The American Psychological Association
Meet Dr. Courtenay
Welcome to my website. I’d like to tell you a little more about who I am and what I do. As a psychotherapist, I help men to overcome anxiety, depression and other emotional concerns that prevent us from living happy and fulfilling lives.
It really pains me to see so many men suffering alone, in silence. Especially since depression, anxiety and the other emotional problems that affect us can all be effectively treated. So, helping men to lead the most fulfilling lives they can remains a lifelong passion – whether it’s help with anger, or with career, moods, relationships, parenting, or stage of life concerns.
Finding a therapist who you’re comfortable with – and one who understands men – is critical for psychotherapy to be effective for you. But it’s not easy to find an experienced therapist who’s skilled at working with men. I’ve specialized in helping men for over 20 years. I’d like to help you.
I know asking for help is sometimes hard, but phoning now is a start. Give me a call at 415-346-6719. I’ll be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.
With best regards,
Dr. Will Courtenay
Dr. Courtenay received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School. Dr. Courtenay is an internationally recognized expert in men’s health and in helping men, boys and fathers. He has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America (2015) as a “foremost achiever in his field.”
See Dr. Courtenay being interviewed by Ysabel Duron and Marty Gonzalez about men’s depression and suicide on San Francisco’s NBC Weekend Morning News.
Karen Owoc, The Health Reporter, talked at length with Dr. Will about men and how to improve their mental health. They covered lots of topics, including anxiety, post-traumatic stress, phobias, stress, depression, fatherhood, the importance of social support for men, and how anger is killing many men and what to do about it.
Click here for an Esquire Magazine feature article on men’s mental health, focusing on anger, anxiety and depression – including both their downsides and surprising upsides. Dr. Courtenay was a contributor and the primary source for this article. It includes some quasi-scientific quizzes to help readers assess their own mental health. Dr. Courtenay also details treating – and preventing – mental health problems, including everyday habits as well as natural supplements and medications.
After being selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America for the previous 9 years, Who’s Who announced in 2018 that Dr. Courtenay was being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors those who have “demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions.”
Highly Rated in Google Reviews for Psychological & Counseling Services In Oakland & The East Bay
What people are saying about Dr. Will Courtenay’s psychotherapy services…
Will is a trusted colleague to whom I frequently refer clients, confident that they will receive excellent care. In addition to his exceptional expertise – he’s written one of the most important books on men’s psychology to come along sin years – he’s also a wonderfully warm, helpful and authentic person. – Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Will Courtenay has been an excellent resource and primary referral psychologist for my male patients with psycho-social sexual dysfunction and interpersonal relationship problems. He is an outstanding therapist, great listener and compassionate health care professional. As a practicing urologist, I have referred many of my patients to Will and have been impressed by how much he has helped them through difficult times. I wholeheartedly recommend his services. – Joel Piser, M.D.
Dr. Courtenay is one of my favorite clinicians to refer to. He’s smart, kind, and thorough. I have referred many clients to him over the years and will continue to do so. – Dr. Joshua Coleman, Psychologist
Will has a reassuring presence, decades of experience, and a deep warmth. He is insightful and encouraging. He is effective at helping people focus on what is meaningful to them and move forward. I am a former business executive and current psychotherapist who works with couples and with men in transition. I would not hesitate to recommend Will to any of my current clients for individual therapy or for consultation. – Dr. Ted Obbard, Psychologist
I’ve had the pleasure of working with “Dr. Will” as a guest expert on my medical television program. He is a compassionate, poised and effective communicator, and I truly enjoy working with him. Dr. Will is an excellent resource and I’ve referred my cardiac patients to him because he is a sensitive listener and I trust he can help these men cope with their anxiety and depression. I highly recommend him when it comes to dealing with men’s health and psychosocial concerns. – Karen Owoc, The Health Reporter and Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Kinesiologist
I have worked with Will for over 10 years. He is a warm, caring and sincere man. He has been a resources for dads who struggle with depression. He has a deep understand of the complex emotional states men face as they go through life. I would highly recommend him to men who are seeking psychotherapy or counseling. – Bruce Linton, PhD, Founder of The Fathers’ Forum
Dr. Will Courtenay is a leading expert in men’s health concerns, including PPND, Paternal Posnatal Depression. Dr. Courtenay brings his clinical expertise, as well as his interpersonal wisdom and warmth to help new fathers navigate their journeys as new dads. I highly recommend his clinical services to many of the new families I meet in my practice and support groups. He has written and spoken extensively on PPND, an often over-looked, yet very real mood concern for new fathers. – Juli Fraga, PhD
Dr. Will Courtenay is smart, compassionate, and dedicated to helping men and boys live full and meaningful lives. He is an expert in his field and offers sensitive and insightful psychotherapy services. – Nurse Rona Renner
“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce depression, and to feel better about yourself and your life.
5835 College Avenue, Suite D, Oakland, California 94618
In the Rockridge District, serving Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Alameda, Albany, Orinda,
Lafayette, The East Bay & The Greater San Francisco Bay Area. For directions, click here.