Therapists in Berkeley, CA

Shannan Sonnicksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychotherapist, I work with those who are navigating current relationships and life events with overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, shame, and anxiety. They often have difficulty recognizing their strengths, which interferes with their ability to reach their full potential. Recovery from these patterns is possible. It involves an understanding of earlier life experiences, and a commitment to developing a more compassionate and realistic view of yourself. I'm fortunate to have over 20 years of experience providing a calm, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for growth in both mental health and medical settings.
(510) 768-8218
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Not accepting new clients
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Patti Wiley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
Verified
During the past 30 years of working as a psychotherapist, I have helped people with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship and work issues, and often just a general sense that something isn't right. As a Jungian and relational therapist, I am empathic, nonjudgemental, nonpatholgizing, and deeply interested in the uniqueness of each human being who comes to me. Warm and down-to-earth, I enjoy exploring deeper levels of experience but can be practical and provide suggestions and tools when that is what is needed.
(510) 466-1436
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Not accepting new clients
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Stacy Taniguchi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating a broad range of psychological concerns. I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, humanistic and psychodynamic theories. Above all, I aim to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can feel supported, understood and empowered. I work collaboratively with clients to develop a customized treatment plan that honors and builds upon personal strengths while also promoting self-compassion, healing and growth.
(415) 843-8271
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Lauren Finkelstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Through co-creating a supportive environment that offers you opportunities for self reflection and gentle challenge, I will work with you to recognize the ways that painful and/or traumatic experiences have shaped your sense of value and impact your ways of relating to yourself and others. I support and stand alongside all who are survivors of emotional, sexual and/or physical violence and strive to create space for increased self love and resilience. I look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can address patterns that no longer serve you as we build awareness and skills to support you in gaining the life you want to live.
(925) 528-0051
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
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Phuong Le
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, My name is Phuong Le. I am a Vietnamese bilingual psychotherapist who would like to bring therapy to people who feel therapy is only accessible to just the few. I am particularly passionate about offering services to people experiencing marginalization. I have been trained in psychodynamic approaches, objects-relations theory, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and use mindfulness as an integral part of of work with clients. I have worked as a direct service clinician, manager, Clinical Supervisor, and overseeing contracts for mental health provider agencies. I have dedicatedly career to empower and enhance the voice
(341) 766-0650
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Lisa C. Tracy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples facing significant life choices and transitions in areas such as relationships, marriage, divorce, parenthood, career, and identity. I also have a sub-specialization in work with survivors of trauma. I am experienced in working with clients from a wide range of cultural and geographic backgrounds. In our sessions I provide clients a place to find support, acceptance, perspective and hope, to explore themselves and their lives in depth, and to develop more effective ways of relating to themselves and others.
(510) 279-3808
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Vera Mkrtchian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In my work with clients, I value understanding each person's individual experience and I strive to create a supportive environment with a warm, reflective and engaging approach. I believe we all have the potential to lead fulfilling lives. To reach this potential, I help clients reflect on themselves and their experiences, identify and understand patterns, and initiate change. I am influenced by psychodynamic perspectives and attachment theory.
(925) 259-3717
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Anisha Mauze
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m not beating around the bush here: things are pretty messed up right now. And when it feels like the world is on fire, of course you’re going to be freaking out. Maybe your life seemed fine until recently, and maybe you’ve been struggling longer than you can remember. Either way, I am here to help. I work with all ages, genders, sexualities, racial backgrounds, cultures, and subcultures. From work stress to identity crises, communication problems to childhood trauma, all issues need space to breathe, and a big part of that is finding a therapist you can be real with.
(510) 426-9403
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Winifred M Reilly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
By the time most couples come to my office, they're frustrated, discouraged, and tired of going in circles. Many think their problems are insurmountable, that they're beyond help. Very few couples are beyond help. If your relationship is in trouble, don't wait. And don't give up. I have been in practice for nearly 30 years, specializing in psychotherapy with couples. I bring extensive training in relationship dynamics, marital systems, and sex therapy. I use a collaborative, positive approach that makes sense of what's hard and offers tools and encouragement to even the most troubled relationship.
(510) 878-4746
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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H. Ameeta Singh - Online Video Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients to cultivate deeper insight & understanding about the ways in which our life experiences & ways of being in the world impact our choices & behaviors. In working this way I have found that clients feel empowered to make changes to unhealthy behaviors & create proactive coping strategies for managing situations they may not, as yet, be able to change. I draw upon clients' strengths, culture, spirituality & community as a means of facilitating healing, empowerment & change. My therapeutic approach is grounded in social justice principles.
