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Couples Therapist in Oakland, CA

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The issues bringing you in search of support are uniquely yours. Areas of focus include therapy for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Couples therapy can help you understand your partner and relationship in a new way and rediscover your capacity to find solutions on your own.

Taking a step back to explore yourself and your relationship patterns can provide a new, valuable perspective. Let me help you make sense of it all. 

“I feel stuck in the same pattern, again and again. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to change.”


Couples & Individual Therapist

Hi, I'm Paul Taruskin.

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Learn more about me

and my approach.

Growth Within Relationships

Humans are pack animals. We depend on our relationships to survive. When we feel stuck, disconnected, depressed, or anxious; exploring our relationships can shed light on how these issues arose and became part of our larger life narrative. Relationships have an enormous capacity for healing and transformation. This is a fundamental part of being human and is at the heart of my approach as a therapist. Couples seek therapy for many reasons, and it is very normal to face differences in values, love languages, needs, and goals. Relationships get stuck when partners lose their ability to resolve differences together. 

Change is hard! If this were easy, you wouldn't be here.

I am passionate about working with people at all levels of development and providing a nurturing and supportive environment for your pursuit of growth. Whether you seek therapy individually or as part of a couple, the way you relate to yourself, your world, and your people are pivotal to understanding your mental health. No matter what shape our relationship takes, I can promise authenticity and honesty as we explore your inner and outer worlds together. 

RevitalizeYour Relationship

With yourself. With your partner. With the world around you.

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