Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
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(510) 221-6652
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Patricia Banchik Rothschild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
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Female
(510) 403-8151
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
Sandra Mangan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment."
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Female
(510) 962-8267
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
"For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment."
Natalie Compagni Portis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer psychotherapy through the life cycle and I believe that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship, with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and find deep satisfaction within ourselves and in our relationships."
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(510) 592-9050
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
"I offer psychotherapy through the life cycle and I believe that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship, with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and find deep satisfaction within ourselves and in our relationships."
Paula Massengill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"We all sometimes face a challenge in life that we just can't seem to resolve on our own. It might be a new chapter in your life that brings unexpected trials: adulthood, marriage, parenting, step-parenting, divorce, children leaving home, caring for your aging parents, the loss of a loved one, or facing your own mortality. It might be a conflict in a relationship with a loved one or in your professional life. Or it might be more of an internal struggle, whether recent or long-standing, that is giving rise to anxiety, depression, struggles with food or alcohol, or other self-defeating behaviors."
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(510) 746-8555
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Female
"We all sometimes face a challenge in life that we just can't seem to resolve on our own. It might be a new chapter in your life that brings unexpected trials: adulthood, marriage, parenting, step-parenting, divorce, children leaving home, caring for your aging parents, the loss of a loved one, or facing your own mortality. It might be a conflict in a relationship with a loved one or in your professional life. Or it might be more of an internal struggle, whether recent or long-standing, that is giving rise to anxiety, depression, struggles with food or alcohol, or other self-defeating behaviors."
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
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Female
(510) 694-0644
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Vincenza Jamie Baldino, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices."
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Female
(510) 279-4427
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Female
"My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices."
Crystal A Crowley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I personally believe that we are so much more than the problems in our lives. We are thinking, feeling human beings and that gives us a front row seat to the human experience. As we strive to be our best, we can sometimes find ourselves lost, stuck, confused, or off track. If this is you, I can help. I offer a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to bring any thoughts, feelings, or problems that are preventing you from being your best. You are not in this alone. Let's take the first step together on your new journey!"
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Female
(510) 681-0828
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
"I personally believe that we are so much more than the problems in our lives. We are thinking, feeling human beings and that gives us a front row seat to the human experience. As we strive to be our best, we can sometimes find ourselves lost, stuck, confused, or off track. If this is you, I can help. I offer a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to bring any thoughts, feelings, or problems that are preventing you from being your best. You are not in this alone. Let's take the first step together on your new journey!"
Robin Furner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and I currently focus on working with individual adult clients. I have significant experience helping clients with relationship and attachment issues, vocational and family stress, trauma and/or abuse history, depression and substance abuse. I also have experience working with artists, musicians, writers and others who experience mental health challenges that impact their creative work. I really enjoy the process of helping people move past the obstacles and challenges that can hinder their ability to pursue their personal hopes and dreams."
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Female
(510) 463-1465
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Female
"I am a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and I currently focus on working with individual adult clients. I have significant experience helping clients with relationship and attachment issues, vocational and family stress, trauma and/or abuse history, depression and substance abuse. I also have experience working with artists, musicians, writers and others who experience mental health challenges that impact their creative work. I really enjoy the process of helping people move past the obstacles and challenges that can hinder their ability to pursue their personal hopes and dreams."
Kathleen Parkinson McConnell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
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(510) 652-1902
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Female
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
Loduskia Dusky Pierce, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Whatever challenge or emotional pain has you considering therapy, our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs. Mind/body approaches such as EMDR and Emotional Freedom Technique are scientifically proven methods that can help resolve trauma or deep emotional wounds. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or low self esteem, we might explore your judgmental self-talk or consider your limiting beliefs. If you are feeling troubled or stuck in a personal relationship or at work, we could look at ways to communicate that increase understanding and reduce conflict."
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Female
(510) 470-5947
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
"Whatever challenge or emotional pain has you considering therapy, our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs. Mind/body approaches such as EMDR and Emotional Freedom Technique are scientifically proven methods that can help resolve trauma or deep emotional wounds. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or low self esteem, we might explore your judgmental self-talk or consider your limiting beliefs. If you are feeling troubled or stuck in a personal relationship or at work, we could look at ways to communicate that increase understanding and reduce conflict."
Amy Gentile, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. I work with couples and individuals with issues ranging from adjustment to college to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, bipolor and personality disorders. My work consists of a combination of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches that help individuals and couples resolve the issues that have brought them into psychotherapy."
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Female
(510) 398-6226
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. I work with couples and individuals with issues ranging from adjustment to college to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, bipolor and personality disorders. My work consists of a combination of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches that help individuals and couples resolve the issues that have brought them into psychotherapy."
Denise L Jones-Kazan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have been a therapist for 25 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals."
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Female
(510) 379-7971
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
"I have been a therapist for 25 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals."
Jessica Jill Brugel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Welcome! The focus of my practice is to work in partnership with my clients to help build resilience and facilitate positive change. I provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore options, and also offer the respect, understanding and empathy that encourages exploration and growth. As an experienced therapist, I will be there to accompany and collaborate with you on your unique journey. Therapy can assist with clarifying, setting and maintaining your specific goals, as well as provide a space for self-exploration."
