaping individuals while incorporating an understanding of personal responses to lived experience."
Self Esteem
(510) 491-9783
Verified
Oakland, California 94604
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Self Esteem
"I have witnessed many times the power of psychotherapy to improve people's lived experiences. I approach clinical practice with the belief that personal development and larger social change go hand in hand and that bringing about social justice necessitates that we transform as individuals, communities, and societies. Psychotherapy with me is grounded in recognizing the global factors (oppressions and privileges) shaping individuals while incorporating an understanding of personal responses to lived experience."
Mark Bronnenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life."
Self Esteem
(415) 944-3974
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Self Esteem
"One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life."
Laura Crystal Mallory, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
Self Esteem
(925) 304-1386
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Self Esteem
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
Kathleen Lynch, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94601
"Do you want to show up in relationships and spaces with more authenticity and ease? To be able to tap into a sense of joy? Daily stressors, traumas, discrimination and shame have sneaky ways of cutting you off from vital parts of yourself. It is my intention to help you access these unique pieces and re-integrate them so that you can live your life more completely. I offer a combination of talk therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy sessions depending on your needs and what you are most drawn to. "
Self Esteem
(510) 694-2658
Verified
Oakland, California 94601
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Self Esteem
"Do you want to show up in relationships and spaces with more authenticity and ease? To be able to tap into a sense of joy? Daily stressors, traumas, discrimination and shame have sneaky ways of cutting you off from vital parts of yourself. It is my intention to help you access these unique pieces and re-integrate them so that you can live your life more completely. I offer a combination of talk therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy sessions depending on your needs and what you are most drawn to. "
Nicole Justine Byrne, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"You feel frustrated with your anxiety and the more you try to understand it and make it go away, the larger your anxiety gets. You have regular visits from your inner critic that replays every detail of your conversation, all the ways you failed, and all the ways people will judge you for it. Your thoughts spiral out of control when someone makes a comment about you. From the outside, you’ve got it together. You’re tidy, well kept, and apologetic to a fault; it’s rare if someone doesn’t like you. But underneath, you’re depleted, exhausted, and anxious. Life feels out of balance and you’re worn out with worry and stress."
Self Esteem
(510) 306-7979
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Self Esteem
"You feel frustrated with your anxiety and the more you try to understand it and make it go away, the larger your anxiety gets. You have regular visits from your inner critic that replays every detail of your conversation, all the ways you failed, and all the ways people will judge you for it. Your thoughts spiral out of control when someone makes a comment about you. From the outside, you’ve got it together. You’re tidy, well kept, and apologetic to a fault; it’s rare if someone doesn’t like you. But underneath, you’re depleted, exhausted, and anxious. Life feels out of balance and you’re worn out with worry and stress."
Jane Burka, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem."
Self Esteem
(925) 290-8958
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Self Esteem
"Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem."
Katherine D Czesak, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation."
Self Esteem
(415) 237-6065
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Self Esteem
"My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation."
Dr. Lesley A. Parke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 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."
Self Esteem
(510) 832-0717
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Self Esteem
"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."
Heather Hardeman Galvano, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94619
"It can be vulnerable to start therapy; it takes courage. I believe it can be very rewarding and is one of the most powerful paths of transformation. Being in therapy is an opportunity to look at your life, and to learn new ways of relating to yourself, to others, and to your circumstances. This process can ease the pain of whatever difficulty you may be going through. It is an opportunity to not have to be alone with your pain, but to have the support and guidance of someone who is familiar with the terrain of the human psyche."
Self Esteem
(510) 761-8052
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94619
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Self Esteem
"It can be vulnerable to start therapy; it takes courage. I believe it can be very rewarding and is one of the most powerful paths of transformation. Being in therapy is an opportunity to look at your life, and to learn new ways of relating to yourself, to others, and to your circumstances. This process can ease the pain of whatever difficulty you may be going through. It is an opportunity to not have to be alone with your pain, but to have the support and guidance of someone who is familiar with the terrain of the human psyche."
Kholoud Nasser
MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"I believe that our natural human tendency is to heal and thrive. Sometimes with stressors, it might be difficult to do so by ourselves, and we might need a facilitator to help us reach this peaceful place within. I am dedicated to being on your side and supporting you as you unravel your strengths and thrive."
Self Esteem
(510) 944-1051
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Self Esteem
"I believe that our natural human tendency is to heal and thrive. Sometimes with stressors, it might be difficult to do so by ourselves, and we might need a facilitator to help us reach this peaceful place within. I am dedicated to being on your side and supporting you as you unravel your strengths and thrive."
Peggy Handler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. Together we will explore the symptoms and their meaning, to help you connect more to yourself and life. This collaborative effort is likely to facilitate significant change in your life, allowing you to live your life rather than it living you."
Self Esteem
(415) 630-5753
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Self Esteem
"Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. Together we will explore the symptoms and their meaning, to help you connect more to yourself and life. This collaborative effort is likely to facilitate significant change in your life, allowing you to live your life rather than it living you."
Mollie Lyddane, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I practice and integrate a variety of different therapeutic styles designed to best address your own particular needs. Genuineness, empathy, and warmth serve as foundational elements of my way of relating. I place emphasis on facilitating an environment where you can feel safe to investigate life experiences in greater depth, identify and question deeply held beliefs that have been influencing your life, connect to and express emotions and bodily sensations as they arise in the context of our discovery process, and ultimately move towards developing a greater sense of strength, wholeness, and openness within yourself as you move forward."
