Therapist for teen girl

Looking for a great therapist for a teenage girl struggling with anxiety, school stress, and general overwhelm. There may be some depression as well. She has asked us to find her a therapist, so she is motivated, and I think she would prefer a female. Looking for someone warm, relatable, with a good sense of humor, not too "out there." It seems like most people I call are not taking new patients, which is very frustrating, and many will not even return my phone call.  Thanks for your recommendations!

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RE: Therapist for teen girl ()

Try Rockridge Wellness Center. I spoke with a few therapists there and liked their overall approach. I ultimately went with someone closer to me, but with RWC, you have several therapists you can choose from. Good luck!

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My teenage daughter struggles with these same issues and we were lucky to find Jen Valera of Piedmont Psychotherapy. She has been wonderful. She met with my husband and me separately before seeing my daughter and we have had regular check ins with her throughout. I highly recommend her. 510-292-6358, jreigg [at] yahoo.com, piedmontpsychotherapy.com

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Hi,  I'd like to recommend Shira Luft.  She's a great therapist, and very relatable for teens.  Young-ish but not green - she came highly recommended to us and has been an invaluable resource for our kid.  Her office is on Blake and Milvia, close to BHS.  510-594-4008.  

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If you have Kaiser, I highly recommend Mario Raya at Kaiser Oakland.  My daughter has had both group and one-on-one (with parent there) sessions with him and she loves him.

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I recommend Joanna Self in Oakland near Piedmont Ave.  She’d be great with the issues you describe.  She treated my daughter for anxiety a few years ago and I can’t describe how helpful it was.  She spent part of the time talking to me, which helped me fix some things that were making the problem worse.  At 10, daughter was younger than yours but I think she’d be good with teens, too.