Find a Therapist in Oakland, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Oakland

 
Bruce Ecker, LMFT

Bruce Ecker, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I guide natural, innate, focused processes that deeply dispel unwanted patterns at their emotional roots. These processes have extensive confirmation both ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Bruce Ecker, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15889

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Jayn Rajandran MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS

Jayn Rajandran MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that therapy need not to be an arduous process. It can absolutely be fun when it's filled with a lot of motivation on the clients end to face the..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Jayn Rajandran MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18233

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Dr. Thomas Marchevsky,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

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 94108

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

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Deanna Jimenez, MA, MFTi

Deanna Jimenez, MA, MFTi

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"I am a client-centered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with experience helping people lead healthier, more balanced lives. Although my work is eclecti..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Deanna Jimenez, MA, MFTi Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20474

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Lisa A Kully

Lisa A Kully

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Positive change often arises naturally in a space of nonjudgemental attention and curiosity toward one's direct experience. The more aspects of self that ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Lisa A Kully Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11982

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Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"Whatever the changes you desire, they begin with experiencing the current moment without the distraction of self-judgement or self-criticism. For 30 years,..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Cheryl Jones Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15515

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Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Every day I work with people who are overcoming their anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts to find increased happiness, excitement and meaning i..." read more

Oakland, CA 94602

Dan Quinn, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07925

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Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I provide both time-limited and long-term individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with a wide range of issues ranging from depression, sadness,..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12893

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Patrick D. Chrisman, PsyD

Patrick D. Chrisman, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I'm a Licensed Psychologist dedicated to promoting the well-being of the individuals and families in the Bay Area community by providing quality mental hea..." read more

Oakland, CA 94611

Patrick D. Chrisman, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11277

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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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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/