Grief Psychiatrists in Berkeley, CA

Kiera S Levine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I treat adults who are struggling with a range of emotional pain or anxieties. Problems I try to help people sort out include loss and grief, the impact of loss on relationships and the meaning of a life indelibly altered; illness, new or a new stage of it, and how it impacts one's sense of self, potential, and meaning; identity, related to race, ethnicity, sexuality or gender; the complexity of parenting or having difficult parents; and ordinary but intimidating transition from one stage of life to another, the changes to the body, meaning, and connections to others that come with these transitions.
I treat adults who are struggling with a range of emotional pain or anxieties. Problems I try to help people sort out include loss and grief, the impact of loss on relationships and the meaning of a life indelibly altered; illness, new or a new stage of it, and how it impacts one's sense of self, potential, and meaning; identity, related to race, ethnicity, sexuality or gender; the complexity of parenting or having difficult parents; and ordinary but intimidating transition from one stage of life to another, the changes to the body, meaning, and connections to others that come with these transitions.
(510) 916-3123 View (510) 916-3123
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Rachel Crothers
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My therapy specialties include: anxiety, life transitions (for example transition to parenthood, career change, grief/loss, break up or divorce), recovery from people pleasing/codependency, recovery from enmeshed family systems, recovery from narcissistic abuse, adult children of emotionally immature parents.
I am a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and medication management to individual adults. My approach to treatment is empathic, collaborative, holistic, and in-depth. My style is warm, engaging and interactive. My goal is to help you heal as well as to find greater authenticity, purpose and meaning in life. I provide a compassionate and safe space where we can understand and change patterns that are no longer serving you, support you through life transitions, and work together to help you heal and reach greater authenticity and meaning in life.
My therapy specialties include: anxiety, life transitions (for example transition to parenthood, career change, grief/loss, break up or divorce), recovery from people pleasing/codependency, recovery from enmeshed family systems, recovery from narcissistic abuse, adult children of emotionally immature parents.
I am a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and medication management to individual adults. My approach to treatment is empathic, collaborative, holistic, and in-depth. My style is warm, engaging and interactive. My goal is to help you heal as well as to find greater authenticity, purpose and meaning in life. I provide a compassionate and safe space where we can understand and change patterns that are no longer serving you, support you through life transitions, and work together to help you heal and reach greater authenticity and meaning in life.
(510) 826-3658 View (510) 826-3658
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Rochelle Gordon
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
I published a book:"CLIMB A FALLEN LADDER" to help you cope with job loss & job reinvention.
Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!
I published a book:"CLIMB A FALLEN LADDER" to help you cope with job loss & job reinvention.
Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!
(925) 267-6224 View (925) 267-6224
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Cris Bissonnette
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94709
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide compassionate and competent care to everyone who comes into my office. My belief is that mental and emotional wellness is a nonlinear process, often characterized by periods of stability, growth, and occasional setbacks- and I am here to support clients in whatever stage they are in with compassion and non-judgment.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide compassionate and competent care to everyone who comes into my office. My belief is that mental and emotional wellness is a nonlinear process, often characterized by periods of stability, growth, and occasional setbacks- and I am here to support clients in whatever stage they are in with compassion and non-judgment.
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Bay Area Clinical Associates - BACA
Psychiatrist, MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, AMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. As a note, we serve only ages 26 years and under. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our Berkeley outpatient clinic is currently impacted but we have openings for our IOPs.
Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. As a note, we serve only ages 26 years and under. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our Berkeley outpatient clinic is currently impacted but we have openings for our IOPs.
(510) 500-9732 View (510) 500-9732
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 856-9442 View (310) 856-9442
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Thomas Paul Tarshis
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am a Bay Area native thrilled to be living in Berkeley (where I attended college) after being in the South Bay for years. I am passionate about fixing broken systems of care, in using technology as a resource for mental health treatment, and keeping a positive attitude for my patients and their families. I enjoy working with patients to resolve current mental health issues and help youth achieve their full potential.
I am a Bay Area native thrilled to be living in Berkeley (where I attended college) after being in the South Bay for years. I am passionate about fixing broken systems of care, in using technology as a resource for mental health treatment, and keeping a positive attitude for my patients and their families. I enjoy working with patients to resolve current mental health issues and help youth achieve their full potential.
