Cassiana Peres Luize
- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
If you’re here, I imagine you are considering finding a journey partner. I’m happy to start this conversation with you and to support you along the way. Psychotherapy is associated with a variety of meanings, among them, the belief that we need to find ourselves mentally ill to seek support. I believe psychotherapy is for everyone, all of those going through real-life challenges within all the spectrum of emotional needs. My practice is open to all and I have experience supporting clients in a variety of circumstances, such as: Depression and loss, Anxieties, identity and role transition, professional transitions, acute and chronic stress, grief, overall longing for meaning, relationship challenges, and immigration.
I am Brazilian and I have had the experience of living and supporting clients in a couple of different countries. I am passionate about the experiences of people from different cultures and ethnicities, what they share in common, how they differ, and especially, how people respond to these challenges. I love supporting clients who are going through acculturation processes related or not to immigration, and partnering in their process of cultivating awareness.
I am curious about hard-to-answer questions, ultimate concerns of life (i.e., death, freedom, existential isolation, and meaninglessness) and I believe in finding creative ways (and inviting creativity) to sustain the challenging task that is living.
My journey with Psychology studies started in 2010, in Brazil, when I engaged in a program to become a licensed therapist. I currently hold a B.A. in Psychology (Brazil) and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Berkeley, CA). I also had the opportunity to support clients in Dublin, Ireland, for 2-3 years after becoming a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. My primary work experience is with adults, older adults, and middle/high school students. I am currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist offering therapy services to California residents.
I found in Existential/Humanistic approaches a language that speaks to my core as a therapist and a way to meet people where they’re at. I am also very influenced by my independent studies and experience with Gestalt therapy. Considering all those influences, in the therapy room, I aim to provide a non-judgmental and safe environment where people get to express themselves as they are in the here-and-now.
I believe each psychotherapy process is unique and I work in a collaborative way, integrating a variety of strategies that feel supportive to the person at each moment. I believe in community and finding resources that go beyond the therapy sessions. That being said, my work and availability extend to important family members, psychiatrists, teachers, whoever is fundamental to your life.
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Interfaith Couples
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Gestalt Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
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$150 (individual), $175 (extended family session)
fee is set on a case by case basis
I am currently working exclusively online (telehealth). In-person services will be based in Oakland, CA, whenever COVID restrictions change. Contact me for more up-to-date information.
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