John “Andy” Bradshaw

For a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at 510-599-9845 or

We all face challenges in life. Being able to talk openly and freely about them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment can be extremely helpful. I take a pragmatic, empathic approach to therapy. I am warm and encouraging by nature. I help clients identify what’s keeping them from reaching their goals and we develop plans together to help them achieve those objectives. Whatever your goals may be—reduced anxiety/stress, greater peace of mind, better personal relationships, more happiness and fulfillment—I want you to come away from our sessions feeling like you’re getting the support you need as you work to overcome challenges in your life.

I work with adults, children, and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, substance abuse, and grief. I have a Masters’ Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and have worked in hospice, school, and community center settings. In addition to psychotherapy, my professional background includes work and benefits counseling with people with disabilities and advocacy in the areas of disability rights and education.

John “Andy” Bradshaw, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #101517; Supervised by Dino Di Donato, MFT #39831

Recent posts

Socializing with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a very isolating condition. Embarrassment, shame, or feeling like you have to hide your OCD (or anxiety)…all of these things can make socializing a real challenge for people with OCD. Fortunately, there are some... Read more »

Types of OCD

When we use the term “OCD” or “Obsessive Compulsive”, many people picture someone endlessly washing their hands or repeatedly checking the stove before leaving the house. In actuality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can manifest itself in a number of ways and... Read more »

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

See all »