Evening and weekend appointments available. Credit cards accepted. We're located in Oakland, CA.
Contemporary, highly effective therapy and coaching.
We want to help you feel better and get your life on track, as effectively, and efficiently, as we can. The data is clear: therapy usually helps. The data is also clear about what makes therapy work, and what does not. We tackle client’s problems with warmth, down-to-earth practicality, active engagement and empirically-supported techniques that are shown to work in thousands of studies – and in our many decades of experience helping people get through rough patches, and get on with the lives they want to live.
Call us, tell us as much as you can, and we will speak frankly about how we can help with your unique situation. We are trained in therapy for a variety of issues, including:
"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..." (former client)
"With profound gratitude: thank you, Tim!" (former client)
"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…" (former client)
"Dr. Edwards is kind and gentle and was able to get to the heart of my issue quickly…" (former client)
"Dan is a shaman…" (former student)
"It is a profound blessing for me to have worked with Dan…" (former client)
"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…" (former client)
"Rob has been a guiding, insightful and most of all, helpful resource in my life..." (former client)
“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...” (former client)
"The work Tim did was powerful and effective…" (former client)
"Yael’s focus on understanding her client’s view of the world and dedication to guiding them to achieve their goals serves them well…" (former client)
"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..." (former client)
“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...” (former client)
"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…" (former client)
“Dan is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, analytic and creative thinkers I’ve come to know.” (Gilbert Newman, PhD, Dean, The Wright Institute)
“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…” (former client)
“Warmth and insight seem to be second nature to Yael…” (former client)
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