Oakland Counseling & Psychotherapy

Needing Help?

Found success but don’t feel satisfied? Have a good business but feeling too stressed? Burned-out?Worried about your ability to lead? Anxious or depressed? Stuck in patterns you don’t understand? Relationships don’t work? Ready to seek help? As a an experienced psychologist, I may be able to help.

I am the founder and president of Bay Psychology Group, Inc. a contemporary psychodynamic therapy group in Oakland, CA, where we provide psychological services to hundreds of people throughout CA. I continue to provide psychotherapy, though only to those who I feel most able to help. I have helped many people face issues including cross-cultural stressors, sexual difficulties, lack of pleasure despite success, anxiety, depression, trauma, gender-dysphoria, sexual orientation issues, relationship problems, and work-place difficulties–to name a few.

I bring cultural awareness and humility to all of my work, being fortunate enough to have been an expat several times personally. I understand how significant this can be in understanding suffering. For more information on my background click here.

I am currently accepting a limited number of patients for virtual sessions. I take some types of SHIP, Anthem, and Medicare coverage. Please visit my fee and insurance page for more information.

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Therapy for Founders/Entrepreneurs

Building your next billion dollar startup? Feeling FOMO? Got impostor syndrome? Burnt-out? I’ve helped many founders and CEOs overcome self-doubt, anxiety, and helped them reach their goals.    

Therapy for UC Berkeley Students

College isn’t what you thought it would be? Dissertation or thesis way harder than you thought it would be? Trying to understand yourself? Unsure what you want? Struggling with class, friends, or with partners?Young adults and teens face unique struggles, and I can help.

Therapy for Adults

Anxious or depressed? Relationships not working? Feeling unsure about what’s next? Struggling to find yourself? Therapy can help you figure out next-steps, and set you on a path that’s both satisfying and meaningful.      

Therapy for Expats & Immigrants

Struggling to fit in? Being new to the Bay Area, America, or California can be harder than most realize. If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, I offer culturally focused therapy that can help.

Praise and Testimonials

Dr. Brian Sedgeley shines as a psychotherapist in his ability to show up authentically and with dedication. He is focused and committed to the wellbeing of his patients. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking to expand their ability to receive more abundance, ease, and joy from life. M. C.

Dr. Brian Sedgeley is a particularly empathetic, personable and insightful psychologist. On several occasions I’ve connected him to colleagues of mine because his presence stands out. K. N.


I find Brian Sedgeley to be a highly talented psychotherapist. Not only is he an empathetic professional with ample experience in his field, he also is a kind and considerate human being, which is an absolute must when helping people achieve and maintain emotional health. I simply cannot say enough positive things about him. A. M.