Therapist Profile

Joan M. Ruderman, M.A.
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6232 Estates Dr. Oakland, CA 94611-3119
(510) 339-8368
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I look at the Interpersonal, Developmental and Existential or Spiritual aspects of the person, assessing how they have motivated the client to seek treatment. I then form an alliance with the healthiest part of the person, sometimes voicing unexpressed hopes and wishes. I use techniques such as dialoguing with the inner child, journaling, letter writing, empty chair, family photos, etc. to evoke feelings which need to be heard and healed. In working with couples, I model and teach reflective listening; I am an advocate for both partners. I try to reframe problems to be seen as opportunities for growth.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 10:30-7:30
Individual, Couples, Family: Communication Skills Relationship Inventory, Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual Issues, Eating Disorders
Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Soc Sci, 1996, U of Chicago MA, Ed. Psych '67 SF State U.

Area of Specialty

Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Transpersonal Psychology
Substance Abuse UC Berkeley
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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