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  • James Baker, MFT

  • MFT | 49463
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 166 Santa Clara Avenue Oakland, California 94610
  • (510) 788-0006
  • About James Baker MFT

  • Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Depression, Fetishism, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, LGBQIA, Mens Concerns, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Sexual Dysfunction, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse
  • English
  • Supervision/Consultation
  • EMDR Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic
  • Alameda Alliance/Beacon
  • Cisgender Male
  • White/European American

    I want to help you become more self-aware, live more in the present, and assume more responsibility for taking care of yourself. My therapeutic style is thoughtful, active and non-judgmental. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community I know the importance of finding a therapist who understands how integral our sexuality and gender are to our identity, and who is affirmative of that identity.

    I am sex-positive and have experience working with, and am affirmative of, folks in alternative relationships including polyamorous and open-relationships as well as those who engage in consensual kink.

    My experience as a therapist over the past decade includes helping individuals and partners find ways to live life more fully, communicate effectively, and feel better about themselves. Methods I use include traditional talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic techniques, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and mindfulness approaches. My work is informed by current research in the areas of neuroscience, the body-mind connection, and trauma.

    Please see my website at for more information about me and my practice.