Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapy in Oakland, California, 94610

Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW

Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW
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Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 22113
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00387
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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3824 Grand Avenue
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: Free 20 minute phone consultation.
$175 per 50 minute session.
Some reduced fee slots available.

Evening Availability

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You look fine on the outside. Most people would call you successful, but inside it's a different story. Your inner critic is working overtime and you're sick of doubting yourself. Maybe you have some serious ambivalence about your relationship, or are wondering why it's been so hard to find a relationship that you can settle into. And even though reaching out for help goes against your general tendency to be self-reliant, you know that just isn't working anymore.

You want to start seriously trusting yourself and find some contentment.

I can help.

Therapy is a place where you can start to invite out all those parts that you're afraid are too messy, or too needy, or just too something. We will face those parts together, and think about them, and heal them.

Email or Call Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00387

More Info About My Practice

I typically work with people one or more times weekly. Couples often choose to do a longer (75 minute) session as it can feel more spacious.

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

Perfectionism, Shame, Relationship Problems, Addiction and Recovery, Adult Children of Alcoholics, LGBTQQ and coming out issues,

My Therapy Focus

I listen deeply for ways that past experiences and strategies to manage them show up in the present. This means we may use our relationship as a laboratory of sorts, to discover old patterns and try on new ways of relating to yourself and to others.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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