Therapists in Oakland, California

Find the best therapists in Oakland. The therapists below specialize in treating a range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, and trauma. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

761 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Johanna Murphy

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Emily Chong

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Couples counseling - Family issues - Adolescent mental health - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Francesco Cerminara

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Trust issues
 In-person & online
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Jacelyn Bronte

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Spirituality & religion - Existential crisis & challenges - Life purpose & meaning - Artists' mental health - Life coaching - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
 In-person & online
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Stephan Charbit

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Cultural adjustment - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

Group practice

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
 In-person & online
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Family Matters Counseling Services

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Life transitions - Trauma - Clinical supervision
 In-person & online
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Valerie Sydnor

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management - Women's issues - Financial stress
 In-person & online
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Elana Morgulis

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Codependency - Communication issues - Self-esteem - Women's issues - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Seth Golub

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Parenting - Personality disorders
 In-person & online
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Zack Oelerich

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Life transitions - Autism spectrum disorder - College & graduate student mental health - Sports psychology - ADHD - Men's health
 In-person & online
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Willow Pearson Trimbach

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Eric Samuels

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Men's issues - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Private Practice of Suzanne M. Adams, PhD

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Chronic illness - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Stress management - Trauma - Mood disorders - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Erik Karff

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Perfectionism - Self-esteem - Social anxiety - Procrastination
 In-person & online
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Vincent Rozalski

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression
 In-person & online
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Natasha Kumar

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Trauma - Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Carole Goguen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
 In-person & online
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SF Bay Play Therapy Family Counseling Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Child mental health - Life transitions - Parenting - Trauma - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
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Adam Kaufman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Relationship issues - Mind-body connection - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Brian Henderson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Chronic pain - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
 In-person & online
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Lauren Stern

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Relationships - Stress management - Life transitions - Mindfulness
 In-person & online
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Sherry Reyes Gillimore

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Substance abuse - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Izzo Marriage and Family Therapy, PC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Personality disorders - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Manali Deolalkar

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

ADHD - Relationship issues - Work stress - Women's issues - Trauma - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
 In-person & online
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Anahita Kashefi

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Relationships - Sex therapy & sexual health - Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Barton A Shulman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Couples counseling
 In-person & online
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Karen 'Kay' McGee

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Childhood trauma - Identity development - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Spirituality & religion
 In-person & online
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I-Ching Grace Hung

Therapist

Accepting clients from Oakland, California

Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Life coaching - Couples counseling - Executive Coaching
 In-person & online
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Lauren Ludlow

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Burnout - Trauma - Imposter syndrome - Life purpose & meaning - Relationship issues
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Oakland, California

How do I find a therapist in Oakland, California?

Find a therapist near you in Oakland, California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Oakland, California?

Yes, most Oakland, California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Oakland, California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Oakland, California?

Therapists located in Oakland, California offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Oakland, California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Oakland, California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Oakland, California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Oakland, California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Oakland, California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Oakland, California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Oakland, California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Oakland, California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Oakland, California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Oakland, California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Oakland, California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Oakland, California therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Oakland, California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Oakland, California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Oakland, California on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Oakland, California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Oakland, California?

Start your search for a great therapist in Oakland, California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Oakland, California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Oakland, California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Oakland, California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Oakland, California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Oakland, California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Oakland, California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Oakland, California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Oakland, California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Oakland, California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Oakland, California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.