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Jesse Whittle-Utter, MA, LMFT

Jesse Whittle-Utter, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We all walk through life with certain "filters" on our experience -- unconscious, automatic ways we perceive ourselves, our relationships, and the world ar..." read more

Oakland, CA 94611

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Jesse Whittle-Utter, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18457

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Samantha Yugler

Samantha Yugler

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am invested in working with individuals and couples to bring about significant shifts in their lives that result in improved life satisfaction. Through a..." read more

Oakland, CA 94612

Samantha Yugler Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24574

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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Natalie Spautz, LMFT

Natalie Spautz, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Anxiety, depression, stress and anger are all things most people feel at some point in their lives. When you've gotten stuck in one of these experiences, ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Oakland, CA 94618

Natalie Spautz, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18601

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David Cerfolio LCSW, CAADAC II

David Cerfolio LCSW, CAADAC II

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor who has worked in the field for the past 15 years. My social work experience..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

David Cerfolio LCSW, CAADAC II Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25949

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Lisa Danylchuk, MEd, LMFT, E-RYT

Lisa Danylchuk, MEd, LMFT, E-RYT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe that healing happens best in a relationship, and that sharing ourselves and being seen has an immensely positive therapeutic impact. My intention..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Lisa Danylchuk, MEd, LMFT, E-RYT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21104

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Lisette Lahana, LCSW

Lisette Lahana, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"MY THERAPY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. I HAVE LIMITED OPENINGS FOR THERAPISTS WHO NEED CONSULTATION RELATED TO THEIR GENDER-FOCUSED CLINICAL WORK. Have y..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Lisette Lahana, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07171

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Heidi F. Yoder, M.F.T.

Heidi F. Yoder, M.F.T.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"People usually come to see me because they have reached state of distress over a repeating pattern of behavior or a situation/relationship that isn't worki..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Heidi F. Yoder, M.F.T. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09637

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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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Catarina  Maria  Rodrigues, MS, MFT

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

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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/