My Philosophy

Moving through life means encountering inevitable pitfalls and periods of stress. At times, we are able to power through without question, but during experiences of particular duress, it can feel like a constant struggle simply to endure. When we are thrown off balance, it can be challenging to pinpoint the true source of our discomfort, as there is no step-by-step manual to guide us through life.

Even when it seems easy to identify our fears, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy patterns, it may be difficult to find healthy, sustainable resolutions. With so much information and interpersonal engagement saturating our world, it can be daunting and confusing to know what is genuinely best for oneself.

Therapy can provide a supportive environment that allows space for being curious about your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, as well as understanding how the three are related. As trust is built within the therapeutic relationship, the difficult questions that tend to be avoided or unseen in life can be explored. It tends to be challenging at times, but as a deeper understanding is gained, so is an authentic sense of personal freedom.

About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California. I am highly trained in psychodynamic and relational theories with over twenty years of experience working with diverse populations with a wide range of issues.

 

I serve children and adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and difficulties associated with young adulthood. I am typically engaging and interactive during session, and use a client-centered approach to treatment, utilizing feedback from my clients to facilitate the progress of treatment goals.

 

Providing a safe environment to explore the conflicts that brings one to therapy is instrumental in the long-term healing and personal growth of each individual.

I hold a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute, and provide relational therapy grounded from a psychodynamic orientation. I am a member of the Alameda County Psychological Association, and I continue to pursue regular training and consultation to deepen my practice.

© 2019 by Stan Markowski, PsyD

(510) 452-0833

5309 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618

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