Kay Peterson, LMFT, Counseling in Oakland, California, 94610

Kay Peterson, LMFT

Kay Peterson, LMFT
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Kay Peterson, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 91162
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13252
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
440 Grand Ave, Suite 402
Oakland, California 94610
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Office 2
4148 24th Street
San Francisco, California 94114
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Fees: $70-140 (income-based, sliding scale), Free 15 minute consultation

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Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. Whether you are simply feeling stuck and looking for a way to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth.

In the process of our work together, you will cultivate greater awareness and a deeper understanding of yourself. From this empowered place, you will find yourself able to make clearer and more thoughtful choices in each moment and to engage in more meaningful relationships in your life.

Email or Call Kay Peterson, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13252

More Info About My Practice

I bring 19 years of therapy experience to practice in California. As a trained wilderness guide, I also lead contemplative outdoor retreats that offer a rite of passage experience for adults in transition. Ask me about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses that I teach throughout the Bay Area.

Income-based, sliding scale fees available starting at $60.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe that we are all sane in a fundamental sense, but that we are not always in touch with that sanity. Together we can uncover the layers self-doubt that cloud your access to it. By learning to further open to all aspects of our life experience in the process of therapy, we are better able to recognize moments of clarity in our thoughts, emotions, and actions that will increase confidence, enhance communication in relationships, and lead to a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in our lives.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Wilderness Therapy

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