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.
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
Work Life Stress
Gender Expansive Issues
Sex & Relationships
Deepening Spiritual Connection
Communication & Connection
Safety & Trust
Intimacy & Sex
Polyamory & Consent
Queer Couple Support
Intentional Un coupling
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 is ADA accessible