Oakland Psychotherapist

Overview and Philosophy

Therapy for Individuals and Couples Including EMDR Therapy

Oakland City Center
1305 Franklin Street, Ste. 319
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (415) 508-6263
Email: mike@lexthera.com

Online Sessions (Zoom):


We are all seeking some sort of reliable refuge. Unfortunately, most of us have internalized the notion that refuge is to be found in external phenomena – other people, places and things. While these external phenomena can be pleasing, reality demonstrates that these phenomena are inherently impermanent and unsatisfactory. In addition, most of us have internalized our likes and dislikes in a way that have given rise to a crystallized belief in the existence of one’s self, the defense and protection of which has come to dictate much of our decision-making through adulthood.

Mike Lubofsky offers unique Reality Attunement Therapy to help clients move into greater alignment with the natural order of things. Through an integration of cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt and existential approaches, Reality Attunement Therapy helps clients move toward an internalized, felt sense of the true, ephemeral nature of things; clients heighten their level of comfort with the uncomfortable and increasingly embrace the not knowing.

Mike is currently also in training for EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reporocessing Therapy, with Dr. Philip Manfield in Berkeley, California. EMDR can serve as a powerful adjunct to Mike’s Reality Attunement Therapy for clients who have struggled for years to process traumatic experiences and memories.

Mike’s rate for individual psychotherapy is $150.00 for a 50-minute session. Although not available at the present time, he occasionally has a limited number of sessions available at a sliding scale between $80.00-130.00. Therapy with couples is charged at $160.00/session. Mike also offers secure sessions online for $80.00 for a 30-minute session. We accept payment by check, cash or electronically through Ivy Pay, a HIPAA-compliant payment platform for therapists. We do not accept direct payment from insurance carriers though you may be able to obtain reimbursement for my sessions as an out-of-network provider.