Shannon Brown-Stayer, Psychologist

Shannon Brown-Stayer, Psychologist

Professions: Life Coach, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY21225
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22710
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Office 1
Oakland, California 94618

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: $135.00/session, Individual
$165.00/session, Couple
Limited sliding scale openings. Please inquire.

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Are you wrestling with old patterns, and wondering if it is possible to lead a happy and productive life? Are you feeling stuck, troubled by worry, sleeplessness, low motivation, and low moods? When loved ones notice that you are not yourself, do you feel guilty? Does it seem like there is no real solution to your problems?

Many people are relieved of suffering through cognitive behavioral therapy. As a scientifically supported treatment for depression and anxiety, CBT provides both short term relief, and the skills to manage problems long after therapy has ended. With compassion, dedication, and knowledge, we can work together to succeed over that which seems hopeless.

Email or Call Shannon Brown-Stayer, Psychologist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22710

More Info About My Practice


In over 15 years as a psychotherapist, I have helped many successfully address depression, general and social anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, low self esteem and lack of assertiveness, chronic stress, and difficult life transitions, as well as provided support to those seeking greater personal insight.

My goal is to provide a safe space in which we work together to reveal your potential. My approach is to listen actively, to collaborate as we explore your concerns, and to share my observations and experience to promote understanding, healing, and growth. My interventions are tailored to you, and often include techniques from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, feminist, and humanistic psychotherapies.


I offer clinical assessments, consultation, lifestyle coaching, and brief and long-term psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Treatment recommendations are personalized, taking into account the nature of your concerns, treatment goals, relevant personal history, and other resources at your disposal.

For more information about my services, please visit my website's specialties pages on cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety, identifying and treating social anxiety disorder, addressing the lifestyle and mental health connection, support for same sex relationships, and my approach with teens and young adults.

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


For those who find it difficult to attend regular in-person appointments due to lifestyle restrictions, I offer online appointments through a secure video chat forum. Online appointments may be an occasional supplement to in-person appointments, or may be the primary mode of treatment. Online psychotherapy is not for everyone, so please inquire to determine if it is right for you.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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