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Oakland, California 94618

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Michael Simon is a registered Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Intern (IMF31612) under the supervision and employement of Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. He works on a sliding-scale basis with adult individual, couples, children, adolescents and families in the Rockridge area of Oakland. In order to help insure client confidentiality and lower rates, Michael does not accept insurance or third-party billing.

Michael has convenient evening and weekend hours. Please telephone 510 433-2959 to arrange an appointment.

Michael is the Program Director of the Marina Counseling Center in San Francisco and the former Executive Director of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. He offers groups on “Parenting through a Divorce” and “Interfaith Couples,” as well as workshops and classes throughout the Bay Area on Control-Mastery theory, a cognitive-interpersonal theory of therapy based on the work of Joseph Weiss, M.D., Harold Sampson, Ph.D. and the Mt. Zion Psychotherapy Research Group (now the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group). To learn more, please visit the website at:

Number Of Staff2
Years In Practice5
Company TypeOther
Specialties / EmphasisAnxiety/Panic Attacks, Codependency/ACA, Dissociative Disorders (MPD/Repressed Memories), Divorce/Dissolution, Grief/Loss, Mediation, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar), Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Substance Abuse/Dependency, Trauma Recovery (abuse)
Areas Most Worked InAdults, Couples, Children, Adolescents, Families, Groups
Theoretical OrientationCognitive Interpersonal, Control-Mastery, Intersubjectivity
Licenses & CertificationsMarriage Family and Child Counseling Intern, MFCCI
Professional AssociationsCalifornia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychological Association, American Orthopsychiatry Association
Insurance & Payments AcceptedSliding Scale

Therapy, Life Coaching

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