Professional Counseling in Oakland, CA

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Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Esther

6239 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

Are relationship issues getting you down? Finding one, sustaining it or having to let go of one can be so painful. I can help you get through these struggles so that relationships provide happiness instead of suffering.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Co-dependency
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Women's Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Adult Children Of Alcoholics
  • Sand Tray Therapy

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Natalie

6355 Telegraph Ave. Suite 305, oakland, CA

Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, or awareness? Do you struggle with toxic relationships? Do you want to build deeper connections with yourself, your partner, or your family? I can help you build your confidence.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • relationships
  • abandonment
  • family dysfunction
  • anxiety disorders
  • mood disorders
  • substance abuse
  • self-esteem issues
  • deviant behavior & psychosis

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Mey

1425 Leimert Blvd. Ste. 202, Oakland, CA 94602

Life is too short. Learn how to drop those old patterns that keep you stuck, and learn new ones that make you and the ones you love feel that life is worth living! Ask me for a FREE Consultation so that you can decide if I'm the right therapist for you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marital & Family Therapy
  • Grief & Trauma
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cultural And Religious Issues
  • PTSD
  • Depression & Anxiety

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Matthew

610 16th Street, Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94612

Matthew "Matt" Lindgren believes you can change the world by healing yourself and your relationships. Matthew "Matt" Lindgren treats couples, adults, and children who are dealing with relationship problems, social anxiety, PTSD, depression, and panic attacks in Oakland.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples & Marriage Counseling
  • EMDR For Adults & Children
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • PTSD & Panic Attacks
  • Child Trauma & Abuse Therapy
  • Performance Fears & Phobias
  • Somatic Experiencing, Hypnosis
  • Social Anxiety & Social Phobia

Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)
Phone & Email:  Contact Alex

3179 College Ave., Berkeley, CA, CA

People come to me for a number of reasons that all point to one encompassing desire: change. Regardless of what specifically brings you to therapy, I will support and guide you in changing the things that you want and need to live a more authentic and meaningful life.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Sexuality and Identity Issues
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Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Kelly

6333 Telegraph Ave. #200,, Oakland, CA 94609

I am no stranger to hard work. Yet I have seen what the bravery and time put in does, it actually does change things. There is nothing more motivating that knowing first hand that healing does happen. Whether it’s being in years of couples counseling and finally reachin

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage counseling
  • Couples counsleing
  • Trust building
  • communication
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Affairs
  • Self esteem/ self image
  • Life coaching
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Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Cheryl

1148 Stanford Avenue, Emeryville, CA

Has an important relationship got you down? With the right tools and motivation, you can stop stressing and started living. From our first session I will support you to feel better and develop a plan to start being the person you really want to be. Call today!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Career Concerns
  • Infidelity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief and Loss

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Joanne

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA

While you may not have ruby slippers, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz to go "home," you do have the wisdom and resources needed to become your most empowered, authentic and effective self. How? With embodied mindfulness, curiosity and our heart-to-heart connection.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Intimacy blockages
  • Healing from early trauma
  • Anxiety: taming & resolving it
  • Move from depression to vitality
  • Resolve relationship issues
  • Singles who cannot find a match
  • Change self-sabataging patterns
  • Poor self esteem

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Dan

The Bridge Center for Psychotherapy and Coaching, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602

If you feel hopeless or unsupported, or you feel depressed or anxious...or if your husband or wife or partner isn't willing to talk about problems; I offer professional, supportive, empathic, and good-humored help, developed through many years of experience.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • EMDR

Brian Sedgeley, Psy.D.

Licensed clinical psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Brian

5297 College Ave. Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94618

Worried about your teenage son or daughter? Think that he or she could be depressed or anxious? Having trouble connecting with him or her? Don't know what to do? I can help. I'm an expert in adolescents with over 8 years of experience. Call to schedule a time to talk.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Adolescents
  • Immigrants
  • Young Adults
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Sexuality

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Related Sites:
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California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Oakland California

Counseling Alameda, Pleasantville, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Livermore

There is no shortage of cultural events in the Oakland area that celebrate the city's diverse cultures. For instance, throughout the year there are events such as Cinco de Mayo, Greek Festival, Chinatown Streetfest, Black Cowboy Parade and many others. There are also several attractions around town. These include the Chabot Space and Science Center,1 Children's Fairyland, Dunsmuir House, Jack London Square and the famous Mountain View Cemetery that has many famous people who are buried there. Of course who can forget the Oakland Athletics baseball team, Golden State Warriors basketball team, and the Oakland Raiders football team. The nightlife in Oakland is also booming with a vast array of places to hang out, such as Yoshi's which is a world-class jazz venue, or the Oakland Art Murmur which is an event that occurs the first Friday of every month and features art from many galleries.

Mental Health in Oakland

Nearly 4 percent of Alameda County residents live with a serious and persistent mental disorder.2 Over one-fifth of residents in the San Francisco-Oakland area have used illicit drugs in the past year. Substance abuse disorders and depression are also highly common,3 much more so than in other areas of the state and nation. These conditions disproportionately impact minority populations, which typically have lesser access to quality, affordable mental health care.

Alameda County Behavioral Health Services (ACBHS) offers programs for residents who have a serious mental health, drug, or alcohol problem. With a focus on recovery, resilience, and wellness, ACBHS lends support to underserved populations, especially those who are poverty-stricken. Vocational training programs help Oakland residents develop job skills in order to find employment. Detox centers provide individuals with a safe place to begin the path to sobriety. Prevention and education programs give parents quality tips for raising children in a healthy environment. Further information about ACBHS is available by calling 510-567-8100.4

Current Education

The City of Oakland has implemented a number of initiatives whose aim is to better meet the mental health needs of the city's children, families, and elder citizens. For example, the Lower San Antonio Initiative seeks to strengthen families through neighborhood-based programs in the Lower San Antonio district of Oakland. The Oakland Early Childhood Initiative provides support for children five years of age and younger who have been exposed to family or community violence. Further information about these and other initiatives can be obtained from the Department of Human Services at 510-444-CITY.5


1. Chabot Space and Science Center. (2014). Home - Chabot Space and Science Center. Retrieved from
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2014). Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California. Retrieved from
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA. Retrieved from
4. Alameda County Behavioral Health Services. (2008). Home - Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from
5. The City of Oakland. (2014). Department of Human Services. Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Oakland. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Oakland and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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