Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

Not all of our members have elected to list their practices on this site. Some of our members are students or trainees and are not currently in private practice.

All of the mental health professionals listed below claim to carry the principles of Open Minds into their work. All of our members have also agreed to abide by the ethical guidelines of our respective disciplines.

However, please understand that Open Minds has not reviewed, investigated or evaluated any of the mental health professionals who list themselves with our organization. We make no guarantee as to the qualifications or the competence of those listed on our site.

  • Jace Lawa, Registered Associate MFT

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  • Phoenix Jackson, LMFT | LMFT #110164 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 516 Oakland Avenue #201 OAKLAND, California 94611
  • (510) 470-1155
  • About Jace Lawa Registered Associate MFT

  • ACA/Codependency, Creativity, Depression, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Self Harm/Self Injury, Sex Work, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse
  • English
  • Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, Feminist, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic
  • Genderqueer, Non-Binary, Trans, Transgender Male
  • Other
  • My approach is warm, grounded, relational, and interactive. I honor your complexity and will hold all of your story with respect and deep care. I work in an integrative manner, meeting you where you are and at your specific needs. I will always check in with you if the work we are doing is resonating with you. I aim to be present and responsive to you. We will check in with how you’re feeling in your body often, or explore what it means that you don’t feel present there. We will take into account how your early relationships may have shaped your understanding of the world and of yourself. We will look at the impact of larger institutions and systems on your understanding of yourself and your place in the world. We will draw on the beautiful, powerful internal resources you already have (they got you got where you are today after all). We will draw out your strong internal voice and inner wisdom, allowing you to move forward with greater connection to your body, a deeper understanding of your roots, of who you are, and what you need and want.

    And honestly, therapy can be an awkward, challenging, vulnerable, terrifying undertaking. I’m very sensitive to that. We will work at the pace that feels right for you. You are the expert of your own experience. It is an honor for me to be invited on a fellow human’s path of healing and to hold for them a space of non-judgement, safety, honesty, and unconditional kindness. I’m there with you to witness your story, to reflect your strengths to you, be curious about all your complex layers with you and at times, challenge you with a new perspective to reflect on.