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.

Dr. Michael Damian

Dr. Michael Damian, PhD

LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years


Dr. CARMEN MAJIED

Dr. CARMEN MAJIED, PsyD, LMFT

Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate therapist with 15 years experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top priority to establishing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Rhapsody  Flores

Rhapsody Flores, LCSW

Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years


Carly Mentlik

Carly Mentlik, MA, LPCC

I've been working as counselor since 2004 and continue to be endlessly passionate about what I do! I blend my background in humanistic and existential psychology with mindfulness and other holistic practices to offer an integrative, active approach to healing. I specialize in working with people in the areas of anxiety, depression, improving relationships and dealing with issues relating to exploring career and life path opportunities. I also enjoy working with people who are seeking Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years


Arianna Helfant

Arianna Helfant, LMFT

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Patricia Alvarado

Patricia Alvarado, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in New York City. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years


Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years


hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.