Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"Therapy is the process of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we approach the world while contained in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and collaborative space to explore why patterns of thinking and interacting have become painful. In my experience, this process leads to improved relationships and communication, greater confidence and enjoyment in life, relief from feeling stuck, strengthened coping skills to manage life stressors, and progress towards one's inherent potential to thrive. "
Strength-Based
(510) 726-7877
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Strength-Based
"Therapy is the process of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we approach the world while contained in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and collaborative space to explore why patterns of thinking and interacting have become painful. In my experience, this process leads to improved relationships and communication, greater confidence and enjoyment in life, relief from feeling stuck, strengthened coping skills to manage life stressors, and progress towards one's inherent potential to thrive. "
Kara L Bunting, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
Strength-Based
(415) 941-3773
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Strength-Based
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
Glen E Harelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94605
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Strength-Based
(510) 345-1227
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Strength-Based
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Liz Michaud, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, BFA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"***Not currently accepting new clients ***My name is Liz Michaud, LMFT, located in Berkeley, CA. I provide compassionate psychotherapy, life coaching and education to help everyday people strengthen self-esteem, overcome fears and experience self-acceptance. I support identity development, trauma recovery, and the cultivation of hope and resiliency while moving through difficult life transitions. I work with adult individuals who experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, relationship difficulties, identity and cultural challenges, challenges related to gender identity, sexual orientation, life transitions and abuse."
Strength-Based
(510) 230-0512
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Strength-Based
"***Not currently accepting new clients ***My name is Liz Michaud, LMFT, located in Berkeley, CA. I provide compassionate psychotherapy, life coaching and education to help everyday people strengthen self-esteem, overcome fears and experience self-acceptance. I support identity development, trauma recovery, and the cultivation of hope and resiliency while moving through difficult life transitions. I work with adult individuals who experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, relationship difficulties, identity and cultural challenges, challenges related to gender identity, sexual orientation, life transitions and abuse."
Nakia Linzie-Shavers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” —Vivian Greene. There is one thing for certain, life will at times leave you feeling breathless and confused. Processing these life events can be the difference between succumbing to or overcoming. How are you navigating through the issues of life that feel overwhelming? Do you feel like you are just surviving? Is just getting out of bed a struggle? You are making so much progress even reading this! Let me help!"
Strength-Based
(510) 250-3581
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Strength-Based
"“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” —Vivian Greene. There is one thing for certain, life will at times leave you feeling breathless and confused. Processing these life events can be the difference between succumbing to or overcoming. How are you navigating through the issues of life that feel overwhelming? Do you feel like you are just surviving? Is just getting out of bed a struggle? You are making so much progress even reading this! Let me help!"
Francisca Lizana, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94609
"*Currently only accepting adults*. My practice sees adults and children who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is presently challenging, whether a life transition, change, relocation/acculturation, hardships, anxiety, depression or simply not feeling happy. Similarly, I see children who are experiencing family changes or transitions, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills towards better self-regulation, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst others. "
Strength-Based
(925) 255-7936
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Strength-Based
"*Currently only accepting adults*. My practice sees adults and children who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is presently challenging, whether a life transition, change, relocation/acculturation, hardships, anxiety, depression or simply not feeling happy. Similarly, I see children who are experiencing family changes or transitions, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills towards better self-regulation, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst others. "
Hannah Acevedo,
MS, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home."
Strength-Based
(510) 683-5930
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Strength-Based
"Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home."
Rebecca Lueck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"With mindfulness and compassion, I help my clients transform their limiting beliefs, access their strengths and move toward a greater sense of wholeness and ease. Couples describe my work as insight-oriented, relational, and free from blame or guilt. Colleagues and clients have called my style authentic, direct, and compassionate. I always try to provide warmth and a quick sense of humor."
Strength-Based
(628) 227-5891
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Strength-Based
"With mindfulness and compassion, I help my clients transform their limiting beliefs, access their strengths and move toward a greater sense of wholeness and ease. Couples describe my work as insight-oriented, relational, and free from blame or guilt. Colleagues and clients have called my style authentic, direct, and compassionate. I always try to provide warmth and a quick sense of humor."
