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Therapy Services for Adults, Couples, Teens, especially People of Color in Oakland, CA

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Do Any of the Following Resonate with You?

  • You feel dissatisfied in your relationships
  • You feel like a bad parent
  • You’re worried you can’t get everything done
  • You don’t know how to love yourself
  • You struggle with how mean the world seems

If so, therapy can help.

Therapy Services

Individual therapy for depression and anxiety

You might have been feeling down or depressed for awhile; or experiencing stress, anxiety and overwhelm. You might feel lonely, sad, angry; or be struggling with parenting issues, or not feeling good enough about yourself; or are dealing with a recent relationship break-up or divorce. You might need help to deal with a painful loss, grief, or trauma that has impacted you deeply, or in creating a healthier balance with your work and personal life.

In therapy with me, you can learn new ways of thinking, feeling, doing and being; feel better about yourself; and feel freer in your life. You can get unstuck, feel empowered to improve your important relationships, or move forward in the areas of your life that matter most. With me you can say anything and give full voice to your thoughts and feelings; address what gets in your way presently; practice mindfulness and create new solutions for feeling better and living life more the way you would like.

Individual therapy for depression and anxiety >

Couples Therapy

You and your partner can’t seem to communicate well. You have lots of arguments or discussions that end up in tears or distancing with your partner. Your trust has been betrayed, or you feel lonely and unhappy in your relationship.

In couples therapy with me, you make your relationship stronger and enjoyable again. You’ll feel more closeness and work more like a team. You can learn ways to work through your problems more quickly, that don’t continuously bring you down.

Couples Therapy >

Adolescent / Parenting Therapy

Maybe parenting issues are causing too much conflict in the family. You hate to see your child struggling emotionally and you don’t know how to help. These parenting years are so challenging and you don’t feel like a good enough parent. You lose your cool way more than you would like.

Or your teenager is especially anxious or depressed and needs to talk to someone.

I can work with you around parenting issues, or with your teen individually, and help your family to have more harmony. Enjoy more of your times together as a family. Learn to talk to your kids so they listen and listen so they talk. Discover ways to move through conflict in your family more easily and feel like a better parent. See your teenager feeling better about him or herself and handling their life better.

Adolescent / Parenting Therapy >


Signature Course

The stress of living with racism and the negative political climate hurts your body and soul. Too much stress and distress in your relationships, family, and work life. Self doubt and overwhelm creep in and you feel you don’t have control over your life or emotions?

You feel like you’re not being a very good parent, partner or professional, and hate feeling like a Hot Mess all the time?

Learn practical and immediate tools to feel calm and less overwhelmed in life. Feel relief, support, more connection and a sense of empowerment as you learn to manage your thoughts and feelings so they don’t manage you. Feel good about being the best partner, parent and professional that you can be.

Signature Mindfulness Course >


Hi, I'm Cindi Rivera

I help Adults, Couples, Teens, especially People of Color with Therapy services here in Oakland. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed at home or work, working together could help you with feeling more at peace.

I am a warm and compassionate woman of color who creates a safe space for my clients to feel better in work and home life. By listening deeply, I help my people to connect better to themselves and their loved ones, and to use mindfulness tools to live their best life.

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