Counseling in Oakland, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Oakland, California will help you make the changes you want.


Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Oakland, California 94501 | 510-335-5222

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships - more info in my bio! FIRST CLASS FREE! FREE in-depth communication guidelines at my website. Couples and family therapy LIGHTS ME UP:)! I am a relationship specialist utilizing EFT, PACT, NVC & more

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Mental Health Advisor / Coach / Healer

Oakland, California 94610 |

If you are facing personal, relationship, or career challenges, reach out to me. I work with spiritually aware clients who are looking for personal growth. I hold client sessions in Los Angeles, in Oakland, and online.

Todd Harvey, MFT

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3179 College Ave, Berkeley, California 94705 | 510-686-3390

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!

Vanessa Hughes, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

Vanessa Hughes, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

Providers in our practice integrate an individual’s body, mind, and spirit/spirituality because sometimes we are stuck in one or all of these vital areas of our experience.

Avni Panchal, LCSW PPSC

Avni Panchal, LCSW PPSC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2940 Summit Street Suite 2D, Oakland, California 94609 | 510-863-0101

My mission is to help people recognize their inner strength and practice self love, as it is the key for living an authentic and thriving life.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Cleveland, Ohio 44113 | (216) 245-7650

LMFT who combines talk, creative arts, and play to address personal hurdles and unspoken pains with my clients. I offer mutually co-created opportunities for change through creative arts therapies because sometimes words aren't enough, no matter your age.

William Cloke, Ph.D.

William Cloke, Ph.D.

Available for Online Therapy

I've been working with people from 1970 as a teacher in Santa Monica and from 1982 as a psychotherapist. I began with a BA in Anthropology, then a Masters in Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. I work with each unique person and build the therapy with them.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Oakland, California 94603 |

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.


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


References

1. Chabot Space and Science Center. (2017). Home - Chabot Space and Science Center. Retrieved from http://www.chabotspace.org/index.htm
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2017). 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. (2016). 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. (2017). Department of Human Services. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/DHS/s/SpecialInitiatives/index.htm

Oakland is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 55.89 square miles and a water area of 21.96 square miles.  The population of Oakland is 419,267 people with 158,424 households and a median annual income of $54,618. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oakland, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Oakland is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Oakland therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Oakland public health department.