Stephanie Bain (she/her)

AMFT #126452
Accepting Clients

I provide therapy with a focus on working with anxiety, depression, trauma, partner and family dynamics, and LGBTQ+ specific issues.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Anna Howland, LMFT #99026

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with individuals who have been told they're “too sensitive” or “too much,” or have felt misunderstood or feel alienated from the mainstream. I work with non-traditional families or partners looking for a therapist who "gets it." You are not too intense, too much, too sensitive, too "out there." The whole of you is welcome with me. I do not seek to ‘fix’ clients. Instead, we will work collaboratively to discover and align with your inner wisdom.

My Background and Approach

I tailor my approach to my clients' needs and goals. I believe human beings are complex individuals who each have a unique story and past that informs their present reality, their behavior, their wants and needs, and their feelings. I look at traumas that happened in an individual's life as well as traumas that happen in community-specific and global ways. This would include looking at your family dynamics, your history of experiencing oppression, your beliefs, and understanding of the world around you. For partners and families, we look at your attachment style, your relationship patterns, and your wants and needs. Together, we will increase awareness, break down unconscious patterns, build a greater understanding of yourself, heal and strengthen relationships, calm anxieties, communicate effectively. My job is to offer you tools and support and listen with a non-judgmental, affirming ear while we build trust. Still have questions? Reach out for a free consultation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

It is important to me to bring humility, accountability, and solidarity to my role as a therapist in sharing my intersections of privilege and marginalization. I am of European ancestry, descended from settlers living on colonized land. I'm a white, queer, English-speaking, able-bodied, working-class raised, city-living, millennial-aged human. I'm dedicated to equity in my relationships and fighting for it systematically.​

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 200/session


1-510-545-9329 Email Stephanie
445 Bellevue Ave
Suite 6B
Oakland, CA 94610

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