Therapist for Career & Workplace Issues
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Hi, I'm hoping to get recommendations for a therapist in or near Alameda for individual therapy. I'd like someone with experience in work/family balance issues, but really I mostly need someone who can help me through some mild depression and feelings of being overwhelmed all the time. I'd even be open to a career counselor with some therapy skills, since some of this is likely related to my career. I'd like someone who's a good listener, but who will be a little assertive in helping me delve into issues--I can be passive and unwilling to work on things, and this made a previous effort at therapy pretty useless. Thank you. anonymous
try edith dutch key or scott perna at california counseling on park street. both are great. anon
Try Kathryn Hirt, an MFT in North Oakland, not far from the Alameda tube. She's interactive, works with anxiety and depression in a caring way that is warm but will still gently push you towards shifts in how you think about things, taking action, etc. Very helpful, insightful and proactive too, and down-to-earth at the same time. 510-220-3558. Good luck to you. Paul
Charles Wickstrand MFCC I saw him for quite some time. He is very supportive but also directive, there is no blathering on and on without guidance. Charles offers sound commentary and advice and doesn't really allow you become so self absorbed that you make no progress. I have seen some therapists who just let you talk forever and don't intervene to get you going in a positive direction. i really enjoyed our sessions and if i ever go into therapy again (i'm sure i will) i will choose to see him. his number is 510.522.8922 Jo
I really like Karen Hollinger Jackson in Alameda. She is kind, helpful and wise and is helping me with anxiety and family issues. anon
I highly recommend my career coach, Louise Goeckel, who can be reached at 510-749-9624. Louise is a wonderful human being, a great listener, a compassionate yet straight forward support. she was able to help me sort out all my ideas and emotions about my life and career. She gave me the tools to mature, to grow and to feel good about my decisions. I can't say enough good about her. Celine
I am writing on behalf of my husband who might not seek this type of information out for himself.
He has recently completed his MBA and has made a career change. He is unhappy in his new career, and is starting to feel lost and depressed.
He has had weak results with career counselors in the past and approached me tonight with the possibility that he might need to see a therapist.
The website had some recommendations for career counselors, but is there anyone out there who is a therapist specializing in issues surrounding career changes? Maybe there is someone who is a therapist/career counselor all combined into one?
Hopeful thinking from a concerned spouse
I would highly recommend Eric Grabow in Berkeley. Although he isn't a therapist that only deals with career issues, he does deal with men's issues, one being career stuff. He has an amazing gift for being a manly guy and incredibly sensitive. He has been in practice for over 20 years and I know many of his clients, and we all LOVE him. I think your husband will too. His number is 549-3797 Patty