Nick Wightman, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change.
My goal in therapy is to help you find more freedom in how you respond to life's challenges rather than be stuck in old patterns that no longer serve you. This may include coming to terms with unfinished business, improving communication, and learning to show up for yourself unconditionally.
My approach is strength-based, interactive and goal-oriented. I work with all populations, especially men and young adults, using an integrative approach that emphasizes mindfulness and a holistic view of the self.
Call or Email Nick Wightman for a free consultation now - (510) 403-8480


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: MFC52065 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Nick Wightman's Groups

Men's Relationship Group

[next dates TBD] This group is an opportunity for men to cultivate more fulfilling relationships with themselves, their partners and other men. Participants will learn how to apply valuable relationship skills so they can be more emotionally present, less reactive, and better able to communicate their needs. The format combines education and open discussion about current issues each person is facing. Topics include commitment ambivalence, conflict, communication, sex/intimacy, anger, and emotional boundaries. Through supporting each other and realizing the commonalities in their struggles, participants get to experience the transformative and sustaining power of brotherhood.

More about this group


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Medication Management
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017
Nick Wightman, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Nick Wightman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT