Sylvia Wenninger - Therapist in Oakland

Hi, I’m Sylvia

I Provide Counseling for Adults in Deep Emotional Pain in California

Do you feel lost?  Overwhelmed? Like you no longer know who you are?  I am here to help you feel whole again. You and I will work together to release the pain of your past and connect with the innate good within you.

Whether you are feeling stuck and alone, dealing with a challenging partner relationship, or grieving a beloved animal friend, I can guide you on the road toward healing and wholeness.

Therapy Can Help You Find Your Way

Through empathic attunement and active listening, I help people to find their way out of some of life’s darkest places.  I will help you to face your fears and support you as you develop greater understanding of yourself and others.

Therapy sessions with me will help you:

  • Be more accepting of yourself
  • Change habits and thought patterns that hold you back
  • Develop tools you can use to reduce fear and anxiety
  • Get in touch with your inner source of strength and wisdom

Therapy with me can help you change your outlook on your life.

My Professional Background

I have an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the New College of California and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of clinical experience. In addition to providing individual and group therapy focusing on depression, relationship challenges, and pet loss, I have counseled clients at Berkeley Mental Health, Hospice by the Bay, and Girls Inc. I've also worked extensively with young adults who are neurodivergent and on the Autism Spectrum, and I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is a central modality in my couples therapy work.

I am a member of several clinical and professional organizations, including the following:

How I Can Help

If you’re feeling lost and overwhelmed, reach out for your 20-minute free phone consultation.  During the call, we will talk about your needs, address any questions you may have, and explore how I can be of help.  Please don’t hesitate to call me at (415) 341-4905.