Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.

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

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Alex.
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.

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Todd.
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
Fast Contact: Email or Call Matthew.
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.

Dave Walcott, MA

MFT Registered Intern (#77225)

Location: 6536 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94609
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dave.
AddictionsRelationship troubles

I provide psychotherapy services for couples and individuals, and work in a warm, accepting, and relational style. I strive to build supportive alliances with my clients, to serve as a foundation for their healing, wellness, and growth.

Vaughn Baker, MA, Counseling Psychology

Marriage and Family Therapist (Intern # 46850)

Location Near Therapist: Oakland, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Vaughn.
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.

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.

Lisa Danylchuk, EdM, MFT, E-RYT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 445 Bellevue Ave. Suite 104C, Oakland 94610
Fast Contact: Email or Call Lisa.
Traumatic StressYoga Therapy
Women's IssuesGrief and Loss
Somatic (body-based) TherapyDepression

I enjoy supporting people through challenging times in life and offer a strength-based, resilience-focused approach to psychotherapy. Together we can make a plan for our work together that reduces your stress and guides you toward your goals.

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.
Couples/ non married or MarriageCommunication
Sex lifeSelf esteem/ self image
DepressionTrauma/ PTSD
Substance abuseLife coaching

"Fall Special for Couples, 10% discount." Clients here can rise through the anguish that holds them down and take back their purpose, their drive, the calm and their self- worth. We support you having ambitious destinations for your health and wellness.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 5661 Keith Ave,, Oakland 94618
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jayn.
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.

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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 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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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