Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior.
Supporting people make choices that feel joyful is my life's work. Self esteem enhancement,couples counseling,pregnancy and postpartum are specialties.My background includes leading group therapy in treatment centers,counseling at the San Francisco Art Institute and teaching Psychology at colleges. I also enjoy work with Brazilian couples.
"Think with the whole body" is a Zen saying that captures my view of the innate wisdom of the body/mind. Throughout the years, I have been inspired by how much information is revealed through the body's symptoms.My practice integrates creative expression, bibliotherapy, visualizations and various cultural perspectives.
Call or Email Catarina Maria Rodrigues for a free phone consultation now - (415) 236-3570


  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: MFC 47164 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gottman Institute/LEVEL ONE- Couples Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Foundation of the Sacred Stream-Berkeley/Applied Shamanism
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Catarina Maria Rodrigues's Groups


  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Care Strategies
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Portuguese, Portuguese


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cross Cultural Psychotherapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • English/Portuguese Couples Counseling
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic & Inclusive of Value Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 May 2017
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Catarina Maria Rodrigues

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT