Evan  Sola
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Evan Sola

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Psychologist, PsyD Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Grand Lake Accepting In-person

I provide ketamine assisted therapy sessions, and these extended sessions may be scheduled beyond the hours listed.

Updated September 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Professional statement

Dr. Sola is a Psychologist licensed in the state of California, practicing in Oakland, where he specializes in treating PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders, and psychosis, in adults as well as children. Many of his clients identify as neuro-divergent, have trauma histories, or self-describe as having disorganized attachment styles. His clients otherwise describe themselves as high-functioning, while often at an impasse in their lives which feels as though something must be taken into closer account.

In focusing his work on clients with treatment resistant symptoms, Dr. Sola uses both long-term depth psychotherapy to develop a sense of safety and familiarity with clients, as well as above ground psychedelic therapy options (currently ketamine) in order to catalyze therapeutic action and healing in places and situations where the client and therapist become "stuck," or at an impasse. He works in tandem with an MD Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner who evaluate and review medical concerns and handle prescriptions.

Evan also offers consultation for licensed colleagues in the field, supervision for those in pre-licensed or pre-certificate training years, and enjoys regular multidisciplinary work with other therapists and medical professionals. He provides ketamine assisted therapy for clients of colleagues who may find their work in a difficult bind, or who may benefit from a third perspective in order to move things along in treatment.

Dr. Sola is a researcher in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy, engaged in FDA clinical trials as a therapist and co-investigator at UCSF, as well as several other private practice research sites, where the safety and efficacy of MDMA for the treatment of PTSD is under investigation. He teaches and supervises for several organizations in the bay area on topics related to psychedelic and depth psychotherapy.


Message to clients

I find that most of my clients need more time and space for themselves, each week, to focus on what is most important to them. Over time stressors and life transitions mean that the client will inevitably need to lean on me more than they once did. I help clients understand how this is part of a deepening process in therapy, and that far from a step backward, this type of movement can bring rich and inchoate perspectives to the therapy, and into the client's life.

I'm trained and skilled in working with high functioning clients who understand that to move forward in their lives, sometimes they have to take a step back in order to gain a new, or more fitting, perspective that is more aligned with what is emerging in themselves.


Specialties

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Ketamine Assisted Therapy - Working in conjunction with a board-certified psychiatrist to provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, a catalyst for healing and growth in the treatment of severe and recalcitrant symptoms. More information available upon request.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Evan Sola is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I bill monthly and provide a super bill at that time for your out of network reimbursement.


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 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat not seeing clients.
  • Sun not seeing clients.

Grand Lake practice
286 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, California 94610
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 1:00pm - 6pm
  • Sat not seeing clients.
  • Sun not seeing clients.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

UCSF, Co-Investigator, 2019 - Present
Access Institute, Post Doctoral Intern, 2016 - 2018
C.G. Jung Institute, Pre Doctoral Intern, 2014 - 2016
R.A.M.S., Practicum Trainee, 2013 - 2014
H.A.P.S., Practicum Trainee, 2012 - 2013
MUSC, Masters Intern, 2010 - 2011
College of Charleston, Masters Trainee, 2009 - 2010

California Institute of Integral Studies, PsyD, 2018
The Citadel , MA, 2011
University of North Carolina, BA, 2007


Licensure

California: 31172


Languages

English