Oakland is a city known for its sustainability. Sustainability is a practice everyone should try. Whether it’s our energy usage, career, or any other aspect of life, we need something that will support us in the long run. One’s mental health needs to be sustainable as well. For example, you need to make sure your mental health can last you as you age. One way you can be able to do that is by speaking to a counselor. 

A counselor based in Oakland can make your life much more sustainable. Speak to one today. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSC/MFCT, LMFT #103549
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

(Hi! I am not currently taking new clients through Betterhelp, however, you can come find me at LivingLightTherapy.com) Heartbreak hurts, and healing happens. Relationships tear down, and they build up. Emotions elate and deflate us. Thoughts can define us by shaping or breaking us. We do right by someone and that person does wrong by us. We are faced with juxtapositions like this daily, and at times it is too much. Perhaps you are at a loss for next steps right now -- in your relationships, your job, or finding purpose and passion in life. Maybe you are askin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Lmft
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, my name is Flor Martinez and I would like to commend you on choosing to work on yourself through Better Help. I have been practicing psychotherapy for approximately 9 years in several settings: outpatient clinics, nonprofit organizations, private practice, mental health hospital, as well as a locked psychiatric facility. I also have experience teaching groups to court-mandated individuals for: anger management and parenting education courses. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy in 2010 and since then ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome, I would love the opportunity to get to know you and work with you on your journey to a life you dream on living! I use a variety of approaches to help my clients, as to making sure I cater to your needs as a partner! Therapy can be difficult to start and I encourage feedback for open communication for your best therapy experience. I am a trained Cognitive Processing therapist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression/anxiety. My experience includes working with clients dealing with PTSD (veteran/civilian), couples, psychosis, addictions, grief, anxi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hi! I"m glad you are thinking of working with me so let me tell you a bit about myself. I have worked in this field for over 30 years. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work in 1984 and became licensed in California (LCSW) in 1989. I have worked with people ages six through older adulthood and with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in public mental health and chemical dependency settings. I bring this wealth of knowledge and wide range of experience and expertise to my individual work with you. I am happy that you have reac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! My name is Sherry Lewis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the medical and mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. I have worked in the fields of medical social work and community mental health. Some of my experience includes treating issues relating to grief and loss, end of life issues, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, and stage of life transitions. My counseling style is warm and empathetic with roots based ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

If you are overwhelmed and struggling to keep hope, know this: God does care. He is willing and more than able to help you. We were not made to navigate life’s challenges and crises alone. As a licensed, bilingual, professional Marriage and Family Therapist, my heartfelt passion is assisting individuals and couples who are seeking to repair broken relationships or find peace in the midst of pain, loss, depression, or anxiety. I am a wife of twenty-five years and the mother of three. I understand well the challenges that come with marriage, raising children, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! My name is Jennifer, and I'm so glad you're here. As one of my favorite therapists wrote, "The true counselor seeks to understand people from the standpoint of appreciation...it is like inviting the traveler in from a snowy and chilly journey to sit for an hour before the fire." In a nutshell, this is my approach. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental presence with the curiosity and tools to help you free yourself of who you think you "should" be and accept and love who you are. Together we will learn to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

