David T Gatta
He/Him/HisClinical Psychologist, PsyD
He/Him/HisClinical Psychologist, PsyD
Dr. David T. Gatta is a licensed clinical psychologist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area with a physical office in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. He offers in person session Monday morning, Thursday Mornings and Friday afternoons. Telehealth sessions are offered via video 5 days a week.
David works with young adults, adults, seniors, couples and families who may be struggling with life transitions, problems associated with identity, sexuality, loss, loneliness, grief, trauma, depression, family or origin issues, and relationships. Dr. Gatta is also interested in working with students, working professionals and creatives.
Dr. Gatta’s approach to the practice of psychotherapy is grounded in contemporary psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory and practice. This evidenced based approach focuses on helping patients understand what is outside of awareness while helping them integrate childhood history with their present lived context. This approach treats the whole self rather than just symptoms and as such is holistic and relationship based. Due to the depth and comprehensive nature of this approach patients can expect more lasting and durable change overtime.
Dr. Gatta has advanced training in this modality and has taught courses in the areas of psychodynamic theory, addiction as well as in the area of trauma and post traumatic growth. Over the years he has enjoyed teaching graduate students these methods. Prior to full time private practice work Dr. Gatta spent time working in a community mental clinic serving the underserved. Dr. Gatta also has extensive experience working with students in college counseling settings.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
David Gatta is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Self , Private practitioner , 2013 - Present
Psychiatric Alternatives , Private practitioner , 2019 - 2021
Sonoma State University , Post Doctoral Fellow/Staff Psychologist , 2017 - 2018
Access Institute , Pre-Doctoral Intern, 2015 - 2017
The Wright Institute , Doctor of Psychology , 2016
The Wright Institute , Masters of Psychology , 2013
Reed College , Bachelor of Arts Psychology , 2006