Would you like to have more satisfying relationships - with yourself, with your partner(s), with your family, with your community?  Margin to Center’s staff can help you work toward the healing you deserve and the relationships you long for.  


We believe that every person deserves compassion, dignity, and healing. 

We believe that you will get the most from therapy if you can show up as your whole self.  

We believe that no one deserves to be blamed or shamed, even in their most difficult relationships.

We believe that the space between people is the most powerful place for change.  


Margin to Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, couples/relationship groups, and families, via our group of pre-licensed associates (AMFT, APCC, ACSW). Services may be offered online, in person (face-to-face), or a combination of both, depending on the therapist and the clients(s). 

Each member of the Margin to Center team has their own approach to the therapy process, and their own areas of focus and expertise. However, Margin to Center specializes in training therapists who:

  • Offer affirming therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ communities
  • Work with clients from a variety of diverse and marginalized backgrounds
  • Value integrating social justice, feminism, and other practices focused on equity and inclusion into their work
  • Approach topics like race, gender, class/economics, ethnicity, disability, etc. from a position of openness, curiosity, and cultural humility
  • Have comfort with a variety of relationship styles, including consensual non-monogamy/polyamory, BDSM/kink, asexuality, families of choice, kinship networks, etc.
  • Are aware of their own identities that they bring to the therapy relationship
  • Are open to client questions and feedback

Margin to Center offers associates training and supervision in approaches such as:

  • Family therapy with children, adolescents, and their parents, including Structural Family Therapy for multi-stressed families, and play therapy techniques for younger clients
  • Couple/relationship therapy, including Gottman Method Couple Therapy*, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, and attachment-based therapy.
  • Bowen Intergenerational Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based approaches for individuals, couples, and families
  • Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and other postmodern approaches
  • Person-centered and humanistic approaches, including Satir Therapy and Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy
  • Multicultural and culturally-sensitive therapies
  • Sex therapy for individuals and couples
  • Affirmative therapy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other sexual minority clients and their partners and families
  • Affirmative therapy and transition support for transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender expansive, and gender creative youth, adults, and their partners and families

For more information, please see the bios of our current associates and licensed therapists.

*Dr. Addison is a Certified Gottman Method Couple Therapist

411 30th St. Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 629-1448

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