I’ve found that by engaging in the process of psychotherapy, life begins to change. As we change, life changes. My trust in this process comes from my work with clients, as well as my own personal growth work. I love to support clients in their process of healing, and moving toward their full potential in life. I believe healing involves being authentic, and allowing all parts of ourself to be discovered, expressed and embraced. My approach to therapy is client based and mindfulness based. Meaning, we work with present moment awareness to discover, and integrate, all parts of yourself with kindness and self-compassion. 

Paul LeBars offers affordable sliding scale holistic somatic mindfulness spiritual transpersonal based psychotherapy and counseling services in the east bay Oakland CA

  My specialties include working with:

  • The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer identified) Community 
  • PTSD and Childhood Trauma
  • Mindfulness Based Psychotherapies 

Working with mindfulness allows you to get curious and uncover some of the core beliefs and patterns that may be holding you back from your fullest potential in life. Through this work, you can access different parts of your self and bring into awareness how you’re organized in life, how you react consciously and unconsciously. This allows you to become more conscious, and change unconscious patterns. It also allows you to learn what your strengths and resources are in life, which are unique to each individual.

Some other areas and populations I work with are;

  • Anxiety issues (social anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia etc.)
  • Elders
  • Depression
  • Feeling stuck in life
  • Personal growth
  • Procrastination 
  • Co-dependency
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship Counseling (in all its various forms)
  • Spiritual growth and spiritual crisis
  • Highly sensitive people 
  • The Metaphysical Community 
  • Cultural and Ethnic Identity 

We generally don’t think of ourselves as already whole and complete, but dwell on things we dislike or are ‘wrong’ about us, or that aren’t going right. However we are not machines moving through life in need of repair, but organic living systems that can self heal. I believe we can grow through life’s challenges with peace and joy. Sometimes we just need an environment that allows our healing to happen.

In facilitating your work I draw from

  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychology 
  • The Hakomi Method
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
  • Art Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 
  • Positive Psychology  
  • Jungian Psychology 


My Practice is with Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center. You can contact me at (510) 488-4213, or email paullebarstherapy@gmail.com, to set up an initial phone conversation.

Paul LeBars IMF #78250, Supervised by Patricia Herrera MFC #37738



“What Consciousness touches it frees” - Adyashanti 

“The Soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” -Carolyn Myss

“Our point of power is always in the present moment.” - Louise L. Hay