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Dena Ehrlich, AMFT is a graduate of CIIS. She works somatically and incorporates EMDR, Breema, Relational Somatic Healing Embodied Touch, Sand Tray, Parts Work, Imagery, and when aligned with her client's needs and goals, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) into her Trauma-Informed care with adults and couples. She also supports families by offering child-led play-based therapy to children as young as 7-years old. Her style is relational, warm, and playful. She celebrates what it means to be human, the joy as well as the mess of it all. Her full fee is $200/session and depending on need and availability may be able to offer a sliding scale. Dena loves hiking, hot springs, and impromptu dance parties.

 

She is available for in-person sessions in Lafayette and Rockridge, Oakland. Please visit www.denaehrlich.com for more info on Dena. 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, working under the supervision of Nes Pinar

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Anna Davidson, AMFT's experience is expansive— through roles as a teacher, facilitator, artist & writer while living & learning in a variety of countries such as Guatemala, Nepal, & Ghana that have shaped her passion for supporting people’s innate connection to themselves, others, and their environment. Her therapy practice is focused on guiding individuals & couples+ back to their most authentic & empowered selves by exploring our unprocessed stories & most intimate desires, all while integrating tools that support people’s ability to facilitate their own healing. Anna holds a Masters of Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy and therefore is trained in how to utilize creative writing, visual art, movement/dance, music, & drama in the therapy space as a means of healing. This also means her toolbox for therapeutic interventions is vast, including unique practices of altar building, oracle cards, mask making, and more. She is an intuitive, empathetically skilled facilitator of depth-oriented practices that encourage folks to access the root of their blockages around intimacy of all kinds. Because of her natural ability to create a safe, welcoming environment for people’s most vulnerable feelings and experiences, Anna has developed a niche for sex & intimacy therapy. This recently landed her in the classroom where she taught Couples Therapy, Sex & Intimacy for the graduate level Integral Counseling program at California Institute for Integral Studies. Through a relational & highly attuned holding, both Anna’s clients and students can settle into a loving, non-judgmental space that allows them to open deeper than they have before while exploring communication, conflict, & connection styles—of the mind, body, and spirit. Anna's practice is focused on guiding LGBTQIA+ individuals & couples+ back to their most authentic & empowered selves by exploring unprocessed depths, intimate desires, and energetic alignment.

Anna is available in-person in Rockridge and Lafayette as well as online. Please visit https://www.oceanhearttherapy.com for more information about Anna.

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Deb Shell, AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute. She is committed to supporting her clients to help them find calm in the chaos and light in the darkness. Deb believes that if we change the conversation from problems to solutions and weaknesses to strengths, we can reach our potential and change our narrative to something we never imagined possible. Deb offers a safe space free from judgment and considers race, values, culture, religion, gender, and all intersectionalities of a client’s identity/lived experience when identifying how to support them. Having worked as a counselor in a school setting, Deb can support parents in advocating for their child and navigating the system to support getting their child the most appropriate accommodations. Deb works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and stages of life.  In addition, she supports parents/caregivers and children struggling with: Neurodiversity, Tic Disorders, Sensory Overload, Anxiety/Fears, Depression, Giftedness, Social Skills, Big Emotions, 
Challenging Behaviors, Power Dynamic Struggles, Resistance,  Gender/Identity,  Transitioning,  Families/Divorce, Making Sense of Loss, Marriage conflict. 


Deb is also the founder of TechNKids, an organization with a mission to educate both parents and kids on the impact technology has on our youth’s mental health as well as inform parents of safeguards that allow them to embrace technology while also protecting their children’s mental health. 


Deb is a mom to three kids who keep her busy in her spare time. When she does have a moment to herself, she can be found playing piano or guitar and singing. She also loves all things studio arts including drawing, painting and sculpting. Hiking the trails of the Bay Area is where she finds her inner peace. 

Deb is available in-person in Lafayette as well as online. Please visit https://eastbaycounseling.org for more information about Anna.

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