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Naomi Azriel, MFT
- LMFT | 47167
- | (if applicable)
- 444 34th St Suite 9 Oakland, California 94609
- (510) 658-3783
About Naomi Azriel MFT
- Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Children, Creativity, Depression, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Parenting, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sex Work, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
- English, Hebrew
- Feminist, Psychoanalytic
- Cisgender Female
COVID-19: During this time of instability and suffering, psychotherapy holds a special time and space for making and finding meaning in an overwhelming and chaotic experience.
My practice continues to operate during this time, mostly online and occasionally outdoors, with social distancing and masks. I am available to support frontline workers and those affected by compounding traumas of racial violence, oppression and injustice. If you are directly supporting others through this pandemic, or facing any of the myriad layers of anti-black racism, and need space for your own exhaustion, heartbreak and moral outrage, please contact me regardless of your ability to pay.
Psychotherapy is a unique process of discovery and growth, occurring in the special context of a private, containing and facilitative relationship. To know ourselves well and deeply, we need and deserve the patient, present and thoughtful witnessing of another human being. We bring into psychotherapy our sorrows and dreams, our wounds and talents, our ugliness and our beauty; our full humanity. Through gentle, gradual unfolding, we get to reach together into the places in us that have not been broken, tarnished or maimed by whatever cruelty, injustice or invisibility we have lived through. And, as we develop a relationship to this untarnished core, we come alive again and into our whole souls, bodies, minds and hearts.
I tend to work well with people who are soulful, thoughtful and creative. Many of the people I work with have always felt different from their families and communities, and have found ways to challenge or question the given norms of their worlds. I welcome all outsiders into my practice.
I have particular interest and calling in working with those who carry in their hearts and spirits the wounds of personal or ancestral trauma through war, immigration, sexual violence, persecution or oppression based on race, religion, ethnicity or sexuality.