- Individual and family therapy for people of all ages.
- Group therapy. Please contact to see if the following groups are now in session and are accepting new members.
Reality Bites- This group is for recent college graduates and college students approaching graduation.
- Graduating from college is a major life change. Before graduation, you were probably asked several times what you plan to do once college is over. That question may incite various feelings including fear, excitement, annoyance, etc. You may have a plan to go to graduate school, get a job, or travel. But it's difficult to know how you'll feel about life once graduation is over. This group will address all the many changes that can occur during this turning point in your life. This group will help to navigate these issues and more through sharing experiences and exploring options.
- Life plan- For many people, life has been mapped out since kindergarten. This may be the first time in which your life is unchartered. The unknown can be intimidating and stressful.
- Changing responsibilities- In college and before, you may have had parents and teachers supporting you with accomplishing goals and financial help. This may be the first time that the responsibilities fall on you.
- Identity issues- Although your identity is always forming and changing, this is an important time in which many people are determining who they are and where they fit in the world.
- Relationship challenges- If you are in an intimate relationship in college and you have different plans for after graduation, you'll have some difficult decisions to make.
- Changes in living situations- Many colleges students are used to being around their friends constantly. After graduation, people spread out and you may feel isolated.
Social Skills for Tweens- For children aged 9-12
Do you have difficulty making and keeping friends? Do you get teased by classmates? Is your teacher often reprimanding you for your behavior?
Being a kid is difficult, especially when interacting with others does not come naturally.
This group will help you learn valuable skills so as to make school and socializing easier and more enjoyable.
Communication- Group members will learn how to relate to others through practicing appropriate forms of verbal and non-verbal communication.
Self-esteem- Many children with social challenges view themselves in a negative manner. Group members will learn to understand themselves better and will develop coping skills so as to improve their self-esteem.
Decision-making- Group members will develop skills to control their impulses so as to behave in more pro-social ways.
Distress tolerance- Members will learn ways to increase their ability to manage strong emotions including frustration, sadness and anger.
Process Group for new therapists/mental health professionalsAre you a beginning psychotherapist or mental health professional?
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the stories you hear and the challenges you face in your work?
Need your own emotional support so that you can have space to help others?
Working in the mental health field is challenging in many ways, and can take an emotional toll. We all go into this work with the desire to help others, and can sometimes lose focus on taking care of our own emotional needs. Feeling supported is essential to creating a sustainable career in the field of mental health.
This group offers an opportunity to express feelings and reflect on how your work is impacting you personally. It is an opportunity to connect with others and strategize about how to improve the quality of your life and reduce compassion fatigue and burnout.
LOCATION: Oakland, CA (Temescal neighborhood)
Time: Every other Tuesday at 5:30-7:00 p.m. starting on February 7th
Fee: $45 per session, 10 session commitment