Metaphor Therapy employs two highly skilled clinicians who are accruing hours toward licensure. MacKenzie meets with associates each week to discuss their cases and provide guidance to their therapeutic work. Working with Eric or Judy means you get MacKenzie's energy in the room with you, which is often a good fit if her availability doesn't align with your needs. Please feel free to reach out to associates directly to explore fit and scheduling. Associates are unable to accept insurance.

Judy Huang

California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #116806
California Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #7040

Do you feel overwhelmed by uncertainty or worry about the future? Do you feel overextended because you're constantly serving others? Are you emotionally or physically exhausted? Are you concerned about your relationships? Are you feeling stuck, even though you’re trying so hard to move forward? Although these struggles can feel challenging, they can also be the spark to ignite positive change in your life.

In these uncertain times, I am committed to providing calming, nourishing help. I am warm, collaborative, understanding, and real. I work with individual adults and adolescents, along with couples and other relationship configurations. I am happy to be of ongoing support to anyone in the state of California via telehealth. I especially welcome to my practice people whose identities and experiences are underrepresented and underserved.

My psychotherapy work is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which means that I attune to and examine unconscious thought patterns. I also work relationally, meaning that we will pay close attention to what arises between us in the therapy room. Deepening your awareness of the forces that shape your internal and external world will help you make meaning of your past experiences and live more consciously and intentionally.

In my work with couples and other relationship configurations, I draw primarily from my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is the gold standard for evidence-based interventions in relationship work; it helps you and your loved ones establish safety and connection. I have also studied The Gottman Method with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Collaborative Couples Counseling with Dr. Dan Wile, and Modern Relationships with Esther Perel; I weave these interventions throughout my work with you.

Change can be rewarding, even exciting, when undertaken with the right support. You are not alone. Reach out and tap into greater ease, clarity, and connection.

Eric Tian Qi Lindberg

California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #103002

I am a biracial, multicultural Oakland native, and I know what it feels like to be "in between." I meet my clients where they are at, and can offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the barriers and unique issues in your life. I will work with you to find an approach that works for your needs.

I have experience working with clients who struggle with a wide range of mental health challenges, including trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am someone who will listen to you, and can help you cope with challenge. I encourage self-reflection, finding patterns, and making connections. I will help you to make changes when you decide you are ready.

Learn more about Eric and his work on TherapyDen and PsychologyToday.

(415) 841-3146