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  • William Ma, MFT

  • LMFT | 96148
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  • Contact Information

  • https://williammalmft.wordpress.com/
  • Telehealth Oakland, California 94619
  • (510) 871-0633
  • About William Ma MFT

  • Adolescents, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Fetishism, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Mens Concerns, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Spirituality, Trauma/PTSD
  • English
  • Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Gestalt
  • Cisgender Male
  • Chinese, White/European American
  • I have a strong desire to serve members of the greater poly, ethically nonmonogamous, and / or consensual kinky communities and support journeys of self-discovery towards increased safety and healing, greater self-awareness, and stronger relationships. As a man of color, I find myself particularly drawn to working with BIPOC-identified folks, though this is by no means exclusive. I find explorations of identity, meaning, and place in the world to be fascinating and important launching points towards greater health and wholeness. Perhaps due to my experience as a person of mixed ethnicity, I am also drawn to the places between identities, where different types of meaning connect.

    I work in a primarily relational style, combining traditional talk therapy with somatic attunement, as well as drawing on my certifications in Internal Family Systems and Brainspotting modalities. Therapist-speak aside, what I have really found is that the "fit" between a therapist and the person / relationship / family seeking change is more important than the descriptors of how a therapist works. If you are reading this in hopes of finding that: I hope that you find that therapist, if you have not already. If this sounds like it could be me, please call me for a free 15 minute consultation.