Therapists for Teens in Berkeley, CA

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Photo of Maria Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Maria Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I can also partner with you in navigating parenting challenges at all stages of child/ adolescent development.
We are living through extraordinarily stressful times and in my work I am witnessing increased anxiety and depression in children, teens and adults of all ages. Family life and raising children is challenging in the best of times. It is an especially important time for self-care and to increase our support systems for ourselves and our loved ones. I have over 25 years experience in the mental health field and I specialize in supporting school aged children, teens and families in addressing a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, loss, family transitions, and peer/family relationships.
(510) 890-0611 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Lindsay Focht
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, #110425
Verified
In working therapeutically with teens, I focus on providing a warm environment to build trust in the therapist-client relationship, for your teen to feel safe to talk about the things that are troubling them and impacting their mood, behaviors and relationships.
Through therapy with your child, I will work in building resiliency, learning new coping skills, emotional regulation, and providing a safe space to process memories and current life experiences and traumas. Unlike adults who tend more to communicate verbally or from a logical perspective, children use creativity and imaginative play to express their inner thoughts and feelings, it is often the main way children relate and learn about themselves and their world. Through play therapy, I respond to your child with care, attunement, and skillfulness in helping them understand difficult emotions and make sense of confusing experiences.
(341) 222-3552 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Aretha Hampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in: Identity (who are you) • trauma (childhood and adult experiences), • child and adolescent struggles • co-parenting conflict • couple's communication • workplace stress • complicated family dynamics • mood and adjustment challenges • maternal, paternal and perinatal mental health.
Navigating this thing called Life is truly a trip! My mission is to support you to have more effective communication and coping skills, develop an uncompromising and joyful sense of self, develop stronger life skills, increased healthy coping with life transitions and heal traumas so that you can be the person you need to be.
(510) 847-8847 
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Sally C. Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you a parent concerned about your teen ? We can work together to find solutions and help your child through this exciting and challenging time.
As an experienced therapist in private practice, I work with people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges through different stages of the life cycle. I work collaboratively to help people reach their goals while offering insight and support. I offer a unique and thoughtful approach, developed through years of experience working with hundreds of individuals, teens and parents.
(510) 648-3202 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Julien James Harte (Piovarcsik)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a transgender identified therapist that enjoys working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, gender queer, asexual, intersexed, pansexual individuals, children, teens, biological families and families of choice. I specialize in issues related to gender identity, family dynamics, coming out, dysphoria, transitioning, relationship issues, LGBTQ pregnancy and parenting, depression, grief, break ups, childhood abuse and trauma, adolescent and family counseling, parenting support for parents of LGBT youth and substance abuse recovery.
(209) 588-7461 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Sami Qreini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Welcome to my practice. Are you looking for help, guidance or support as a parent, adolescent , adult, or couple? Do you feel misunderstood in your relationships? Overwhelmed with demands? Or stuck in relational or behavioral patterns? Therapy can open you to new perspectives. As your therapist, I can help you widen your view, find your competence and reconnect with yourself, so you feel up to life’s challenges. I will be a curious and empathic listener and try to put myself in your shoes.
(510) 996-5994 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Jessie Rose Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello and Welcome. Seeking support is a courageous step. I work with adults, teens, families, couples and groups, for over two decades. My approach is warm and compassionate, and I offer a balance of talk/support and active problem solving. I have experience with depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, self injury, parenting support, grief work, adoption, trauma and relationship conflicts among other things. I specialize in LGBTQ clients as well. I supervise and offer consultation to other therapists and serve as the Director of Community based Clinical Services and Training for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center.
(510) 454-8851 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Family Spring
PhD
Verified
Therapy with a child or teen specialist can help.
You're here because you or your child is struggling. Maybe it's the tantrums, defiance, aggression, or even anxiety in your little one that has you worried. Or maybe your teenager is showing signs of depression, withdrawal, or delinquency. You might be feeling confused, powerless, and overwhelmed when you try to make things right with your kid. You would do anything for your child, but you're not sure how to best help them right now. You're ready for help.
(510) 804-0385 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Amy Rands
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm so glad you're here! You may consider individual therapy with me if you are an adult or teen looking for support with navigating pregnancy or parenthood, grief & loss, life transitions, depression & anxiety, or just want to move through the world with greater ease. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is foundational for our work together. Creating a safe, secure and trusting alliance will allow us to do the deep work that leads to effective and lasting transformation. My work with clients is heavily influenced by Somatic-based therapy, Relational therapy, and Mindful-based therapy.
(510) 544-6533 
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Berkeley, CA 94706
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Jim Murakami
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in child, adolescent and adult academic, intellectual and emotional assessments.
Hello, I have a passion for working collaboratively with adults, adolescents and children who may be experiencing distress or who simply seek greater fulfillment in life. I believe deeply in the importance of connection among individuals, families, communities, nature, and spirituality towards promoting resiliency and healing. I have worked extensively with young adults, children and adolescents who have suffered anxiety, depression, educational difficulty, trauma and loss.
