Private Practice Therapists @ The Center


Bree McDaniel

Dr. Bree McDaniel, Psy.D. earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Psychological Assistant to Dr. Mahima Muralidharan, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. McDaniel has nearly 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. She has trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings and provided psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. She currently works with adults and couples and centers Black and Brown folks, as well as, Queer individuals of Color in her practice. Areas of focus include trauma, Intersectionality, identity development, coming out, marginalization, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and grief and loss. Psychological Assistant to Mahima Muralidharan, Psy.D., PSY23259 .

Registered Psychological Assistant , PSB94021808

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Kip Williams - Psychotherapy

As a gay man from the rural South, Kip Williams has been organizing and providing services for LGBTQ communities for the last 15 years. With offices in San Francisco and Oakland, Kip work's for the personal and spiritual growth of LGBTQ individuals, couples, families, and groups throughout the Bay Area. He provides evidence-based therapy grounded in mindfulness and acceptance, and he specializes in working with gay men on issues related to anxiety, shame, internalized homophobia, relationships and intimacy, aging, and living with HIV/AIDS. 


 Licensed MFT #93170


Lesley Sternin - Psychotherapy

Lesley is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked for 30 years providing psychotherapy services in the Bay Area in private practice ( and mental health agencies. Lesley’s style is relational and authentic. She works collaboratively with clients to create the changes that they want to see in their lives. Lesley works with adolescents, adults and couples. Her areas of specialty include transgender and gender identity issues, trauma and relationship issues.

Lesley began her career as a Clinical Supervisor at the Pacific Center for Human Growth working with the LGBTQ community. Lesley also served as Director of the Child Trauma Training Program, a collaboration between UCSF Child Trauma Research Program and Jewish Family and Children’s Services SF, where she provided leadership, training and clinical consultation.


Licensed  LCSW#13179


Tiha Baker - Associate Professional Clinical Therapist

Tiha P. Baker, (she/her) is an Associate Professional Clinical Therapist with a background in substance abuse counseling. She specializes in expressive arts therapy with a focus on queer and trans people of color. Tiha offers in person or online counseling.
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Although this organization is not located on-site here at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, we are happy to be affiliated with the LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC) referral Website through center volunteer, Dr. Darlene A. Hall. Finding LGBTQ psychotherapists of color can be challenging in the Bay Area so having this resource on our site is very critical to serving our diverse community.  Founded in 2009, QTOC is a San Francisco/Bay Area grassroots, volunteer-led group providing support, networking, leadership development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of color in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling. Their members range from students through licensed professionals and work in a variety of settings, including schools, nonprofit and community-based organizations, government, academia, hospitals and clinics, private practice, and consulting. To locate LGBTQ pschotherapists of color in the San Francisco/Bay Area, please visit their website

The Pacific Center & Gaylesta are partner mental health resources for our LGBTQ community.



3207 Lakeshore Ave.
(Entrance on Rand Ave.)
Oakland, CA 94610



Office Hours: Monday through Friday,
12:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Open Saturdays for group activities. Closed  Sundays (except for special events). For event and meeting details, please see our calendar.

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