Contemporary, highly effective therapy and coaching.
We're here to help you through your present challenges and opportunities, and give you powerful tools and insights that will change the direction of the rest of your life.
Let’s Do What Works. We want to help you feel better and get your life on track-and keep it there-as effectively, and efficiently, as we can. The voluminous research findings are clear: therapy usually helps.
But the research is also clear about what makes therapy work, and what does not: we engage client’s opportunities and problems with warmth, down-to-earth practicality, active intervention, and empirically-supported techniques that are shown to work in thousands of studies – and in our many decades of shared experience helping people get through rough patches, and get on with the lives they want to live.
You really can get there from here.
Make the call so things can start getting better.
Call us, tell us about your unique situation, and we will speak frankly about matching you to the right therapist or coach. We have experts in treating a variety of issues, including:
Transitions and crises
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and Loss
Spirituality and meaning
Money and financial issues
Career development and aspirations
Addictions and Compulsions
Counseling for adults, couples, families, teens and children
Or when it just hurts…
“I went to traditional counselors for my anxiety management, and none of them had ever been able to help me understand my anxiety, but Tim did…”
\ “Stacy is grounded and kind, and brings to her interactions insight, understanding, compassion, and fantastic humor.”
“Working with Dan is like taking a weekly trip to a special gym, with a great trainer, where I work out and practice staying emotionally present…”
“Rob has been a guiding, insightful and most of all, helpful resource in my life…”
“Yael’s focus on understanding her client’s view of the world and dedication to guiding them to achieve their goals serves them well…”
“With profound gratitude: thank you, Tim!”
“I have been involved in men’s groups for 20 years, and I can say with absolute certainty that no one, no one, has had the kind of impact on me that Dan has had…”
“Kirsten, it was great working with you. Thank you for listening so well to me. I really appreciated your insights. They made me say ‘Hey, I haven’t thought about that before. I haven’t looked at it that way before…”
“Dr. Edwards is kind and gentle and was able to get to the heart of my issue quickly…”
“When I first met Rob, I immediately felt a sense of warmth and empathy that made me comfortable to express my true feelings on the anxiety and depression I have suffered from for years…”
“Stacy Smith is a gifted therapist and a wonderful human being. She is a truly passionate therapist who loves her work and brings energy, dedication, enthusiasm and freshness to the therapeutic encounter. She has led a rich life of learning and inner exploration which supports her capacity to be present, real and truly helpful with a wide range of inner and outer life situations.”
“Dan is a shaman…”
After two of the worst years of my life, I just wanted to give up. Kirsten’s respectful attitude and gentle probing helped me to revalue myself, and I now have a more positive outlook. I am a changed person and now I can get on with enjoying my life…”
“The work Tim did was powerful and effective…”
“Warmth and insight seem to be second nature to Yael…”
“Rob’s open and gentle manner made me feel immediately comfortable. He is skilled at managing challenging relationship issues, and brings his wealth of compassion and sensitivity to difficult situations…”
“Dan is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, analytic and creative thinkers I’ve come to know.”
“One of the most profound messages Tim imparted to me was that this work can be fun. I don’t have to be in pain to do this inner work…”
We’re happy to chat on the phone with you about your situation, and think together about the ways we might be able to make a real difference.
THE BRIDGE COUNSELING CENTER
1425 Leimert Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 497-4174 Email Us