Cathy Swift Nagel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cathy Swift Nagel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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: $180 per session
I have a couple of sliding scale spots available.
Weekend Availability


OAKLAND, California 94611

My Approach to Helping

If you are coping with issues related to life transitions, aging, mobility loss, depression, anxiety, grief, cognitive decline, or quality of life, I bring emotional support and counseling to you in your home. If you are motivated to make changes to bring about fulfillment, I will walk with you and help guide you there.

More Info About My Practice

Having therapy in your home can provide you with additional comfort being in your surroundings. We will need privacy and place to sit where we can be socially distanced. I can assist you in figuring out the logistics that will work in your particular space.

If you are more comfortable using teletherapy, I offer a safe, confidential space through Simple Practice.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I recommend that you "interview" several therapists before choosing one. Ask for a 30 minute phone interview to help you determine if they're a good fit. Ask questions. Once you have found someone, make sure you feel safe and comfortable sharing sensitive information about yourself. If you're having difficulty, let your therapist know so they can better meet your needs.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in helping those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and grief learn techniques to cope better and improve their quality of life. Our sessions will be tailored to you and your needs, ranging from providing nonjudgmental and reflective listening to actively helping you come up with a behavioral plan to make positive changes in your life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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