Therapist Profile

Name:
Gene J. Grossman, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2881 Chelsea Drive Oakland, CA 94611-2507
Phone:
(510) 531-9525
License Number
LMFT6276
Practicing Since:
1974
Additional Licenses:
CALIFORNIA LICENSED MFT 6276 CA COMMUNITY COLLEGE COUNSELING CREDENTIAL

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
License MFC6276 • In practice since 1977 I have been a licensed psychotherapist for over thirty years. I have devoted my life to practicing what I preach. Over the course of a successful professional career, a long, happy marriage and raising two sons to adulthood, I have had to battle the demons of anger, self-doubt and personal inadequacy that plague my clients. I have learned from my many mistakes, not from theory, how to feel and act like an adult, how to forgive myself and others, and most importantly, how not to take every little thing personally. Life is only a little bit about us. If we make it all about us we lose the ability to see things in a larger, more balanced way. Effective psychotherapy is the most available antidote to the feelings of depression and lifelessness that constrict our ability to live fully. Let me give you an example. Much time and energy has been devoted to the management of the negative feelings of anger and anxiety. Unfortunately, while cognitive-behavioral approaches may relieve some of the symptoms of distress, they seldom if ever address the issues at the source of the injury. My therapeutic approach is designed to address the issues that lie just outside one's personal awareness that lead to repetitive, dissatisfaction with oneself and others. Matching up with the right therapist is a critical part of successful treatment. A simple introductory phone call can establish whether you are comfortable in going forward. I look forward to hearing from you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 7AM-8PM SAT 7-12 SUN AS REQUIRED
Services
I PROVIDE COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR HELP IN DEALING WITH PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES THAT INCLUDE: ANGER MANAGEMENT WORK STRESS & PTSD ANXIETY & DEPRESSION COUPLES COMMUNICATION PARENTING DIVORCE & SEPARATION GRIED & LOSS ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR AGING PARENTS
Insurance
Aetna, Cigna, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Health Care, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D. UNION UNIVERSITY, 1977 M.A, SANTA CLARA, U. 1972 B.A, U. OF ILLINOIS, 1966

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Satir
Certifications
CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA PROBLEM GAMBLING PREVENTION COUNSELOR
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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