(510) 379-9069 
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Bay Area Clinical Associates - BACA
MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified
BACA offers the following serves for youth ages 0-26: Adolescent IOP (ages 12-17), YoungAdult IOP (ages 18-26), Comprehensive Evaluations, Psychiatry, Individual & Family Therapy, Parent Training, Medication Management, Minecraft(tm) SocialSkills Group (ages 9-13).
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. 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 mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status.
(510) 500-9732 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Kimberly Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I serve infant, child, adolescent , adult and geriatric populations through an intersectional approach to client-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally-attuned, evidence-based, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions. Individual, couples, and family therapy available. I provide a range of services including crisis intervention and on-going therapy; clinic-based and Telehealth services.
(341) 999-2828 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Willa Walter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been working or volunteering with adolescents and adults for the past 25 years. In my most recent position as group psychotherapist/treatment coordinator in an adolescent partial hospitalization program, I have provided individual, group, and family therapy for teens struggling with an array of mental health challenges. These include depression, anxiety, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, PTSD, family strain, and self-esteem issues. My work with adults has centered around many of the issues mentioned above, as well as life transitions, marital conflict, loss, and parenting.
(341) 999-7961 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Deneen Prince
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My specialties are as follows: Child and Adolescent Issues, Young to Middle-Aged Adult Issues, Men’s Issues, Abortion, Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, and Infertility, Mindfulness Skills Training, Stress Management, & Anxiety Disorders.
Every individual has a unique story with varying levels of behavioral, social, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being needs. I will honor you just as you are. I will be your sounding board for growth and change. We will become great partners in your journey to wellness. Good therapy knocks down the wall of darkness and illuminates all the possibilities to heal or recover from psychological, emotional, and behavioral distress. I promise to always respect and honor your healing process to the fullest extent.
(341) 895-5620 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Jennifer Trinkle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
You're here because you need support. If you are a parent, your child, teen , or young adult feels deeply and carries heavy worries. Highly sensitive, they believe they have to be perfect to be good. You’re worried about their self-esteem--and about self-harm. If you are here for yourself, you are tired of never feeling good enough. You would like to leave the past behind, but that feels impossible. It is hard to feel like the future holds much hope either.
(510) 296-5006 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Debra Milinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW
Verified
Specializing in individual, couple, family communication; intimacy, infidelity, sexuality; LGBTQIA, school, workplace relationship concerns; child/ teen challenges; Mother-Daughter conflicts.
Every journey.. your first thought to call a therapist when you need to talk to someone, begins with a single step. When anxiety, depression, stress, personal, family, work relationship problems lead you to reach out, I will listen and help you find the best way through. Experienced licensed psychotherapist, 40+ years in general psychotherapy practice, I provide a safe place to talk, explore, resolve, heal what is challenging or troubling. I bring compassion, perceptiveness combined with patience, curiosity and many years of knowledge and skill to our collaboration to help you find effective solutions and make better life choices.
(510) 761-5931 
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Jessica Lipkind
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe the key to effective assessment is the collaboration between the psychologist, parents, and the child or adolescent .
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing with children and adolescents. I have been practicing in this area for over a decade and have trained with experts in child assessment. My evaluations assess the presence of attention challenges, learning struggles, and emotional difficulties. I conduct thorough, comprehensive assessments informed by the Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment model. In this model, parents and children are team members in the process and we work together to answer the referral questions. At the completion of the process, adolescents receive a feedback letter explaining the testing findings in accessible language and children receive an individualized picture book.
(510) 858-2324 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Deborah Graudenz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
It can be difficult as a parent watching your child or teen struggling with feelings and situations in his or her world. Finding the right therapist can be a tough decision. I help children, teens and families find their strengths and facilitate learning to use those abilities to navigate challenges, difficult times or situations, repair relationships and rediscover excitement and joy in their lives. Bringing together advanced degrees in both child and adolescent development and clinical psychology, our work together focuses on helping you, your child or teen , and your family find the path that is right for you.
(510) 398-4731 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Kelley Bryan Gin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My areas of clinical experience in treating include: Child, adolescent and family therapy; particularly related to foster care or adoption.
My practice focus includes treating children, teens, and families as well as adult individuals facing complicated emotional and behavioral conditions. How I work depends upon the circumstances bringing you to a psychotherapist as different problems and situations need different approaches. Every therapy is unique even if there are preferred methods and practices for treating anxiety, depression, and others. Each treatment is foremost a relationship. This often takes time to build, which may be a challenge when limited by schedules, insurance benefits, or circumstances. My goal is that psychotherapy is effective in addressing change in thinking and behavior, and that you find it helpful.
(510) 403-1450 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Lindsey Cordova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I'm also a family therapist with the SAYFE program at Edgewood Center for Children and Families and was previously a clinician/consultant with UCSF HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools) in the Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF.
My practice is dedicated to the emotional and relational wellbeing of youth and families. With this in mind, I aim to create a safe space for shared reflection, build on existing strengths, and offer new tools to promote self-understanding, growth, and social and emotional resilience. My interventions and style are tailored to individual needs, but building a genuine, trusting, and supportive relationship is at the foundation of my work. Sessions may include a combination of talk, play, art, and movement, as well as other activities that create a safe space and facilitate the therapeutic process.
 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Berkeley and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.