Adrienne Skye Roberts
- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Community Mental Health Counseling
Regardless of our circumstances, we are all capable of healing. I know this because I have experienced it myself and because I have witnessed and accompanied people in untenable conditions deepen awareness about their patterns and access the agency and choice necessary to change. I see therapy as one way to heal backwards through the harm and trauma of our family systems, socialization, and systems of oppression and supremacy that have shaped our behaviors and beliefs. All parts of ourselves deserve to be treated with dignity. I offer a warm, collaborative, grounded and creative space to get curious about how you have been shaped by your experiences, while learning new strategies and skills to move towards acceptance and integration.
The therapy I provide is especially supportive of people experiencing codependency, issues related to identity, depression, anxiety, attachment concerns, addiction (their own and others), and relationship struggles. I specialize in working with people to heal attachment trauma, navigate relationship difficulties and complex family histories, recover from violence, develop boundaries, and take accountability for past harms. In addition to working with individuals and couples, I love working with teenagers, families, queer people, and activists.
I am client-centered and strength-based and integrate a variety of approaches in my work including Gestalt, Somatic, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy. Past clients have described me as attentive, insightful, strong, direct, and collaborative.
I arrived at my work as a therapist through ten years as an organizer in grassroots movements for social justice, as well as through a deep commitment to my own therapy. These experiences taught me that healing is central to justice and liberation. I do this work because I believe that healed people create pathways for others to heal, and welcome in more joy and connection and that this, ultimately, impacts our systems and collective bodies. I also work as a restorative justice facilitator and trainer. I support communities who have experienced harm or violence to heal and take accountability.
I am from the Bay Area and live in Oakland. I identify as white, cisgender, Jewish, queer, and femme. I love spending time in the redwoods, dancing, watching the NBA, making art and being with my brilliant community.
As an organizer and advocate, I worked closely with incarcerated survivors of violence to support their healing, legal campaigns and ultimately, their freedom. I have also worked with youth for many years, as a counselor and restorative justice facilitator. As a facilitator and trainer, I work with other white people to deepen their commitments to end white supremacy. I have a master of arts in Community Mental Health Counseling from Sonoma State University. I also hold a master of arts in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts and a bachelor of art in Feminist Studies and Studio Art from UC Santa Cruz.
I approach therapy with a frame of trauma healing and social justice. I will support you to gain awareness about how your life has been shaped by society, family, past traumas, and survival strategies. I will support you to connect to your inherent resiliency and develop new skills. We will incorporate an embodied understanding of the influence of power, privilege, and oppression on your life and relationships.
While I take this work seriously, I regularly make room for humor and levity. I will be a real person in the room with you; transparent, empathetic and responsive to your unique needs and methods of processing. I often activate sessions through creativity as a way to make your concerns tangible for us to work with.
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
- Foster Youth
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
People Responsible for Past Harm/Violence; White People Committing to Anti-racism
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Somatic Experiencing
Narrative Therapy, Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice
When possible, I offer pro-bono therapy for formerly incarcerated people. When clients are able to pay full fee, it increases the availability of my services to those with fewer economic resources.
- Credit Card
I am based out of Oakland, CA and currently offer session via video online or phone to clients throughout the state.
- Monday Afternoon
- Monday Evening
- Tuesday Afternoon
- Tuesday Evening
- Wednesday Afternoon
- Wednesday Evening
- Thursday Morning
- Thursday Afternoon
- Thursday Evening
- Friday Morning
- Friday Afternoon
- Friday Evening
To request a 20-minute free consultation, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail by calling 510-519-6653. I return voicemails within 24 hours.
Rawna Romero, LMFT 41466