Justin McGahan, MFTi #77102

Justin McGahan, MFTi #77102

Professions: Psychotherapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - 77102
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22355
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445 Bellevue Avenue #2
Oakland, California 94610 - United States
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I collaborate with individuals and couples in building fulfilling relationships and developing self-understanding, confidence, and trust.
Authenticity is important in my relationships, and therapy benefits from a similar openness. This allows for mutual trust.
My therapeutic style is to be warm, direct, and open with my perspective.

What makes you a holistic therapist?
Instead of pathologizing and focusing on problems, I address the whole person by bringing mindfulness (noticing moment-to-moment experience), somatic (body-based) awareness, health and nutrition, and spirituality into the therapy when needed.

An interest in health led me to obtain a certificate in nutrition from Cornell and personal trainer certification. I also have experience with somatic therapy. This allows me to pay attention to physiological and mental health.

How does your own personal growth influence your work?
I've been committed to personal growth work for a decade, so that I can 1) have fulfilling relationships, and 2) fully appreciate and enjoy life without my issues and discomfort getting in the way.

My development and academic training allow me to engage with people in a challenging yet compassionate way which accelerates their self-understanding and contentment. My emphasis on mindfulness, spirituality, writing, and holistic wellness springs from personal experience.

Email or Call Justin McGahan, MFTi #77102 at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22355

More Info About My Practice

WILDERNESS THERAPY
As well as office-based psychotherapy, I offer nature therapy (local parks around the bay area) and wilderness therapy trips (Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, CA).

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
2nd year Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University, anticipated 2017
M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, University of Kentucky
Graduate Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell University
Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA
Wilderness First Aid, NOLS

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

Authentic communication
Creating fulfilling relationships
Confidence
Life purpose & adjusting to change

Self-esteem & shame
Attachment/relational issues
Stress, anxiety, & depression

Mindfulness & meditation
Health & nutrition
Wilderness therapy

How Psychotherapy Can Help

You've learned patterns of approaching situations that now result in dissatisfaction, discomfort, or the disappointment of loved ones.

This dissatisfaction is simply a cue that something needs to change.

When we try to resist or ignore this cue, sometimes we end up tangled in larger issues like: inauthenticity, avoidance, low self-confidence, feeling stuck or trapped, and stress or hopelessness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In therapy you better understand yourself,
Move through what is in the way of your contentment in relationships and inner freedom,
Then get what you need and want from life.

Working with a therapist is both challenging and nourishing. Your motivations, goals, and strengths become clearer. You gain insight into issues that might be difficult to face alone.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

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