Kate Franza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94619
"My name is Kate Franza and I am a licensed therapist located in San Francisco. Originally from New York, I received my degree from Fordham University. My practice is grounded in my community mental health background, with a focus on LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression and substance use. My clients experience relationship struggles,trauma, chronic relapse, and many are interested in exploring and understanding their sexuality and gender identity. I use a harm reduction approach and I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive and mindfulness-based skill building."
Strength-Based
(312) 548-8813
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94619
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Strength-Based
"My name is Kate Franza and I am a licensed therapist located in San Francisco. Originally from New York, I received my degree from Fordham University. My practice is grounded in my community mental health background, with a focus on LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression and substance use. My clients experience relationship struggles,trauma, chronic relapse, and many are interested in exploring and understanding their sexuality and gender identity. I use a harm reduction approach and I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive and mindfulness-based skill building."
Sarwang Parikh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94609
"I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation."
Strength-Based
(510) 944-1657
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Strength-Based
"I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation."
Gina Delucca @ Wellspace, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome! It is my pleasure to help you live the life you want for yourself. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief, stress, work-life balance, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, life transitions, identity issues, and chronic medical conditions. I am very passionate and devoted to my work and believe whole-heartedly in the value and benefits of psychotherapy. Therapy can be an excellent place for you to gain insight, process emotions, learn practical skills to handle life's challenges, make positive changes in your life, and achieve personal growth."
Strength-Based
(415) 488-8462
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Strength-Based
"Welcome! It is my pleasure to help you live the life you want for yourself. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief, stress, work-life balance, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, life transitions, identity issues, and chronic medical conditions. I am very passionate and devoted to my work and believe whole-heartedly in the value and benefits of psychotherapy. Therapy can be an excellent place for you to gain insight, process emotions, learn practical skills to handle life's challenges, make positive changes in your life, and achieve personal growth."
Lindsey Antin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Does it feel like you are repeating the same arguments, and unsure how to make progress? Or are you considering a life transition such as engagement or starting a family, and unsure of when your relationship will feel ready? We are 4 licensed therapists and specialize in couples who want help sorting through their topics with a focused approach. We practice research-based therapy on the science of good relationships. "
Strength-Based
(925) 252-5994
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Strength-Based
"Does it feel like you are repeating the same arguments, and unsure how to make progress? Or are you considering a life transition such as engagement or starting a family, and unsure of when your relationship will feel ready? We are 4 licensed therapists and specialize in couples who want help sorting through their topics with a focused approach. We practice research-based therapy on the science of good relationships. "
Dorothy Kaufmann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, Lit, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I embrace an integrative model that focuses on your needs, working with you collaboratively as we uncover your path to healing, balance, and aliveness. I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. For much of my adult life, I was a humanities professor, which I see as informing my present vocation. Having struggled with the challenge of many life transitions -- endings and beginnings, sometimes imposed, sometimes chosen -- I feel passionate about helping you with yours. You can always expect to find with me a safe space that offers compassion, warmth, and openness. My practice is LGBT friendly."
Strength-Based
(510) 694-0715
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Strength-Based
"I embrace an integrative model that focuses on your needs, working with you collaboratively as we uncover your path to healing, balance, and aliveness. I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. For much of my adult life, I was a humanities professor, which I see as informing my present vocation. Having struggled with the challenge of many life transitions -- endings and beginnings, sometimes imposed, sometimes chosen -- I feel passionate about helping you with yours. You can always expect to find with me a safe space that offers compassion, warmth, and openness. My practice is LGBT friendly."
Melinda Perales, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RAMFT, #103897
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 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 a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Strength-Based
(510) 681-0296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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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 a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Tuyet-Lyn Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Holistically oriented, I believe that we each have wisdom inside waiting to be tapped into, utilized and developed. I provide a supportive and nurturing space where you can discover your capacity to feel alive and whole. I help people develop and enhance their relational skills. I bring a sensitivity and knowledge to the effects of inter generational trauma, societal and cultural realities that may impact one's sense of self and connection to others. I help with self-esteem, co-dependency, surviving/thriving, sexuality, relationships & developing one's intuition. I help and support individuals, couples, families & facilitate groups."
