John Edwards (he/him/his)

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Accepting Clients

Utilizing Brainspotting a leading edge to help you transform your life. Become unstuck from unhelpful patterns.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Have you been thinking "I should really do something about my current life?" If yes, then let's work together to help you break unhelpful patterns that involve anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions/substance abuse or marriage/relationship problems. If you're looking to transform your life, that is, accept yourself, achieve those dreams that you've put off, and create an amazing fulfilling life then you've got the right profile. It's never too late to start or start over.

My Background and Approach

I am a real person in counseling sessions with the ultimate goal of helping you become the best version of you. I love to tell stories and have a great sense of humor. The vast majority of the time you'll forget that you're talking with a therapist although ever so often I do make a therapist face. We will also work to help you create an amazing positive direction and vision for your life. I am a Black, gay, Caribbean man and former Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) who is a graduate of two Seventh Day Adventist schools. I truly enjoy helping people to transform their lives. I use leading edge psychotherapy modalities such as Brainspotting, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to help you heal and recover from trauma and other negative experiences. I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist which means I can help you get your relationship back on track.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we all have the internal resources to heal, recover and thrive but we often have narratives/stories that we tell ourselves or programming that prevents or interrupts our healing, recovery, our growth and development. Life can be really difficult at times. It is always nice to have someone who can help you through those difficult times. Often, we rely on family and friends to help us through tough times. Sometimes our family and friends are part of the problem. Sometimes though, we need a therapist and that's ok. I am big believer in "energy" and through the transformation of our narratives, that is, change the story that we tell ourselves about ourselves, we open up a world of possibility for amazing success, happiness and contentment. Call today to start transforming your life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 33 years of practice
  • Rate: $225 - 400/session


510-213-9284 Email John
2939 Summit Street
Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94609

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