Our clinical intake line is available 24 hours a day:
Dial: (510) 595-5500 Ext: 10
(Low cost and sliding scale therapy is available for those who qualify.)
We serve all ages and backgrounds at many BART-accessible sites in Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, Folsom, and Los Angeles.
Our therapists, interns and trainees provide cost-effective drama and expressive arts therapy to teens, adults, couples and families. All are well-qualified and our interns and trainees are supervised by a licensed therapist.
- Arabic (العربية)
- Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance
- Child & Family Therapy
- Couple’s Therapy
- Drama Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Featured Therapist
- French (Français)
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Licensed Therapist
- San Francisco
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- Spanish (Español)
Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, SupervisorArmand Volkas is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Oakland, California, where he directs a training program for students, interns and therapists who want to integrate drama therapy into their practice.
Marriage & Family Therapist, SupervisorI use my skills as a drama therapist to explore things creatively. I am a licensed Psychotherapist so I also do verbal therapy, but I prefer a more experiential approach. In my experience, when clients work creatively through drama or other arts modalities they begin to let go of intellectualizing and allow themselves to experience […]
Marriage & Family Therapist, SupervisorI received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a specialization in expressive arts. Also a graduate of the Institute for Health and Healing’s Integrative Medicine Program and a registered physical therapist, I have specialized training in using guided imagery, expressive arts and psychotherapy to assist clients with a […]
Marriage & Family Therapist InternEnglish: In life there is pain and there is suffering. Pain is inevitable, suffering is what we can stop. The moment you experience a loss there is the inevitable pain of feeling the absence and yearning for that which is no longer there. That pain is something to digest and learn from. So you leave […]
Marriage & Family Therapist InternMy approach is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. As your therapist, I help you bring a flow into your life in order to be able to overcome the hard time you’re going through currently. My work is to help you explore the different paths that you have, not only focusing on the symptoms which you may be exhibiting.
Marriage & Family Therapist InternAre you feeling trapped by your own patterns? Are you feeling consistent self-doubt and anxiety? Is depression coloring your everyday experience? I fully believe that the capacity to thrive lies in your hands, heart and imagination. As your therapist, I will work with you to uncover your own inherent wisdom. Together we can create a […]
MD, MA, Marriage & Family TherapistI create a warm, nurturing environment that enables you to grow. Building safety and trust is the foundation of my work. We will explore what is confusing, painful, and/or anxiety provoking for you and work towards identifying your strengths and overcoming what is overwhelming or challenging for you. I offer you an empathic, gentle, encouraging, […]
MA, Marriage & Family TherapistMireya is an expressive arts therapist as well as a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. She certified from the Grof Transpersonal Training in 1993 and has facilitated groups and individuals in this approach locally and internationally. Her therapeutic work is informed by her work with traditional healers in her country Mexico as a social anthropologist, a […]
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerI am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I hold an MSW from Columbia University, and am recently a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute’s Embodied Leadership program. My therapeutic approach is both insight and solution focused, with an emphasis in increasing coping skills, resources […]
MA, Marriage & Family TherapistI see psychotherapy as a place to tend to our personal stories in a rich and textured way so as to understand where we have come from, where we are and where we are going; the process is a way to understand oneself and gradually work towards a freer, more vibrant and connected life. The […]
Marriage & Family TherapistAre you satisfied with the role you’re playing in life? Or do you feel out of touch with what’s best in yourself? You’re just sure (and you’re right) that at heart you are a vibrant, creative person, full of love and passion—but something stops you from living the life you want. Are you tired of […]
Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Drama TherapistI am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist. I received my masters in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy form the California Institute of Integral Studies. My background in performance and directing supports my interest in helping clients reconnect with their innate creativity. I specialize in helping people who […]
MFT Trainee“Fate confronts [us] like an intricate labyrinth all too rich in possibilities, and yet of all these possibilities, only one is [our] own right way.” — CG Jung Sometimes, when we hear the call of fate, we listen with an inner ear for quiet whispers of the soul. This call arrives in many forms — […]
Licensed Marriage & Family TherapistI work with people who are yearning to live an authentic life -- a life that is real, instead of perfect. A life in which you learn to listen to your life-affirming inner wisdom, to express your thoughts and feelings, and to face challenges with courage and integrity.
Licensed Marriage & Family TherapistYou may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or not quite like yourself. While you know change is a natural part of life, you are grappling with a transition point that you chose or that came about by life circumstances. Either way, you are going through a tough time, and reaching out for help takes courage. So you have already taken a […]
MA, Marriage & Family TherapistI believe that everyone has the innate ability to heal and is always moving towards wholeness and resolution. I also believe everyone is capable of getting stuck in unhelpful patterns – holding onto beliefs and stories about themselves and others that perpetuate unhappiness. Life can bring both planned and unexpected changes and/or trauma that may jolt anyone […]
Licensed Marriage & Family TherapistNo matter what your struggles are, you are not alone. Whatever issues you are dealing with, including: relationship problems, grief, depression, anxiety, blocked creativity, or a longing to feel more at peace with yourself, it can get better. I am committed to building a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship with you that will enable you to […]
MA, Marriage & Family TherapistIf you are looking for your lost voice, or simply the freedom to express it, I offer the space and tools to help you find it. If you have addictions, or are just beginning to question your relationship to drugs, alcohol, or painful partnering choices, I offer my many years of recovery work — leavened […]
MA, Marriage & Family TherapistI am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy, from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I believe in the effectiveness of drama therapy – a practice that moves beyond talk therapy toward embodied expression, profound insight and the freedom of playful […]