Attachment-based Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Photo of Alexandra A Phillippe, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Alexandra A Phillippe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
If you are suffering from traumatic life events, painful memories, anxiety, fears, or feeling stuck, allow me to help. I will work quickly and efficiently to teach individualized skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that help you control unwanted thoughts and fears. Using EMDR therapy, I assist my clients to process the root causes of their problems, enabling permanent resolution of painful memories, traumas and phobias. I am direct and solution focused, using up to date evidence based psychotherapy, within a warm, compassionate and nurturing therapeutic environment.
If you are suffering from traumatic life events, painful memories, anxiety, fears, or feeling stuck, allow me to help. I will work quickly and efficiently to teach individualized skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that help you control unwanted thoughts and fears. Using EMDR therapy, I assist my clients to process the root causes of their problems, enabling permanent resolution of painful memories, traumas and phobias. I am direct and solution focused, using up to date evidence based psychotherapy, within a warm, compassionate and nurturing therapeutic environment.
(650) 557-3779 View (650) 557-3779
Photo of Zara Drapkin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Zara Drapkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
Finding the right therapist can be daunting, and for some, it can be the most difficult step. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that you can assess if we are the right fit. I work with teens and adults presenting with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/ loss, chronic health concerns, relationship issues, and life transitions. In our work together we will explore your strengths and root you in them. We will define your values and explore how to live your life in harmony with them. We will also create space for the areas in your life where you want change and navigate the path to get you there.
Finding the right therapist can be daunting, and for some, it can be the most difficult step. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that you can assess if we are the right fit. I work with teens and adults presenting with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/ loss, chronic health concerns, relationship issues, and life transitions. In our work together we will explore your strengths and root you in them. We will define your values and explore how to live your life in harmony with them. We will also create space for the areas in your life where you want change and navigate the path to get you there.
(510) 422-0057 View (510) 422-0057
Photo of Lindsay Focht, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Lindsay Focht
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
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.
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 View (341) 222-3552
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Laurel Livingston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Relationships are foundational. They are one of the deepest expressions of our essential humanity. As a sex-positive, LGBTQ-affirmative relationship therapist, I bring expertise in romantic relationships, supporting adult siblings and family dynamics, alternative lifestyles, sexuality, intimacy, and the inner workings of attachment. I invite you to bring forth what’s most real and true for you, with no fear of judgment. OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 9-5p
Relationships are foundational. They are one of the deepest expressions of our essential humanity. As a sex-positive, LGBTQ-affirmative relationship therapist, I bring expertise in romantic relationships, supporting adult siblings and family dynamics, alternative lifestyles, sexuality, intimacy, and the inner workings of attachment. I invite you to bring forth what’s most real and true for you, with no fear of judgment. OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 9-5p
(510) 945-3090 View (510) 945-3090
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Renee Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
Something is calling, beckoning you to go on an adventure. You may feel resistant towards it, receptive, ambivalent, or stuck. You may feel all, some, or none of these things, but you feel pulled by the current of something greater—a longing, a curiosity perhaps, for something different, for wholeness, for a chance to know yourself. You can think of me as a companion accompanying you on your journey. I listen—concretely and symbolically—to stories told/untold, what's said/not said, what's felt/not felt, what's remembered/what's been forgotten. I use presence, honesty, and playfulness to both support and challenge you.
Something is calling, beckoning you to go on an adventure. You may feel resistant towards it, receptive, ambivalent, or stuck. You may feel all, some, or none of these things, but you feel pulled by the current of something greater—a longing, a curiosity perhaps, for something different, for wholeness, for a chance to know yourself. You can think of me as a companion accompanying you on your journey. I listen—concretely and symbolically—to stories told/untold, what's said/not said, what's felt/not felt, what's remembered/what's been forgotten. I use presence, honesty, and playfulness to both support and challenge you.
