Therapist Profile

Name:
Meridel P. Tobias, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
5725 Oak Grove Av #3 Oakland, CA 94618
Phone:
(510) 496-3450
Website:
License Number
LMFT48745
Practicing Since:
2004
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Therapy can be more than just talking. Somatic psychotherapy offers a new way to explore how and why you do what you do so that you can make new choices that lead to lasting change. Experiential, relational psychotherapy helps link your brain to new resources so that you can relate to yourself and others in fresh, more whole ways. My specialty is working with adult children of divorce to explore and heal their relational patterns. Often, people who grew up with persistent relational conflict as children, struggle to have satisfying, long-term relationships. I help clients work through their anger, losses and fear so they can build the family they want. I am also experienced with working adults or children who have experienced early childhood trauma due to neglect, sexual and/or physical abuse. I draw from several somatic approaches to psychotherapy including Hakomi, Sensory Awareness, and Bill Bowen's Psycho-Biomechanics. In addition to body-oriented psychotherapy, I utilize my experience and training in mindfulness meditation, Eco-psychology, Expressive Arts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Family Systems therapy and Trauma Focused CBT for children.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday: 4:30-8pm Tuesday: 8am-8pm Wednesday: 8am-7pm Friday: 8am-7pm
Services
My practice is open to individuals of all ages, couples, families, adolescents and children.
Insurance
Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Somatic Psychology,M.A., California Institute of Integral Studies

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Step/Blended Families

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Somatic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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