Kristin Hirt, LMFT

Kristin Hirt, LMFT

Professions: Life Coach, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC43291
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Office 1
3225 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, California 94610
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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: Contact me to discuss my fee for a 50-minute session. I reserve a limited number of sliding scale appointments, available on a case-by-case basis.

I offer a complimentary 20-minute initial consultation to assess whether we may be a good fit.

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I invite you to come as you are.

I approach growth and healing holistically and appreciate you as multi-faceted-- feeling, thinking, physical, social, and spiritual. As we work together, we'll consider how various aspects of yourself can become more balanced to facilitate your overall experience of well-being.

I consider our collaborative therapeutic relationship an authentic meeting of equals. I understand you as essentially good, worthy, unique, and capable. I'll recognize your existing strengths and skills, and build on them for future successes.

We'll explore the interplay between what's conscious to you now and underlying dynamics that may not yet be fully conscious. We'll aim to bring subconscious dynamics to your fuller awareness.

Our therapeutic relationship will serve as a tool for learning about your relationship style and patterns.

We'll pay closer attention to your habitual thought patterns and consider how unexamined thoughts can sometimes trigger feelings and reactions that aren't so helpful for you. We'll consider expanded perspective for more balanced, useful views of yourself and others.

With mindfulness practice, you'll shift gears from "autopilot" to a more intentional curiosity and acceptance of what's happening in the current moment.

In working with couples, I draw from Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

I've been in practice as a psychotherapist since 2000.

Email or Call Kristin Hirt, LMFT at 510-872-2336

More Info About My Practice

Contact me for your complimentary 20-minute initial consultation to assess whether we may be a good fit and to schedule an appointment.

I can provide you with a receipt for service that can be submitted to your insurance plan, Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for reimbursement.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

As we work together throughout your healing process, we'll attune to and nurture your fundamental strengths--your enduring resilience, your essential wisdom, and your creative spirit--as the foundation for addressing the real challenges you face.

I offer you a safe space for exploring and more deeply understanding your experience of stuckness, vulnerability, or conflict.

I'll help you to anchor yourself in validation and self-compassion, empowering you to find your voice and to practice new communication and coping skills.

From a wider lens, I'll help you see new choices for change--both practical and meaningful--that more fully align with your core values, sense of purpose, needs, and goals.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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