(415) 236-5161 View (415) 236-5161
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Katie Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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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Barbara Petterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
We are in challenging times with many unknowns. Perhaps you're struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, or loss. Or you're dealing with chronic pain or trauma. Depth psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. If you are open to engaging in this process, I am here to help you to develop a deeper relationship with yourself and others, as well as a practice of personal inquiry. This can involve learning to notice and strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find new behaviors and understandings. The results can include a greater sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness.
We are in challenging times with many unknowns. Perhaps you're struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, or loss. Or you're dealing with chronic pain or trauma. Depth psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. If you are open to engaging in this process, I am here to help you to develop a deeper relationship with yourself and others, as well as a practice of personal inquiry. This can involve learning to notice and strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find new behaviors and understandings. The results can include a greater sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness.
(510) 863-8980 View (510) 863-8980
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Patricia Dallacroce
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
For therapy to work, you must feel safe enough to express your most distressing feelings and thoughts. It is essential that you feel heard, seen, and understood. Your therapist must be able to accompany you, with knowledge, safety and empathy, through the depths of your pain to transformance. I strive to be that kind of therapist for my clients. Before becoming a therapist, I practiced law for 14 years in a large metropolitan law firm. I became a therapist because therapy was personally transformative for me and because I passionately believe that therapy can be life-changing.
For therapy to work, you must feel safe enough to express your most distressing feelings and thoughts. It is essential that you feel heard, seen, and understood. Your therapist must be able to accompany you, with knowledge, safety and empathy, through the depths of your pain to transformance. I strive to be that kind of therapist for my clients. Before becoming a therapist, I practiced law for 14 years in a large metropolitan law firm. I became a therapist because therapy was personally transformative for me and because I passionately believe that therapy can be life-changing.
(925) 521-8826 View (925) 521-8826
Photo of Laura Farha, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Laura Farha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
I work psychoanalytically with all kinds of adults in my Albany, California-based office, and online with Lebanese and other Arabs around the world. I often see immigrants, expats and other individuals and couples who navigate more than one location, cultural system, or types of trauma. I specialize in working with complex trauma and war-related, inter-generational trauma.
I work psychoanalytically with all kinds of adults in my Albany, California-based office, and online with Lebanese and other Arabs around the world. I often see immigrants, expats and other individuals and couples who navigate more than one location, cultural system, or types of trauma. I specialize in working with complex trauma and war-related, inter-generational trauma.
(510) 369-0735 View (510) 369-0735
Photo of Jennifer Smee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Jennifer Smee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
All life is a relationship. From our very first moments and onward, what happens in relationship teaches us about how to be in the world. We continually form certain core beliefs, ways of thinking, patterns of tension, and ways of moving our body that can be both healthy and limiting. Trauma, abuse, neglect, and other wounding contribute to how we form our relationship with the world and with ourselves. All of our past experiences have an impact on our present experience. Our day to day life can then be full of a sense of meaninglessness, emotional and physical pain, chronic anxiety, mistrust, or general unease.
All life is a relationship. From our very first moments and onward, what happens in relationship teaches us about how to be in the world. We continually form certain core beliefs, ways of thinking, patterns of tension, and ways of moving our body that can be both healthy and limiting. Trauma, abuse, neglect, and other wounding contribute to how we form our relationship with the world and with ourselves. All of our past experiences have an impact on our present experience. Our day to day life can then be full of a sense of meaninglessness, emotional and physical pain, chronic anxiety, mistrust, or general unease.
(415) 968-5381 View (415) 968-5381
Photo of Astraea Bella, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Astraea Bella, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Many of us didn't witness how to create fulfilling romantic relationships growing up. Conflict, silence, heartbreak, you are not alone with these struggles. Fortunately, in-depth research has revealed key relational skills that lead to safe, fair, loving, and fulfilling relationships. Research into love and sexuality has also revealed core skills that create fulfillment in the realm of eros. You can bring out the best in yourself and your partner when you learn these skills.
