about me

Therapeutic approach

Education & certifications

My therapeutic style is to be warm, direct, and open with my perspective. 


I value authenticity in my personal relationships and believe that therapy benefits from a similar openness.  This allows for mutual trust.


I focus on increasing your awareness of your motivations, thoughts, and feelings to reveal insight and more fulfilling, effective life choices.

  • Authentic communication
  • Creating fulfilling relationships
  • Confidence
  • Life purpose & adjusting to change
  • Self-esteem & shame
  • Attachment & relational issues
  • Stress, anxiety, & depression
  • Mindfulness & meditation
  • Health, fitness, & nutrition
  • Wilderness therapy

Therapy Specialties

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University


  • M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University 


  • B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, University of Kentucky


  • Graduate Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell University


  • Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA


  • Wilderness First Aid, NOLS


(510) 922-0304


© 2012 - present by Justin McGahan, MA, PhD 

LMFT 98948

at Grateful Heart Holistic Counseling Center

Oakland Therapist 94610 ○ Couples Counseling  

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