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, 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

Diana Samardzic, PsyD.

Diana Samardzic, PsyD.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

San Jose, California 95128 | 5107363491

In my effort to help people find relief from suffering, I help them gain clarity, balance, and peace in a warm and compassionate space. I use evidenced-based approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and dialectical-behavioral interventions.

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.

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.

John Kane, LMFT

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

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! I Offer a Risk-Free 50 Minute Consultation - No Charge To You!

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Transformative Coach

Eagan, Minnesota 55122 | (651) 560-6407

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.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide the knowledge and skills necessary to create the therapy experience you are looking for. Together we will uncover the clarity you need and translate insight into action. Please reach out today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

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!

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 internationally online.

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide a safe and compassionate space for you to express your concerns. We will work together to develop coping skills, self love and acceptance to move forward on a path towards hope and healing.

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

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, 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.


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.