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Many of us didn't witness how to create fulfilling romantic relationships growing up. Conflict, silence, heartbreak, you are not alone with these struggles. Fortunately, in-depth research has revealed key relational skills that lead to safe, fair, loving, and fulfilling relationships. Research into love and sexuality has also revealed core skills that create fulfillment in the realm of eros. You can bring out the best in yourself and your partner when you learn these skills.
(510) 342-3919 View (510) 342-3919
Photo of Eileen Van Tyne, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Eileen Van Tyne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
We are wired to connect, but sometimes our ways of connecting feel counterproductive, even painful. I support clients who are looking to heal their relationships, past or present. This can be healing themselves from trauma, finding ease and satisfaction in current relationships, or to explore new ways of being in relationship. I offer a trauma-informed approach to work with individuals, families and couples, to help them explore patterns that don't work, to process loss and grief, and to find authentic connection.
We are wired to connect, but sometimes our ways of connecting feel counterproductive, even painful. I support clients who are looking to heal their relationships, past or present. This can be healing themselves from trauma, finding ease and satisfaction in current relationships, or to explore new ways of being in relationship. I offer a trauma-informed approach to work with individuals, families and couples, to help them explore patterns that don't work, to process loss and grief, and to find authentic connection.
(628) 300-3260 View (628) 300-3260
Photo of Sharon Meyers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Sharon Meyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
Welcome to my private psychotherapy practice for individuals and couples. It takes courage to reach out and seek the help that you deserve. Whether you are struggling with pregnancy and family planning; relationships and parenting; career and work/life balance; or direction and life purpose - just know you are not alone. I provide a safe collaborative space where we can unpack challenges at your own pace with curiosity and compassion. Together we can discover how life's obstacles often become opportunities for healing, transformation and personal growth.
Welcome to my private psychotherapy practice for individuals and couples. It takes courage to reach out and seek the help that you deserve. Whether you are struggling with pregnancy and family planning; relationships and parenting; career and work/life balance; or direction and life purpose - just know you are not alone. I provide a safe collaborative space where we can unpack challenges at your own pace with curiosity and compassion. Together we can discover how life's obstacles often become opportunities for healing, transformation and personal growth.
(341) 895-5728 View (341) 895-5728
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Amy Poppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is relational and integrative. I believe that we all have a deep capacity for healing, but it can be difficult to fully access our inner strengths and resources without support. Together, we can uncover ways you are feeling stuck, and chip away at blockages that may have developed due to intergenerational trauma, early wounds, losses, and other challenging circumstances. Patterns that are no longer serving you can be illuminated and disrupted, creating space for more comfort, joy, and ease. Greater levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance can emerge as we explore your inner world.
My approach to therapy is relational and integrative. I believe that we all have a deep capacity for healing, but it can be difficult to fully access our inner strengths and resources without support. Together, we can uncover ways you are feeling stuck, and chip away at blockages that may have developed due to intergenerational trauma, early wounds, losses, and other challenging circumstances. Patterns that are no longer serving you can be illuminated and disrupted, creating space for more comfort, joy, and ease. Greater levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance can emerge as we explore your inner world.
(510) 953-4275 View (510) 953-4275
Photo of Gioia Schuler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Gioia Schuler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist with four years of experience treating cultural diversity issues. I believe every individual is unique and finding the strength to defend that uniqueness is my goal as a clinician. Many times, we find ourselves dwelling in a place of discomfort because we are in transit, in a new position, a new career, a new family or a new country. We are living constantly transitioning from one culture to another one, through life phases, starting new traditions. My goal is helping you to succeed in your own special journey.
I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist with four years of experience treating cultural diversity issues. I believe every individual is unique and finding the strength to defend that uniqueness is my goal as a clinician. Many times, we find ourselves dwelling in a place of discomfort because we are in transit, in a new position, a new career, a new family or a new country. We are living constantly transitioning from one culture to another one, through life phases, starting new traditions. My goal is helping you to succeed in your own special journey.
