Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Sexual Addiction
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(415) 413-4284
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Oakland, California 94612
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"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Shenelle Jackson, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everything seemed to be going right, but recently everything in your world has turned upside down. Your spouse is unhappy. The children are running wild. Work is getting more complicated. Now you are stressed out, depressed and worried. You do not feel good about yourself and have let yourself go. You feel like you are constantly battling with yourself and everyone in your life. Life is an ever-changing experience that at times can be overwhelming and hard to manage mentally. As your therapist, I am intentional about helping you through this time and providing you with the tools necessary to tackle the hardships that have come. "
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 953-4685
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Sexual Addiction
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"Everything seemed to be going right, but recently everything in your world has turned upside down. Your spouse is unhappy. The children are running wild. Work is getting more complicated. Now you are stressed out, depressed and worried. You do not feel good about yourself and have let yourself go. You feel like you are constantly battling with yourself and everyone in your life. Life is an ever-changing experience that at times can be overwhelming and hard to manage mentally. As your therapist, I am intentional about helping you through this time and providing you with the tools necessary to tackle the hardships that have come. "
Danielle Saunders, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 345-1272
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Sexual Addiction
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"Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them."
Sonja Baumer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient clinics, schools, private practice, and humanitarian organizations. My practice has been informed by clinical training and extensive academic background in developmental psychology. It also incorporates my life experience in coping with challenges of immigration, parenthood, career transitions and aging. I believe that healing entails personal growth. You may need to develop a new awareness, an insight, or a specific coping skill to resolve your problem. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is that you need in order to live a more productive and enjoyable life."
Sexual Addiction
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(415) 851-5104
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Sexual Addiction
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"I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient clinics, schools, private practice, and humanitarian organizations. My practice has been informed by clinical training and extensive academic background in developmental psychology. It also incorporates my life experience in coping with challenges of immigration, parenthood, career transitions and aging. I believe that healing entails personal growth. You may need to develop a new awareness, an insight, or a specific coping skill to resolve your problem. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is that you need in order to live a more productive and enjoyable life."
Mark L Oliver, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence."
Sexual Addiction
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(628) 227-5810
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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"I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence."
Farooq Malik, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "
Sexual Addiction
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(415) 964-3281
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "
Mark Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 756-2113
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Sexual Addiction
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"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
Kasey Varga, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Sexual Addiction
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(628) 227-5522
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Sexual Addiction
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"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Gerald B. Chambers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 606-9367
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Sexual Addiction
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"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."
Michelle Gutierrez, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
"Thank you for visiting me. I know preparing yourself to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and can trust is not easy. It takes a lot of courage. If you’ve gotten to this point of being ready to speak with someone new, you’re doing a great job. My main goals in our work together will be to always have hope that everything is healable and to always treat you and your journey with the upmost respect and compassion. "
Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
(628) 300-3594
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
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Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
"Thank you for visiting me. I know preparing yourself to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and can trust is not easy. It takes a lot of courage. If you’ve gotten to this point of being ready to speak with someone new, you’re doing a great job. My main goals in our work together will be to always have hope that everything is healable and to always treat you and your journey with the upmost respect and compassion. "
Sean Stefon Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
(510) 240-5906
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Sexual Addiction
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"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Miranda York, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Starting therapy can be daunting, so I encourage you to reach out, even if you're uncertain where to start. I've witnessed profound impacts in my work with people, where shame becomes self acceptance and overwhelm becomes relief and ease. I welcome everyone who wants to work with me, and especially welcome those who may not have felt comfortable in therapy before, possibly due to experiencing marginality, societal oppression, or being shy. I also tend to work well with over achievers, sensitive introverts, and perfectionists struggling to find a stable sense of self worth. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed."
Sexual Addiction
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(415) 360-2733
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Sexual Addiction
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"Starting therapy can be daunting, so I encourage you to reach out, even if you're uncertain where to start. I've witnessed profound impacts in my work with people, where shame becomes self acceptance and overwhelm becomes relief and ease. I welcome everyone who wants to work with me, and especially welcome those who may not have felt comfortable in therapy before, possibly due to experiencing marginality, societal oppression, or being shy. I also tend to work well with over achievers, sensitive introverts, and perfectionists struggling to find a stable sense of self worth. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed."
Jill E. Reed, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
(510) 953-4706
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Larisa Blum, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, JD, CMT-SE
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a somatic therapist who focuses on relational, attachment and childhood trauma issues. I work with individuals and couples to address relationship ambivalence, anxiety, major life transition, depression, stuckness, poor communication and conflict, among other issues. I help with building awareness of one's thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to develop greater insight and uncover new choices."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 924-0161
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Sexual Addiction
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"I am a somatic therapist who focuses on relational, attachment and childhood trauma issues. I work with individuals and couples to address relationship ambivalence, anxiety, major life transition, depression, stuckness, poor communication and conflict, among other issues. I help with building awareness of one's thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to develop greater insight and uncover new choices."
Betty Tharpe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 735-8960
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Sexual Addiction
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"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
James Francis Gallagher Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Sexual Addiction
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"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Mahrs Schoppman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 543-0663
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Sexual Addiction
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"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
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."
Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
(628) 888-6059
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Sexual Addiction
Play Therapy
"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."
Lisa Horowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 330-2470
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Sexual Addiction
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"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Caroline Mok, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"My practice specializes in providing assessment and psychotherapy to individual adults and and couples. I have experience in treating numerous psychological disorders and supporting patients through difficult times, conflictual relationships, and troubling emotions. Along with the general areas of psychology, I specialize in the treatment of trauma. I have worked as a trauma researcher for ten years at the Palo Alto VA and Palo Alto University, publishing a book chapter on personality disorders and paper in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management."
Sexual Addiction
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(510) 827-1036
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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"My practice specializes in providing assessment and psychotherapy to individual adults and and couples. I have experience in treating numerous psychological disorders and supporting patients through difficult times, conflictual relationships, and troubling emotions. Along with the general areas of psychology, I specialize in the treatment of trauma. I have worked as a trauma researcher for ten years at the Palo Alto VA and Palo Alto University, publishing a book chapter on personality disorders and paper in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management."

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Sexual Addiction Therapists
Sexual addictions usually are revealed in stages: Preoccupation: continual fantasies about sexual prospects or situations, which can trigger episodes of sexual "acting-out": Ritualization: a preferred sexual activity or situation is often stereotyped and repetitive; Sexual Compulsion: continual engagement in sexual activity despite negative consequences and desire to stop; Despair: guilt or shame over inability to control behavior or feel remorse; and, Other behavioral problems, particularly chemical dependency and eating disorders.

Sex addiction or love addiction in marriage is common and inevitably leads to betrayal and hurt. Overcoming and recovery from sexual addiction starts with recognizing that you are out of control.

If you're looking for help with sex addiction in Oakland or for an Oakland sex addiction therapist these professionals provide help understanding sex addiction. They provide sexual addiction counseling in Oakland, sexual addiction advice, treatment for sex addiction in Oakland or sex addiction treatment near Oakland. They include Oakland sex addiction therapists, sex addiction psychologists in Oakland, sexual addiction psychotherapists and sex addiction counselors.

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.