Therapist Profile

Marianne Gunther-Murphy, M.A.
Professional Title:
5463 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 655-8250
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 35229 Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I offer short and long-term therapy for individual adults, couples and groups. I work very relationally and honestly, attempting to understand the issue from the client’s point of view. Sometimes practical skills and coping tools are useful. Other times, learning about how past experiences or current patterns contribute to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other distress can be a step in increasing self-confidence, developing more satisfying relationships, and getting more of what one longs for from life. I was selected by Stanford University to be the therapist for two research studies looking at what contributes to effective therapy. I work in an Oakland private practice close to the Rockridge BART station, teach at the Wright Institute, teach and supervise at The Psychotherapy Institute and The Women's Therapy Center. Previously, I was the training director at Parental Stress Services (Family Paths) in Oakland and facilitated outpatient groups at Alta Bates Hospital. I am deeply committed to alleviating suffering, increasing the potential for meaningful connection with others,increasing satisfaction in work and making room for balance and pleasure in one’s life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
1. Provide counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, groups. 2. I run groups focused on relationship issues, pesonal growth, depression, anxiety,and a women's group. 3. I supervise, consult and teach in the community.
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Clinical Psychology, JFK University,Orinda CA 1994 B.A. University of California, 1974, Departmental honors, Regents Scholar

Area of Specialty

Interracial Couples


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Advanced Training- The Psychotherapy Institute, 1997 Certified Group Psychotherapist CGP
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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