- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
If you are feeling lost, broken, overwhelmed, or in need of something more from your life, therapy can help reconnect you to yourself. I provide depth-oriented individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in the East Bay. I enjoy supporting people who feel stuck due to depression, anxiety, difficulties in relationships, and distress related to past and present trauma. I have experience working within the LGBTQI+ community and welcome people who occupy non-conforming gender and sexual identities.
Together we will work to connect to your authentic thoughts and emotions, build insight into the origins of your struggles, highlight your strengths, and make space for the things that bring you meaning. This process of exploration can promote greater self-awareness, increased confidence in navigating challenging situations, and a deepened relationship to self and others.
I hold an undergraduate degree from Brown University in gender and sexuality studies and a master’s degree from John F. Kennedy University in counseling psychology. I previously worked as a psychotherapist in the clinical training program at the Pacific Center for Human Growth, an LGBTQI+ community center. In addition to my role as a therapist with Grateful Heart, I also currently provide art, play, and talk therapy to children and young teens at Albany Middle School.
I believe that past struggles often revisit us at times when we are more able to work through them, and that these times, while they may feel disorienting and painful, are opportunities for profound insight and growth. I also believe that we heal in and towards relationships. In the context of our therapeutic relationship, we might find artifacts of other relational wounds you’ve incurred in your life. These moments of uncovering can help lead us to deeper understanding of how you’ve learned to live and relate in this world.
I value this process and see building a secure relationship between us as a core part of our work together. I aim to be responsive to your needs, to listen to you without judgment and, above all, to hold you and your stories with care.
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Foster Youth
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
Persons Living with HIV
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
My office is located in the Pill Hill neighborhood in Oakland, two blocks from the AC transit stops for bus 6 (at Telegraph and 30th) and bus 51A (at Broadway and 30th). There is also a free shuttle service from the MacArthur BART station to the Alta Bates Summit Campus nearby (make sure to take the shuttles number 3 or 4). Streets in the area have metered parking. Please note that getting up to the office suite requires climbing one flight of stairs.
2961 Summit Street Suite C, Oakland, CA 94609
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Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a voicemail at (510) 283-9395 letting me know some good times to reach you via phone for a free 15-minute consultation. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Rawna Romero, LMFT 41466