Oakland, CA 94611
I understand that life revolves around spiritual, historical, and sociocultural realities that create our life experiences and how we interact with family, friends and the world around us.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 463-4123
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Oakland, CA 94611
Sexual Abuse
I understand that life revolves around spiritual, historical, and sociocultural realities that create our life experiences and how we interact with family, friends and the world around us.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 347-8854
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Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts.
Photo of Eugene P Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I have been in practice for over 30 years. My primary specialty has been working with men and boys who have experienced sexual abuse. This issue often includes alcohol and drug issues, anxiety, depression, marital and couples issues and more. I am experienced in EMDR as well as a range of somatic and humanistic approaches.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 356-2052
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Oakland, CA 94609
Sexual Abuse
I have been in practice for over 30 years. My primary specialty has been working with men and boys who have experienced sexual abuse. This issue often includes alcohol and drug issues, anxiety, depression, marital and couples issues and more. I am experienced in EMDR as well as a range of somatic and humanistic approaches.
Photo of Charles A Flinton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
Sexual Abuse
(628) 265-8337 x11
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Oakland, CA 94612
Sexual Abuse
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
Photo of Stephanie Bossy, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I welcome you to journey inward with the support of another person by your side. In our work together, I hope to make space for all parts of your experience to come forward, especially ones that have seemed unacceptable or unwelcome in society. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. It is descriptive rather than prescriptive, and focused on the whole person and their environment.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 914-7597
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Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
I welcome you to journey inward with the support of another person by your side. In our work together, I hope to make space for all parts of your experience to come forward, especially ones that have seemed unacceptable or unwelcome in society. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. It is descriptive rather than prescriptive, and focused on the whole person and their environment.
Photo of Emelia Haiken, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 329-6954
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Sexual Abuse
When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom.
Photo of Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
Sexual Abuse
(650) 727-1761
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Hosts group in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 876-4753
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Sexual Abuse
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
Photo of Ricka L. White-Soso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 221-6652
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Oakland, CA 94612
Sexual Abuse
Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues.
Photo of Caitlin Rose Marvaso, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires.
Sexual Abuse
(844) 283-5906
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Oakland, CA 94611
Sexual Abuse
I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
The clients that I work with often come to therapy for some of the following reasons. 1) Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, confusion or disconnection- wanting to have a more fulfilling relationship to their sexuality 2) Understand patterns in relationships and close social dynamics; 3) Process individual and collective trauma 4) Navigating transition periods in life 5) Self Exploration and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all configurations.
Sexual Abuse
(707) 708-4573
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Oakland, CA 94610
Sexual Abuse
The clients that I work with often come to therapy for some of the following reasons. 1) Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, confusion or disconnection- wanting to have a more fulfilling relationship to their sexuality 2) Understand patterns in relationships and close social dynamics; 3) Process individual and collective trauma 4) Navigating transition periods in life 5) Self Exploration and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all configurations.
Photo of Mary Mahood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
With over 25 years as a licensed therapist, I am a skilled and compassionate guide in helping people feel better, function better, and have more fulfilling relationships. I am able to understand people from multiple perspectives, how their family system has shaped them, how their attachment style impacts them, how their connections with others cause them joy and pain. I am very present in sessions and have an interactive style, giving direct feedback. You won't find me just listening and nodding, I am there to understand you and collaborate on a plan with you for meeting your goals.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 876-4307
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Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
With over 25 years as a licensed therapist, I am a skilled and compassionate guide in helping people feel better, function better, and have more fulfilling relationships. I am able to understand people from multiple perspectives, how their family system has shaped them, how their attachment style impacts them, how their connections with others cause them joy and pain. I am very present in sessions and have an interactive style, giving direct feedback. You won't find me just listening and nodding, I am there to understand you and collaborate on a plan with you for meeting your goals.
Photo of Therese Noel Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Do you feel self-critical, unworthy, stuck, or disconnected from yourself or others? Do you struggle to be present, feel locked into cycles, find yourself having a good life which you can't seem to take in, or don't know what you want at all? These may be signs of unprocessed emotional wounds, grief, or complex or developmental trauma. Emotions, grief, and trauma all exist in non-verbal, non-cognitive parts of our brains and psyches. For this reason, expressive arts therapy and somatic psychotherapy are able to surpass the limitations of traditional "talk therapy", and heal you in ways that may have not been possible before.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 413-4284
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Oakland, CA 94612
Sexual Abuse
Do you feel self-critical, unworthy, stuck, or disconnected from yourself or others? Do you struggle to be present, feel locked into cycles, find yourself having a good life which you can't seem to take in, or don't know what you want at all? These may be signs of unprocessed emotional wounds, grief, or complex or developmental trauma. Emotions, grief, and trauma all exist in non-verbal, non-cognitive parts of our brains and psyches. For this reason, expressive arts therapy and somatic psychotherapy are able to surpass the limitations of traditional "talk therapy", and heal you in ways that may have not been possible before.
