Jenessa Radocchio,LCSW

Jenessa Radocchio,LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 28991


431 30th St
Suite 250
Oakland, California 94609

My Approach to Helping

I believe that it is important as a psychotherapist to approach the work from a place of groundedness in my perspective and orientation, while being flexible enough to understand where you as the client are coming from and what your individual needs are. I largely work from an analytically-based relational psychotherapy perspective, though believe it is useful and necessary to draw from different treatment models to come up with a plan together with my clients that feels constructive and valuable. I work hard to find a balance between meeting my clients where they are at emotionally, and listening closely for unconscious material that may be impacting their lives in counter-productive, emotionally painful, or even harmful ways. In addition, I come from a social justice and philosophy background which very much impacts my clinical perspective and approach with clients. I understand and have deep respect for the difficult and vulnerable place people can be in when they are searching for a therapist, and encourage people interested by my approach to call with any questions to see whether we'd be a good fit.

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

I am skilled in working with adults, teens, and children with a trauma history, as well as the ways in which trauma is enacted in and through relationships, both romantic and otherwise. In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with emotional issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. Because of my social justice perspective, I am also particularly interested in working with political activists who struggle to find balance between their personal and professional lives and values.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My approach to this work is a balance between holding a deep concern around human suffering, and a passion for the human mind - how someone becomes who they are in the world, and the ways in which the ideas we hold about ourselves are enacted in and through relationships with others and our communities. I view psychotherapy as an art as well as a science, and am reticent to view peoples' struggles as "disorders" - preferring instead to think about behaviors as either working or not, depending on the perspective of my clients. I very much love what I do, and work hard to bring my passion for the work and human relationships into every therapy relationship and individual session I have.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • 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
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • 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
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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