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San Leandro Therapists

Browse these therapists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Leandro.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela A.
Verified review

Debi gave me tools to use daily in interactions with my husband and daughter. I continue to use this "way of seeing or communicating" with beautiful results. We all want to be heard, understood and loved. Debi gives this support, and having received it, I can give it to others. She is direct and light hearted. Debi is a really honest person who uses a sixth sense to name the truth. She has helped me very much!

Relationship Specialist
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fernanda V.
Verified review

Eva is an outstanding therapist. She es beyond professional and she commits with her patients and her work.

Jay Reid Psychotherapy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aref J.
Verified review

Throughout my time in graduate school with Jay, I have firmly believed he is one of the most empathic, warm, and intuitive therapists. He has a rare combination of practical experience and education that make him a caring and responsive therapist. Simply put, Jay can and will help.

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandi M.
Verified review

I've been working with Arya for about 18 months and I could not be happier with my experience. In our sessions, we focus primarily on how to navigate potential career opportunities and how to understand behavioral patterns that may hinder personal and professional relationships. Without question, his coaching has completely changed the way I understand myself, my behaviors, and the way I hope to interact with the world. He has a pragmatic approach to meeting me where I am, whether that be practical tips to reduce anxiety at work or coping with uncertainty and risk about major life decisions. The sessions have become increasingly more insightful as he learns more and more about me. As others have mentioned, he's also extremely kind, open-hearted, and trained to tackle a spectrum of life's challenges. Far and away the best coach/therapist/spiritual advisor I have ever encountered.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary K.
Verified review

I've searched for years for a therapist that felt like a good fit and Dania was just what I was looking for! Her ability to help me think in new ways has helped me grow and navigate some challenging transitions in my life. Dania's professionalism, open minded attitude, flexibility and insight is exactly what I was searching for.

Anxiety Gone
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ahmed Amine R.
Verified review

Shannon Avana is the most competent and efficient therapist I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She's passionate, compassionate, competent. She listens to you, not with jaded tiredness, but with an intense interest that brings out things from you that you didn't even know you kept, all the while keeping you on track with a methodic, systematic approach.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abbey C.
Verified review

Amy is caring, calming, an excellent listener, and then she imparts her wisdom and humor. An excellent therapist.

Maureen Daniel, MFT
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
Verified review

Maureen is a very caring therapist. She is extremely professional in her approach and always works towards her clients best interest. Her experience covers many areas of clinical issues. Maureen is dedicated and committed to helping people live more fulfilled meaningful lives.

Diana Teich Therapy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gargi P.
Verified review

Diana is an incredibly compassionate, present, and interactive therapist, and she is incredibly committed to healing and her clients. I have enjoyed my consultation work with her and look forward to future work together.

Alexis Azzam, LMFT
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

I've been a colleague of Alexis' for several years. She's a knowledgeable and skilled therapist. I know you'll find her warm, gentle, empathetic and insightful.

reflect
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yan N.
Verified review

This is an amazing service, as finding a therapist is one of the most difficult things. It was great to have the choice of therapists that were preselected for me and I am happy to say I have found the one for me.

Tony Massage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Priyanka S.
Verified review

Tony was awesome! A massage therapist who works for us could not make an appointment. So I was frantically searching for someone to cover. Tony was able to take the appointment within the hour and was professional and skilled during the massage. He received the best rating!

Ido C.
Verified review

I highly recommend Adrian for psychotherapy. Adrian provides a warm and welcoming presence, which allows a space for deep reflection. With Adrian's ability to deeply listen and insightful thinking, he provides a space for long lasting change to occur. I highly recommend Adrian as a therapist for all those who seek to create change in their life.

Risso Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
Verified review

I have known Melissa a long time and she is one of the best therapists that I have worked with. She is patient, understanding, and is a great listener. Melissa is highly skilled and has been able to help me work through a variety of issues. She has a clear passion for her career and truly cares about each of her clients. If you are looking for a therapist, look no further. I absolutely recommend giving her a call!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kent S.
Verified review

I have worked with Don Waxman for almost two years and found him to be the most effective therapist I have used. Don has the ability to be empathetic and directive in a way that works for me. His use of somatic tools with me has be dramatic in my self exploration and healing. He is very knowledgeable and creative and has great set of tools to help you get to your goals.

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.

    Thomas D.
    Verified review

    Robert is an excellent therapist. He is always professional and dependable. I will most definitely use his services again. I found him extremely helpful.

    About

    I work with people who would like to improve their relationships, who may have issues with food or substance abuse, or want to get free from a painful past. In addition, I love working with young adults as they are setting about establishing themselves as separate, yet connected with their family of origin. Also, I enjoy working with therapy interns and beginning therapists. It's very gratifying for me to see them grow professionally. I service the Walnut Creek area.

    About

    I provide individual and couples psychotherapy with a primary theoretical orientation in gestalt therapy. I also draw from other orientations such as transpersonal, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and relational psychotherapy pulling from these different orientations as fits your needs. This therapy will help foster new, creative, non-harmful and compassionate approach to help you heal and find what you truly want in life. It will also help provide an emotional and physical foundation to face upheaval and life changes. I am an interactive therapist and will tell you what I think and feel in our sessions. We will share in practical, solution-oriented discussion and experimentation in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

    About

    Gabriele Hilberg is a therapist specializing in counseling couples, as well as individuals. Gabriele attempts to find what works best during marriage counseling or individual therapy.

    About

    I have a wide range of experience. One of the specialities I have is working with those who particularly seek to integrate their Christian faith with their therapy work.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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