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

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 6239 College Ave., Oakland 94618
Fast Contact: Email or Call Esther.
Relationship IssuesCouples Therapy
Co-dependencyDivorce Recovery
Women's IssuesMen's Issues
Adult Children Of AlcoholicsSand Tray Therapy

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.

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joanne.
Intimacy blockagesHealing from early trauma
Anxiety: taming & resolving itMove from depression to vitality
Resolve relationship issuesSingles who cannot find a match
Change self-sabataging patternsPoor self esteem

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.

Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
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DepressionSubstance Abuse
ShameLife Transitions
Relationship ChallengesSexuality and Identity Issues

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.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Location of Therapist: Oakland, CA, 94602
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Quinn.

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.

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Cheryl.
Anxiety or DepressionCareer Concerns
InfidelitySubstance Abuse
Divorce and Separation

Experiencing stress in an important relationship? 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!

Lisa de Geneste, LCSW, CHT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist

Location: 400 29th St, Suite 405, Oakland 94609
Fast Contact: Email or Call Lisa.
TraumaMood disorders
Self esteemSexual Orientation
Race and GenderStage of Life
Work related IssuesSelf development

I strive to reconnect you to feelings of hope and happiness. My goal is to provide an empathic and supportive space where you feel heard and understood, in a process that utilizes your strengths, uncovers new insights , improves coping and builds resilience.

Andrew Sussman, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Location: 5313 College Avenue, Oakland 94618
Fast Contact: Email or Call Andrew.
Couples TherapyLGBT Clients
Substance Abuse and DependenceDepression & Anxiety
Relationships, Infidelity, TrustSex Addiction
Life Changes- Career/RelationalYoung Adults 15+

Change is possible now. Together we will unravel the patterns of thoughts, feelings and actions that are linked to your pain. We will develop new ways of being in the world and living the life you deserve.

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1425 Leimert Blvd. Ste. 202, Oakland 94602
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mey.
Marital & Family TherapyGrief & Trauma
Attachment TherapyMood Disorders
Cultural And Religious IssuesPTSD
Depression & Anxiety

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.

Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 6333 Telegraph Ave. #200,, Oakland 94609
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kelly.
Marriage counselingCouples counsleing
Trust buildingcommunication
Sexual intimacyAffairs
Self esteem/ self imageLife coaching

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

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Natalie.
family dysfunctionanxiety disorders
mood disorderssubstance abuse
self-esteem issuesdeviant behavior & psychosis

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.

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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


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3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA. Retrieved from
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5. The City of Oakland. (2014). Department of Human Services. Retrieved from