Bard Adler, LMFT

Bard has been in private practice since 1994, working with clients in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Prior to their work with OUR Therapy, Bard held various clinical roles at the University of California San Francisco’s Alliance Health Project, including individual and group psychotherapist, Gender Team member, LGBTQ researcher, manager, and community planner.

Bard has enjoyed working with ‘non-traditional’ communities throughout their career, including individuals and couples who identify as LGBTQ, or as members of the kink and polyamory communities. They emphasize client resilience and use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and object-relations theory to help their clients achieve their personal and relational goals.

In addition to their expertise in the concerns and strengths of gender and sexual minority communities, Bard has a graduate specialization in Grief, and a postgraduate certificate in Working With Returning Troops (and their families). They have extensive experience working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, substance misuse, and trauma.

A member of World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), Bay Area Open Minds (BAOM), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and National Center for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), Bard has also provided consultation and training for non-profits, corporations and schools around issues of gender and sexual minority inclusion and equity.

Having been born and raised in the Bay Area, being a part of OUR Therapy, and being able to provide safe and accessible therapy with clinicians whom have the same commitment feels ‘like a perfect fit’ for Bard.

Bard Adler, LMFT

Bard has been in private practice since 1994, working with clients in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Prior to their work with OUR Therapy, Bard held various clinical roles at the University of California San Francisco’s Alliance Health Project, including individual and group psychotherapist, Gender Team member, LGBTQ researcher, manager, and community planner.

Bard has enjoyed working with ‘non-traditional’ communities throughout their career, including individuals and couples who identify as LGBTQ, or as members of the kink and polyamory communities. They emphasize client resilience and use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and object-relations theory to help their clients achieve their personal and relational goals.

In addition to their expertise in the concerns and strengths of gender and sexual minority communities, Bard has a graduate specialization in Grief, and a postgraduate certificate in Working With Returning Troops (and their families). They have extensive experience working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, substance misuse, and trauma.

A member of World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), Bay Area Open Minds (BAOM), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and National Center for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), Bard has also provided consultation and training for non-profits, corporations and schools around issues of gender and sexual minority inclusion and equity.

Having been born and raised in the Bay Area, being a part of OUR Therapy, and being able to provide safe and accessible therapy with clinicians whom have the same commitment feels ‘like a perfect fit’ for Bard.

Nicole Lippert, LCSW

Nicole received her LCSW from USC and has been working in mental health for over a decade. She went into private practice work in 2017 because she loves cultivating deep relationships with her clients and helping them build the life they want to live.

Nicole is particularly passionate about working with clients who are LGBTQ+ identified or practice non-traditional relationship styles, such as polyamory or BDSM because she knows first hand how damaging it can be to be pathologized or simply misunderstood because of one’s orientation or lifestyle. She strives to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADD and ADHD. Nicole takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining a psychodynamic orientation with behavioral work like CBT and ACT, because she believes each client is unique and needs a unique approach. Her style is warm and supportive, but also direct and honest, fostering open communication with her clients. Outside of her private practice work, Nicole is also a board member-at-large at the non-profit IMPACT Bay Area, a non-profit that provides self-defense and self-empowerment training to vulnerable communities.

Nicole Lippert, LCSW

Nicole received her LCSW from USC and has been working in mental health for over a decade. She went into private practice work in 2017 because she loves cultivating deep relationships with her clients and helping them build the life they want to live.

Nicole is particularly passionate about working with clients who are LGBTQ+ identified or practice non-traditional relationship styles, such as polyamory or BDSM because she knows first hand how damaging it can be to be pathologized or simply misunderstood because of one’s orientation or lifestyle. She strives to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADD and ADHD. Nicole takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining a psychodynamic orientation with behavioral work like CBT and ACT, because she believes each client is unique and needs a unique approach. Her style is warm and supportive, but also direct and honest, fostering open communication with her clients. Outside of her private practice work, Nicole is also a board member-at-large at the non-profit IMPACT Bay Area, a non-profit that provides self-defense and self-empowerment training to vulnerable communities.

4001 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (415) 890-3995
Fax: (415) 901-6581
drbeth@integrativecounseling.com