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Dr. Thomas Marchevsky,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you ready for the work necessary to make real, long lasting change? This is the opportunity of entering into psychotherapy focused on the unconscious. ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

San Francisco, CA 94115

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15909

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Lucie Tetrault, LMFT

Lucie Tetrault, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"We all share a deep longing to feel connected - to others, to ourselves, and to the world around us. When we lose touch with who we are and what is most im..." read more

Oakland, CA 94611

Nevada City, CA 95959

Lucie Tetrault, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19401

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Sonja Yount, MFT & LPCC

Sonja Yount, MFT & LPCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I'm passionate about helping my clients move towards a more joyful and intentional life. I use Mindfulness-based therapies, Emotionally Focused Couple Ther..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Sonja Yount, MFT & LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23987

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Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP

Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you think that therapy is only about pathology? Many people believe that coming to therapy means there's something permanently wrong with them. I take a..." read more

Lafayette, CA 94549

Oakland, CA 94618

Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04091

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Rebecca Olmsted, LMFT

Rebecca Olmsted, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My goal is to support healthy change in your life; to provide a safe place for you to grow...." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Rebecca Olmsted, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24649

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Eliza Ballantyne, MA, LMFT

Eliza Ballantyne, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I offer holistic psychotherapy for a range of issues including trauma resolution, addiction/recovery, and managing chronic illness. I also have a special i..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Eliza Ballantyne, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09081

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Jamie Rizzo, MA, LMFT

Jamie Rizzo, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you looking for tools to help you overcome your anxiety & stress? Heal from past trauma? Or, are you focused on personal growth and seeking therapy to ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Jamie Rizzo, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07115

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Kristin Hirt, LMFT

Kristin Hirt, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I welcome you to come as you are. When we collaborate in the healing process, we'll be tuning in to and nurturing your unique strengths--your essential ..." read more

Sonia Telle, Marriage and Family Therapist

Sonia Telle, Marriage and Family Therapist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"My therapy practice is informed by various trainings as well as the strong belief that there is, in all of us, a natural source of health that instinctivel..." read more

Oakland, CA 94609

Sonia Telle, Marriage and Family Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13874

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Stephanie P. Morgan, MFT

Stephanie P. Morgan, MFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I view therapy as a powerful tool designed to help you understand what is getting the way of feeling your best and living the life you want. As the obstac..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Petaluma, CA 94952

Stephanie P. Morgan, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00741

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Oakland, California is located in Alameda County and is home to over 400,000 people1. Overall well-being and health are the primary goals of Oakland’s Department of Human Services (DHS), which provides programs and opportunities for all of its residents. Focusing on social, emotional, and physical health, the DHS has made great strides in recent years to address areas of concern and improve outreach to all citizens in need.

 

Mental Health Statistics
With a large population, the goal of all health services within Alameda County is to ensure every individual receives the care he or she needs. According to California Health and Human Services Agency data for Alameda County from the year 2000, 5.8% of all adults had a serious mental illness, and 7.1% of all young people had a serious emotional disturbance2. Reports also estimate that over 16,000 residents were admitted for a psychiatric evaluation during the years of 2008 and 20093.

 

Oakland Measures Up with Measure Y and Oakland Unites
The DHS of Oakland has exceeded recent goals with respect to meeting its community’s needs. In the fiscal year of 2008/2009, the DHS awarded over $25 million in grants to various community and public organizations and agencies. This allowed more than 4,500 disabled persons and over 500,000 low-income individuals to receive services. More than 80,000 lunches were given out to children in need. More than 55,000 homeless individuals received shelter vouchers, and another 1,400 were transitioned into permanent or temporary housing. HIV/AIDS programs allowed 375 residents to benefit from housing and other services4.

 

Measure Y, the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004, is a key component of the overall initiative in Oakland. Measure Y is overseen by the DHS and receives $6 million annually toward the goal of reducing and preventing violence. Measure Y focuses on four specific areas: Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, Employment/Training, Youth Outreach, and Reentry. In combination, these four divisions provide extensive services to those in need, including mental health care for 2,400 youth, over 6,000 group counseling hours, and 40,000 individual counseling hours annually. Nearly 500 people were assisted by the Crisis Response program in 2008-2009, often immediately following exposure to homicide or trauma. Reentry and Employment/Training services aided over 1,300 residents in that same year by providing them with more than 80,000 hours of work experience5.

 

Measure Y also works closely with the Oakland schools and conducts violence prevention programs and workshops that have reached more than 22,000 students6 from pre-school to middle school. Staff workers regularly take Measure Y initiatives to violent areas of the city, where they can reach those in need of employment training, mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.

 

Oakland Unite is part of Measure Y and focuses on reducing violence in the city’s highest risk neighborhoods. Through programs designed to eliminate gang violence, educate and train citizens, and reduce substance abuse, Oakland Unite relies on city resources, community agencies, and all residents to achieve its ultimate mission: One City, One Peace, One Future7.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Oakland, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0653000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Alameda County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Alameda/Table%201.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

5 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

6 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

7 Oakland Unite. (2013). About Oakland Unite. Retrieved from http://oaklandunite.org/about/