Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Elizabeth Cadd, Registered Associate MFT

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist | #114205
  • Scott Balderson | LMFT #34280 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 4000 Broadway Oakland, California 94611
  • (510) 929-0700
  • About Elizabeth Cadd Registered Associate MFT

  • ACA/Codependency, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Depression, Fertility/Infertility, LGBQIA, Sexual Dysfunction, Sex Work, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Womens Concerns
  • Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • DBT, Feminist, Gestalt, Mindfulness
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • Hello, I'm Liz. I offer a radically inclusive, non-judgmental, loving place where we can shed more light on your inner landscape, so that you can navigate your life and relationships with more love and less suffering. I want you to have more effective tools when things get rough, and possess more self-love, mindful awareness, and compassion in your day-to-day life.

    I specialize in LGBTQ++ individuals and couples, and all iterations of sex, gender and relationships. I work with poly, open, & kinky relationships (couples, triads or more), and those that may be considering opening their relationship for the first time. I also welcome trans folx who want to explore gender and transitioning in a safe space.

    I hold an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I focused on providing radically inclusive therapy from a holistic, humanistic perspective. I work with adults, couples, and relationships using a combination of attachment theory, mindfulness practices, and our relationship in the therapy room. I also have a B.F.A in Gender and Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley, and I am passionate about intersectional therapy that addresses how systemic inequalities affect our mental health, and does not recreate power imbalances in the therapy room.

    In my previous experience, I had the pleasure of training at the Pacific Center for Human Growth, serving the LGBTQ++ community. I'm currently working at the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy. I welcome all people from all identities and backgrounds into my practice.

    Mindfulness meditation practices and depth psychotherapy have been incredibly impactful on my life, and I feel very grateful to get to share these tools with you. I look forward to meeting you!