Jacquie Josephson, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
Oakland CA
I offer individual talk psychotherapy, EMDR, ketamine-assisted therapy, and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy integration. Typically, I see clients once a week, though in certain cases it is helpful to meet more or less frequently. My style is tailored to the needs of the individual client, and I work to empower the client by creating a collaborative environment. Largely, my approach is non-directive, client-centered, and relational, meaning that I leave space for the client to take the lead and I see the client/therapist relationship as foundational to effective therapy. In other cases, such as with EMDR, the process can look more directive at times. My work is holistic, taking an integrative approach, appreciating the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. I work from a psychodynamic lens, meaning that I appreciate the impact that early childhood experiences have in shaping our self-view and way of interacting with the world. Lastly, my work is trauma-informed which offers an understanding of the impact of traumas, big or small, on an individual’s functioning. My aim is to provide clients a greater sense of wellbeing by feeling more at home with themselves, connected and trustful of their inner wisdom.
Dr. Jacquie Josephson is a licensed psychologist in the state of California (PSY 24070). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University SFBA in 2009. She has had extensive experience in several clinical settings including community mental health, medical facilities, schools, private practice. She has been in private practice in Oakland, CA since 2019, where she sees clients with a variety of mental health concerns and enjoys working with adults of all different ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. Dr. Josephson specializes in working with complex trauma and integrating psychedelic experiences, and takes a holistic approach to her work, with an underlying belief that the mind, emotions, body, and spirit are interconnected. She is a mother of 4 children in a blended marriage, practices meditation and yoga and incorporates mindfulness into her therapeutic work. Dr. Josephson is a certified EMDR therapist with EMDRIA. She completed her EMDR training with Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute. Dr. Josephson completed Ketamine Assisted Therapy training at the Sage Institute, in Berkeley, CA and MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD with MAPS.