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Stephanie Bain
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Stephanie Bain

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
445 Bellevue Ave, #6B, Oakland, CA 94610
Let's Connect (510) 216-1376
I work with people who have been told they're “too sensitive,” “too much,” feel misunderstood, or feel alienated from the mainstream–people looking for a therapist who "gets it." You are not too intense, too sensitive, or too "out there." The whole of you is welcome with me! I specialize in both individual and couples therapy. Individuals who work with me are often struggling with intense emotions; couples who work with me are often stuck in loops of conflict or suffering from breakdowns in trust. I enthusiastically welcome activists, LGBTQIA+, poly + kinky folks, artists + dreamers, and highly sensitive + emotionally intense types.
How does therapy work? We will explore the deeper aspects of your experience and collaborate on the practical problems arising in your life, increase awareness, get unstuck from unhelpful patterns, strengthen relationships, soothe anxieties, and learn to set boundaries and communicate. My style is direct, warm, and engaging.
I came to my role as a psychotherapist after experiencing the transformative impact of therapy in my life. I feel honored to be able to facilitate that process for others and find my work deeply fulfilling and meaningful. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
Call or Stephanie Bain now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 216-1376

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

445 Bellevue Ave

#6B

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 216-1376

Stephanie Bain Therapy

3021 Telegraph Avenue

Suite C

Berkeley, CA 94705

I work with trauma, relationships, and sociopolitical stress. In-person sessions in Berkeley and virtual sessions for anyone in California.
I specialize in Borderline Personality (BPD), Relationship Issues and Mood Disorders 
$190 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Stephanie Bain
Let's Connect (510) 216-1376

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

445 Bellevue Ave

#6B

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 216-1376

Stephanie Bain Therapy

3021 Telegraph Avenue

Suite C

Berkeley, CA 94705

I work with trauma, relationships, and sociopolitical stress. In-person sessions in Berkeley and virtual sessions for anyone in California.
I specialize in Borderline Personality (BPD), Relationship Issues and Mood Disorders 
$190 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Stephanie Bain

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $190
  • Couple Sessions $210
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I am an out-of-network provider and can provide superbills for potential insurance reimbursement. I recommend googling the Nirvana Health Out-of-Network Reimbursement Calculator so you can check your insurance reimbursement rates.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I am an out-of-network provider and can provide superbills for potential insurance reimbursement. I recommend googling the Nirvana Health Out-of-Network Reimbursement Calculator so you can check your insurance reimbursement rates.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LMFT137288 Stephanie Bain
  • Membership with CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • Membership with Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association For Gender & Sexual Diversity
  • Attended Pacifica Graduate Institute
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I work integratively, calling on multiple techniques and philosophies, to give space for what you need and to be the most effective therapist for you. I especially lean on my training in trauma theory, EMDR, EFT, mindfulness, depth psychology, and DBT.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I work integratively, calling on multiple techniques and philosophies, to give space for what you need and to be the most effective therapist for you. I especially lean on my training in trauma theory, EMDR, EFT, mindfulness, depth psychology, and DBT.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I work with trauma, emotional overwhelm and intensity, anxiety, relationships, and sociopolitically-related stress using insight-based work, empathic validation and gentle challenge, trauma processing, and nervous system regulation skills. I work with couples experiencing high conflict and communication breakdown, and building trust and intimacy, with emphasis on supporting LGBTQIA folks.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I work with trauma, emotional overwhelm and intensity, anxiety, relationships, and sociopolitically-related stress using insight-based work, empathic validation and gentle challenge, trauma processing, and nervous system regulation skills. I work with couples experiencing high conflict and communication breakdown, and building trust and intimacy, with emphasis on supporting LGBTQIA folks.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

5 Endorsements

Charmy Marras
Charmy Marras
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Stephanie approaches this work with a deep sense of compassion, and understands how the collective world around us relates to the mental health of her clients. She is a supportive advocate and I highly recommend her as your potential therapist.
Jace Lawa
Jace Lawa
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Stephanie is an incredibly insightful clinician who bings in humor and warm directness to support her clients in achieving their goals. She is passionate about her work, and you can tell she is meant to be a therapist!
Kai Lillie
Kai Lillie
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
I highly recommend Stephanie as an incredible clinician, combining evidence-based modalities with a depth approach while creating a warm and safe environment to explore what ever arises in session.
Jennie Tranter
Jennie Tranter
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFTAPCC
Stephanie combines her great warmth and curiosity about her clients' inner worlds with the keen sharpness of her intellect in a beautiful way that opens up new insights and avenues of healing for her clients. I admire her work, and recommend her highly.
Evan Loofbourrow
Evan Loofbourrow
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Stephanie is a wonderful person and therapist! She is warm, inviting, and caring. I would happily refer clients to her.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
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

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
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
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
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I work psychodynamically (insight-based talk therapy) using a social justice lens, integrating EMDR, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral skill-based modalities when useful, and adding a healthy dose of humor when appropriate. Much of my practice is dedicated to partners work and helping couples out of frustrating loops of conflict to be better able to connect and experience intimacy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I work psychodynamically (insight-based talk therapy) using a social justice lens, integrating EMDR, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral skill-based modalities when useful, and adding a healthy dose of humor when appropriate. Much of my practice is dedicated to partners work and helping couples out of frustrating loops of conflict to be better able to connect and experience intimacy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

445 Bellevue Ave

#6B

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 216-1376

Additional Location

Stephanie Bain Therapy

3021 Telegraph Avenue

Suite C

Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 216-1376
"
I work with trauma, relationships, and sociopolitical stress. In-person sessions in Berkeley and virtual sessions for anyone in California.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I work with trauma, relationships, and sociopolitical stress. In-person sessions in Berkeley and virtual sessions for anyone in California.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 216-1376
Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Last Modified: 2 Mar 2024