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Ms. Christine E. Roslund MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 22248 Main, Hayward, CA 94541
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, midlife transition ... (Read more)
Mr. Michael Samuel Gelbart LCSW
Specializes in Social Work, Family Therapy
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 333 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
Clinical Interests: depression, music therapy, schema therapy ... (Read more)
Karen Elizabeth Sprinkel MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 3511 Monterey Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602
Clinical Interests: complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), dissociative disorders, grief ... (Read more)
Ann Sarene Russum
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 2208 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577
Clinical Interests: anxiety, parenting issues, family therapy services ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Jeffrey Vigil Dombeck PH.D
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology
Address: 1402 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
Mrs. Jessica Levith Macy MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
Ms. Jaklyn F. Brookman MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 6200 Oakdale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
Ms. Jill E. Sardeson MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 225 Winton Av, Hayward, CA 94541
Mr. Jason Frederick Keppe
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 8750 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
Ms. Shauna Liza Castro-McDaniel LMFT
Specializes in Social Work, Family Therapy
Address: 1151 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502
Miss Munnyuan Saechao
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work
Address: 3301 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), counseling services, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) ... (Read more)
Ms. Elizabeth Dandenell LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2223 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Clinical Interests: depression, schema therapy, positive psychotherapy (PPT) ... (Read more)
Mr. Dennis M. Robles
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
4.67 Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2258 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Megan Elaine Brubaker MFT, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1700 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Eric P. Letourneau MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1516 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501
Grace Pacheco MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1501 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.
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