Counseling in Oakland, California

Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, Transgender

510-684-4508 mobile

Jim Walker, MFT

LGBT Psychotherapist

Welcome...I've reached that age in life when people retire. I'm in the process of ending my work as a therapist. 

If we have worked together before and you want to work together again for a few months, please give me a call and we can see what we can arrange.

If we haven't worked together before, you can find referrals to LGBTQ therapists in the SF Bay Area through using this link to the LGBTQ therapists association

I provide therapy for:

  • Healing from core childhood wounds of many kinds that surface when we're triggered
  • Childhood or adult trauma

  • Anxiety, depression

  • Improving relationships with family, co-workers and friends

  • Couple's therapy

  •  Reducing loneliness

  • Problems with alcohol or drugs

  • Thriving with HIV

  • Concerns about aging

I'm also very experienced in working with gay, bi and lesbian couples, and working with parents and their adult children.

Please call me on my cell phone for a phone consultation 510-684-4508

For more information about me and my work,

please go to my Facebook page

As queer, bi and trans people, we've not only been hurt by being human, we've also been wounded because of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. The shaming, hatred, microaggressions and disrespect has taken a toll on us, making us need help with being ourselves more fully and with having pride and confidence in ourselves. 

Maybe you've also been physically attacked or physically abused. All this wounding is held in our psyches as well as our bodies. I work in a integrated mind-body approach to help you develop a self-observing approach to your problems and decisions. I explain my counseling approach more on this page.

The families and loved ones of LGBT people have been wounded too. Society can be harsh to them too for loving LGBT, Queer and Questioning people. I work with the families and loved ones of trans and queer people.

You can read more about my education and approach by going to my older site at

LGBT Positive Therapy

Being lesbian, bi, gay or queer is a normal expression of human sexual orientation that poses no obstacle to leading a happy, healthy, and productive life. There is no question about this when queer and bi people associate with understanding, accepting people. The same is true for trans people.

When LGBT people are respected, they lead happy, productive lives. Some of them choose to have families and raise children. The therapy I provide comes from the scientific and life experiences that show that being LGBT is healthy.

Attempts to change people's sexual orientation or their gender identity come from mistaken assumptions. Ex-gay therapy has done real harm. So-called reparative therapy for for gay or trans people harms them. I help people become more fully lesbian, gay, queer, bi or trans.

My Office Location 

Oakland office near Lake Merritt is at 445 Bellevue Ave, Suite 104, Oakland 94610 near 580 My office is where Bellevue crosses Grand Ave. Perch Cafe is next to my building.

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