Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , MA, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Transgender Allied
(510) 944-1581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Beth Gadomski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
Transgender Allied
(415) 373-6080
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Transgender Allied
"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
Marjorie Chaset, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Many of the people who reach out to me for therapy describe themselves as disheartened and distressed with some major part of their lives. Some feel sadly disconnected in their intimate relationship with a primary partner or spouse. Others feel they can't find a way to communicate and connect with a parent, child or sibling. Other people want relief from feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by stress. What they all have in common is a genuine desire to feel more deeply connected in their relationships and to live more fully and with greater ease. Does this sound like you?"
Transgender Allied
(650) 516-6803
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"Many of the people who reach out to me for therapy describe themselves as disheartened and distressed with some major part of their lives. Some feel sadly disconnected in their intimate relationship with a primary partner or spouse. Others feel they can't find a way to communicate and connect with a parent, child or sibling. Other people want relief from feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by stress. What they all have in common is a genuine desire to feel more deeply connected in their relationships and to live more fully and with greater ease. Does this sound like you?"
Alison Trules, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In times of transition life can be complicated and it may be difficult to make the best choices or decisions. A warm, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist can help guide you though these times. If you are struggling in your life right now, I offer you a safe place and the support that you need. Therapy will provide a structure that allows you to work on your relationship with yourself and improve your relationship with others. I work with adults and adolescents on a broad range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, body image and eating disorders."
Transgender Allied
(510) 417-3442
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Transgender Allied
"In times of transition life can be complicated and it may be difficult to make the best choices or decisions. A warm, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist can help guide you though these times. If you are struggling in your life right now, I offer you a safe place and the support that you need. Therapy will provide a structure that allows you to work on your relationship with yourself and improve your relationship with others. I work with adults and adolescents on a broad range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, body image and eating disorders."
Amanda Piasecki, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
Transgender Allied
(415) 938-7007
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Transgender Allied
"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
Christina Michelle Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"( Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time.) Hello! Congratulations on the step you are making towards your healing. It takes incredible bravery to share your story and journey with another person, and I will do my best to create and maintain an atmosphere of safety, respect, and acceptance for all of your identities, strengths, and concerns. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experiences: within you already is the the capacity to fully heal from past wounds. I see myself as a "Co-explorer" on your journey to living the life you desire and want to assist you in trusting your own inner wisdom."
Transgender Allied
(510) 698-9385
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"( Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time.) Hello! Congratulations on the step you are making towards your healing. It takes incredible bravery to share your story and journey with another person, and I will do my best to create and maintain an atmosphere of safety, respect, and acceptance for all of your identities, strengths, and concerns. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experiences: within you already is the the capacity to fully heal from past wounds. I see myself as a "Co-explorer" on your journey to living the life you desire and want to assist you in trusting your own inner wisdom."
Leena K Osteraas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Transgender Allied
(510) 662-1257
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Amanda Houston-Hamilton, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH, MFT
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving."
Transgender Allied
(415) 867-5100
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Transgender Allied
"My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving."
Amy Ratkovich, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
Transgender Allied
(510) 694-1245
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Transgender Allied
"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have experience working with various age groups from transitional aged youth (16-24), adults, to older adults. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session."
Transgender Allied
(510) 344-5684
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Transgender Allied
"I have experience working with various age groups from transitional aged youth (16-24), adults, to older adults. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session."
Willow Banks
MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings offer the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy."
Transgender Allied
(510) 291-4854
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings offer the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy."
