Aerin Riegelsberger (They/he)

Accepting Clients

Hi! I Aerin. I'm a queer and trans associate clinical social worker providing individual telehealth therapy to adults living in California.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Lotus Đỗ, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I partner with folks in navigating anxiety, PTSD, substance use harm reduction, gender alignment, and other areas of concern. I tend to connect most effectively with folks who are: queer, trans, questioning, fellow helping professionals, neurodiverse, artists, creatives, highly sensitive, witchy, and/or spiritually inclined. I enjoy working with folks who practice kink, BDSM, nonmonogamy, and/or radical monogamy.

My Background and Approach

I am queer, transmasculine, and nonbinary. I’ve lived in Oakland (unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land) for 7 years. I am happiest when I’m in the redwoods, embracing loved ones, at the beach, sweating in a sauna, making collage art, or playing with my dog. My clinical experience has taken place in substance use treatment, trans and queer mental health, and school settings. My style is explorative, client-centered, and collaborative. I'm not a stoic “blank slate,” I don't position myself as an expert, and I don't impose an agenda. I move with curiosity, empathy, warmth, authenticity, and connection. I incorporate mindfulness, somatics, parts work, harm reduction and creative expression.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I do this work because I believe in the interdependent nature of individual and collective healing. When we experience healing, we become better equipped to support the healing of others. I do not view suffering as pathology. I contextualize client experiences within systems of power and oppression. I honor ancient cultural practices and I challenge the supremacy of modern, Western medical models.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session


510-210-3957 Email Aerin
248 3rd St
Oakland, CA 94607

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