Mr. Oberst is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working toward full licensure. He obtained his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in marriage and family therapy, from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Carson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Keene State College. He works under the supervision of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Michele Lei Caban (38244).
Mr. Oberst has served clients from a wide array of cultural, demographic, and contextual backgrounds grappling with a multitude of presenting concerns. He has worked predominantly in community mental health, in sectors ranging from crisis hotlines to school-based services, to increase accessibility to mental health services for underserved and underrepresented populations.
Mr. Oberst’s therapeutic work centers on unconditional respect, acceptance, compassion, and empathy. His integrative approach to counseling pulls from therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Theory, Psychodynamics, Existentialism, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), among others. Mr. Oberst’s work with all clients places an emphasis on the individual’s strengths, internal and external resources, and the unique, intersecting cultural identities of the person that informs their conceptualization of and approach to solving the presenting problem.
Through the cultivation of a trusting and collaborative therapeutic alliance, Mr. Oberst aims to work with clients in exploring the multiple dimensions of your concern(s), acquiring insight, where possible, into the origins, meanings, and mechanisms maintaining the concern(s), and crafting a concrete, attainable action plan to elicit positive change and growth in your life. He is particularly skilled and passionate about working with clients around themes of identity development, especially queer identity development, and relational/interpersonal effectiveness training.