(510) 726-6246 View (510) 726-6246
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Katherine Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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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Mark Lederer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Healing in therapy begins by finding a therapist who is a good fit. I am glad you found your way to this website to find someone who may be a good fit for you. My areas of focus are helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. These struggles can lead us to feel stuck, frightened, sad, exhausted, and not fully ourselves, in part because our attention is drawn to a few strong feelings, a few loud inner voices, and a few number of life choices. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I focus on healing pain from the past that stays with us as an unwanted part of the present.
Healing in therapy begins by finding a therapist who is a good fit. I am glad you found your way to this website to find someone who may be a good fit for you. My areas of focus are helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. These struggles can lead us to feel stuck, frightened, sad, exhausted, and not fully ourselves, in part because our attention is drawn to a few strong feelings, a few loud inner voices, and a few number of life choices. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I focus on healing pain from the past that stays with us as an unwanted part of the present.
(510) 876-4723 View (510) 876-4723
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Brett Wheeler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
My practice focuses on issues of self-esteem, relational intimacy, shame, personality disturbances, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I work relationally and dynamically with a present-centered approach on issues as they are currently manifesting but with an eye to how they reflect deeper structures of clients' personalities and values. Therapy is not focused on fixing things, but on relaxing patterns of thinking, becoming more flexible in communicating emotion, building resilience, and being able to be more creative and trusting of oneself and others.
My practice focuses on issues of self-esteem, relational intimacy, shame, personality disturbances, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I work relationally and dynamically with a present-centered approach on issues as they are currently manifesting but with an eye to how they reflect deeper structures of clients' personalities and values. Therapy is not focused on fixing things, but on relaxing patterns of thinking, becoming more flexible in communicating emotion, building resilience, and being able to be more creative and trusting of oneself and others.
(415) 562-4142 View (415) 562-4142
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Niko Whitmire
Psychologist, PsyD, MFA
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Creativity can be foundational to positive and longstanding change. We come into the world with an innate skill to solve the many problems that arise during development. Sometimes these solutions bring up new challenges or get in the way of our relationships and our ability to enjoy life. I work with children, adults, elders, and couples who are struggling to adapt to a stressful world. By developing a trusting relationship where exploration is welcomed and analyzed, we are able to find new ways of functioning, new solutions to our interpersonal conflicts, and improve our ability to flexibly adapt to our changing world.
Creativity can be foundational to positive and longstanding change. We come into the world with an innate skill to solve the many problems that arise during development. Sometimes these solutions bring up new challenges or get in the way of our relationships and our ability to enjoy life. I work with children, adults, elders, and couples who are struggling to adapt to a stressful world. By developing a trusting relationship where exploration is welcomed and analyzed, we are able to find new ways of functioning, new solutions to our interpersonal conflicts, and improve our ability to flexibly adapt to our changing world.
(628) 300-3707 View (628) 300-3707
Photo of Kenneth Gregg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Kenneth Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my practice. Choosing a therapist involves your heart and mind and willingness to trust another with your inner thoughts. I have over twenty years of experience, working with adults on a wide range of issues. My approach is "integrative"- focusing on both deep-seated patterns as well as practical issues. Although trained in various techniques, I believe the quality of our relationship is important for meaningful therapy. I incorporate skills for reducing depression and anxiety, improving relationships and dealing with the many stressors we face. I can help you feel better.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my practice. Choosing a therapist involves your heart and mind and willingness to trust another with your inner thoughts. I have over twenty years of experience, working with adults on a wide range of issues. My approach is "integrative"- focusing on both deep-seated patterns as well as practical issues. Although trained in various techniques, I believe the quality of our relationship is important for meaningful therapy. I incorporate skills for reducing depression and anxiety, improving relationships and dealing with the many stressors we face. I can help you feel better.
(510) 319-3234 View (510) 319-3234

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