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Catarina Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Catarina Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

"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

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

Maureen Fiorelli, MFT

Maureen Fiorelli, MFT

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

"I have an eclectic background that includes over ten years of counseling work, work as a Reiki practitioner and I am also an artist and have exhibited artw..." read more

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Maureen Fiorelli, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01148

 
 
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. As we work together in the healing process, we'll tune in to and draw from your personal strengths--your essential wisdo..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Kristin Hirt, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15959

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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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Marjorie Chaset

Marjorie Chaset

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my expertise is helping people live fuller, more satisfying relational lives. My style is engaged and interpersonal and..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

San Francisco, CA 94114

Marjorie Chaset Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07642

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Rosemary Ehat, LMFT

Rosemary Ehat, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Has childhood abuse shattered your trust in authority figures? Do you want help to feel closer to others? I offer depth psychotherapy and psychoanalysis,..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Rosemary Ehat, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04381

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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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Catherine Jolly, LMFT

Catherine Jolly, LMFT


Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe that all people have within themselves a strong, wise voice, which can guide the way through confusion and painful blocks. Great suffering result..." read more

Oakland, CA 94602

Catherine Jolly, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04808

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Michael Schimek MFT

Michael Schimek MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"It is challenging for us to take good care of ourselves and most relationships require more work than we realize. Effective communication and stress manage..." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Michael Schimek MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14493

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Jay Joseph, Psy.D.

Jay Joseph, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"I enjoy being a psychotherapist because it provides me the opportunity to help people resolve the issues that are causing them distress. I work with adults..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

Hayward, CA 94541

Jay Joseph, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00790

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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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Sara Lesser, LCSW

Sara Lesser, LCSW


Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I help people figure out what is wrong, make real changes and find ways to live a more fulfilling life. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive...." read more

Oakland, CA 94610

Sara Lesser, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03401

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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/