(341) 766-0817 View (341) 766-0817
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Tara N Valenzuela
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Dr. Tara Valenzuela DNP, PMHNP-BC. is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats mental health across the lifespan. Her treatments are healing-centered, education-forward, person-focused. This involves customized strategies that may begin with therapy and medication, and can involve holistic planning including nutrition and activity to treat the whole person. She aligns with the idea that Nursing is the facilitation of healing, and works to provide intervention, education, and advocacy. Dr. Tara Valenzuela believes psychiatric treatment allows a life worth living to be lived.
Dr. Tara Valenzuela DNP, PMHNP-BC. is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats mental health across the lifespan. Her treatments are healing-centered, education-forward, person-focused. This involves customized strategies that may begin with therapy and medication, and can involve holistic planning including nutrition and activity to treat the whole person. She aligns with the idea that Nursing is the facilitation of healing, and works to provide intervention, education, and advocacy. Dr. Tara Valenzuela believes psychiatric treatment allows a life worth living to be lived.
(415) 870-3670 View (415) 870-3670
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Bradley Engwall
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I'm a board-certified, integrative pediatric and adult psychiatrist. I work with people interested in targetting root causes of suffering as much as possible. We know that for many, the roots can be psychological and in brain connections/wiring. New therapies allow us to target both of these more than ever.: Neurofeedback, TMS, Genetic and EEG markers that can personalize lifestyle, supplement and medication treatment. When properly used in the right setting, ketamine is known to dramatically speed up psychotherapy progress.
I'm a board-certified, integrative pediatric and adult psychiatrist. I work with people interested in targetting root causes of suffering as much as possible. We know that for many, the roots can be psychological and in brain connections/wiring. New therapies allow us to target both of these more than ever.: Neurofeedback, TMS, Genetic and EEG markers that can personalize lifestyle, supplement and medication treatment. When properly used in the right setting, ketamine is known to dramatically speed up psychotherapy progress.
(510) 296-5086 View (510) 296-5086
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Norman Postone
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94707
As a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, I provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a broad range of psychiatric and medical-psychiatric problems affecting adults. My approach in therapy is to collaboratively work with you to clarify and understand the issues and conflicts that currently interfere with achieving your life goals. The primary aim of the therapy would be for you to be able to make long lasting and satisfying changes in your life. I combine medication with psychotherapy when needed.
As a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, I provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a broad range of psychiatric and medical-psychiatric problems affecting adults. My approach in therapy is to collaboratively work with you to clarify and understand the issues and conflicts that currently interfere with achieving your life goals. The primary aim of the therapy would be for you to be able to make long lasting and satisfying changes in your life. I combine medication with psychotherapy when needed.
(510) 571-3104 View (510) 571-3104
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Queer Black Angels
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
Queer Black Angels (QBA) is dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of Queer Black folx. As a Queer Black Cis male, I know the pain and isolation of navigating systems that claim to support my success, health and wellness and fail to adequately do so due to their lack of understanding the significance of my Queerness and Blackness. I understand all too well the trauma, anxiety, depression and burnout that comes with this experience. Fortunately, I also know the relief, peace and joy of being truly seen, heard and understood by a fellow Queer Black Angel.
Queer Black Angels (QBA) is dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of Queer Black folx. As a Queer Black Cis male, I know the pain and isolation of navigating systems that claim to support my success, health and wellness and fail to adequately do so due to their lack of understanding the significance of my Queerness and Blackness. I understand all too well the trauma, anxiety, depression and burnout that comes with this experience. Fortunately, I also know the relief, peace and joy of being truly seen, heard and understood by a fellow Queer Black Angel.
(341) 888-7509 View (341) 888-7509
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Sara K Sheriff
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options.
(510) 953-4802 View (510) 953-4802
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berkeley behavioral health & wellness
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Life is hard. Relationships are stressful. Welcome to berkeley behavioral health & wellness. We’re here to help. We offer treatment for a full range of behavioral health conditions in an environment that is supportive, collaborative and personalized to each individual. Dr. Tsang is a UCLA-trained, board certified Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience specializing in Ketamine treatment and medication management.