Photo of Sandra Murcia, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Seeking support takes courage. The burdens of life may become too heavy for us to carry alone or the pain too great to sustain in silence. Hurtful relationships, abuse, negative self-judgments & unresolved past experiences can impact our ability to bounce back from difficulties. I will strive to create a relationship that feels healing, is respectful, where you feel you have an ally and empowered by your treatment at every step of the process. Together we will discover the nature and source of the obstacles you face, help to reconnect with your inner strengths, and capacities for growth & healing. Click on my website to book today.
Sexual Abuse
(360) 228-2952
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Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
Seeking support takes courage. The burdens of life may become too heavy for us to carry alone or the pain too great to sustain in silence. Hurtful relationships, abuse, negative self-judgments & unresolved past experiences can impact our ability to bounce back from difficulties. I will strive to create a relationship that feels healing, is respectful, where you feel you have an ally and empowered by your treatment at every step of the process. Together we will discover the nature and source of the obstacles you face, help to reconnect with your inner strengths, and capacities for growth & healing. Click on my website to book today.
Photo of Peter Carpentieri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
If you have experienced any level of trauma in your life, either developmentally as a child or through other life experiences, I can support you in slowly and gently releasing the effects of those traumas, and restoring your nervous system to its rightful, regulated state. Through the use of social engagement, guided awareness, movement, art, and other resources, we will explore ways to free you from the bondage of the past and worries about the future. In the safety of a supportive and loving environment, I will offer you guidance to help you live more fully in the present moment, with a deepened sense of joy and ease.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 463-1150
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
If you have experienced any level of trauma in your life, either developmentally as a child or through other life experiences, I can support you in slowly and gently releasing the effects of those traumas, and restoring your nervous system to its rightful, regulated state. Through the use of social engagement, guided awareness, movement, art, and other resources, we will explore ways to free you from the bondage of the past and worries about the future. In the safety of a supportive and loving environment, I will offer you guidance to help you live more fully in the present moment, with a deepened sense of joy and ease.
Photo of Marla McFadin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
A comfortable alliance with a skilled therapist can help you to bring greater awareness and agency to choices you make. Perhaps fulfillment comes from having looked into yourself with curiosity, compassion and support. Bringing yourself forward in your own way and expressing yourself can be challenging in many ways... cultural, political and social inequities, childhood injuries, confusing relationships, difficulties that began with your ancestors, stressful current circumstances. Sometimes being present in yourself as well as in the world with compassion is the most poignant challenge of all.
Sexual Abuse
(541) 214-2253
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Sexual Abuse
A comfortable alliance with a skilled therapist can help you to bring greater awareness and agency to choices you make. Perhaps fulfillment comes from having looked into yourself with curiosity, compassion and support. Bringing yourself forward in your own way and expressing yourself can be challenging in many ways... cultural, political and social inequities, childhood injuries, confusing relationships, difficulties that began with your ancestors, stressful current circumstances. Sometimes being present in yourself as well as in the world with compassion is the most poignant challenge of all.
Photo of Leonicia A Castro, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 662-6163
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Sexual Abuse
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
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ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
I believe in the power of therapy to heal not through quick fixes but instead through developing and expanding your relationship with yourself and your unique parts. My approach centers around exploring this relationship and all the parts of your self that need tending. I am here to support you through that process as you deepen your sense of your own needs and the boundaries and practices that can help you care for yourself. I weave in trauma-informed practices using research about the neurobiology of the brain and trauma responses along with mind-body approaches. My work is anti-oppressive and empowerment-focused.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 288-2651
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
Sexual Abuse
I believe in the power of therapy to heal not through quick fixes but instead through developing and expanding your relationship with yourself and your unique parts. My approach centers around exploring this relationship and all the parts of your self that need tending. I am here to support you through that process as you deepen your sense of your own needs and the boundaries and practices that can help you care for yourself. I weave in trauma-informed practices using research about the neurobiology of the brain and trauma responses along with mind-body approaches. My work is anti-oppressive and empowerment-focused.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 826-3557
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Oakland, CA 94610
Sexual Abuse
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
Photo of Cynthia Rinker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 578-7639 x14
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Oakland, CA 94612
Sexual Abuse
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.

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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Oakland or for Oakland sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in Oakland and sexual violence in Oakland. An Oakland therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Oakland. 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.