Private Practice Therapists @ The Center


Jonathan Julian - Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist


Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. I identify as Queer, non-binary, femme male, same gender loving, he/him/they/them pronouns, White-European, Scots-Irish descended, Midwestern raised
and spiritual/ancestral. As such, I seek to center my work on empowering and supporting people in the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether directly or indirectly through my practice, I also work to uplift and center the empowerment of queer, trans*, black, indigenous
and people of color (QTBIPOC); immigrants; sex workers; folx with different physical and neurological abilities; survivors of abuse; folx who have been impacted by or are currently experiencing economic oppression, homelessness, foster care system, prison
system, legal system, police brutality, education system, community violence, intimate partner violence, etc.


Before becoming a therapist I was a visual and performing artist – illustrator, singer, musician, and dancer. I have used these mediums in my own process of healing, and offer exploration with many forms of creative arts to find deeper connection to self and empower expression. Art can be a powerful way to access difficult content through metaphor and externalizations of internalized pain. It can also be a joyful way to celebrate and honor growth and boundaries, and connect to community. I have practice using visual art, music, drama, poetry, writing, and dance in therapy. Using the arts in therapy has the potential to strengthen coping, bolster resilience and give voice to oppressed parts of ourselves.


Therapy with me will focus on continuing a journey of self-awareness by engaging deeply with emotions and empathy, tending to natural defenses like anxiety, depression, isolation, anger, disconnection and external coping strategies, exploring and containing trauma, staying healthy while navigating oppressive structures and systems, and loosening innate creativity to find your most authentic self and relationships.

For more information and rates,
please visit my website:



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.



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The Center is wheelchair accessible, ADA compliant and has an elevator.

Hours of Operation 

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.



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


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