Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

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Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
(510) 403-1458 Website

Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT


Location

411 30th St
Suite 412
Oakland, California 94609
(510) 403-1458

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This location is easily accessible from:

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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!

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: Syracuse University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 49616 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AAMFT / 81660
  • Member Since: 1997
  • Certificate: Gottman Institute / Level 2 Training
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

411 30th St
Suite 412
Oakland, California 94609
(510) 403-1458

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
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Poly/Kink-friendly
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Size Acceptance/HAES
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Mr. Roger Lake, MS
Mr. Roger Lake, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 11 years
Dr. Frank Davis, PhD
Dr. Frank Davis, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 6 years
Dr. Nancy Arvold, PhD, MFT
Dr. Nancy Arvold, PhD, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Mr. Michael Lysaght, MA, LMFT
Mr. Michael Lysaght, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Counselor Colleague, known for 17 years
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Elena Gardella, MA, LMFT
Elena Gardella, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 1 years
Noelle Clason, MA, AMFT
Noelle Clason, MA, AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Colleague, known for 3 years
Barton Shulman, MA, LPCC, NCC
Barton Shulman, MA, LPCC, NCC
Other Colleague, known for 7 years
Tamara Lipton, MS
Tamara Lipton, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Classmate, known for 1 years
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.
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Counselor Colleague, known for 17 years
Sheila is an amazing provider and great supervisor. She explored issues in ways that I didn't think to do so! I enjoyed learning from and growing as a clinician with her!
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist known for < 1 year
Mr. Michael Lysaght, MA, LMFT
Mr. Michael Lysaght, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Mike is an incredibly warm and friendly person to talk with. He has such a positive, caring attitude toward his clients, and he continually pushes himself to lean more about how to deepen the craft of therapy in order to provide the best possible services to those who come to him for help. He really believes in a collaborative approach that respects clients' beliefs and experiences. He is always looking for a way for there to be a "win-win" - how can you get what you want from life and relationships, and what changes will help you get there? Mike takes his responsibilities as a therapist and healer very seriously, and yet he's always open to feedback and to learning more, which helps him walk with his clients on their journeys.
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Mr. Steven Schoser, MA, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, HS-BCP
Counselor Colleague, known for 17 years
Steve is a delightful gentleman with a big, big heart. I know how much he cares about his clients and roots for them to succeed in their lives and relationships. I can't think of anyone who's more compassionate and sensitive than Steve.
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Miss. Amber Boyd, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist known for < 1 year
Amber is an excellent therapist with a strong sense of social justice as well as an endless amount of compassion for her clients. She has experience working with the LGBTQ community, and deep knowledge of the dynamics of African-American couples and families. I am privileged to work with her in my practice.

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Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018
Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Sheila Addison

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT