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.


Sarah Wagner, MFT, MBA

Sarah Wagner, MFT, MBA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Join me in reconnecting with your mind and body through the power of psychotherapy. Focusing on the unique and powerful connection between mind, body,and spirit, I offer comprehensive and compassionate care for couples, individuals, and relationships of all shapes.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Transformative Coach

You feel like an 'other'. You tend to prioritize other people’s needs over your own. You are highly compassionate and get overwhelmed by strong emotions. You likely feel alone and misunderstood. You are seeking someone you feel can help you with this journey.

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Hello! My name is Sara and I have over a decade of experience working with adults who are ready to make a change and improve their lives. My counseling style is casual and my clients are greeted with genuine warmth, compassion, and kindness. Let's get started.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, LMFT

Available for Online Therapy

CaliforniaTherapy.com is home to my private psychotherapy practice. I designed it to provide specialized care, affording my clients greater flexibility and accessibility for their mental health care throughout California. I specialize working with Adults and Teens.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Ready For Relief? Looking For Solutions? I Show Couples How To Go From Rejected To Connected; Teens & Adults From Stuck, Anxious & Depressed To Peaceful, Empowered & Feeling Good!

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Oakland, California 94603 | 1-877-606-6161

Grey Matters International, Inc and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.is not counseling or the professional practice of psychology. We help the brain do the changing with powerful technology that can dramatically reduce time,frustration, and money spent on your goals

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!

Paul Ginocchio, M.A., LMFT

Paul Ginocchio, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

199 East Linda Mesa Avenue, Suite 4, Danville, California 94526 | 925-360-4883

I enjoy helping individuals and couples that just want to live better lives, have deeper relationships, and find more joy in day to day living. Good therapy offers support, a place to be heard, and guidance. I offer a supportive and direct approach.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Hi there, my name is sean. My clients find me to be attentive, compassionate, patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. I have been told before that I’m easy to trust and people feel relaxed around me.


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.