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Naomi Azriel, MFT
- LMFT | Mfc47167
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- 4287 Piedmont Ave Suite 108 Oakland, California 94611
- (510) 658-3783
About Naomi Azriel MFT
- Children, Creativity, Depression, Grief & Loss, HIV/AIDS, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Parenting, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sex Work, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Non-conforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Women's Concerns
- English, Hebrew
- Feminist, Psychoanalytic
- Cisgender Female
My own journey towards becoming a psychotherapist began in 1998, when I had the privilege of supporting women and girls who survived sexual trauma, as a volunteer at the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center. It was at this incredible grassroots organization that I first encountered the profound healing potential that opens up when one person listens to another and witnesses her truth. I learned how rich, difficult and beautiful this healing journey can be, and have felt honored ever since to accompany people of all genders along this path.
I hold a Masters’ degree in Clinical Psychology with Social-Clinical focus from the New College of California, and a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am an advanced analytic candidate at the San Francisco Jung Institute. I teach at the Pacific Center for Human Growth, lecture at Jungian societies and consult to other psychotherapists.
Of the many theories I have learned and that have shaped and informed me, I mostly draw from Jungian, psychoanalytic and relational schools of thought, as well as from self-psychology, social justice, feminist and somatic perspectives. This means that I am deeply interested in the human unconscious, as manifest in dreams, fantasies, religious and spiritual feelings, and in the ways our inner lives manifest in our bodies. And, I am equally interested in the interpersonal world, where our ethical calling towards kindness, care, consciousness and justice manifest in who we are in the greater community.