Therapists in Berkeley, CA

Photo of Nili Askari, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nili Askari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is focusing on the present and working alongside clients to obtain the goals they have in order to implement a balance between emotional, social, and physical dimensions to improve their quality of life and well-being.
My approach to therapy is focusing on the present and working alongside clients to obtain the goals they have in order to implement a balance between emotional, social, and physical dimensions to improve their quality of life and well-being.
(415) 763-6702 View (415) 763-6702
Photo of Kayo Sumisaki, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kayo Sumisaki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
Is your child exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or struggling with depression? I can help. In the safety of a caring and collaborative relationship, we will work on understanding how difficult life patterns are no longer serving you. My role is to meet my clients where they are and help guide them toward making lasting positive changes. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy. Call for a free consultation today!
Is your child exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or struggling with depression? I can help. In the safety of a caring and collaborative relationship, we will work on understanding how difficult life patterns are no longer serving you. My role is to meet my clients where they are and help guide them toward making lasting positive changes. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy. Call for a free consultation today!
(510) 858-2611 View (510) 858-2611
Photo of Madeline Girard, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Madeline Girard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
It is my passion to support and walk alongside others as they explore the depths of their being- that which makes them truly unique. As a clinician, my holistic therapeutic approach is informed by the wisdom and strength that I derive from the body, nature, creative expression and deep inquiry. I am also relational in my orientation- bringing warmth, openness, curiosity, patience, and flexibility to my clients in order to support their dynamic needs as they emerge in the present. I see every individual as autonomous and worthy of respect, compassion and care.
It is my passion to support and walk alongside others as they explore the depths of their being- that which makes them truly unique. As a clinician, my holistic therapeutic approach is informed by the wisdom and strength that I derive from the body, nature, creative expression and deep inquiry. I am also relational in my orientation- bringing warmth, openness, curiosity, patience, and flexibility to my clients in order to support their dynamic needs as they emerge in the present. I see every individual as autonomous and worthy of respect, compassion and care.
(341) 888-6467 View (341) 888-6467
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Katherine Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I am passionate about offering strengths-based and client-centered therapy while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere to help clients navigate through the challenges that life may bring. I will focus on your strength and your progress along the way. I have supported many members of the LGBTQIA community with a variety of concerns, including assisting some on their gender journey. I have also supported women with trauma, clients with anxiety disorders, and issues around perfectionism, identity, and purpose. I have also enjoyed working with adolescents and those that dance to the beat of their own drum.
I am passionate about offering strengths-based and client-centered therapy while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere to help clients navigate through the challenges that life may bring. I will focus on your strength and your progress along the way. I have supported many members of the LGBTQIA community with a variety of concerns, including assisting some on their gender journey. I have also supported women with trauma, clients with anxiety disorders, and issues around perfectionism, identity, and purpose. I have also enjoyed working with adolescents and those that dance to the beat of their own drum.
(562) 378-4149 View (562) 378-4149
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Amber Atwood
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
My therapy style is casual, motivational, and empowering. I tend to utilize holistic modalities that help one to increase a greater sense of self-awareness, and mind-body connection, and support one's personal growth in a compassionate manner. My hope is that individuals can develop a greater understanding of thoughts and behavioral patterns that are causing them to feel stuck while working toward making changes that lead to positive outcomes.
My therapy style is casual, motivational, and empowering. I tend to utilize holistic modalities that help one to increase a greater sense of self-awareness, and mind-body connection, and support one's personal growth in a compassionate manner. My hope is that individuals can develop a greater understanding of thoughts and behavioral patterns that are causing them to feel stuck while working toward making changes that lead to positive outcomes.
(510) 990-9703 View (510) 990-9703
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Judith Suzanne Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Not accepting new clients
My style is active, engaged and down to earth. I will listen carefully to what you say and together we will identify the problem and adopt strategies to resolve it. My aim is to create lasting change that will free you from what is no longer working for you so your life can become happier and more satisfying. My experience is that with help all people are capable of creating a life worth living, whether individually or within a couple. In addition I do personal coaching for specific projects or to accelerate what is already working.
My style is active, engaged and down to earth. I will listen carefully to what you say and together we will identify the problem and adopt strategies to resolve it. My aim is to create lasting change that will free you from what is no longer working for you so your life can become happier and more satisfying. My experience is that with help all people are capable of creating a life worth living, whether individually or within a couple. In addition I do personal coaching for specific projects or to accelerate what is already working.
(510) 369-4662 View (510) 369-4662
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Kimberly Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Do you hide parts of yourself – your feelings, beliefs, and ideas – in order to fit in or please others? Are you anxious and exhausted and tired of trying to make everyone happy? Perhaps you're in survival mode and you needs things to change. You know it's time, or past time, but you don't know where to start.
Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Do you hide parts of yourself – your feelings, beliefs, and ideas – in order to fit in or please others? Are you anxious and exhausted and tired of trying to make everyone happy? Perhaps you're in survival mode and you needs things to change. You know it's time, or past time, but you don't know where to start.
(510) 694-7938 View (510) 694-7938
Photo of Leah Bellack, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Leah Bellack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709  (Online Only)
Hello there - my name is Leah and I'm a licensed therapist who loves helping individuals like you become more connected to yourself, your loved ones, and your communities as you reconnect with your power, voice, and direction in life. Being a human is tough and I became a therapist because I’m passionate about helping people increase their self-awareness and access the freedom and empowerment that I know is waiting for you!
Hello there - my name is Leah and I'm a licensed therapist who loves helping individuals like you become more connected to yourself, your loved ones, and your communities as you reconnect with your power, voice, and direction in life. Being a human is tough and I became a therapist because I’m passionate about helping people increase their self-awareness and access the freedom and empowerment that I know is waiting for you!
(760) 374-4291 View (760) 374-4291
Photo of Ida Ahmadi, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Ida Ahmadi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
Waitlist for new clients
If you've ever felt lost or stuck in a painful pattern or conflict, or struggle with overwhelming emotions, or have trouble connecting with them, therapy with me is a profound way to discover yourself again and have new experiences. To restore balance and flexibility, and to reawaken your inherent capacity for joy and resilience. I listen with attention, empathy, & curiosity as we encounter and explore your conflicts, pains, and desires. We accomplish your goals by concentrating on what is important to you in a space where you will be listened to and heard, and where we will share an honest & accurate reflection of your experience.
If you've ever felt lost or stuck in a painful pattern or conflict, or struggle with overwhelming emotions, or have trouble connecting with them, therapy with me is a profound way to discover yourself again and have new experiences. To restore balance and flexibility, and to reawaken your inherent capacity for joy and resilience. I listen with attention, empathy, & curiosity as we encounter and explore your conflicts, pains, and desires. We accomplish your goals by concentrating on what is important to you in a space where you will be listened to and heard, and where we will share an honest & accurate reflection of your experience.
(510) 256-7495 View (510) 256-7495
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Katie Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
I am Katie Mason, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in California (#82916), specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families. I also enjoy providing therapy to adults at any stage of life, including young adults (18-25 year old) and parents. With a warm, authentic approach, I will partner with you to discover your unique strengths, develop areas of growth, and help you make positive new routines.
I am Katie Mason, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in California (#82916), specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families. I also enjoy providing therapy to adults at any stage of life, including young adults (18-25 year old) and parents. With a warm, authentic approach, I will partner with you to discover your unique strengths, develop areas of growth, and help you make positive new routines.
(510) 681-0175 View (510) 681-0175
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Morgan Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
I am a compassionate, interactive, collaborative therapist who works with adult individuals, couples and parents who are facing a major life transition, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, or self-defeating patterns of behavior. I believe in the healing power of humor and I strive to develop a frame that is profoundly supportive but also challenging, where you will feel free to express your feelings and speak your mind, with meaningful change and growth as our shared goal. My approach is trauma-informed; it integrates attachment theory, dynamic emotion focused therapy, neurobiology, systems, and relational models.
I am a compassionate, interactive, collaborative therapist who works with adult individuals, couples and parents who are facing a major life transition, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, or self-defeating patterns of behavior. I believe in the healing power of humor and I strive to develop a frame that is profoundly supportive but also challenging, where you will feel free to express your feelings and speak your mind, with meaningful change and growth as our shared goal. My approach is trauma-informed; it integrates attachment theory, dynamic emotion focused therapy, neurobiology, systems, and relational models.
(323) 703-5189 View (323) 703-5189
Joy T Gamble
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I provide both brief and long term psychotherapy. Currently. I work remotely , but I would like to be able see people in person in the Spring of 2023. I have been in the field for many years ,have a wealth of experience in both life and as a therapist ,to help me help you. I enjoy working with all kinds of people from all walks of life. Many people now are dealing with the impacts of the Pandemic and I am here to support those folks , and people who have mental health issues that predate the Pandemic but that may have been exacerbated by it. My goal is to design the treatment to fit the needs of the client.
I provide both brief and long term psychotherapy. Currently. I work remotely , but I would like to be able see people in person in the Spring of 2023. I have been in the field for many years ,have a wealth of experience in both life and as a therapist ,to help me help you. I enjoy working with all kinds of people from all walks of life. Many people now are dealing with the impacts of the Pandemic and I am here to support those folks , and people who have mental health issues that predate the Pandemic but that may have been exacerbated by it. My goal is to design the treatment to fit the needs of the client.
(510) 684-2313 View (510) 684-2313
Photo of Jacob Donnelly, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacob Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
I am a non-judgmental, active therapist, specializing in substance use/addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, chronic pain and illness, relationships, and work stress. Prior to private practice, I was the Clinical Director at a San Francisco non-profit serving veterans. I enjoy working with adults, older adults, older teens (16+) and couples. Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and work through the things that are out of your control.
