Robert O'Brien, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed) in California

Robert O'Brien, MA, AMFT

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I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #133467) and I treat a variety of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and self-esteem to navigating grief and loss, relationship conflict and career challenges/transitions. I have advanced training in treating anxiety, ADHD and LGBTQI related issues and much of my work centers on helping people increase their daily focus, attention and motivation and rediscover meaning and purpose in their lives.

You may be seeking therapy for emotional healing, relationship challenges or contemplating a significant life change. Whatever your reason, I intend to provide a judgment-free therapeutic relationship that is trusting and supportive. My goal as a therapist is to help the people I work with ignite healing transformations through insight, awareness, self-discovery, self-compassion and cognitive skill building.

As a therapist I pride myself on being racial justice allied, LGBTQ affirming, and neurodivergent affirming. My therapeutic values are rooted in compassion, non-judgment, humor, insight and client empowerment, with particular interest in looking at how the systems in which we live affect us. The foundation of my clinical work with clients is rooted in a client-centered, relational and trauma-informed approach while also integrating elements of Attachment Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy and current research in neuroscience and mindfulness.

Feeling connected to a therapist is one of the highest predictors of success in therapy—which is why I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. This allows me to get a sense of what’s bringing you to therapy and gives you a chance to ask me questions and hear how I work to determine if we’re a good fit. I am available for in-person or remote appointments.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pet Loss
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$90.00 - $180.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Antioch University
Master of Arts in Clinical Pyschology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology