Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 5661 Keith Ave,, Oakland 94618
8 Weeks' Singles GroupCouples Therapy, Conflict
Dating Issues, CommunicationSubstance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
Depression, AnxietyMental Health Diagnosis
LGBT, Bipolar, TraumaAddiction, alcohol and drugs

Jayn believes that therapy does not have to be an arduous process. It should be fun when it's filled with an eagerness on the clients' end to get over the hurdle that they are currently facing, so that they can go back out there and enjoy the life meant for them.

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Couples Counseling (Eft)Communication Skills
Therapy Resistant Men ConnectDeveloping Emotional Bonds
Trauma (EMDR)Individual Depth Therapy
Attachment & Attuning SkillsChanging Relational Patterns

I create safety for COUPLES to change the painful dance they are caught in to find deep intimacy. With TRAUMA we process triggers with EMDR and stabilize the over-activated nervous systems. I help INDIVIDUALS rewire emotional blue-prints that set them up for suffering!

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 610 16th Street, Suite 210, Oakland 94612
Couples & Marriage CounselingEMDR For Adults & Children
Depression And AnxietyPTSD & Panic Attacks
Child Trauma & Abuse TherapyPerformance Fears & Phobias
Somatic Experiencing, HypnosisSocial Anxiety & Social Phobia

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.

Vaughn Baker, MA, Counseling Psychology

Marriage and Family Therapist (Intern # 46850)

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Individual CounselingDomestic Violence Counseling
Couples CounselingAnger Management
Family CounselingParenting Education
Group CounselingIndividual/Group Coaching

Our sessions begin with creating an empathethic and caring approach. Establishing a warm, safe, and collabrative environment allows for personel reflection and dialogue that assits you in the process of inner healing and growth.

Valerie Doyle, MA

LMFT & Life Coach

Location: 3756 Grand Avenue, Suite 404, Oakland 94610
Relationship CounselingCommunication
Women's IssuesAnxiety & Depression
Feeling StuckPremarital Counseling
TraumaGrief & Loss Issues

Inner strength is required to embrace healing and experience personal growth. My role is to function in collaboration with you as a conductor to help remove the roadblocks and clear the path to enable personal and relationship success.

Astraea Bella

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA

Valeria Harris, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Location: 444 34th Street, Office #3, Oakland 94609
TraumaEating Disorders
Adolescents/TeensGrief And Loss
Spiritual EmergenceWomen's Issues

Are you ready to wake up to your own innate potential? Expand your depth of feeling? Connect with your heart's wisdom and heighten your capacity for awareness? I offer heart centered somatic therapy for individuals, adolescents, and families.

Alice Abarbanel, Ph.D.


Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
General AnxietySocial Anxiety
AgingLife transitions

I work with people who suffer from anxiety, worry, and stress. I recognize that these feelings are part of being human, yet can at times become unmanageable and feel unsolvable. I work with each person to create a compassionate proactive course of therapy.

Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.

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

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
DepressionLife Transitions
Relationship ChallengesAnger

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 so you can have a more fulfilling existence.

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Anxiety And Or DepressionCareer Concerns
InfidelitySpiritual Concerns
Substance AbuseCoaching

If an important relationship is leaving you feeling hurt or empty, or you feel anxious or worried about someone at home or work, please call. I will help you to feel better as soon as possible. I will support you to reach your goals and be the person you want to be.

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Related Sites:
City of Oakland
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 last 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, who 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 get job skills they need to find employment. Detox centers give people a safe place to sober up and 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. More 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 http://www.chabotspace.org/index.htm.
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2014). Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/07/data-viz-mental-health.
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Francisco.pdf.
4. Alameda County Behavioral Health Services. (2008). Home - Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.acbhcs.org/default.htm.
5. The City of Oakland. (2014). Department of Human Services. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/DHS/s/SpecialInitiatives/index.htm.