***UPDATE*** Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19, I will be more available here on Betterhelp as I am practicing social distancing from my full-time outpatient mental health clinic. I will be taking new subscribers during this time, however, I want to be transparent that my services will be temporary (potentially a month or so, depending on how things unravel). I am here to help you manage your anxiety, panic, stress, and any other emotional reactions to our current situation. Thank you for your understanding! ________________________ As a licensed ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Have you found yourself at a crossroad? Perhaps you have been feeling as though your life is no longer progressing? The sense of being stuck in life can bring about a deep sense of anxiety and depression; not to mention physical illnesses. You may not even know how to see the cause of the stress leading you away from the happiness and peace you deserve. My strength lies in helping you find your true purpose in life while safely exploring your gifts. My task is to help you uncover a new sense of balance. And while the path ahead may be full of ups and downs, I firm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! It is wonderful that you are here! Seeking support is important for growth and the discovery of new skills and techniques to better experience the stresses of life. My goal is to help you discover those innate strengths within yourself that will empower you to live within your values and overcome the roadblocks along the way. I have a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and an MSW from California State University, Sacramento. While completing my coursework at UC, Irvine, I was an advocate for the LGBT community, earning special rec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Diana Uribe, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping individuals empower themselves and live their best lives! I have a B.A. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and obtained my MSW from the University of California Los Angeles. During my education and career, I've had the opportunity to work with victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, older adults, veterans, hospice patients, and survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. I've also taught parenting classes and l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome to my page! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Michigan and California with a decade of experience assisting others to relieve distress and promote and restore positive relationships. I have worked with adults and children helping overcome anxious thoughts and behaviors, process past experiences and support healthy living. Being supportive of healthy choices and remaining true to oneself is a process therapy can nurture. Creating meaningful connections and a more satisfying life experience can be achieved with healthy conversation that gives ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Joanne is specialized in crisis counseling providing therapeutic care, emotional support, and emergency interventions for clients experiencing crisis due to illness, family problems, and mental health issues. Joanne works with depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders and is experienced working with trauma, suicidal & self-harming behaviors, psychosis, sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse. As a trauma specialist Joanne utilizes EMDR, Trauma focuses CBT, and Solution Focused Trauma therapy. Joanne utilizes an integrative approach to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome! Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you going through or contemplating a major life transition? Are you having trouble coping with difficult emotions such as depression, anxiety, grief, feelings of isolation or difficulty with decision making? Is Covid-19 impacting you? This may be a good time for reflection and re/evaluation of your priorities. Therapy can help you deal with these issues and provide an opportunity to explore options and choices. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University and post-graduate psy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Congratulations on taking the first step in finding solutions to life's challenges. Seeking support is a huge strength, which takes bravery, you are not alone. My name is Carrington Singmaster, I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I worked in a residential treatment center in Tucson, AZ assisting clients with Co-Occurring Disorders. Throughout my time accruing my hours for licensure I worked in the Ojai Unified School District as a psychotherapist assisting children K-12. In addi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello there! My name is Meghan Todd and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with children, teens, individuals, and families. I use a strengths-based, warm but direct approach. I pull from different models depending on each client's individual needs. I especially focus on motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, drama therapy, and strategic family therapy. With special training in drama therapy, I bring a uniquely creative lens to all of my work, whether or not you wish to engage with drama therapy in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with a focus on promoting self-awareness to support your goals. I’ve worked in private practice, social work, child & family therapy, couples counseling, and residential treatment settings. I believe that within your pain, triggers, or unhelpful habits lies a portal to your greatest freedom and self-compassion. Our work is about unlocking this potential. My style is relational and client-centered, meaning I tailor my interventions to your unique growth process. In a typical live session, I’ll listen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! Seeking a therapist takes a lot of courage and so I am honored that you have come to my page. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have been working with people in various settings as a therapist for the past 7 years. I got my first Master's in expressive arts therapy and am now in the pursuit of further education in applied behavior analysis. My practice is about merging the two worlds, using behavior modification to find joy and creativity in our lives. I work with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues tha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW 74817
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jeannie Meyers and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience in counseling, case management, and worked with a variety of populations. I have 9 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I treated clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, stress management, and life transitions. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing techniques with clients. I want to help clients develop insight, awareness, and clarity o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakland, California (Oakland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California in 2018. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2014. I have worked in the field of Behavior Analysis for over 12 years, specializing in treatment for those diagnosed with Autism and other developmental delays. In addition, I have worked with adults with a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, parenting challenges and life changes. My counseling style is warm, collaborative and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensiti...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Oakland? (Here Is How Our Oakland Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Oakland area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Oakland therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Oakland, or elsewhere in the Alameda county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Oakland, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Oakland and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Oakland offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Oakland therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 420005 people in the city of Oakland, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94602 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Oakland, couples counseling in Oakland, family conflict therapy in Oakland, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Oakland, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Oakland, California can serve:

94601, 94602, 94603, 94604, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94608, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94613, 94614, 94615, 94617, 94618, 94619, 94620, 94621, 94623, 94624, 94649, 94659, 94660, 94661, 94666, 94704, 94705