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Jan A. Vitek, Ph.D.

Location: 445 Bellevue Ave.
Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 381-3090
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

I am offering all sessions via telehealth, and any in-person sessions will adhere to all state & county social distancing guidelines.
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description: A genuine, empathic, and caring relationship is at the heart of meaningful and helpful psychotherapy. I focus on creating a safe, warm, and reflective environment in which to explore thoughts and feelings and identify patterns of behavior. Particular attention will be paid to your experience of yourself and others throughout the various contexts, past and present, of your life. I take an active and collaborative approach and, with your guidance, seek to create an optimum balance between safety and nurturance and challenge and directness. Together, we will help you recognize and work through the painful feelings and underlying experiences that inhibit your behavior and limit your sense of autonomy, hopefulness, and wellbeing.

My approach to psychotherapy is continually evolving, but it is a relationship-based approach rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic theory. Contemporary psychoanalytic theory is a set of ideas and models about human behavior and motivations derived from actual clinical experience and from the study of human development. Psychoanalytic theory asserts that the concerns and motivations that underlie our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are not always apparent to ourselves and that our most fundamental feelings about ourselves and our expectations of others are forged in the context of important relationships. As appropriate, however, I also make use of cognitive, behavioral, and solution-focused interventions.

My approach to psychotherapy is not just about gaining new understandings and new awarenesses, it is also about having a different kind of experience of your self and of relationships. This experiential component is an integral and powerful part of the therapy process. It involves making use of the therapeutic relationship itself as a vehicle for exploration, as a nurturing context within which to confront yourself more honestly and openly, and as a place to begin experimenting with new ways of being and relating.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Couples Therapy
Adjustment Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
LGBTQ Issues
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Sexual Abuse
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Shame, Guilt
Work/Life Balance
Age Specialties: Adults
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Object Relations Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Therapy
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Wright Institute, 2000
License #: PSY 18295
Licensed In: California
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Alameda County Psychological Association
Division 39, Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Any PPO health plan
Insurance and Billing Details: Most of my practice is self-pay as I am only on a limited number of insurance panels. As my fee is occasionally adjusted, please call me to discuss my current fee.

If your health insurance carrier allows you to choose an out-of-network provider, as most PPO plans do, I can provide you with a statement of services to enable you to seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier. You may want to check with your insurance company to verify coverage for out-of-network providers and for rates of reimbursement.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
Driving Directions: Two blocks off 580 at Grand Ave exit.

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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
In Practice Since:  1994
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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