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Nicole Arkin, M.A.
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3852 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611-5353
(510) 809-5331
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I received my M.A. degree in Expressive Art Therapy and have spent the last 6 years providing individual and family psychotherapy to children, youth and adults within the community mental health care system. I have worked directly with the following issues and struggles :
- Abuse, neglect and trauma histories
- Mood Disorders, including major depression and anxiety

In my work I place the primary importance of the quality of the relationship itself and tend to be most drawn toward long term depth oriented work though have also become skilled at working from more directive short term approaches. I also find it important to examine deeply the societal context of individual suffering and frequently integrate the expressive arts and mindfulness skills into my sessions.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at all.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Day and Evening Hours
Saturday Mornings
Expressive Art Therapy Individual and Family Psychotherapy for Children, Teens, and Adults
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Counseling Psychology, Expressive Art Emphasis, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2001

Area of Specialty

Chronically Mentally Ill
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Expressive Art Therapies
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Play Therapy
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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