Last updated: 10/20/2019

John R. Edwards, L.C.S.W. (510) 213-9284
Last Updated: 10/20/2019
Helping People Create Amazing Relationships With Themselves And Others.
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Years of Experience: 26

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


CA - LCSW [LCSW 20729]
WA - LICSW [LW 60058525]
NY - LCSW-R [R 045531]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Office and Contact Information
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John R. Edwards, LCSW-Counseling in Oakland, CA
2939 Summit Street
Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 213-9284

Contact: John R. Edwards

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: N/A
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 2 Days
Weekends: 3 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Eating Disorders Family Issues Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Phobias Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Aging Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Education/Personal Development Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Suicidal Thoughts Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Gottman Method Imago Relationship Therapy Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Education Consultation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Play Therapy Sandplay Therapy Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
Caregivers College Students Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Suicidal
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Chronic Illness Diabetes First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Military/Veterans Step Families Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Caribbean
Arabic Asian Brazilian Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) R3 Continuum (formerly CCN)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: $60
Family: $250

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
One Hour per week for Military and Families