Associates and Staff Therapists
Metaphor Therapy employs highly skilled licensed and pre-licensed clinicians. MacKenzie meets with all members of the team regularly to support them in their psychotherapeutic work with you.
Associates are clinicians who are accruing hours toward licensure. MacKenzie meets with associates each week to discuss their cases and provide guidance. Working with a Metaphor associate means you get MacKenzie's energy in the room with you, which is often a good fit if her availability doesn't align with your needs. Please feel free to reach out to associates directly to explore fit and scheduling. Associates are unable to accept insurance but can provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company, often called superbills, upon request.
Sabina Anvari, AMFT
California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127756
Available Sundays for in-person and telehealth
Welcome! I am Sabina Anvari, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion is in helping and providing a space to heal others. I have experience in working with children with ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, MDD, physical aggression, and aggressive outbursts.
My therapeutic style is eclectic, incorporating existential, narrative, and cognitive behavioral therapies. When working with couples, I especially like to weave in values and attachment-based work. With families, I offer each individual space for them to process their concerns, needs, traumas, and challenges so they can better support each other. I can support with trauma processing, relational challenges, and behavioral issues, as well as anxiety and depression. In working closely and collaboratively with parents and caregivers, I've been able to process their concerns, needs, and trauma or challenges to better support them.
Sitting in nature, meditating, and hiking keep me grounded. I love to start sessions with a moment of mindfulness to support you in arriving to our time together. I offer therapy in English and Russian. I also know Hindi, Dari, and Armenian. I am competent in Afghani, Armenian, Russian, and many other cultures. I provide in-person care to children, adults, couples, and families at Metaphor's Alameda office as well as telehealth. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you!
sabina @ metaphortherapy.org
Claire Bell, AMFT
California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #132245
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after 4pm and every other Saturday from 9am-12pm
I am passionate about biopsychosocialspiritual wellness and try to approach therapy with these aspects in mind especially during the treatment planning phase. I utilize CBT and DBT interventions while adapting treatments specific to the client’s cultural needs. My style of therapy includes being person-centered, culturally sensitive, and goal oriented. While I am open to working with a multitude of disorders, I have the most experience working with couples and families with historical trauma, childhood and adult trauma, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders and substance abuse. I hold a certificate in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT. I have been working as a therapist since 2012. I provide telehealth as well as in-person at Metaphor's Alameda office.
Learn more about Claire and her work on her website.
claire @ metaphortherapy.org
Judy Huang, LMFT, APCC
California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #136592
California Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #7040
Staff therapists are licensed clinicians working under the Metaphor banner. Please feel free to reach out to staff therapists directly to explore fit and scheduling. Some staff therapists may accept insurance as an out of network provider; all can provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company, often called superbills, upon request.
Eric Tian Qi Lindberg, LMFT
California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #134179
I am a biracial, multicultural Oakland native, and I know what it feels like to be "in between." I meet my clients where they are at, and can offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the barriers and unique issues in your life. I will work with you to find an approach that works for your needs.
I have experience working with clients who struggle with a wide range of mental health challenges, including trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am someone who will listen to you, and can help you cope with challenge. I encourage self-reflection, finding patterns, and making connections. I will help you to make changes when you decide you are ready.
elindberg.therapy @ gmail.com