Mica Gonzalez, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland
Parenting can be a deeply conflictual experience. Sometimes we agree with Bette Davis who said "If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent." Other times we identify with Anne Lamott's notion that "There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child." The seemingly unpredictable alternation of positive and negative feelings that come with raising a family can be painful and bewildering, and our self-esteem as parents suffers most when it becomes difficult to access the good in our closest relationships.
I help children, adolescents, and their parents understand each other better, strengthen their ties, and learn new ways of being together. I work collaboratively and non-judgmentally with English- and Spanish-speakers to enhance their creative thinking and problem-solving. Contact me to see if we are a good fit.
Call or Email Mica Gonzalez for a free phone consultation now - (510) 788-2640

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: PSY26486 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 May 2016
Mica Gonzalez, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland

Mica Gonzalez

Psychologist, PhD