Heather Buchheim (they/them)

LMFT #140404
Accepting Clients

I am a queer, non-binary, polyamorous, kinky, neurodivergent, white, Jewish, radical therapist serving folks in CA.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

About My Clients

I work with individual adults, teens, and partners across monogamous and non-monogamous relationship configurations and within the BDSM spectrum. I specialize in working with fellow activists, therapists and healers, misfits, creatives, doers, and more. Iā€™m committed to serving individuals across racial backgrounds, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations who may have been underserved or harmed by the field of psychotherapy.

My Background and Approach

My style is: - A balance of light-hearted humor and bold, direct challenge - Interactive, intuitive, and insightful - Resourceful, offering practical skills, tools, and materials to help you learn - Trauma-informed, grounded, and calm - Rooted in Internal Family Systems, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Tailored to best meet your needs and goals I act as a friendly, relational guide and sounding board, with training in attachment, neuroscience, and somatics to help you recognize and translate signals from your body into an understanding of what you need to heal feel more aligned with your core sense of self.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a humanist and intersectional feminist, I believe in your capacity to grow and make transformative changes, and I respect you as the expert on your own experience. I understand how our past experiences and relationships ā€• particularly those from childhood ā€• can guide current thought patterns, emotions, and actions. As an activist and former nonprofit professional, I am dedicated to the pursuit of a more just world by acting in solidarity with struggles against white supremacy, capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, and ableism.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180/session


(925) 438-6553 Email Heather
166 Santa Clara Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

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