I am a non-judgmental, active therapist, specializing in substance use/addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, chronic pain and illness, relationships, and work stress. Prior to private practice, I was the Clinical Director at a San Francisco non-profit serving veterans. I enjoy working with adults, older adults, older teens (16+) and couples. Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and work through the things that are out of your control.
(510) 399-1667 View (510) 399-1667
Photo of Helene Goldberg, PhD, Psychologist
Helene Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Just because therapy is serious, even profound, doesn't mean that it has to be grim. Understanding and the change it permits are liberating and exciting.
Just because therapy is serious, even profound, doesn't mean that it has to be grim. Understanding and the change it permits are liberating and exciting.
(925) 482-6936 View (925) 482-6936
Photo of Julia Overway-Behl, MA, LMFT, Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
Julia Overway-Behl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Coach
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94708
Inner Terrain helps people explore and discover their authentic selves through the merging of their energetic and physical bodies. Integration of consciousness and our place in the natural world is key to understanding the wisdom that they both hold. ​Through this process of understanding we open the door to knowing, grounded in our true, authentic selves, and tap into your own wisdoms. ​Terrain Therapy therefore, motivates integrative consciousness of the mental, spiritual and physical parts of ourselves. Opportunities are offered both individually and collectively in workshops.
Inner Terrain helps people explore and discover their authentic selves through the merging of their energetic and physical bodies. Integration of consciousness and our place in the natural world is key to understanding the wisdom that they both hold. ​Through this process of understanding we open the door to knowing, grounded in our true, authentic selves, and tap into your own wisdoms. ​Terrain Therapy therefore, motivates integrative consciousness of the mental, spiritual and physical parts of ourselves. Opportunities are offered both individually and collectively in workshops.
(510) 692-4644 View (510) 692-4644
Photo of Ian Silverness, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Ian Silverness
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
Are you feeling stuck, blocked, or living less fully than you would like? Maybe you would like to feel more embodied, alive, and confident. Whether it is fear, trauma, or stories we tell about ourselves and others, there are many obstacles that prevent us from thriving. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness.
Are you feeling stuck, blocked, or living less fully than you would like? Maybe you would like to feel more embodied, alive, and confident. Whether it is fear, trauma, or stories we tell about ourselves and others, there are many obstacles that prevent us from thriving. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness.
(415) 938-5352 View (415) 938-5352
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Charis Stiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients virtually throughout CA. I specialize in therapy focused on self acceptance for queer LGTQIA+ folks, folks in larger bodies, and folks with neurodivergence. This includes building a kind inner parent voice (also called self compassion), learning to externalize shame, healing disordered eating and body disconnection, and healing codependency in order to get better connected to yourself. I work from a fat liberation and social justice lens, and I love using humor and directness in sessions.
Now accepting new clients virtually throughout CA. I specialize in therapy focused on self acceptance for queer LGTQIA+ folks, folks in larger bodies, and folks with neurodivergence. This includes building a kind inner parent voice (also called self compassion), learning to externalize shame, healing disordered eating and body disconnection, and healing codependency in order to get better connected to yourself. I work from a fat liberation and social justice lens, and I love using humor and directness in sessions.
(341) 895-6097 View (341) 895-6097
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Roli Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to know yourself, find meaning and manage relationships? Do you feel tire, overwhelmed, or anxious knowing that your experiences are impacting all areas of your life? Are you struggling with substance use, relationships, anxiety or depression? As an authentic and curious clinician who likes to meet clients where they are at and explore how they show up for themselves and others, I am glad you are here!
Do you struggle to know yourself, find meaning and manage relationships? Do you feel tire, overwhelmed, or anxious knowing that your experiences are impacting all areas of your life? Are you struggling with substance use, relationships, anxiety or depression? As an authentic and curious clinician who likes to meet clients where they are at and explore how they show up for themselves and others, I am glad you are here!
(510) 984-9391 View (510) 984-9391
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David L. Raughton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
My work is practical, eclectic, and deep. I am gentle and caring, yet focused and effective. I utilize mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and psychodynamic understanding to help clients make the changes they want. I look to see the goodness and strength of each person I meet. My interest in psychotherapy began with my own healing as a young man, and I have continued to grow as a person and a therapist.
My work is practical, eclectic, and deep. I am gentle and caring, yet focused and effective. I utilize mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and psychodynamic understanding to help clients make the changes they want. I look to see the goodness and strength of each person I meet. My interest in psychotherapy began with my own healing as a young man, and I have continued to grow as a person and a therapist.
(510) 399-2112 View (510) 399-2112
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Danielle Kassouf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94709
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
(415) 582-4255 View (415) 582-4255

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Berkeley, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Berkeley, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Aetna
39% Cigna and Evernorth
36% Other

How Therapists in Berkeley, CA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Berkeley?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.