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Genevieve Payne, MFT

Psychotherapy for Children and Adults

Contact Genevieve
1425 Leimert Blvd., Suite 302
Oakland, California 94602
(510) 984-6211

Therapy for Adults

I treat adults in individual therapy for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Anxiety and Chronic Stress
  • Depression
  • Major life transitions including pregnancy, postpartum issues, and parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and PTSD

Pregnancy & Postpartum Therapy

Pregnancy, birth, and becoming a parent are some of the most intensive transitions that women experience in their lifetime. For many women, these events are joyful and grounding at the same time that they cause tremendous strain on their bodies, minds, and family relationships. The common cultural narrative tends to downplay the significant stressors that accompany this period.

These Stressors Can Include:

  • Hormonal shifts and physical changes in the body
  • Feelings of isolation and loneliness
  • Sleep deprivation and confusion
  • Loss of professional identity
  • Conflict in primary relationships
  • Parental guilt and anxiety

I provide therapeutic intervention to women across this continuum from those who are trying to conceive to parents of young children. I also treat a variety of symptoms from pregnancy and postpartum “blues” to birth trauma and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. The good news is that with therapeutic support, many women find that they can access greater stores of love, compassion, and tenderness towards themselves, their babies, and their partners.