Lina M Hannigan, PhD, Psychologist in Alameda
I support individuals to manage stress, build resilience, strengthen interpersonal connections, and succeed in making healthy lifestyle changes. My patients come to me to improve their relationships, parenting skills, and life transitions. I have a collaborative style within a warm and respectful relationship. My treatment approaches include evidence-based practices (such as CBT and recent advances in positive psychology), enabling targeted symptom improvement as well as deeper self-understanding and personal growth. Biofeedback is a tool I use with some individuals to enhance mind-body awareness and augment relaxation training. My office is located in a beautiful, peaceful marina setting.
In addition to facilitating general wellness, I have two specialties. With extensive experience in health psychology, I am skilled in chronic pain/illness management. I treat accompanying anxiety and depression, and teach non-pharmaceutical techniques to reduce pain flares, improve sleep, bolster mood, and optimize the body's healing process.
My other passion is multicultural counseling with Asians and Asian Americans. I am fluent in Japanese and specialize in providing linguistically and culturally attuned services for people of Japanese origin. Acculturation, cross-cultural relationships, and conflicts arising from intergenerational differences in goals, dreams, and expectations are areas of expertise.
Call or Email Lina M Hannigan for a free phone consultation now - (510) 488-2623


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Alliant International University (CSPP)
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: PSY20504 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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  • Chronic Pain
  • Multicultural issues
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Japanese


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Guided Imagery and Relaxation
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychophysiology
  • Strength Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017
Lina M Hannigan, PhD, Psychologist in Alameda

Lina M Hannigan

Psychologist, PhD