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About Me

Thomas A. Gonda, Jr., M.D. is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in adult, couples, teens and family counseling. Dr. Gonda has offices in San Francisco, Oakland (Montclair district) San Rafael, Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.

With over 30 years experience as a health care provider (as a physician and psychotherapist) and a masters degree from the JFK Graduate School of Professional Psychology, he is currently serving as a psychotherapist working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are mood disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse, couples and working with teens. He writes prescriptions.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Gonda has presented at many conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of psychotherapy treatment.

Dr. Gonda is an interactive, solution & insight oriented therapist. His relational therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Dr. Gonda has lived in:  Marysville, CA; Detroit, MI; Taylor, MI, Cambridge, MA: New York City (Manhattan, upper east side), Bronx (Morris Park), Chicago (South Side), Emeryville, CA, and his home is in Oakland, CA. Dr. Gonda's ethnic background is half Native American (Iroquois/Mohawk and Mississauga)  and half Eastern European (Slovak). The interplay of education in Western medicine integrated with Native American ethnic culture influences provides an orientation of genuiness, flexibility, curiosity, openness and an acceptance of ambilivance/ambiguity and small degrees of change.  

Education

Harvard College, cum laude, A.B. 
Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology, M.A. Specialty:  Addiction Studies

Additional Training and Education 

Options Recovery Services, Berkeley, CA
East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP), Oakland, CA
Professional Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
 
          
University of California at Berkeley Extension 

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Hypnosis Training Program 
 

License, Certifications 

Medical Board, State of California, Licensed Physician, Certificate No. G60409
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified in 2013
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50715)
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners, Medical Doctor License Number 16330

Professional Activities and Memberships

Medical Director, A Wise Retreat, A drug and alcohol facility in Vallejo, CA

Medical Director, Renaissance Ranch, A drug and alcohol facility in Las Vegas, CA

American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SF-CP)
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
Registered Recovery Worker, RRW, California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Alameda County Psychological Association

Community

Free and Accepted Mason
Live Oak Lodge #61, Master Mason and Musician
Shriners International
Black Rock City Emergency Services
Give An Hour, Mental Health Serivce to U.S. Military Personnel
Bay Area Red Cross, Oakland, Disaster Response Team

Pacific Weightlifting Assocation, Masters division
USA Weightlifing, member

Musician:  Keyboards, Guitar, Drummer, Singer.