Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Oakland, California, 94618

Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15604
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Office 1
5655 College Ave.~Market Hall Offices
Suite 314
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 decide we'd like to work together:

$180-50 minute sessions
$250 -75 minute extended sessions

*Sliding scale available for students

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Fundamentally,I've seen that when individuals or couples give themselves the time and space, they have access to a deep self awareness.I have over 20 years of experience assisting people in discovering their worth,strength and self compassion.I encourage people to listen to their own intuition and develop a clearer knowledge of what brings them joy and well being. Often, culture, conditioning or self imposed limitations affect decision making.My main role is to help relieve discomfort by guiding clients in understanding what their symptoms may be communicating. Clients are then able to identify what changes are needed to bring more fulfillment to their daily life.

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
*I have training in specialized couples therapy ( Gottman Level 1)
*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 to individuals and couples during major growth periods.This is particularly helpful in maintaining perspective,gaining clarity and recognizing what issues from the past may be impacting the present. As a psychology professor, I maintain a deep respect and understanding for how our minds are valuable tools and how patterns form.I also continually see the wisdom of the body in guiding what direction might be needed and encourage clients to "Think with the whole body". My office provides a warm,non judgemental place in which to discover what most needs attention in your daily life. This focus allows one to make the most beneficial changes to their thoughts and future choices. Our work together may also involve book recommendations,writing, visualization and EMDR.

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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

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 I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic

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