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Kate Ekman, Psy.D.

Skills Groups. Assessments. Therapy.
Specializing in Child Psychology.

 

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Individual
Psychotherapy

Dr. Ekman is not actively taking new patients for individual therapy.  Therapy services are currently being offered in the form of skills groups and group therapy, although the need for individual therapy may be offered on an as-needed basis following consultation.

2.

Confidence Club: In-Person Therapy & Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents

For children who could use work on emotional regulation, social skills, and managing anxiety, weekly skills groups can help your child master those skills and build confidence for life.

 

Also offering therapy and skills groups for adolescents struggling with anxiety. 

With all the remote learning and socializing over the past three years, Dr. Ekman is thrilled to be able to provide essential in-person therapeutic services while maintaining health and safety to families in the East Bay.  No more Zoom fatigue!

3.

Assessment Work

Dr. Ekman also specializes in psychoeducational, neuropsychological, and socioemotional evaluations for both children and adults.

Assessment services now available in Oakland!

4.

Consultation

Not sure what your child needs? Schedule a brief consultation with Dr. Ekman to discover how best I can support you in helping to prepare your child for a brighter future.

Therapy Sessions
My Approach

Dr. Kate Ekman is a clinical psychologist specializing in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents through a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and family systems oriented lens.  She relies on evidence-based treatment of mood disorders, and believes that reinforcement of skills at home is a vital part of treatment.  Her approach is collaborative between children, parents/caregivers, and clinician, working primarily with the child, but also teaching these critical skills to caregivers who can work on learned skills and concepts outside of the therapy room as well, cementing their efficacy.

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About Dr. Kate

Dr. Kate Ekman is a child psychologist operating through private practice in Oakland and as an employee of Morrissey-Compton Educational Center in Redwood City.  She specializes in teaching CBT skills targeting emotional regulation, anxiety reduction, and depressive thinking, and has found that teaching skills in a group setting is a fun and interactive way to engage children and empower them to manage their stressors and triggers. 

Getting Help

If your child has been having a hard time in school, at home, or in other social settings, or if they could just use a little nudge in the right direction, my Confidence Club skills groups may be a perfect fit. 

 

Call now for a free consultation.

(510) 255-5141‬

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Anxiety

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Self Esteem

3.

Emotional Regulation

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Impulse Control

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Social Skills

Testimonial   

Our child has spent several years doing one-on-one therapy. Joining a group to deal with her anxiety helped her gain the perspective that she was not alone with these struggles. She made some great friends in the group and learned techniques to help calm herself.


 

-N.Green, Parent

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