Justin D'Avella, PsyD

He/Him

Justin is the Clinical Director at the Two Chairs Clinic in Oakland and San Francisco.

He believes that we all have an innate yearning and capacity for growth and healing. The power of a trusting therapeutic relationship allows for this change to occur. His style is warm, inviting, attuned and reflective. He uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), psychodynamic, social justice, and mindfulness-based modalities. His work focuses on helping individuals navigate periods of high stress and difficulty, finding deeper emotional stability within oneself, reflecting on old patterns and wounds, and building a wider range of emotional expression.

In his free time, Justin enjoys practicing yoga, climbing and discovering new music.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Relationships
  • Role Transitions
  • Family of Origin
  • Divorce
  • Birth of a Child
  • Gender and Sexuality  
  • Existential Issues
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma  
  • Grief and Loss
  • Cultural Identity
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational  Interviewing

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities

Justin D'Avella, PsyD

He/Him

Justin is the Clinical Director at the Two Chairs Clinic in Oakland and San Francisco.

He believes that we all have an innate yearning and capacity for growth and healing. The power of a trusting therapeutic relationship allows for this change to occur. His style is warm, inviting, attuned and reflective. He uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), psychodynamic, social justice, and mindfulness-based modalities. His work focuses on helping individuals navigate periods of high stress and difficulty, finding deeper emotional stability within oneself, reflecting on old patterns and wounds, and building a wider range of emotional expression.

In his free time, Justin enjoys practicing yoga, climbing and discovering new music.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Relationships
  • Role Transitions
  • Family of Origin
  • Divorce
  • Birth of a Child
  • Gender and Sexuality  
  • Existential Issues
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma  
  • Grief and Loss
  • Cultural Identity
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational  Interviewing

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities
Education & Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California San Francisco
  • Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA
Location
Oakland—Virtual Only
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