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Find psychologists in Oakland, CA

Find psychologists in Oakland, CA

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Find psychologists in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 psychologists in Oakland, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Associates Consulting Group

Associates Consulting Group

Offers online services
26 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Carol G. says, "I am very satisfied. I will be making another appt." Read more
Kulwarn Healer

Kulwarn Healer

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Concha H. says, "It is excellent for relaxing your muscles. I recommend it. He did a very good job. I feel 100 percent better." Read more
Solistic Hypnosis

Solistic Hypnosis

Offers online services
Serves Oakland, CA
Sepano H. says, "I’ve been aware of hypnotherapy and its relevance/benefits to human performance living for many years. Upon learning of Farzin’s expertise in the field, I knew it would be a great opportunity to seek out his professional help. I personally sought to take it on in order to get further in touch with my authentic self and break certain long-standing limiting beliefs as well as work through old patterns to heal childhood traumas. I would say my life was going about the right trajectory, however, there were certain limitations which held me back from living and expressing my best self. I had the most intense and profound session during the initial “deletion session”. Farzin guided me into the trance state and from there helped take me back to certain origins were initial traumas occurred. I was able to experience release and reconciliation of these trauma. From there we went into the following two session at later dates to then program and “install” desired patterns. Farzin was very in tune with the goals I set and desired state I was looking for. He did a great job creating a customized hypnosis audio script to supplement the continued work. I feel a little lighter and more free with myself. There isn’t as much self-resistance as there was in the past. Additionally, and this is even more profound, I am no longer burdened with anger and upset towards certain traumas that I experienced during childhood. As mentioned above, I am more of my authentic self. I am not nearly as hard on myself or self-critical over seemingly mundane things. And if I am, I can immediately catch those self-defeating and limiting thought patterns. ANYTHING is possible. Nothing is limited or set in stone. It is merely a matter of belief and disciplined adherence to empowering belief systems. This is hypnosis. You WILL experience change. Have no expectations, however. Just trust the process and ALLOW the work to take place as you engage in practices, specific to your unique hypnosis work, which Farzin will help you develop. Farzin, thank you for helping me unlock another aspect of myself." Read more
Bodhi Biz LLC

Bodhi Biz LLC

Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Gagan D. says, "Michele is a great counsellor. She has helped me navigate through the obstacles in my life journey and also introduced me to my inner self. She has definitely improved my quality of life. I was hesitant at first to try therapy but Michele has proved that how much therapy can help a person to live life to their fullest. I love that she’s culturally competent, open and trustworthy. Highly recommended. " Read more
Bliss Healing And Bodywork

Bliss Healing And Bodywork

New on Thervo
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I am a healer--yoga instructor, life coach, bodyworker, cbd oils and salve sales. I have studied Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as well. I have passion to help provide ways for people to heal from trauma and physical pain. I have been able to adapt my technique to serve clients of all body types and injuries. I have worked with Professional athletes, pregnant women, elderly and extremely injured, burned and amputee clients. My healing hands will touch you to help ease the emotional or physical pain that you maybe caring on your body. Massage has worked miracles for me and I would like to share the healing gift with you. training in Acupress...

Your psychology questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a psychologist cost?

A psychologist costs $100 to $250 per session if the treatment is not covered by insurance, depending on their experience, specialty, and location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. With insurance, the average cost of a visit with a psychologist is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week through websites offering membership plans or $85 to $135+ per session through an online provider network. Online therapy membership plans typically include support from a licensed psychologist, therapist, or mental health counselor via texting, online chat, or email. Plans priced at the higher end of the range also include one or two therapy sessions per week via video.

What is a psychologist and what do they do?

A psychologist is a licensed mental health professional who studies human behavior and uses an assortment of treatment methods to help people improve their lives. A psychologist can help you understand your emotions, cope with stressful situations, and strengthen your self-esteem. Psychologists guide you in making the necessary changes in your thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

A psychologist can help you with a variety of short-term and long-term problems:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Stressful situations
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anger management
  • Addiction

Can a psychologist prescribe medication?

Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification before being allowed to write prescriptions.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Your psychologist may refer you to your general practitioner or a psychiatrist for a prescription if needed.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A psychologist is not a medical doctor but is trained in helping clients with mental health conditions. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication—except in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—but can diagnose issues like depression, anxiety, or phobias and provide talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or other treatments.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is authorized to prescribe medication. While psychiatrists will diagnose your condition and determine the proper treatment plan, they typically don't offer talk therapy and will refer you to a psychologist for those services instead.

Can a psychologist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed psychologist can diagnose mental health conditions in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the psychologist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a psychologist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I find the best psychologist near me?

When seeking a psychologist for mental health care, first consider the type of therapy you would prefer. Common methods include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Once you've decided which therapy method you'd like to pursue, follow these tips to find the best psychologist for you:

  • Choose psychologists who specialize in your area of concern.
  • Identify at least three potential psychologists to choose from.
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read psychologists' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the psychologist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Speak with the psychologist via phone to discuss the questions shown below.
  • Schedule an initial session to make sure the psychologist's communication and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask psychologists?

Ask these questions to help you find a psychologist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Are you licensed as a psychologist in this state?
  • What experience do you have in treating clients with my concern?
  • What therapy style or treatment methods do you commonly use for this issue?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?
  • Do you accept my health insurance? Will you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Are there any exceptions to the confidentiality rules for my treatment sessions?

Reviews for Oakland psychologists

Recent success stories from people in the Oakland area.
Gabrielle T.
Renee was amazing! I was working on a big career transition; healthcare to the corporate world and was feeling lost. She helped me identify my career goals, translate my experience into a new resume, and taught me how to communicate my skills for the job I wanted. She was patient and supportive and had lots of great tips and knowledge! I was able to successfully secure a new job in the field I wanted. I highly recommend Renee's services!
Associates Consulting Group
Sivalingan B.
I had sciatic nerve pain and my left side leg and shoulder were painful. Kulwarn sir helped me ease the pain and taught me stretches to strengthen my balance. Highly recommend for any type of sports injury
Kulwarn Healer
James B.
I had very good experience working with Michele! I am especially impressed by how some of her practical advice--by which I mean specific actions and habits drawn from insights--has had a measurable positive effect on my daily life. Very satisfied!
Bodhi Biz LLC
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