Strength-Based
(510) 573-7360
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Strength-Based
"Holistically oriented, I believe that we each have wisdom inside waiting to be tapped into, utilized and developed. I provide a supportive and nurturing space where you can discover your capacity to feel alive and whole. I help people develop and enhance their relational skills. I bring a sensitivity and knowledge to the effects of inter generational trauma, societal and cultural realities that may impact one's sense of self and connection to others. I help with self-esteem, co-dependency, surviving/thriving, sexuality, relationships & developing one's intuition. I help and support individuals, couples, families & facilitate groups."
Sonja Baumer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Strength-Based
(510) 674-1056
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Strength-Based
"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."
Jeff Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"I came to this field when I began my recovery 12 years ago, feeling that my lived experience would be greatly beneficial for others struggling to find new ways of being. I believe we all want to be our best selves, and have the capacity for real change. It is my honor to support and facilitate that process, working in genuine collaboration with my clients, and to offer unconditional respect and compassion through the transformation. We can work together on priorities you identify, in a way that suits you. ***I offer a free initial session***"
Strength-Based
(510) 674-0587
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Strength-Based
"I came to this field when I began my recovery 12 years ago, feeling that my lived experience would be greatly beneficial for others struggling to find new ways of being. I believe we all want to be our best selves, and have the capacity for real change. It is my honor to support and facilitate that process, working in genuine collaboration with my clients, and to offer unconditional respect and compassion through the transformation. We can work together on priorities you identify, in a way that suits you. ***I offer a free initial session***"
Tecsia Evans, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94606
"Dr. Evans and her team of psychologists at Your Therapy Now, provide quality clinical and assessment services for the everyday person. Our focus is to collaborate with you and identify concrete goals for your emotional health, create a plan that helps you achieve these goals and provide a supportive space that empowers you along the way. Our model is simple: therapy is meant to equip you with the tools you need, as you need them, to make the changes you desire to see in your life."
Strength-Based
(510) 369-1495
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Strength-Based
"Dr. Evans and her team of psychologists at Your Therapy Now, provide quality clinical and assessment services for the everyday person. Our focus is to collaborate with you and identify concrete goals for your emotional health, create a plan that helps you achieve these goals and provide a supportive space that empowers you along the way. Our model is simple: therapy is meant to equip you with the tools you need, as you need them, to make the changes you desire to see in your life."
Tiha Baker
MS, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94610
"I work with those who have trouble finding their voice and reconnect them to their personal power. I see depression and anxiety as cues of being misaligned with life, and working together, we find ways to realign with your purpose. In the counseling room, I focus on helping people to identify what is important to them, what prevents them from achieving their goals and I use mindfulness techniques to help them sit through the discomfort of transitions and life's challenges. I work with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and finding purpose. I specialize in working with artists, people in tech, and QTPOC populations. "
Strength-Based
(510) 616-9413
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Strength-Based
"I work with those who have trouble finding their voice and reconnect them to their personal power. I see depression and anxiety as cues of being misaligned with life, and working together, we find ways to realign with your purpose. In the counseling room, I focus on helping people to identify what is important to them, what prevents them from achieving their goals and I use mindfulness techniques to help them sit through the discomfort of transitions and life's challenges. I work with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and finding purpose. I specialize in working with artists, people in tech, and QTPOC populations. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Oakland, California 94602
"When encountering challenging life transitions, unexpected circumstances, and difficult personal struggles, the stressors and uncertainties that we deal with can often leave us feeling un-grounded and off-center. Sometimes, we may find ourselves stuck in a place that does not resonate with the vision we have of our most healthy and whole selves. Particularly during these times, I believe that being able to find and work with a therapist whose approach matches our needs can provide long-term benefits in our ability to establish and/or reconnect with our internal sense of strength, healing, fulfillment and emotional wellness."
Strength-Based
(510) 319-0686
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Strength-Based
"When encountering challenging life transitions, unexpected circumstances, and difficult personal struggles, the stressors and uncertainties that we deal with can often leave us feeling un-grounded and off-center. Sometimes, we may find ourselves stuck in a place that does not resonate with the vision we have of our most healthy and whole selves. Particularly during these times, I believe that being able to find and work with a therapist whose approach matches our needs can provide long-term benefits in our ability to establish and/or reconnect with our internal sense of strength, healing, fulfillment and emotional wellness."

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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.

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.