Oakland’s Best Psychologists:
The top rated Psychologists in Oakland, CA are:
- Dr. Noah Oderberg, Ph.D. – is a licensed psychologist and hypnotherapist
- Dr. Zoe Collins, Psy.D. – is an experienced, licensed mental health professional
- Dr. Ted Obbard – works with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management
- Dr. John A. Lundin, Psy.D. – specializes in anxiety and mood-related disorders
- Dr. Gabriele Goodman, Ph.D. – is a psychologist for sport, health, and life
Dr. Noah Oderberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Noah Oderberg, Ph.D. is a Certified Health Psychologist, Couples Therapist, Hypnotherapist, and Psychologist. He has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, which is one of the top clinical psychology programs in the United States. He completed a Doctoral Internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical Center. He also worked as a post-doctoral intern at the Berkeley Therapy Institute.
He is currently in private practice in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. He has a general psychotherapy practice for adults and adolescents, and he uses a psychodynamic approach to treatment. Relationship and Marital Therapy are one of his key areas of expertise. He also holds a Certificate in Health Psychology and specializes in helping people with a wide range of health issues and chronic illnesses. He has been trained in hypnosis, and he uses it to treat a variety of psychological disorders and to help people break bad habits. Finally, he has taught psychology classes on a variety of topics, most recently at U.C. Berkeley Extension.
Individual Psychotherapy & Hypnosis with Adults and Adolescents, Relationship & Marital Therapy, Treatment of Individuals with Acute or Chronic Illness
“Noah’s skillful and empathetic treatment made a big difference in the quality of my life. Among other things, he helped me to develop inner tools for better supporting and understanding myself. I highly recommend him.” – Ruth M.
Dr. Zoe Collins, Psy.D.
Dr. Zoe Collins, Psy.D. is a professional psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a direct service provider, instructor, consultant, and clinician in neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral evaluation. She currently splits her time between her private practice in Oakland, CA, and her work as a behavioral health consultant to people with developmental disabilities living in board and care homes throughout the Bay Area. She has served and campaigned for this vulnerable demographic for over 20 years and is committed to ensuring that this population can thrive in an inclusive community setting.
Dr. Collins’ private practice employs both traditional and cutting-edge procedures to provide psychological evaluations to a multicultural and neurodiverse population of children, adolescents, and adults suffering from behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Collins’ assessments enable her patients to better recognize and comprehend their emotional and intellectual lives within the context of their family and culture through partnership and collaboration. Dr. Collins presents a thorough picture of resources, referrals, and suggestions for the most effective therapy and services as part of each examination.
Reading Disabilities, Writing Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Stress Disorders
“Having worked with Dr. Collins for years, I can confidently attest to the exceptional care, expertise, and professionalism she provides to each of her clients. Her knowledge and application of the latest developments in the field set her apart, and allow her to offer the most comprehensive evaluations, complete with individually-tailored recommendations designed to maximize existing supports and secure new ones. A loyal Bay Area native, Dr. Collins is unsurpassed in her personable and culturally-sensitive approach. She takes the time to deliver valuable feedback with clarity and compassion so that families leave with assurance, resources, and answers to oftentimes difficult questions. Could not recommend more highly.” – Marina R.
Dr. Ted Obbard
Dr. Ted Obbard is a licensed psychologist with a private psychotherapy practice in Oakland, near Berkeley. He deals with individuals as well as couples. He counsels clients on difficulties such as interpersonal conflict, addiction, anger management, depression, anxiety, adjusting to new parenthood, bereavement, and loss. His Ph.D. focus was on supporting couples in transitioning to parenthood. He has led several couple therapy sessions for new parents and is a frequent guest speaker at various new moms’ organizations.
With couples, he uses Emotion Focused Therapy. He helps couples understand each other, how their conflict cycle is rooted in their desire for connection, and how they can break free from that circle in order to get the understanding, love, and support they seek.
Relationship Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Addiction, Adjustment To New Parenthood, Grief, and Loss
“Ted Obbard is a top-notch Psychologist. He approaches his work with intelligence and with heart. We have worked together as colleagues for many years, and I have developed terrific respect for Ted’s curiosity, his rigorous exploration of material, and his deep compassion. I trust Ted and greatly value his work.” – Michael D.
Dr. John A. Lundin, Psy.D.
Dr. John A. Lundin, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco and Oakland, California, who specializes in anxiety and mood problems in adults, teens, and children. He is an instructor, supervisor, and author of numerous papers on trauma, depression, anxiety, and what makes psychotherapy effective. He has been described as a friendly, personable therapist. Colleagues and clients frequently tell him they feel safe with him and can rely on him. His clients appear to enjoy his sense of humor, which they regard as a crucial tool in his work.
He regards each client as an individual with distinct needs and aspirations. This implies that he approaches therapy differently depending on you and your situation, always following your lead on what you want to work on. Although he is trained in a variety of therapy approaches, he only employs those that are most suited for you at the time. Growth and healing can only occur in a setting where you feel emotionally valued and protected, allowing you to envision your genuine self and attain your full potential.
Anxiety and Mood-Related Disorders
“I’ve had the good fortune of being a colleague of John’s for over 15 years since we begin working together at a day treatment school for children. My admiration and respect for his clinical mind were immediate and have grown and grown over all the years since. John’s dedication to his work is inspiring, and I count him as one of the most compassionate, thoughtful, caring, and ethical practitioners I know. I think the combination of John’s intellect, humanity, and openness make him a very effective therapist.” – Mariela V.
Dr. Gabriele Goodman, Ph.D.
Dr. Gabriele Goodman, Ph.D. is a sport, health, and life psychologist. She has spent the last 15 years studying, writing, teaching, and coaching people to achieve their peak. She has worked with world-class athletes from sports, business, healthcare, and the United States Army. She specializes in Performance Psychology and teaches clients how to improve the mental and emotional abilities that underpin human performance and long-term resilience. She is an expert in self-regulation techniques that promote optimism and serenity in high-pressure situations.
She is a solution-focused, participatory therapist. Her therapy approach is to provide clients with support and practical feedback to assist them in effectively dealing with personal life difficulties. She combines complementary methodologies and techniques to provide a highly individualized approach that is unique to each client. She works with each client with compassion and understanding to help them build on their strengths and achieve the personal growth they desire.
Decrease Anxiety, Depression, Overcome Ptsd & Trauma, Cope With A Physical Health Condition or Illness, Manage Stress Adaptively, Improve Relationships, Enhance One’s Interpersonal Effectiveness
“This past summer 2019 is when Dr. Gabby Goodman came into our lives. My husband and I searched and called several psychologists hoping to find the right psychologist who has the expertise to train people on how to strengthen their mental and emotional skills for competitive sports. Dr. Gabby reached our son in a manner that allowed him to see the potential of greatness because of his attitude and the humility that he possesses. Dr. Gabby is truly a professional with a personal touch that has made a positive impact on our son’s life. Thank you, Dr. Gabby, for coming into our lives; we are forever grateful.” – Shrylon S.
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