Justin McGahan, M.A., M.A., LMFT 98948, Counseling in Oakland, California, 94610

Justin McGahan, M.A., M.A., LMFT 98948

Justin McGahan, M.A., M.A., LMFT 98948
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Justin McGahan, M.A., M.A., LMFT 98948

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 98948
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22355
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
445 Bellevue Avenue
#2
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: $170 per 50 minute session. I occasionally adjust this based on income and need.

No fee for the initial 15 minute phone consultation to see if we're a good personal fit.

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I collaborate with individuals and couples in building fulfilling relationships and developing self-understanding, confidence, and trust.
Genuine openness is important in my personal relationships, and it's reasonable that you would expect that from your therapist. Therapy benefits from you getting to know me too. If you ask me a question or would like to know what I think, I'll answer you!
My therapeutic style is to be warm, direct, and open with my perspective.
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WHAT MAKES YOU A HOLISTIC THERAPIST?
Instead of pathologizing and focusing on problems, I address the whole person by bringing mindfulness (noticing moment-to-moment experience), somatic (body-based) awareness, health and nutrition, and spirituality into the therapy when needed.

An interest in health led me to obtain a certificate in nutrition from Cornell and personal trainer certification. I also have experience with somatic therapy. These allows me to pay attention to physiological and mental health.

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HOW DOES YOUR OWN PERSONAL GROWTH INFLUENCE YOUR WORK?
I've been committed to my personal growth work for a decade, so that I can 1) experience the most meaningful life possible, 2) have fulfilling relationships, and 3) appreciate and enjoy life without my hangups and discomfort getting in the way.

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My development and academic training allow me to engage with people in a challenging yet compassionate way which accelerates their self-understanding and contentment. My emphasis on mindfulness, spirituality, writing, and holistic wellness springs from personal experience as well as academic study.

Email or Call Justin McGahan, M.A., M.A., LMFT 98948 at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22355

More Info About My Practice

WILDERNESS THERAPY
As well as office-based psychotherapy, I offer nature therapy (local parks around the bay area) and wilderness therapy trips (Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, CA).

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University, anticipated 2018
M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, University of Kentucky
Graduate Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell University
Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA
Wilderness First Aid, NOLS

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

Men in relationship: Understanding a partner's motivations and what we really want in relationship
Creating fulfilling relationships with transparency & authentic communication (good timing and finesse)
Life purpose & adjusting to change
EMDR trauma treatment for negatively impacting events and relationships
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Confidence
Self-esteem & shame
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Issues in relationship (attachment
Stress, anxiety, & depression
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Mindfulness & meditation
Health & nutrition
Wilderness therapy

How Psychotherapy Can Help

You have patterns of approaching situations and relationships that now result in dissatisfaction or disappointment. This dissatisfaction is simply a cue that something needs to change.

When we try to resist or ignore this cue, sometimes we end up tangled in larger issues like: inauthenticity, avoidance, low self-confidence, feeling stuck or trapped, and stress or hopelessness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In therapy you 1) better understand yourself, 2) move through what is in the way of your contentment in relationships and inner freedom, then 3) get what you need and want from life.

Working with a therapist is both challenging and nourishing. Your motivations, goals, and strengths become clearer. You gain insight into issues that might be difficult to face alone.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

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