Welcome to Lifetree Psychotherapy with Catarina Rodrigues, MFT. We will creatively engage where you've been to help you access what you most want next. For couples and individuals, I offer compassionate support, transformation, and new levels of understanding. We'll work together out of the Market Hall offices in the Rockridge district of Oakland where your courage, vulnerability, and boldness all have plenty of room on and off the spacious couch. I bring 25 years of experience and service to our sessions.


Working with your desire to be well and thrive, we will invite your wisdom, intuition and self-knowledge throughout your healing process.

  • Enhance Presence and Enjoyment of Life
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy: Communication & Intimacy
  • Career & Work Stress
  • Self Esteem & Identity Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Expand Creativity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Pregnancy & Post-partum Support
  • Parenting & Co-parenting
  • Stress Management & Anxiety
  • Depression, Grief & Loss
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Growth
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Spiritual Exploration & Personal Growth

For more detailed information, view my profile on Psychology Today.

Finding someone with whom you feel comfortable is essential to your therapeutic success. In light of that, our first session together is at a reduced rate. Once we find that we are a good fit, my current rate for individuals and couples is $170 for a 50 minute session & $240 for an extended session of 75 minutes. A sliding scale is available for students. Please note that I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I look forward to meeting you.

Call 415-756-8154 or
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Change happens in the direction of our growth.

Working with Catarina Rodrigues

I see my role as a supportive, experienced guide who is here to encourage your insight, awareness, and growth. Our time together exists in a focused and attentive environment. Your value system is respected in the therapy room. My holistic practice integrates creative expression, mindfulness, and various cultural perspectives. Clients and colleagues have said that I'm kind, insightful, attuned, empathic, open, and dedicated to deeply engaging in the process of change and transformation. As you convey what is most real for you, the alchemy of your story cultivates new pathways. Whatever arises is welcome. "Think with the whole body" is a Zen saying that captures my view of the innate wisdom of the body-mind. 

I'm grateful that my journey through life can be of service to your journey. I'm a licensed psychotherapist (license #47164) with an extensive 25-year background in psychology. Throughout the past decade, while committed to my private practice, I have also enjoyed teaching Psychology and Human Development courses in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco community colleges. Later while pursuing my Masters of Science in Counseling at SF State University, I counseled artists at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Given my native Portuguese upbringing, I often work with Brazilian and Portuguese individuals and couples. I utilize insights from specialized couple's training with Julie and John Gottman of the Couples' Institute. My roles through life as sister, wife, mother, and friend all contribute to my work as a therapist.

You are very welcome to reach out to me with the knowledge that you will be received with sensitivity, collaboration, and acceptance.





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