Last updated: 4/13/2020

John R. Edwards, L.C.S.W. (510) 213-9284
Last Updated: 4/13/2020
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Counseling to help you transform your life.

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:

Welcome.  Are you stressed, depressed, unhappy or experiencing lots of emotional problems? Do you want a different quality of life but can't figure out how to make that happen? Would you like to create positive and meaningful changes in your life? I provide counseling that helps you to transform your life.  Gain clarity regarding your problems and begin to heal and recover from past or recent traumatic or negative events.  Start to create the life you want.

Transform your life out of the clutches of:

Individual Counseling with me can help you to:

A) Create amazing relationships.
B) Develop effective coping and distress tolerance skills.
C) Heal from emotional pain and traumatic experiences.
D) Learn to love you without shame and guilt.
E) Think of your problems in new and different ways.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling
Having the same argument over and over?  Want to recover from an affair or other negative experiences?  Acquire research based skills and tools to become a master at communication. I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples' Therapist who helps couples strengthen, repair and rejuvenate their marriage or relationship. Become a master of your relationship rather than a disaster of your relationship.

My counseling style is direct yet caring, compassionate, friendly and tailored to your specific needs.

Visit for additional information about my practice.


Accepting new clients - online sessions only due to the public health crisis. Call now 510-213-9284. Calling is one of the hardest parts.  Be sure to leave a message so that I can return your call.

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 Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Adoption/Foster Care Aging Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Education/Personal Development Gender Identity Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Self Abuse Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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John R. Edwards, LCSW
2939 Summit Street
Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 213-9284

Contact: John R. Edwards

Office Hours:
Mon11:00am – 6:00pm
Tue11:00am – 6:00pm
Wed9:00am – 4:30pm
Thu11:00am – 6:30pm
Fri9:00am – 12:00pm
Sat9:00am – 12:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 3 days

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)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 28

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 Psychotherapy of Eating Disorders
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $225
Couples: $300+
Group: $60
Family: $300+

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

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

Blue Cross

Age Groups and Specific Populations (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 Couples 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 Cancer Patients Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled Entertainment Industry First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Freelancers Grandparents Military/Veterans Polyamorous Single Parents Step Families Transgender Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Gottman Method Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Parent Guidance Play Therapy Prevention Psychodynamic Somatic Experiencing Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Group Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
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)