Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Oakland, California

Find a therapist in Oakland, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Oakland, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Terri Thomas

LMFT
16 years experience
My name is Terri Thomas I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I started my practice in community residential treatments centers for addiction in the state of California gaining perspective and understanding of how poverty, addiction and trauma impact the family dynamic and individual functioning. Experience also includes adoption, county social service work, CPS, methadone replacement clinic counseling and extensive supervision of other therapists for community behavioral health... Read More
My name is Terri Thomas I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I started my practice in community residential treatments centers for addiction in the state of California gaining perspective and understanding of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Juan Angel

MFT
6 years experience
I strive to empower individuals to be in tune with their deepest truths and to relate to life in a more authentic way. By providing a warm and accepting style, I hope my clients feel safe to express what matters to them. My therapeutic approach is strongly influenced by more than 10 years of dedicated mindfulness practice. Through such practices, I have come to understand the value of becoming curious about our present mental state.... Read More
I strive to empower individuals to be in tune with their deepest truths and to relate to life in a more authentic way. By providing a warm and accepting style, I hope my clients feel safe to express what matters... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Connie Martinez

PsyD, LCSW
21 years experience
I am a CA-based therapist with over 20 years of clinical work in the mental health field. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Doctor of Psychology degree, and 12 years of experience in neuropsychology. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and seniors in both Oregon and California. I am a former foster parent from the state of Oregon, and I understand individuals with special... Read More
I am a CA-based therapist with over 20 years of clinical work in the mental health field. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Doctor of Psychology degree, and 12 years of experience in neuropsychology. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Amanda Wiginton

LMFT
8 years experience
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development... Read More
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Maria A. Rios

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
HELLO! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis. I mostly tend to... Read More
HELLO! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Adrienne Cardinale

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello, my name is Adrienne Cardinale, MSW, LCSW. I am a licensed clinical social work with over 8 years’ experience specifically in community mental health services. I obtained my master’s degree in social work from California State University, Fullerton, with extensive experience in mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and assisting with periods of adjustment. I have provided both individual and group therapy to a wide range of individuals ranging from hospice to forensic... Read More
Hello, my name is Adrienne Cardinale, MSW, LCSW. I am a licensed clinical social work with over 8 years’ experience specifically in community mental health services. I obtained my master’s degree in social work from California State University, Fullerton, with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Amoreena Berg

LMFT
18 years experience
I am a licensed MFT who has been in practice for over 15 years. I have extensive experience treating a wide variety of issues and psychological disorders from the most mild to the most severe. I work with adults and adolescents. My approach is warm, positive and compassionate. I can help you to achieve your personal goals, more effectively manage your emotions and stressors and develop strategies that will promote positive self-growth and lead you... Read More
I am a licensed MFT who has been in practice for over 15 years. I have extensive experience treating a wide variety of issues and psychological disorders from the most mild to the most severe. I work with adults and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Alyson Kohl

LMFT
23 years experience
I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families of all types. I have experience with the gay and lesbian population as well as trauma and grief and loss. I am easy to talk to and can provide support and guidance through difficult times. I use a great deal of cognitive behavioral therapy... Read More
I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families of all types. I have experience with the gay and lesbian population... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Roser Camats Falip

LMFT
11 years experience
Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete understanding of what creates trouble in your life, you need... Read More
Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete understanding of what creates trouble in your life, you need... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan
  • Experience: 11 years

Jonathan Julian

AMFT
3 years experience
I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I practice through a healing-focused and social justice lens to help empower your most authentic self and heal trauma. I center my work on empowering and supporting people in the LGBTQIA+ community navigating all the emotional work it takes to exist in an oppressive culture. Read More
I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I practice through a healing-focused and social justice lens to help empower your most authentic self and heal trauma. I center my work on empowering and supporting people in the LGBTQIA+ community navigating all the emotional work it takes to exist in an oppressive culture. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Oakland, California

Situated on the inner part of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, CA is named for the grand oak trees that lined its streets and located across the San Francisco. Considered part of “The East Bay”, nearly 425,000 citizens call this industrial port city home. Currently, the area is the 45th largest city in the United States and growing at a rapid rate. Residents enjoy less than a thirty-minute commute to San Francisco and the area boasts being not only on the bay but also has access to Lake Merritt, the 155-acre lagoon in the city. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the ever-changing food scene, Jack London Square and the city’s vibrant arts community, considered the arts mecca of the West, making this city a unique addition to the Bay Area.

Ranked recently in the top 10 cities in the US for the healthiest city, best climate and best places to retire among a long string of accolades, Oakland has a diverse and socially conscious population. Because of the city’s recent popularity, the area is experiencing an affordable housing crunch as rent is increasing and those living outside the area are experience longer commutes into the area for work. While still less than its expense neighbor, San Francisco, many families are being priced out of the housing market. A recent study indicates that there is a correlation between the percentage that one spends on rent and how often they are hospitalized for a mental illness disorder. Due to the overcrowding issues, the local physicians are seeing an increase in patients caused by the stress of not having a true place to live. Many families are now reduced to squatting to have a place to call home.

Research has shown that one-third of adult health issues are due to mental health.  Whether it is you or someone you know, this means that you are not alone.  If you feel anxious, suffer from schizophrenia, or feel overwhelmed, the first step is recognizing that you need help. Treatment is important and we are here as our community of Oakland medical professionals that will aid you in your needs. The first step is to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being even if you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. In doing so, our site will help you narrow down the therapist that can help you create solutions to your problems. Take a moment to review their profiles, blogs, and bios to ensure that their specialties meet your needs. When researching your potential therapist, consider the following questions:

•    Why am I seeking help?
•    What are my goals in therapy?
•    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
•    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
•    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
•    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
•    Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that their office is located near where you work or live. This will increase your chances of keeping your appointment times, which is important in making your treatment journey successful. Most offices are open only during the work day so if you need appointments outside the typical 9-5 work hours, add that to your list of interview questions. These sessions will help you build a relationship with your chosen professional so take time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel that you can connect with your potential therapist, learn their style and if they seem engaged in the conversation.

There is no “one size fits all” type of mental health treatment and it will take time for you find the right therapist to help with the issues you have been struggling with for a while like an eating disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.  Many individuals suffer from mental health concerns at various times in their life. It is a concern to take seriously when you notice symptoms and ongoing signs that prohibit your ability to function in society, causes frequent stress and does not allow you to enjoy life. Take your time to ask plenty of questions and to get to know your practitioner. Each will have a different skill set and that will help you achieve your personal goals while improving your life. The time spent researching our directory of Oakland professionals is an investment in you – and your future.