Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
Strength-Based
(510) 939-7914
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Oakland, CA 94609
Strength-Based
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
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Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
Strength-Based
(510) 480-3797
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Oakland, CA 94610
Strength-Based
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
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Psychological Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
I enjoy helping people make progress in their lives. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to speak freely about themselves and I use an individualized approach to better understand their own unique difficulties. I use a relational approach to help clients better understand their own motivations and choices.
Strength-Based
(510) 470-4863
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Oakland, CA 94612
Strength-Based
I enjoy helping people make progress in their lives. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to speak freely about themselves and I use an individualized approach to better understand their own unique difficulties. I use a relational approach to help clients better understand their own motivations and choices.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
Strength-Based
(510) 832-0717
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Oakland, CA 94610
Strength-Based
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers.
Strength-Based
(510) 592-5320
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Oakland, CA 94612
Strength-Based
I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
Strength-Based
(510) 858-0654
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Oakland, CA 94611
Strength-Based
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
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LPC Intern, MA, NCC, APCC Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds.
Strength-Based
(510) 601-1929 x17
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Oakland, CA 94610
Strength-Based
I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
Strength-Based
(650) 446-3647
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Strength-Based
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Strength-Based
(510) 876-4835
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Strength-Based
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Photo of Rain Sussman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Strength-Based
(510) 649-1909
Verified

Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Strength-Based
The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
Strength-Based
(510) 901-4956
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Oakland, CA 94618
Strength-Based
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
I offer individual and couples therapy to adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and dating issues, career concerns, identity development, and life transitions. Many express difficulty balancing busy professional lives with maintaining a fulfilling personal life, and express a fear of getting stuck. Clients are often interested in improving their communication and coping skills, and are looking to achieve a sense of greater ease, calm, and connection to themselves and others in their lives.
Strength-Based
(415) 980-2262
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
Strength-Based
I offer individual and couples therapy to adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and dating issues, career concerns, identity development, and life transitions. Many express difficulty balancing busy professional lives with maintaining a fulfilling personal life, and express a fear of getting stuck. Clients are often interested in improving their communication and coping skills, and are looking to achieve a sense of greater ease, calm, and connection to themselves and others in their lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 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.
Strength-Based
(628) 227-5810
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Strength-Based
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
I consider myself a true relationship specialist: More than 75% of my practice is with couples. And when I work with individuals, I'm not just focusing on symptom management but on how to have deep and meaningful connections with others. Whether you're looking for a relationship or are in one that's experiencing challenges, I'd love to help.
Strength-Based
(510) 662-6929
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Strength-Based
I consider myself a true relationship specialist: More than 75% of my practice is with couples. And when I work with individuals, I'm not just focusing on symptom management but on how to have deep and meaningful connections with others. Whether you're looking for a relationship or are in one that's experiencing challenges, I'd love to help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Strength-Based
(628) 209-6357
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Strength-Based
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Finding a therapist with whom you connect can be a daunting experience. At Spectrum Practice of Berkeley, we are a varied group of licensed practitioners (LCSW, LMFT, PhD) providing therapy, coaching, and neuropsychological evaluation. Our therapeutic approach may range from short-term solution focused to more involved individual work to define strengths, clarify goals, and examine areas for growth. We strive to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgemental setting for self-exploration. We focus on under-served individuals to improve access to care and facilitate empowerment. We have providers fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.
Strength-Based
(510) 239-5325
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Strength-Based
Finding a therapist with whom you connect can be a daunting experience. At Spectrum Practice of Berkeley, we are a varied group of licensed practitioners (LCSW, LMFT, PhD) providing therapy, coaching, and neuropsychological evaluation. Our therapeutic approach may range from short-term solution focused to more involved individual work to define strengths, clarify goals, and examine areas for growth. We strive to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgemental setting for self-exploration. We focus on under-served individuals to improve access to care and facilitate empowerment. We have providers fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.
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ASW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
Strength-Based
(402) 685-8650
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Oakland, CA 94609
Strength-Based
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
I don't "fix" people's lives, I help "fit" people for their lives. You absolutely deserve your second chance for a first class life. I will help you discover talents for accessing your unique reservoir of resources. I will hold forth a safe environment for you to manage your makeover. I am passionately positive about your possibilities to be productive. I have studied the human mind thoroughly presenting myself competent to provide profound insights into your thoughts and emotions. I employ strength-based, evidence-proven techniques to create satisfying long lasting results. Together we can achieve progress in your life's process.
Strength-Based
(510) 674-0740
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Strength-Based
I don't "fix" people's lives, I help "fit" people for their lives. You absolutely deserve your second chance for a first class life. I will help you discover talents for accessing your unique reservoir of resources. I will hold forth a safe environment for you to manage your makeover. I am passionately positive about your possibilities to be productive. I have studied the human mind thoroughly presenting myself competent to provide profound insights into your thoughts and emotions. I employ strength-based, evidence-proven techniques to create satisfying long lasting results. Together we can achieve progress in your life's process.
Photo of Lee Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment.
Strength-Based
(510) 684-9930
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Strength-Based
I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RAMFT, #103897 Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology.
Strength-Based
(510) 681-0296
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Oakland, CA 94609
Strength-Based
Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues. 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.