Self Esteem
(281) 771-1049
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Self Esteem
"I practice and integrate a variety of different therapeutic styles designed to best address your own particular needs. Genuineness, empathy, and warmth serve as foundational elements of my way of relating. I place emphasis on facilitating an environment where you can feel safe to investigate life experiences in greater depth, identify and question deeply held beliefs that have been influencing your life, connect to and express emotions and bodily sensations as they arise in the context of our discovery process, and ultimately move towards developing a greater sense of strength, wholeness, and openness within yourself as you move forward."
Kris Velasco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on."
Self Esteem
(510) 284-2866
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Self Esteem
"By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on."
Ali Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Let's be real: relationships are hard. Navigating the challenging terrain of romantic relationship can be overwhelming and exhausting. Most of us never learned how to be with the difficult emotions that inevitably come up in close relationships, let alone how to communicate our needs effectively. I help people develop the self-compassion and communication skills it takes to create and sustain satisfying relationships that nourish you and our world. Check out my website to learn more about my couples communication workshops and other services to support you and your relationship."
Self Esteem
(415) 799-7154
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Self Esteem
"Let's be real: relationships are hard. Navigating the challenging terrain of romantic relationship can be overwhelming and exhausting. Most of us never learned how to be with the difficult emotions that inevitably come up in close relationships, let alone how to communicate our needs effectively. I help people develop the self-compassion and communication skills it takes to create and sustain satisfying relationships that nourish you and our world. Check out my website to learn more about my couples communication workshops and other services to support you and your relationship."
Kate Engelberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in north Berkeley. I am a graduate of San Francisco State and the Women's Therapy Center training program. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic and relational. I offer a calm, warm, open, nonjudgmental presence and a safe, supportive space where you can explore your feelings and needs, receive validation of your experience, and discover new options for your life. I see individuals and couples, and I have a low to moderate fee scale. I have hours on weekdays, weekday evenings, and Saturdays."
Self Esteem
(510) 379-4764
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Self Esteem
"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in north Berkeley. I am a graduate of San Francisco State and the Women's Therapy Center training program. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic and relational. I offer a calm, warm, open, nonjudgmental presence and a safe, supportive space where you can explore your feelings and needs, receive validation of your experience, and discover new options for your life. I see individuals and couples, and I have a low to moderate fee scale. I have hours on weekdays, weekday evenings, and Saturdays."
Tina Kopko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGRS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I help clients find what's blocking authenticity in relationship to themselves and others. Often we don't realize how the old hurts, bitterness, regret, shame and beliefs "contaminate" our communicate with others. The feeling underneath our message is also received by the other person. We tend to deny this fact, even though we see people reacting to us in unpredicted ways. I can help you uncover and process the non-verbal messages you are communicating, so that you can have honest, fulfilling and authentic relationships. I also help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, self-awareness and mindfulness."
Self Esteem
(510) 606-9784
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Self Esteem
"I help clients find what's blocking authenticity in relationship to themselves and others. Often we don't realize how the old hurts, bitterness, regret, shame and beliefs "contaminate" our communicate with others. The feeling underneath our message is also received by the other person. We tend to deny this fact, even though we see people reacting to us in unpredicted ways. I can help you uncover and process the non-verbal messages you are communicating, so that you can have honest, fulfilling and authentic relationships. I also help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, self-awareness and mindfulness."
Julia Hengst, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"Traditional talk therapy not enough? Are you interested to access more of your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical resources? Combining Western psychology with depth work, I can help you learn how to handle the enormous stresses life often entails in a compassionate, warm and body-centered way. My specialties include: existential, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, attachment work. Playful, creative and very easy to communicate with, my intention is to create a field of compassion in which you can explore your mind freely. The more we know our own mind, the more we become the driver rather than the driven."
Self Esteem
(510) 280-6949
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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Self Esteem
"Traditional talk therapy not enough? Are you interested to access more of your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical resources? Combining Western psychology with depth work, I can help you learn how to handle the enormous stresses life often entails in a compassionate, warm and body-centered way. My specialties include: existential, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, attachment work. Playful, creative and very easy to communicate with, my intention is to create a field of compassion in which you can explore your mind freely. The more we know our own mind, the more we become the driver rather than the driven."

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Self-esteem lives on a spectrum: Not enough self-regard (or low self esteem) can lead people to become depressed, or or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. Too much self-love (or high self-esteem), results in an off-putting sense of entitlement and an inability to learn from failure. And it's occasionally a sign of clinical narcissism. Quite the opposite of being shy or shyness, yet still on the same spectrum. Equally, to lack confidence or lacking confidence is common amongst teens: child self esteem issues can be helped with self esteem support groups in Oakland and therapists' support dealing with self esteem.

If you're looking for help with self esteem in Oakland or for an Oakland self esteem therapist, these professionals provide therapy for self esteem. They include self esteem therapists in Oakland, self esteem psychologists, self esteem psychotherapists and self esteem counselors in Oakland. They can help with counseling for self esteem in Oakland or self esteem counseling and treatment for self esteem.

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.