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Female
(510) 900-8026
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Female
"Welcome! The focus of my practice is to work in partnership with my clients to help build resilience and facilitate positive change. I provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore options, and also offer the respect, understanding and empathy that encourages exploration and growth. As an experienced therapist, I will be there to accompany and collaborate with you on your unique journey. Therapy can assist with clarifying, setting and maintaining your specific goals, as well as provide a space for self-exploration."
Josanna C Schimke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here! When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
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Female
(510) 605-3790
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Female
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here! When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
Jane S Weil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Making the sometimes difficult call for therapy is the first step towards achieving a deeply needed change in your emotional well being. Anxiety, depression, sadness, feeling stuck, difficulty in relationships, are all painful themes that people struggle with. I bring to my practice over 35 years of experience in doing psychodynamic psychotherapy with a broad range of individuals and couples. I will work in a warm, direct, and collaborative manner with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, to help you resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts and to redirect your life positively."
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Female
(510) 401-3959
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
"Making the sometimes difficult call for therapy is the first step towards achieving a deeply needed change in your emotional well being. Anxiety, depression, sadness, feeling stuck, difficulty in relationships, are all painful themes that people struggle with. I bring to my practice over 35 years of experience in doing psychodynamic psychotherapy with a broad range of individuals and couples. I will work in a warm, direct, and collaborative manner with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, to help you resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts and to redirect your life positively."
Tricia Kim Walsh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Do you feel stressed from helplessness and find yourself bottling up your emotions? Have you just entered into a new developmental life phase (middle/high school/college/graduation/job change/new relationship/engagement/marriage, etc.). Or maybe your depression, anxiety and/or relational problems have you so stuck, you can no longer can focus on what is most important in your life. I am an authentic and interactive therapist who is focused on helping you find immediate solutions. I specialize in work with individual adults, tweens, teens and families. Call for a free 20 minute telephone consultation today!"
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Female
(925) 392-0834
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
"Do you feel stressed from helplessness and find yourself bottling up your emotions? Have you just entered into a new developmental life phase (middle/high school/college/graduation/job change/new relationship/engagement/marriage, etc.). Or maybe your depression, anxiety and/or relational problems have you so stuck, you can no longer can focus on what is most important in your life. I am an authentic and interactive therapist who is focused on helping you find immediate solutions. I specialize in work with individual adults, tweens, teens and families. Call for a free 20 minute telephone consultation today!"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I work with individuals, couples, and families, on facilitating communication, conflict resolution, and often healing old wounds from childhood that cause difficulties in present relationships. I also work with children and their families on parenting issues. I work with couples having infertility issues and adoption and have groups focusing on infertility and adoption."
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Female
(415) 787-2991
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Female
"I work with individuals, couples, and families, on facilitating communication, conflict resolution, and often healing old wounds from childhood that cause difficulties in present relationships. I also work with children and their families on parenting issues. I work with couples having infertility issues and adoption and have groups focusing on infertility and adoption."
Deborah Rochelle-Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
"I truly feel very fortunate when chosen to work with your important life concerns. My philosophy is to work with your strengths. We identify strategies that can improve the way you manage and cope with your situation and build skills that best enhance your growth and positive self care. As a experienced counselor and psychotherapist, I am well skilled in inspiring hope and self-affirmation along with providing a supportive work environment. In our work together, you can gain more serenity,balance and well-being in your life. Adults of all ages are welcome and I enjoy working with culturally diverse individuals and adult families."
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Female
(510) 292-4060
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
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Female
"I truly feel very fortunate when chosen to work with your important life concerns. My philosophy is to work with your strengths. We identify strategies that can improve the way you manage and cope with your situation and build skills that best enhance your growth and positive self care. As a experienced counselor and psychotherapist, I am well skilled in inspiring hope and self-affirmation along with providing a supportive work environment. In our work together, you can gain more serenity,balance and well-being in your life. Adults of all ages are welcome and I enjoy working with culturally diverse individuals and adult families."
Audrey L. Franklin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling anxious or depressed, living with a chronic illness, going through a life transition or experiencing other challenging circumstances? As a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience, I help people navigate difficult times with openness, curiosity and compassion. Together we can identify your particular needs and forge a path to best meet them. You may be struggling with difficulties from the past. You may want to transform repetitive thought and behavior patterns that are affecting your relationships and your job success. In our work, you can develop inner resources and skills to face life's challenges with greater freedom and resilience."
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Female
(415) 417-1392
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
"Are you feeling anxious or depressed, living with a chronic illness, going through a life transition or experiencing other challenging circumstances? As a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience, I help people navigate difficult times with openness, curiosity and compassion. Together we can identify your particular needs and forge a path to best meet them. You may be struggling with difficulties from the past. You may want to transform repetitive thought and behavior patterns that are affecting your relationships and your job success. In our work, you can develop inner resources and skills to face life's challenges with greater freedom and resilience."

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