Catarina  Maria  Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 15604
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Office 1
5655 College Ave.~Market Hall Offices
Suite 314A
Oakland, California 94618
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 20 minute phone consultation.
Once we determine we'd like to work together:

$170 -50 minute sessions
$240 -75 minute extended sessions

*Sliding scale available for students

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I believe strongly in people's desire to be well and interrupt the patterns that cause them stress.I've also seen that when individuals or couples actually give themselves the time to receive assistance they have access to the self awareness they've made the space for.It is a powerful process to witness as people discover their self worth,strength,self compassion and deserving.I encourage people to deeply listen to their own wisdom, intuition and knowledge of what brings them joy and well being. Often, culture, conditioning or self imposed limitations interfere in decision making and utilizing one's own unique voice.I listen actively-providing mirroring, reflection and feedback from a place of collaboration and respect for what the symptoms are telling us about the present situation and what changes are needed to bring more fulfillment to living.

Email or Call Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15604

More Info About My Practice

*I offer Saturday morning and afternoon appointments.
*I offer extended time sessions of 75 or 100 minutes
*I speak Portuguese and enjoy working with Brazilian clients
*I have training in specialized couples therapy ( Gottman Level 1)
*I am located at the corner of College Ave. in Oakland-across the street from Rockridge Bart
*I offer a 6 session package for brief,topic specific consultation
*I offer Parent Consultation & Education

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

~Transitions & Major Changes of all kinds including: education,career,relationships,premarital counseling,parenting and post partum.

~ Accessing Creativity & Problem Solving Strategies

~ Post Traumatic Growth ( potentially follows Post Traumatic Stress)

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I offer consistent support during major growth periods of one's life or relationships. This is particularly helpful in maintaining perspective,gaining clarity and recognizing what issues from the past may be impacting the present. I utilize Eckhart Tolle's work on present moment awareness. As a psychology professor, I have deep respect and understanding for how our minds are valuable tools.Drawing from the work of Louise Hay (and other psychosomatic thinkers) I also continually see the wisdom of the body in guiding what direction might be needed. "Think with the whole body" is a Zen saying that encapsulates my approach to a client's healing. The atmosphere of the therapy room is spacious and nonjudmental. Psychotherapy provides a defined container for the discovery process from within allowing one to make the most beneficial external changes in daily life. Our work together may also involve book recommendations,occasional homework assignments and referrals to others in the healing community.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Portuguese

Groups I Work With

    ~Individuals wishing to explore Post Traumatic Growth ,~ The specific relationship adjustment of couples welcoming a new child,~ Couples Counseling(Enjoy working with Brazilian & Portuguese individuals & couples)
    ~Parent Consultation emphasizing Positive Parenting

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic

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