Brigid  Oram
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Brigid Oram

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Los Altos Accepting In-person
Updated November 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Identity development
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Brigid Oram is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Los Altos, CA. Brigid specializes in working with individuals who have a trauma history, including traumatic experiences or distressing situations. This trauma often results in feeling overwhelmingly sad, panicking in everyday situations, having conflict with loved ones, or having a low mood. Brigid works with clients to support personal growth and move towards feeling happier and more comfortable while developing a sense of fulfillment in their lives.

Brigid is a strengths-based therapist, which means that she believes in the power of using each client’s unique strengths as a stepping stone towards better mental health. She helps clients take a look at their connections with others -- including their attachment to loved ones such as parents -- and how these patterns play out. Her background includes experience in psychopharmacology, neuroscience, language-based learning differences, and ADHD. She brings a trauma-informed approach to all sessions with clients to establish a safe, secure environment for conversation.

Brigid is seeing clients in-person, following all county safety guidelines, and virtually. She is a warm, compassionate therapist who enjoys collaborating with her clients. She believes that everyone has the power to take charge of their emotional wellbeing and offers clients the tools needed for introspection and action.


Message to clients

Hello! I work with adults and adolescents that are feeling stressed, sad or anxious in life, relationships, school or work. I work with families to increase effective communication, resolve conflict, provide parenting support and experience more positive interactions and relationships with each other. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to address tough situations and individual challenges. I believe that there is no one approach that works best, but rather use a variety of research-based therapeutic interventions tailored to each individual situation. I love getting to know people and, together, finding strength, hope and strategies to cope with whatever life is dealing out.

I know that searching for a therapist can feel strange and sometimes stressful. I am happy to talk with you to answer any questions you may have and help you find the support you need. Please contact me to set up a time to talk and we can go from there. There is never an obligation and I am happy to provide additional resources if you are looking for a specific type of support.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brigid Oram is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I do offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions. To inquire about sliding scale availability, please contact me directly via email or phone.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Los Altos practice
881 Fremont Ave, suite B7, Los Altos, California 94024
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Community Health Awareness Council, Associate Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2020

Palo Alto University, Masters in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Emphasis, 2017
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication, 1994


Licensure

California: 120485


Languages

English