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Oakland Therapists

Browse these therapy services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine G.
Verified review

Leslie was warm and easy to talk to, and she did a great job of explaining Timeline Therapy and how it is useful. She was also terrific about checking in to see if I had any questions. She was extremely present with me, listened intently, and really worked to help me see my timeline and the goal I placed in it clearly. I look forward to working with her on bigger issues in the future.

Jay Reid Psychotherapy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric M.
Verified review

Jay is an excellent therapist. He is compassionate, thoughtful and very well trained. I know Jay through working alongside him and he has always been consistently brilliant and thoughtful in the approach to his work. I often refer clients to him and know they will be treated well. He has an inviting and effective approach to therapy.

Relationship Specialist
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Talina W.
Verified review

It's the best therapy I've had in my life. The work the dr eva did with me has helped me to be a better person to this day, it helped me understand and see things from different points of view. Her professionalism, experience and human quality are incomparable. She is the Best!!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
SA Y.
Verified review

If you need someone to talk to or need a space to express your feelings, I would highly recommend Krista Yapp for your therapy needs. I have been going through a rough patch in my life and Krista has the heart to listen and empathize with me. I appreciate her compassion and ability to make me feel so comfortable in a situation that I thought I was facing alone.

Diana Teich Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Diana is an incredibly warm, empathic, playful, and nonjudgmental therapist. She really accepts you as you are and whole heartedly wants to make changes with you. I am always impressed by her ability to make sense of things and reflect it back to me in an alternative way. She has opened my eyes to so many patterns and defenses I have, and has done it in a way that felt kind and safe. I would really recommend her to anyone I know.

East Bay Area Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Grace Pacheco is an amazing therapist. My partner and I had been rather "stuck" for nearly six months. We were not unhappy, but we were not happy either. Through her premarital survey, my partner and I were able to see more clearly areas that could benefit from growth but also areas in which we excelled. She gave us affirmation that we needed to keep feeling like our choice to be together was a positive decision and also gave us hope; hope that with minor changes (mostly broadening our empathy and understanding for one another) we had the potential to be in an even better place than before. Because of Grace's excellent help, both my partner and I gained the confidence to share feelings we had been hesitant to share for the six years we have been together because Grace showed us that it was not about sparing each other's feelings. She helped us realize that by remaining silent, the feelings would only muster up resentment and multiply to larger issues. Grace aided us in highlighting our strengths to explain how and why it is we've gotten so far in our relationship. In summary, Grace is an amazing,honest, and energetic therapist. She does not pretend to be beyond her expertise and always told us if she felt something was beyond her scope. She treated us with dignity, respect, and positive worth. We were not just "clients", we were really people with legitimate obstacles. My favorite characteristic about Grace..... She's validating. She did not feed us the "things could be worse" line. She highlighted that everyone has different lows, but that does not take away from it being YOUR low. She made us feel important and individual. I will forever value her for how I was treated and how she helped me with my partner. Amazing Grace, thank you.

  • 3 years in business
Michael S.
Verified review

The biggest benefit I get from Kip is knowing I have a scheduled, recurring time each week to work on my mental health. It's easy to get lost in the madness of the work week and avoid spending time on personal growth. Kip gives me something to anchor to no matter what's going on at work, I have my Kip appointment to look forward to and hold onto as a constant in my life. My productivity has definitely improved on the job; my mind is much more focused as I work on my mental health with my Kip therapist on a weekly basis. It's the mental equivalent of going to the gym on a routine basis; it feels good doing that for myself, and that positivity comes through in my work.

Ellie K.
Verified review

One of the best facials I have ever had. The sound therapy is unique. Highly recommended!

Ryan Bethem, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

My approach is based on creating a collaborative relationship to help you illuminate unconscious barriers that keep you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in life. I work from a depth perspective, which means I aim to help you address your therapeutic needs from the roots of your issues.

Srini Katragadda
5.0
from 1 review
    Laura M.
    Verified review

    I have known Srini for over eight years and continue to be inspired by him. He is an incredibly intelligent, generous, authentic, and compassionate person. As his client, you will feel supported, understood, and enlivened. He cares deeply about his clients and his work and develops strong connections with his clients. I imagine you will look forward to your weekly sessions with him, not only because he is a masterful therapist, but also because you will most likely have fun doing it.

    Diana Chu Therapy
    5.0
    from 1 review
      MG G.
      Verified review

      Diana is the smartest, most insightful person I have ever met. She changed my life for the better and I highly recommend working with her. She never makes you feel like you are another person that she's collecting a check from. She really cares. See Diana if you are seeking some therapy. She is a great resource and I am sure she could help many different kinds of people.

      About

      MnemeTherapy is a multi-modality process. That means we use not only painting, but singing, movement, patterning, sustained attentive focus, story-telling and praise to achieve our goals. It's the act of painting or DIRECTED PAINTING that does the work of engaging and reorienting the brain through multiple means of communication.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      We mixed service of Chinese medicine and massage. Our herbal bath therapy has treatment effect such as detoxification, relief of fatigue, strength immune system and stimulate microcirculation of a body. Our membership can have free sauna all the time and a free facial massage. We also provide acupuncture.

      About

      I am a certified massage therapist who understands that no two people are the same and each person has his or her own needs. I do my best to provide them with their own individual experience tailored to fit them personally.

      About

      We have licensed and intern therapists available for individuals, children, and families with difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, eating disorders, LGBT, spiritual, and relationships. We tailor our work to best serve our clients' individual needs, as we offer many approaches to the healing art of therapy.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      I provide psychotherapy services for women, couples and men. We specialize in anxiety reduction, depression, eating disorders, addictions, grief and loss.

      About

      I provide counseling for individuals, couples and families who are struggling with transitions. You can explore developmental stages and dynamic techniques with a seasoned therapist of 20 years. This includes stress reduction, communication styles, family of origin and life cycle techniques.

      About

      Here at Olivia's Talk Therapy, we believe listening is the key! We strive to help our clients become confident and happy. Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

      About

      Besides being a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have experience in diverse areas of mental wellness that include traditional and non-traditional forms of healing. My approach is holistic. I primarily work with evidenced-based practices. I utilize psychic energy to facilitate desired change.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      I help people heal from trauma, sexual abuse, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, and addictions. I use EMDR therapy, guided meditations/hypnosis, talk therapy, mindfulness, etc. I was trained as an engineer, which has led me to be very curious about what works in therapy. I'm down-to-earth and practical. I love seeing people make connections and changes in their lives. (Lic # LMFT40414) More info at SunnyvaleTherapy.com

      About

      Psychotherapy is good for awakening joy and freedom. Your life issues are doorways to this awakening. My work is spiritually focused and body-oriented. I am a marriage and family therapist, as well as a somatic experiencing practitioner.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a psychologist?

      A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

      A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

      • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
      • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
      • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
      • Overcoming addictions.
      • Managing chronic illness.
      • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

      What are the types of psychologists?

      Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

      • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
      • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
      • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
      • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
      • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
      • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
      • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
      • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
      • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
      • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
      • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
      • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
      • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
      • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
      • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
      • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
      • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
      • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
      • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

      How much do therapists cost?

      If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

      Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

      Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

      To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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