Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
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Peer Relationships
(510) 735-8960
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Peer Relationships
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Renee K. Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"My experience includes 15 years of helping clients heal themselves and their relationships.The essence of my counseling approach is each person has access to health and well being regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients regain that innate health through deep listening and non-judgmental feedback. I work deeply with current thoughts, beliefs and feelings about one's self to uncover deep seated self-judgment that blocks happiness. Anxiety, depression and unhappiness transform into greater peace and understanding. In turn, self awareness is enhanced which leads to greater understanding, compassion and empathy for self and others."
VMC
Peer Relationships
(925) 695-7914
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Oakland, California 94602
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VMC
Peer Relationships
"My experience includes 15 years of helping clients heal themselves and their relationships.The essence of my counseling approach is each person has access to health and well being regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients regain that innate health through deep listening and non-judgmental feedback. I work deeply with current thoughts, beliefs and feelings about one's self to uncover deep seated self-judgment that blocks happiness. Anxiety, depression and unhappiness transform into greater peace and understanding. In turn, self awareness is enhanced which leads to greater understanding, compassion and empathy for self and others."
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Doreen Meister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help."
(510) 358-4980
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help."
Hawlan Ng, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I treat both women and men, and I'm known particularly to help men deal with their issues in early, middle, and later stages of adulthood. My approach rests on the belief that our ways of understanding and coping with the present may be limited by our previous experiences. By working together, we find new expanded ways to help you understand and cope more effectively."
(415) 965-3587
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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"I treat both women and men, and I'm known particularly to help men deal with their issues in early, middle, and later stages of adulthood. My approach rests on the belief that our ways of understanding and coping with the present may be limited by our previous experiences. By working together, we find new expanded ways to help you understand and cope more effectively."
Nick Wightman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
(510) 403-8480
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Lori L. Crowley, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"My clients are individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and supports who experience Autism as overwhelming. They are in need of hope, encouragement and direction to feeling whole and valued. Their overwhelm has led to frustration and uncertainty over possibilities and what to do next. They arrive, feeling like they are drowning while others watch. People try to help but it is often misguided. Their situations are misunderstood so others don’t realize what is really needed - a life preserver. Someone who can help get them back to shore and who knows what it will take. "
(925) 259-3951
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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"My clients are individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and supports who experience Autism as overwhelming. They are in need of hope, encouragement and direction to feeling whole and valued. Their overwhelm has led to frustration and uncertainty over possibilities and what to do next. They arrive, feeling like they are drowning while others watch. People try to help but it is often misguided. Their situations are misunderstood so others don’t realize what is really needed - a life preserver. Someone who can help get them back to shore and who knows what it will take. "
Leslie Hemedes, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
(925) 807-7184
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Pooja Sharma, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D, M.Ed.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"When seeking therapy, a client has gone beyond their friends and family to seek connection. Knowing how difficult it can be to reach out for help, as a psychologist I strive to create a space where anyone can speak and be heard, sit and be seen. What I have learned is that this work is about creating alliance, safety, and delving into our most difficult memories, even when it can be frightening and uncomfortable to do so. My goal is to be a clinician worthy of hearing your stories and creating meaningful relationships."
(510) 824-8019
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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"When seeking therapy, a client has gone beyond their friends and family to seek connection. Knowing how difficult it can be to reach out for help, as a psychologist I strive to create a space where anyone can speak and be heard, sit and be seen. What I have learned is that this work is about creating alliance, safety, and delving into our most difficult memories, even when it can be frightening and uncomfortable to do so. My goal is to be a clinician worthy of hearing your stories and creating meaningful relationships."
Kendra Feliz Paulsen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
Carmelle Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"You’ve excelled in so many ways, but your inner critic is still loud. It never lets you forget when you’ve seemingly missed the mark. In friendships and romantic relationships, you wish there was a guide on how to finally get things “right”. What makes you really productive at work or school, just doesn’t seem to carry over into your personal life. Summer doesn't feel like a relief for you. You continue to overanalyze everything and wrestle with not feeling "good enough". It’s hard to stop spinning when the wheels get started. You become stuck in your head and withdrawn from the life and relationships you actually want. "
(510) 573-7745
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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"You’ve excelled in so many ways, but your inner critic is still loud. It never lets you forget when you’ve seemingly missed the mark. In friendships and romantic relationships, you wish there was a guide on how to finally get things “right”. What makes you really productive at work or school, just doesn’t seem to carry over into your personal life. Summer doesn't feel like a relief for you. You continue to overanalyze everything and wrestle with not feeling "good enough". It’s hard to stop spinning when the wheels get started. You become stuck in your head and withdrawn from the life and relationships you actually want. "
Laura Farha, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work online with clients around the world, in particular the Middle East and California. Many of my clients are expats and many are locals living in areas where psychotherapy is either underdeveloped or unavailable. Some are busy professionals in California and elsewhere who prefer to do video-based therapy from home or hotel. One of my specialities is working with women who are navigating the sexual, spiritual and social challenges of menopause. I like to help people who are feeling lonely, uncertain, depressed, anxious and/or confused find their way to a more comfortable and satisfying life."
