Irfan Akbar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT

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(510) 344-8377

Irfan Akbar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT


Location

Offers online therapy

1811 Santa Rita Rd
#216
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(510) 344-8377

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I have many years of experience in providing psychotherapy to teens, adults, couples and families. With Couples, treatment issues may include pre-marital or marital concerns such as unhealthy or difficult communication, infidelity, trust, conflict around equality, in-laws, finances and intimacy. With individual adults, my specialities include depression, grief and loss, stress/anxiety, trauma, and life transitions (work, family or self related). With teens, my experience encompasses delinquent behaviors, trauma, substance abuse, self-harm, depression, ADHD, OCD, identity issues, school problems and parent-child conflict.
I have a long history of working with South-East Asian immigrants and second generation multi-cultural/multi-religion couples/families . I have special insight in working with individuals from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. I maintain full confidentiality and provide a safe place to discuss personal concerns. I am fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
I also provide onetime consultation/support on various life/work issues-min of 2 hrs session. During COVID19, meetings are available only via phone or video. Please note that I do not provide emergency service. If you are experiencing a medical/psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
Pay By: Paypal, Venmo

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • License: California / 50346
  • School: California State University, Hayward
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CAMFT

Location

1811 Santa Rita Rd
#216
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(510) 344-8377
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Conflicting values, immigrant family issues,
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi
Faith: Islam
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Irfan Akbar, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton

Irfan Akbar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT