I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years in the SF Bay Area. In my work, I offer a caring and confidential environment to support your personal growth and transformation. My interpersonal style is interactive and collaborative, relational, engaging and direct. I understand that every client’s needs are different; some clients seek short-term, solution-oriented therapy while others long-term, in-depth work.


Integrating interpersonal, developmental, cognitive, behavioral, analytic,
& mindfulness-based approaches. Serving traditional & nontraditional families.

Areas of Specialization
Relationship Conflict
Depression and Anxiety
Intimacy and Sexuality
Attachment and Autonomy
Work and Career issues
Medical and Health Concerns
Life Transition Issues
Grief and Loss
Addiction and Recovery
Parenting Issues
Blended Families
Creative and Spiritual Development
Transformative Guidance
A Strength-Based Approach to:
  • Shift habitual ways of being that no longer serve you
  • Deepen your capacity for self awareness and self acceptance
  • Develop more effective communication skills
  • Craft lasting solutions
  • Explore the impact of socio-cultural influences
  • Understand attachment styles and autonomy



My office is located at 5625 College Ave., Suite 216 in the Rockridge area of North Oakland. It is in Market Hall, across the street from Rockridge BART at College and Shafter. The office is wheelchair-accessible and free parking is available.

Naomi Baran, MFT

5625 College Avenue, Suite 216
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 652-2618

All photographs by Naomi Baran