(510) 369-0735
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I work online with clients around the world, in particular the Middle East and California. Many of my clients are expats and many are locals living in areas where psychotherapy is either underdeveloped or unavailable. Some are busy professionals in California and elsewhere who prefer to do video-based therapy from home or hotel. One of my specialities is working with women who are navigating the sexual, spiritual and social challenges of menopause. I like to help people who are feeling lonely, uncertain, depressed, anxious and/or confused find their way to a more comfortable and satisfying life."
Nathan Lupo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My clinical practice is informed by the work of Jacques Lacan and his contributions to Freudian psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis, besides being an effective clinical practice, is fascinating. Freud's introduction of the Unconscious has forced us to question ourselves in new ways. And why shouldn't we aim to discover the truth that lies at the root of our being, especially if things are not going so well for us?"
(415) 728-0391
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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"My clinical practice is informed by the work of Jacques Lacan and his contributions to Freudian psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis, besides being an effective clinical practice, is fascinating. Freud's introduction of the Unconscious has forced us to question ourselves in new ways. And why shouldn't we aim to discover the truth that lies at the root of our being, especially if things are not going so well for us?"
Vanessa C. Morrison, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with professionals who want to overcome persistent behaviors, thoughts and emotions that inhibit their ability to live a life they love so that they have meaningful relationships, deeply fulfilling work and self-confidence. My approach is based on the belief that in order to benefit from therapy the therapeutic relationship must be grounded in direct communication, collaboration and compassion. You need someone to be real who will both challenge and care for you. My patients often reflect they are relieved to finally work with someone who engages in conversation and shares responsibility for the progress of each session."
(707) 518-4153
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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"I work with professionals who want to overcome persistent behaviors, thoughts and emotions that inhibit their ability to live a life they love so that they have meaningful relationships, deeply fulfilling work and self-confidence. My approach is based on the belief that in order to benefit from therapy the therapeutic relationship must be grounded in direct communication, collaboration and compassion. You need someone to be real who will both challenge and care for you. My patients often reflect they are relieved to finally work with someone who engages in conversation and shares responsibility for the progress of each session."
Stephanie L. Denton, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, #101640
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life can bring so many uncomfortable, challenging and painful experiences; as well as beautiful, fulfilling and hopeful moments. Through attuned listening, warmth, and at times humor, I offer a safe and comfortable space where together we can work on integrating your experiences allowing for a deeper sense of wholeness in life. I welcome your intuition, imagination, spirituality, and creativity into the healing process. I believe there is innate medicine and wisdom within you, which when cultivated, will help you on your life’s journey."
(415) 843-2375
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"Life can bring so many uncomfortable, challenging and painful experiences; as well as beautiful, fulfilling and hopeful moments. Through attuned listening, warmth, and at times humor, I offer a safe and comfortable space where together we can work on integrating your experiences allowing for a deeper sense of wholeness in life. I welcome your intuition, imagination, spirituality, and creativity into the healing process. I believe there is innate medicine and wisdom within you, which when cultivated, will help you on your life’s journey."
Eliyahu Dylan Sills, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"I have worked with men, women and teenagers for many years, and have worked as a therapist and facilitated groups in high schools, counseling centers, and independent programs for teenagers of all genders and men of all ages, as well as co-founding. Young Men Coming of Age, a mentoring program. I have participated in men's work for over 20 years in many different contexts and roles. I also lead a successful career as a professional musician, and bring the sensitivity and soulfulness of an artist to my work with clients."
(415) 300-2737
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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"I have worked with men, women and teenagers for many years, and have worked as a therapist and facilitated groups in high schools, counseling centers, and independent programs for teenagers of all genders and men of all ages, as well as co-founding. Young Men Coming of Age, a mentoring program. I have participated in men's work for over 20 years in many different contexts and roles. I also lead a successful career as a professional musician, and bring the sensitivity and soulfulness of an artist to my work with clients."
Katie Burrill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
(510) 629-6938
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Choosing a therapist is an important personal decision. I work with individuals, couples and families and their adult children. I am a good fit for people who are committed and passionate about making a difference in the world by bringing their courageous, generous, and authentic selves into all areas of their lives. If we were to peel back, one layer after another, to the root of where pain lives, we often find a tiny, fragile seed of deprived need. Let's look at that unmet need(s) together, shifting core beliefs, building resources, finding both ease and aliveness, and designing the life you want now."
(510) 756-3202
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"Choosing a therapist is an important personal decision. I work with individuals, couples and families and their adult children. I am a good fit for people who are committed and passionate about making a difference in the world by bringing their courageous, generous, and authentic selves into all areas of their lives. If we were to peel back, one layer after another, to the root of where pain lives, we often find a tiny, fragile seed of deprived need. Let's look at that unmet need(s) together, shifting core beliefs, building resources, finding both ease and aliveness, and designing the life you want now."
Alexandra Mitnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
(510) 878-4467
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."

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Are you looking for an Oakland VMC Therapist? These Oakland Therapists accept VMC insurance. They include VMC Therapists in Oakland, VMC psychologists and VMC counseling. A Oakland Therapist who accepts VMC, may be in network with VMC, or you can make a claim on your VMC insurance as an out of network VMC provider. The Vermont Managed Care Network is contracted to provide healthcare services and care management to The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP), MVP Health Care (MVP), and The Fletcher Allen Preferred Plans (FAP). Please confirm when you make an appointment that the Therapist you select serves your benefit plan.

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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.