Therapist Profile

Name:
Alena Hutchinson, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
5478-A College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
Phone:
(415) 397-8300
Location:
2200 Mountain Blvd. Apt 3 Oakland, CA 94611-2927
Phone:
(415) 397-8300
Website:
License Number
LMFT33069
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT, Attorney since 1981 (Inactive Status)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I offer psychotherapy and couples counseling to individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues, career and workplace challenges, major life transitions, adult ADHD (in themsleves or a partner), low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and other issues, or seeking personal growth, I also offer life coaching for ADHD management and life design. My style is compassionate, non-judgemental and interactive. You'll find that I draw on various modes of therapy to tailor the work to your shifting needs. A session may include a focus on finding immediate, practical solutions to problems or a more open-ended search for insights and clarity. It may include an actual experience, with awareness, of the ways you interact - cognitively, emotionally and physically - with your problem areas, in order to discover deeper meanings and avenues for change. My couples counseling techniques are informed by traditional psychodynamic theories and current research into the causes of relationship difficulites and basis for relationship success.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Oakland - Wed. 9:00a - 7:00p & Sat. 9:00a - 5:00p San Francisco - Tues. 10:00a - 7:00p & Thurs. 10:00a - 6:00
Services
Individual Psychotherapy Couples Counseling & Groups
Insurance
Aetna, Cigna, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Magellan, PacifiCare, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, 1992, JFK University J.D., 1981, University of Texas Law School B.A., Legal Studies/Economics, 1978, Rice University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Transpersonal Psychology
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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