Life is hard. Relationships are stressful. Welcome to berkeley behavioral health & wellness. We’re here to help. We offer treatment for a full range of behavioral health conditions in an environment that is supportive, collaborative and personalized to each individual. Dr. Tsang is a UCLA-trained, board certified Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience specializing in Ketamine treatment and medication management.
(510) 462-5510 View (510) 462-5510
Kalia Rothlind
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
I have extensive experience helping individuals with substance use issues and other mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and eating disorders. Working with clients in a variety of settings such as withdrawal management, residential and outpatient treatment programs has allowed me to help people navigate the various stages of change and recovery. Whether you are seeking mental health care for the first time, are returning to care after time away, or are looking to continue care with a new perspective, I will take a nonjudgemental and therapeutic approach to help you create a path to better health.
I have extensive experience helping individuals with substance use issues and other mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and eating disorders. Working with clients in a variety of settings such as withdrawal management, residential and outpatient treatment programs has allowed me to help people navigate the various stages of change and recovery. Whether you are seeking mental health care for the first time, are returning to care after time away, or are looking to continue care with a new perspective, I will take a nonjudgemental and therapeutic approach to help you create a path to better health.
(510) 973-4074 View (510) 973-4074
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Dr. Thomas Campi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mental Health & Wellness specialized Telehealth! Medication management -> Therapy - a huge treatment approach! -> Activation! & Purpose! www.mentalhealthwellnessnow.com
Mental Health & Wellness specialized Telehealth! Medication management -> Therapy - a huge treatment approach! -> Activation! & Purpose! www.mentalhealthwellnessnow.com
(650) 605-3622 View (650) 605-3622
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Sahab Yaqubi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist specialized in treatment of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. I employ a collaborative and holistic approach to develop personalized treatment plan for each patient. I value my patients’ questions as they open the door to dialogue and a deeper understanding, allowing us to determine the best treatment for each individual. I have found that understanding and empathizing with my patients' emotional pain is crucial for developing a strong therapeutic rapport.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist specialized in treatment of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. I employ a collaborative and holistic approach to develop personalized treatment plan for each patient. I value my patients’ questions as they open the door to dialogue and a deeper understanding, allowing us to determine the best treatment for each individual. I have found that understanding and empathizing with my patients' emotional pain is crucial for developing a strong therapeutic rapport.
(341) 217-3885 View (341) 217-3885
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Randall Scott Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-7908 View (310) 340-7908
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Jamie Lacsina
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I have experience working with a vast array of mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, ADHD, OCD, and addiction. I am particularly interested in women's mental health as well as reproductive psychiatry. I utilize both psychopharmacologic forms of treatment as well as psychodynamic, DBT informed, CBT styles of therapy. I am originally from the Bay Area. I studied Genetics at UC Davis. I then went on to obtain my Masters Degree in Biophysics and Physiology at Georgetown University. I then returned to California where I obtained my medical degree from Touro University- CA.
I have experience working with a vast array of mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, ADHD, OCD, and addiction. I am particularly interested in women's mental health as well as reproductive psychiatry. I utilize both psychopharmacologic forms of treatment as well as psychodynamic, DBT informed, CBT styles of therapy. I am originally from the Bay Area. I studied Genetics at UC Davis. I then went on to obtain my Masters Degree in Biophysics and Physiology at Georgetown University. I then returned to California where I obtained my medical degree from Touro University- CA.
(510) 698-8241 View (510) 698-8241
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Tiffani Ordonez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tiffani Marie Ordonez is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2016. Before working in healthcare, she received an art practice and art history degree from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a year of academic training in marriage and family therapy with a concentration in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur. She received an accelerated BSN degree at Samuel Merritt University and worked for two years as an ICU registered nurse before completing her MSN degree in from the University of California, San Francisco.
Tiffani Marie Ordonez is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2016. Before working in healthcare, she received an art practice and art history degree from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a year of academic training in marriage and family therapy with a concentration in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur. She received an accelerated BSN degree at Samuel Merritt University and worked for two years as an ICU registered nurse before completing her MSN degree in from the University of California, San Francisco.
(510) 319-2863 View (510) 319-2863
Grief Psychiatrists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.