Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Jay Tzvia Helfand, Registered Associate MFT

  • AMFT | 127492
  • Phillippe Citrine | 85024 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 516 Oakland Ave Oakland, California 94611
  • (510) 560-3874
  • About Jay Tzvia Helfand Registered Associate MFT

  • Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Self Harm/Self Injury, Sex Work, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse
  • Supervision/Consultation
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist, Mindfulness
  • Non-Binary, Trans
  • White/European American
  • The realities of ongoing trauma and oppression may leave you feeling stuck, frozen or disconnected. And you might also feel a call deep within yourself, a sense that there is more joy and aliveness yet to unfold, more you are longing to become.
    Those of us who are survivors of embodied trauma may have a gut feeling that just talking about an experience isn’t going to transform what happened in body, mind and spirit. Somatic therapy can offer holistic tools for healing and resistance.

    I am a trans somatic therapist dedicated to the dignity, wholeness, and power of trans and queer people as an innate part of work for collective liberation. Through embodied awareness and intentional practice, I offer space to ground in what most deeply matters to you, and act from that place more of the time in your life and relationships. I bring humility, curiosity, reverence and a sense of humor to my practice. I offer therapy for individuals and relationships (partners, siblings, friends, and polyam/open relationship constellations). In relationship therapy, I have experience holding space for people navigating racial, class, gender and cultural differences.

    Email me to set up a free 30 minute consultation to determine if working together would be a good fit. Please include any access needs you want to share relevant to our work together. Thank you for investing effort and energy in your healing.