Rae Mountz, MA

Rae Mountz View Specialties

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I received my graduate degree from the University of San Francisco and postgraduate clinical training in psychodynamic theory from The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Over the last decade, I have held clinical positions in hospitals, hospice centers, addiction treatment centers, foster family agencies and community mental clinics throughout the Bay Area. I have extensive experience working with millennials, mixed-race families, parents, recent immigrants, elders and youth. Currently, I maintain my psychotherapy practice in Oakland where I serve a diverse population of individuals, couples and families.

My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love, leave, work or retire wholeheartedly.

Working from a psychodynamic lens, the emphasis of therapy is on bringing more awareness to the areas of your life that might not be conscious yet. Such as, repeating familiar patterns but not knowing why, struggling to get your needs met in relationship despite your best efforts, feeling isolated or alone in your pain (emotion and/or physical) or just sensing you are out of balance.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, early childhood experiences, current relationship difficulties, trauma(s), pregnancy and postpartum, work-life balance concerns, intimacy concerns, major life transitions and many other personal challenges that you may be facing.

Together we will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you and how they are getting in the way of you living the life you want. Over time, our insight into your psychological landscape, combined with the emotional skill set therapy brings can greatly increase your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

In addition to my private practice, I work as an organizational consultant. This work allows me to bring my extensive psychological training into the world of corporations, non-profits and groups. I am deeply fulfilled by the profoundly growthful process of developing strategies for creating healthier ways of working within these larger systems.

My current clinical and research interests include maternal mental health, masculinity studies, whiteness studies, attachment theory and modern psychoanalysis. When not in the office I most often find myself taking long walks, spending time with loved one's and dancing.

Please contact me if you are interested in exploring psychotherapy. I would be honored to work with you.




Rae Mountz Reaches

Berkeley CA