Josie Levine


Josie Levine


Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Fees: $195 per session. Sliding scale available. Superbills provided for insurance reimbursement if your policy has OON (out of network) benefits. Cash, personal checks, credit debit or HSAFlex spending cards all accepted.
Evening Availability


2220 Mountain Blvd
Ste. 240
Oakland, California 94611

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My Approach to Helping

Out of my own suffering came my desire to help you deal with yours. I know how it feels to be hurt, or feel helpless. It's just the human condition, not a failure. But you needn't suffer alone. I'm highly trained and experienced in helping you.

Often, clients have mentioned they appreciate my warm, interactive, direct but wise style. Apparently, my dry British humour helps!

Despite my traditional psychological training, after 30 years in practice, the last 20 I've offered up the simple wisdom of mindfulness - the practice of moment to moment internal awareness. Drawn from my study and practice of Buddhism (origin of mindfulness), it felt unethical to withhold it from clients like yourself, needing help. From that perspective, to witness you move from fear to confidence, feeling stuck to making desired changes, or recognize your full potential if a heartfelt journey I'd love to share with you. Having a competent guide is the best gift you can give yourself, and often the best way forward.

You have many choices available. It's sensible to shop around for a therapist. If my office isn't convenient, I offer online video-chat sessions. Does no commute appeal?

More Info About My Practice

I've been in practice since 1989, licensed since 1991, and practicing mindfulness meditation the same length of time. All this comes together, packaged with wisdom and humor, in our sessions. In person at my office in Montclair, Oakland, or online via video, I give 100% attention and presence to you and your issues. Rarely do we receive such unconditional attention, especially from fellow humans.

I'm British, lived here half my life now, and have traveled or lived in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. I love working with folks from other cultures, those with medical or health concerns, and general wellness issues.

I understand living with chronic illness. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, managed now solely with nutrition and lifestyle. Officially, my numbers currently indicate pre-diabetes. Can I help you achieve the same?

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults 21+
    Seniors 65+
    Those with either an interest in or established meditation practice.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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