Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com
Adults
(510) 431-2835
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
It can feel intimidating to seek therapy — like embarking on a path into the deepest woods. Psychotherapy can be likened to traveling through these woods alongside someone trained and experienced in navigating the wilderness. Undertaking the path together, it becomes more possible to move bravely into the dark, scale the hills, descend the slopes, become curious about the landscape, and explore uncharted terrain.
Adults
(415) 617-5803
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
It can feel intimidating to seek therapy — like embarking on a path into the deepest woods. Psychotherapy can be likened to traveling through these woods alongside someone trained and experienced in navigating the wilderness. Undertaking the path together, it becomes more possible to move bravely into the dark, scale the hills, descend the slopes, become curious about the landscape, and explore uncharted terrain.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I’ve been successfully treating adults, families, and youth for over 18 years facilitating their self-growth. I teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. I have also focused on extensive training in play therapy, treating past and recent trauma(trauma-informed therapy), OCD, addiction, and working with family systems. I strongly believe in the ability the brain has to physically heal itself with the help of successful therapy.
Adults
(626) 469-4514
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Adults
If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I’ve been successfully treating adults, families, and youth for over 18 years facilitating their self-growth. I teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. I have also focused on extensive training in play therapy, treating past and recent trauma(trauma-informed therapy), OCD, addiction, and working with family systems. I strongly believe in the ability the brain has to physically heal itself with the help of successful therapy.
Photo of Jan A. Vitek, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
*****Please see my website at: www.janvitekphd.com/.***** A genuine, empathic, and caring relationship is at the heart of meaningful and helpful psychotherapy. I focus on creating a safe, warm, and reflective environment in which to explore thoughts and feelings and identify patterns of behavior. I seek an optimum balance between safety and nurturance and challenge and directness. Good psychotherapy is about making better choices about how to take care of yourself, how to form satisfying relationships, and how to attain your personal goals.
Adults
(510) 470-7843
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
*****Please see my website at: www.janvitekphd.com/.***** A genuine, empathic, and caring relationship is at the heart of meaningful and helpful psychotherapy. I focus on creating a safe, warm, and reflective environment in which to explore thoughts and feelings and identify patterns of behavior. I seek an optimum balance between safety and nurturance and challenge and directness. Good psychotherapy is about making better choices about how to take care of yourself, how to form satisfying relationships, and how to attain your personal goals.
Photo of Alexandra Elite-Marcandonatou, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
Adults
(415) 969-7895
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
Adults
(650) 376-7632
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
Photo of Nicola Wagenberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
Adults
(510) 944-1327
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Adults
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
Photo of Anna Benassi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
Adults
(510) 585-9164
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
Photo of Lucia ('loosha') Grauman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Adults
(415) 799-3799
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Photo of Carol Masters-Salnave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments.
Adults
(510) 403-8481
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Adults
I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments.
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MS, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home.
Adults
(510) 683-5930
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Adults
Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home.
Photo of Thomas Bekeny, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94707
I've been a licensed psychologist seeing clients for psychotherapy in my private practice since 1995. My approach is to facilitate your growth or movement through various life issues by working with your strengths and helping you to arrive at the solutions/decisions/changes that will improve the quality of your life. Research has shown that making a strong therapeutic relationship is linked to positive therapy outcomes, and one of my strengths as a therapist is to make such relationships with a diverse spectrum of clients.
Adults
(415) 660-9493
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94707
Adults
I've been a licensed psychologist seeing clients for psychotherapy in my private practice since 1995. My approach is to facilitate your growth or movement through various life issues by working with your strengths and helping you to arrive at the solutions/decisions/changes that will improve the quality of your life. Research has shown that making a strong therapeutic relationship is linked to positive therapy outcomes, and one of my strengths as a therapist is to make such relationships with a diverse spectrum of clients.
Photo of Carrie P. Wasson Psyd, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Adults
(510) 296-5242
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Photo of Danielle Bove, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
*Danielle B Therapy has gone virtual! Now fully online therapy offering services to clients anywhere in California!* So often we are taught to push forward on our own, suppress our needs and avoid reaching out. We have been conditioned to think that getting support somehow makes us weak. And yet, needing support and connection is the most universally human experience out there...so human to human, i'm here to help. I believe in more acceptance and less fixing, more compassion and less comparison, and more curiosity and less certainty. I believe we all have a shot at living healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Adults
(510) 726-6121
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
*Danielle B Therapy has gone virtual! Now fully online therapy offering services to clients anywhere in California!* So often we are taught to push forward on our own, suppress our needs and avoid reaching out. We have been conditioned to think that getting support somehow makes us weak. And yet, needing support and connection is the most universally human experience out there...so human to human, i'm here to help. I believe in more acceptance and less fixing, more compassion and less comparison, and more curiosity and less certainty. I believe we all have a shot at living healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Photo of Kathleen H. McClelland, LMFT 82458, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
I work collaboratively with adults and families across the lifespan, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behavior and thinking that no longer works for them and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses, including addictions.
Adults
(888) 697-2063
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Adults
I work collaboratively with adults and families across the lifespan, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behavior and thinking that no longer works for them and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses, including addictions.
Photo of Sally King, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
I am currently accepting individual adult clients of all ages. My approach is warm and collaborative, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, and Sandplay therapy to process trauma and explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words. I also use Ecotherapy perspectives and exercises.
Adults
(415) 687-1149
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
I am currently accepting individual adult clients of all ages. My approach is warm and collaborative, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, and Sandplay therapy to process trauma and explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words. I also use Ecotherapy perspectives and exercises.
Photo of Mira Levi Elwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
Adults
(510) 298-3311
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
Adults
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
Photo of Bri Byrne, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Most people come into therapy in the midst of a crisis. Usually they have been sitting on their feelings and anxieties for weeks before they bite the bullet and seek help. They come into my office in a sort of terror, and their immediate goal is to make the pain stop as quickly as possible. I am much more interested in getting to know your pain than in getting rid of it. I want to know where the pain stems from, how you suppress it, why it scares you and from whom you hide it. That way we aren't "fixing" your pain in this moment, but we are preparing for the next time life inevitably throws a version of that pain at you.
Adults
(925) 300-8659
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Adults
Most people come into therapy in the midst of a crisis. Usually they have been sitting on their feelings and anxieties for weeks before they bite the bullet and seek help. They come into my office in a sort of terror, and their immediate goal is to make the pain stop as quickly as possible. I am much more interested in getting to know your pain than in getting rid of it. I want to know where the pain stems from, how you suppress it, why it scares you and from whom you hide it. That way we aren't "fixing" your pain in this moment, but we are preparing for the next time life inevitably throws a version of that pain at you.
Photo of Paul Miller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families.
Adults
(925) 238-3921
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Adults
If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families.
Photo of Lynn Winsten, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706
The problems you might be facing may have to do with love and loss, difficulty with friendships and/or work relations, career decisions, trauma or abuse, physical illness or disabilities. You may be dealing with loneliness, anxiety or depression. I am a down to earth, no nonsense kind of person I am also kind, respectful, compassionate, and at times funny. I listen well and am very devoted to my work.
Adults
(510) 901-4568
Verified

Berkeley, CA 94706
Adults
The problems you might be facing may have to do with love and loss, difficulty with friendships and/or work relations, career decisions, trauma or abuse, physical illness or disabilities. You may be dealing with loneliness, anxiety or depression. I am a down to earth, no nonsense kind of person I am also kind, respectful, compassionate, and at times funny. I listen well and am very devoted to my work.

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Therapists in Berkeley are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Berkeley. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Berkeley

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Berkeley you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Berkeley and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Berkeley or family therapy in Berkeley.