Jennie Merovick, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Working on who you are is among the most important tasks you undertake. Thoughtful people who find they are uncomfortable with something in themselves often turn to therapy to make a shift. Reasons to come to therapy differ: personal crisis, uncertainty, unwanted patterns, self doubt, harsh self-criticism, anxiety, etc... Therapy is an opportunity to understand yourself better and to experience being understood by another. "
Transgender Allied
(707) 663-4499
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Transgender Allied
"Working on who you are is among the most important tasks you undertake. Thoughtful people who find they are uncomfortable with something in themselves often turn to therapy to make a shift. Reasons to come to therapy differ: personal crisis, uncertainty, unwanted patterns, self doubt, harsh self-criticism, anxiety, etc... Therapy is an opportunity to understand yourself better and to experience being understood by another. "
Bri Badelle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Transgender Allied
(510) 573-7559
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Transgender Allied
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Kathryn Orfirer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Transgender Allied
(510) 692-9736
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Transgender Allied
(650) 727-1761
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
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Transgender Allied
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Say the Word,
MA, CCC-SLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Hello there! I am a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (MA, CCC-SLP) in the SF/Bay Area with years of experience working in public schools, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. I began my career in outpatient, and have also worked in the schools and in skilled nursing. In each setting, I have learned so much, serving patients across the lifespan with a range of disorders and comorbidities. I started my private practice to better serve the needs of my clients as individals. I treat a variety of disorders affecting speech, language, cognition, swallowing, voice, fluency, feeding, and communication."
Transgender Allied
(510) 513-8841
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Transgender Allied
"Hello there! I am a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (MA, CCC-SLP) in the SF/Bay Area with years of experience working in public schools, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. I began my career in outpatient, and have also worked in the schools and in skilled nursing. In each setting, I have learned so much, serving patients across the lifespan with a range of disorders and comorbidities. I started my private practice to better serve the needs of my clients as individals. I treat a variety of disorders affecting speech, language, cognition, swallowing, voice, fluency, feeding, and communication."
Shelley M Samuels, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MS, APPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Therapy is neither magic nor science, but I believe that therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. I offer a warm, supportive environment to help individuals explore deep trauma as well as ordinary issues that impact daily life and long-term goals. I strive to inspire creativity through nature, and incorporate creative arts into my practice. My specialties: LGBTQQ issues/identity, working through grief/loss, helping with political wounding, healing survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault, positive aging, body image, building long-term relationships, and life transitions. A veteran career counselor, I've over 7 years of experience providing career counseling and coaching."
Transgender Allied
(510) 974-7425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Transgender Allied
"Therapy is neither magic nor science, but I believe that therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. I offer a warm, supportive environment to help individuals explore deep trauma as well as ordinary issues that impact daily life and long-term goals. I strive to inspire creativity through nature, and incorporate creative arts into my practice. My specialties: LGBTQQ issues/identity, working through grief/loss, helping with political wounding, healing survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault, positive aging, body image, building long-term relationships, and life transitions. A veteran career counselor, I've over 7 years of experience providing career counseling and coaching."
Susanna McKean Moore, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have lived and worked in the East Bay for two decades. Se habla espanol. I have worked with children, teens and adults of various classes, ethnicities, religions and races, especially those who are marginalized in some way. I have extensive training in gender identity issues, the effects of trauma and loss, and the psychological impact of social injustice. Are you or your child suffering from anxiety or depression? Together we will create a safe way forward. I am flexible and practical, and trained in psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused therapy, play therapy and EMDR."
Transgender Allied
(510) 240-5918
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Transgender Allied
"I have lived and worked in the East Bay for two decades. Se habla espanol. I have worked with children, teens and adults of various classes, ethnicities, religions and races, especially those who are marginalized in some way. I have extensive training in gender identity issues, the effects of trauma and loss, and the psychological impact of social injustice. Are you or your child suffering from anxiety or depression? Together we will create a safe way forward. I am flexible and practical, and trained in psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused therapy, play therapy and EMDR."
Alicia A Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
Transgender Allied
(925) 350-6001
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Transgender Allied
"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
Kathleen Croker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work well with people who are going through major life transitions such as loss; divorce and separation; launching adult children; education and career shifts; and immigration. I also work with adults who want to heal from recent or childhood traumas, relationship difficulties, and family of origin issues. In addition I work with adopted and foster children or adults with foster/adopt histories. I provide calm respectful attention to what you need to explore and do during the session."
Transgender Allied
(510) 379-9405
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
Transgender Allied
"I work well with people who are going through major life transitions such as loss; divorce and separation; launching adult children; education and career shifts; and immigration. I also work with adults who want to heal from recent or childhood traumas, relationship difficulties, and family of origin issues. In addition I work with adopted and foster children or adults with foster/adopt histories. I provide calm respectful attention to what you need to explore and do during the session."

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