Therapist Profile

Name:
Kristin Hirt
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
3225 Lakeshore Ave Oakland, CA 94610-2719
Phone:
(510) 872-2336
License Number
LMFT43291
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I welcome you to come as you are.

When we collaborate in the healing process, we’ll be tuning in to and nurturing your unique strengths--your creative spirit, your essential wisdom, and your resilience--as the basis for navigating the real challenges and struggles you face. I offer you a safe space for exploring and more deeply understanding your experience of vulnerability, conflict, or stuckness. Throughout the healing process, I’ll help you to hold yourself with compassion and validation, to become empowered to find your voice, and to practice new communication and coping skills. From a wider lens, I’ll help you to see new choices for change that are both practical and meaningful, and that more fully align with your core values, sense of purpose, needs, and goals as you move forward into the life you envision for yourself.

I have a specialization in working with adult children of dysfunctional families. Many who come to me for support are seeking to cultivate a clearer, fuller sense of self and identity. I help folks who didn’t receive emotional and psychological attunement from their parents as children, due to parental narcissism, trauma, substance abuse, and/ or mental illness, or due to abandonment, neglect, excessive criticism, and/ or abuse. I offer support with finding one’s voice, self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety, introversion, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection with others and in healing struggles in relationships around self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment and co-dependence, and isolation.

I work with couples around managing the impact on the relationship of one or both partners' trauma history, balancing individuality and relationship, co-dependence, boundaries, communication skills, conflict management, and affair recovery.

I bring humility, respect, and genuine interest to our collaboration. My style is down to earth, non-pathologizing, and interactive, with healthy doses of humor. I appreciate you as multi-dimensional--feeling, thinking, physical, spiritual, and social. I welcome diversity and embrace a social justice perspective.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
  • Individual therapy: adults
  • Couple counseling
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A: Clinical Psychology New College of California B.A: Sociology New York University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Psychodynamic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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