Inner Essence Therapy, Consulting & Diagnostic PLLC

Empowerment is not a destination, but a journey. Dedicated to empowering you every step of the way.
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Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Are you at a complete standstill in life due to depression or unresolved trauma? Is tearing yourself apart every time you fall short of a goal your initial reaction? Are you in a relationship that no one else understands or approves of? Is it difficult to show up as your true self? Are you reluctant to express your intolerance of the oppressive and racist behavior of others? If so, I am here to help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and emotions, learn to love yourself and your life, and feel comfortable expressing yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) from Oakland, CA. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and my Master of Social Work degree from Southern University, New Orleans. My diverse background in the health/mental health field extends over sixteen years. My clinical work has equally been with adolescents and adults on restructuring thoughts and behaviors, developing healthy and nurturing relationships, learning new skills to minimize the impact of distressing situations, building self-confidence, enhancing self-awareness, and finding or rediscovering purpose. Clients come to me in need of a professional who can relate to their experiences, and help guide and develop their thought process and decisions. My approach is always non-judgmental, empathetic, and individualized to the unique situation of each of my clients. I draw from a number of methodologies which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). My unwavering commitment to my clients stems from my passion and dedication to helping others, and the fulfillment that comes once you start to feel stronger, braver, and comfortable being your authentic self. Seeking therapy is one of the most courageous steps that you can take towards improving your life and prioritizing your mental health. You've done it! You're here, trusting me to facilitate the exploration of your inner essence. You're already making progress. I warmly welcome you into a safe and secure space that is being held especially for you. Call or email today to schedule a free 15 minute consult.
Alisa Zachery, LCSW, CCATP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Trauma


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Therapeutic Journaling
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • Self Pay
  • Aetna - TX ONLY
  • Kaiser Permanente - NorCAL