Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

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Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 403-1458

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Announcement icon At this time, I am only meeting with clients via video or phone calls due to COVID-19.
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
What can I help with? * Getting more satisfaction from relationships * Resolving communication problems * Emotional intimacy * Sexual issues * Trust/jealousy * Infidelity * Coming out * Transitioning * Relationships with parents/family * Parenting issues * Divorce/remarriage * Size acceptance, Health at Every Size, letting go of dieting * Dealing with stress, depression, anxiety * Oppression, -isms, living outside the margins
I can negotiate a fee reduction with clients on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability. I have a limited number of lower-cost openings available for post-secondary students. Reduced-fee slots are more often available during the daytime/afternoon hours. PLEASE call or email via my website!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: California / 49616
  • School: Syracuse University
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gottman Institute / Level 3 Training
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: AAMFT / 81660
  • Certificate Date: 1997

Location

Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 403-1458
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Transgender
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Poly/Kink-friendly
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Size Acceptance/HAES
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

Sheila is an outstanding teacher, writer and clinician who has made huge contributions for people seeking sex-positive therapy. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Karin Wandrei, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Dr. Addison is one of the most compassionate, kind-hearted, and empathetic Family Therapist that I know . She truly listens to her clients and is able to guide them gently along their life's journey. She is able to truly connect with each and ever person she works with. Over the years I have witnessed Dr. Addison become a brilliant therapist, and would recommend her in a heartbeat for anyone who needs fantastic therapist.

Last Modified: 1 Oct 2020
Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT