Nikki Heeren LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Oakland, California, 94610

Nikki Heeren LMFT


Nikki Heeren LMFT


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - #108363


445 Bellevue Ave.
Suite 6
Oakland, California 94610

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome. I incorporate guided imagery and interventions from Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help transform pain, depression, and anxiety into depth, meaning, and creativity. With guided imagery, we build on your strengths, inner hopes, and resiliency - emphasizing that you are already whole and have the inner capacity for joy.

Using interventions from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, we work to identify and shift negative thought patterns, uncover and practice new tools for coping with overwhelming emotions, and strengthen skills for communicating needs and boundaries with others to improve and deepen relationships.

Through the lens of DBT, we identify dialects that can pull us in opposing directions, such as, How do we meet the needs of others while still meeting our own needs? How can we be capable but still ask for help when we need it? And, How is it possible to be doing our best but also feel the need to do better?

I have worked successfully with a wide range of clients with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, suicidality, self-harm behaviors, substance abuse, and eating disorders. I have completed the Practice-Based Intensive DBT Training through the DBT National Certification and Accreditation Association. Call me for a free phone consultation to see if we are a good match. Thank you for your courage in seeking support.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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