License # 107982

Telephone: (415) 890-3815

Amber Mercader, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

As a queer woman of color, born and raised San Franciscan, of mixed Latinx and Filipinx heritage, identity plays a huge role in how I view the world. This has informed my love and understanding of intersections of identities, my passion for community healing, the necessity for social justice and equity, and the value of wellness and healing to promote growth and connection. I truly believe that together we can begin to explore and understand places you feel "stuck," make positive changes to your everyday experience, and continue to build healthy loving relationships. It is my mission to always provide culturally-humble, trauma-informed, collaborative, and client-centered psychotherapy. I have advanced training supporting clients that identify with the Queer community, the addiction and recovery communities, women of color communities, activist communities, and spiritual communities. Please refer to my website for more information about me and my practice.

Clinical Approach

My approach is psychodynamic and I integrate interventions of Somatic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, and Art therapy.

areas of clinical work

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Grief & Loss

  • Size Acceptance/HAES

  • Chronic Illness

  • Work Life Stress

  • Sex Industry

  • Gender Expansive Issues

  • Sex & Relationships

  • Kink

  • Traumas

  • Addictions

  • Oppression Experience

  • Deepening Spiritual Connection

  • Communication & Connection

  • Safety & Trust

  • Intimacy & Sex

  • Polyamory & Consent

  • Queer Couple Support

  • Pre-marital Support

  • Parenting Issues

  • Intentional Un coupling

modalities available

Individual, Couple, and family psychotherapy


Please call to inquire about fees. Reduced rates are available and limited


I do not accept insurance at this time, however, can provide out-of-network "superbills" for insurance reimbursement.


411 30th St., Suite 412, Oakland, Ca 94609

Office Accessibility

Office is ADA accessible