Kathleen McClelland


Kathleen McClelland


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 82458
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: My fees are structured along a sliding scale based on client circumstances and I accept Anthem Blue Cross insurance.


Oakland, California 94602

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My Approach to Helping

I work collaboratively with individuals across the life span. Using a relational, compassionate and a non- judgmental approach, I help people grow beyond dysfunctional relational patterns, recognize behaviors that are no longer working and explore new options for living. As relational trust deepens in a dynamic but safe environment, your own creative energies are freed and your own healing process occurs. My approach, while informed by attachment and psychodynamic theories, is fundamentally client centered and respects your own innate growth process. My hope is to empower you to feel more in control of your own life and to make positive choices. Sessions are available online via telehealth and for those who have been vaccinated, I have limited availability for in person sessions.

More Info About My Practice

I offer a sliding scale fee structure ranging between $50 - $130 based on individual circumstances and income level for private paying clients. I am also an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross insurance. If you are with another company, I can provide a paid invoice for you to submit directly to them if you wish to seek reimbursement. Check with your insurance company to learn what their policy is regarding out-of-network providers.

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

I have helped many individuals suffering from substance abuse and other addictions to find their path towards health and sobriety. This process requires courage and is not easy, often involving relapse and discouragement. My focus is on helping you to overcome shame and self recrimination and to create self awareness, understanding and curiosity about what can be learned from your experience, both bad and good, in the recovery journey. I also am skilled at working with patients suffering from chronic or terminal illness and at helping people to navigate the painful waters of grief and loss, assisting them to discover strength to carry on and to envision life beyond loss.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I enjoy helping children and families through times of transition and crises. Children react to distressing situations in their environment over which they have little or no control and play therapy gives them a symbolic language with which to express themselves. I help parents understand their child in this context and explore with them how to better meet both their own and their children's needs, providing emotional support and also practical information to help them meet the challenges of parenting.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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