(415) 723-4309
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Biaja Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
If you're wondering what is possible as you grapple with the challenges of living in today's uncertain times, frustrated or sad, worried or confused the journey begins here. I can help you find a way to navigate these disruptive difficulties. When we begin to talk about the changes you seek we will explore how to re-attune your life towards greater harmony with your values and what makes you happy and fulfilled.
(510) 529-7690
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Tamar Altman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experience with a broad range of clients, differing in age, cultural background and life situation has brought me to appreciate a remarkable unifying principle. Hiding in each of us, no matter how hopeless we may feel, are inherent strengths and abilities for self healing - waiting to be found.
(510) 201-5267
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Brandi Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
To inquire about my availability please call or visit foresightmentalhealth.com --- I enjoy working with all types of clients and I also have extensive experience in addictive treatment and existential crisis. I am looking forward to support you in your journey to “your” best version of yourself.
(657) 216-7358
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Amber Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist providing holistic counseling to individuals and couples. My practice is presently focused on helping clients work through feelings of anxiety or fear that can arise during important life transitions such as: getting married, becoming pregnant, becoming new parents, blending families and facing separation or divorce. You may feel a sense of instability during such major life changes and it is my goal to help ground you by identifying what you need while accessing your inner strengths and resources. I create a safe and non judgmental space for you to do this important work.
(510) 246-3729
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Alesia Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work in two distinct modalities: psychotherapy and shamanic healing. Working in the first modality, psychotherapy, may look like: counseling, coaching, consultation, in-depth psychodynamic uncovering of unconscious material, support through a life transition, or assistance with addictive habits. It depends on who you are. Often we feel we could use some help but we can't quite articulate what the issue is. My goal here is to assist you in navigating your journey and in being your true self.
(415) 463-4289
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Fay Dillof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a private space for you to get help with issues that have become overwhelming to you, out of your control, or urgent in some way. Sessions are designed to help you clarify the nature of the problem, identify clear goals, and set a course for recovery/healing. Talking together in ways which nurture curiosity and compassion, we will look at what troubles you, what brings you hope. We will be attentive to the past, but our focus will be on how the past's legacy is impacting your life now. Our work will be relieving of past pains/traumas and will bring more calm and ease, a greater sense of connectedness in present time.
(510) 746-8056
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Waitlist for new clients
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Lucia Sekoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy. However this is only short-hand for working with you in a deep and resonant way. I primarily work with adults and children but also treat dyads (parents and their children, friends, and couples). We will take into account the ways your past has shaped the present. While, at the same time concentrating on how you are living life now in relation to your family, your friends, your workplace, your community, and of course your innermost self.
(341) 888-7416
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Aida Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, RSMT/E
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In our work together, your whole self is welcome. This may include feelings and experiences that are hard to talk about. I offer warmth, spaciousness, and sensitive listening as we approach your hardships. I support individuals who may have experienced challenging familial relationships, and have complex feelings about "home." I specialize in trauma work and issues of cultural complexity for individuals, couples, and families. Our work together can facilitate transformation and create new possibilities. It would be an honor to support you.
(415) 223-9508
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Hannah Klempner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide individual therapy for adults who are seeking to heal prior family wounds and traumas, improve their current relationships and quality of life, and are seeking support during times of transition - especially to parenthood. My personal belief is that there are three things that cause an immense amount of suffering for most people; 1) our inability to effectively identify, feel, and communicate our emotions, 2) our difficulty with tolerating uncertainty, and 3) our tendency to get stuck in patterns of rigidity. My work tends to be emotion-focused, helping clients to live more freely and flexibly.
(341) 999-5868
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Tuyet-Lyn Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Holistically oriented, I believe we each have wisdom inside waiting to be tapped into, utilized and developed. I provide a supportive and nurturing space where you can discover your capacity to feel alive and whole. I help people develop and enhance their relational skills. I bring a sensitivity and knowledge to the effects of inter generational trauma, societal and cultural realities that may impact one's sense of self and connection to others. I help with self-esteem, co-dependency, surviving/thriving, sexuality, relationships & developing one's intuition. I help and support individuals and couples/relationships.
(510) 573-7360
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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What type of Berkeley mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Berkeley?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.