Find a Therapist in Oakland, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Oakland

 
Paul LeBars, MA

Paul LeBars, MA

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Welcome! I've found that by engaging in the process of psychotherapy, life begins to change. No matter where you are in your life, psychotherapy can take y..." read more

Oakland, CA 94609

Paul LeBars, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21109

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Catarina Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Catarina Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I believe strongly in people's desire to be well and interrupt maladaptive patterns. I also think that once individuals or couples actually give themselves..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Catarina Rodrigues, MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15604

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Sarah Barengo, MS, MFT

Sarah Barengo, MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"As a trained therapist, I collaborate with my clients to create an open and supportive space so that they may engage in deep exploration of their conflicts..." read more

Oakland, CA 94609

San Francisco, CA 94115

Sarah Barengo, MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12537

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L. Eileen Keller, PhD

L. Eileen Keller, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychoanalysis, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"People come to me after finding they cannot solve their problems alone, despite their best efforts. You may be repeating patterns in relationships or at wo..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

L. Eileen Keller, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19454

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Kay Peterson, MA

Kay Peterson, MA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

San Francisco, CA 94114

Kay Peterson, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13252

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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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Mary Stein-Webber, MDiv, MFT

Mary Stein-Webber, MDiv, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I love the work I do. I can't think of anything more exciting than to walk with people through their pain and grief, and to come out on the other side, li..." read more

Oakland, CA 94602

Oakland, CA 94610

Mary Stein-Webber, MDiv, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06425

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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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Renee Beck, LMFT

Renee Beck, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We all possess the strength, wisdom, & ability to heal; we all experience fear & pain, disappointment & betrayal. The deeper self can hide our inner jewels..." read more

Oakland, CA 94609

Renee Beck, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13798

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Nancy M Friedman, MFT

Nancy M Friedman, MFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults

"From the first session, I actively guide the client to discover and get rid of problematic emotional realities that were formed earlier in life, usually in..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Nancy M Friedman, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01275

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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/