Buddhist Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Brett Wheeler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have a background in mindfulness and evidence-based psychodynamic therapies, mentalization based therapy, somatic therapy for PTSD and developmental trauma, anger management, and the relationship between Buddhist practice and psychotherapy.
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, building resilience, and being able to be more creative and trusting of oneself and others.
(341) 895-5511
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Keiko Kubo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While honoring your spiritual practice, my background in Buddhist counseling grounds my perspective.
Prioritizing QTBIPOC clients. You are a breathing universe. Yet the oppressive paradigm we live in may be making it hard to remember who you are. Social injustices may make it unsafe to express and be yourself. As a queer person and a child of immigrants, it's important for me to hold an anti-oppressive healing space in acknowledgement of such ongoing traumas and their impact on our mental health and wellness. Our space is one where your full expression, peace, joy and liberation are centered. I speak English, Japanese and Spanish and am happy to incorporate these languages in our work.
(510) 671-5977
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Louisa Gluck LMFT : Buddhist Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
My work as a therapist is informed by my training in Integrative psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology.
You deserve a compassionate therapist. Someone with whom you feel safe, secure and connected. Whether you are in college, a single parent, a busy professional, someone who has never experienced therapy before, please call for an initial consultation. My goal is to support you and guide you to live from your heart and authenticity.
(707) 368-5573
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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Elizabeth Ehrenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I incorporate mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing.
(415) 870-1727
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Courtney Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My therapy practice has been greatly influenced by my long time study of meditation and Buddhist philosophy.
I welcome those into my practice who are struggling with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I have over ten years of experience working with adults, children and families. I have worked with adults and teens who have come to seek treatment for various types of developmental traumas such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, neglect, as well as single incident trauma. I welcome anyone who is looking to create a safe working alliance through which to explore issues with boundaries and self care, whereby I can assist you in the cultivation of a compassionate inner awareness.
(510) 488-6569
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Eva Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I am a somatic therapist and integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma into my work, Hakomi method, Buddhist Psychology as well as PACT couples therapy.
We learn to survive and cope with our circumstances in the best way we know how at the time. Therapy offers an opportunity to slow down and get to know what is really going on inside and to learn to listen to your body's natural wisdom. I am interested in collaborating with you to explore where you're feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. I can help guide you to discover new, more effective ways of showing up for yourself and in your relationships. My own love of nature and mindfulness meditation practice informs much of my work with clients.
(510) 788-2709
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Agnes Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a practitioner of Buddhist meditation for 30 years I bring a mindfulness-based approach to my work.
For over 40 years I have worked with a range of issues in life transitions, be it related to separation and loss, career, parenting, relationship, illness, aging, death and spirituality. For couples, I am an impartial and supportive facilitator who helps you modify dysfunctional roles and patterns by offering effective communication skills to negotiate unmet needs, and deepen understanding, acceptance and intimacy. For individuals I offer an integrated psychodynamic, mindfulness training, cognitive and behavioral approaches to personal change and growth.
(628) 210-3793
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Linsay Preston, LMHC, LPCC
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Telehealth/videochat counseling available for residents of Massachusetts and California. Reactions to life changes and negative self talk can leave us feeling disempowered. Finding a therapist that will work well for you is the first step towards discovering skills to improve your overall quality of life. Through a supportive, holistic approach I empower individuals with the ability to decrease the impact of anxiety or depression. I am compassionate, straight-forward, and encourage collaboration.
(857) 323-5179
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Linda L Taggart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clients are generally successful in life except for one thing - an old trauma gets triggered often enough to interfere with being fully happy and realizing important goals. The EMDR modality I practice along with traditional talk therapy can resolve the core trauma problem. Sometimes my clients experience various types of anxiety that are not trauma related but interfere with freely participating in life. For general anxiety our therapeutic relationship is the basis for talking through the problems consistently to get more insight. We can develop a plan to tackle the unique symptoms through appropriate supportive resources.
(650) 446-3647
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Valerie Veza,Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
My intention is to create a comfortable, safe space for clients to explore, heal and grow. I have years of experience helping individuals in crisis due to a wide variety of life's challenges and traumas. I help those of you who suffer from physical pain, anxiety, depression, emotional crisis, stress, trauma, PTSD and many other common symptoms . My approach is tailoring my experience and skills in a compassionate, honest and direct manner, to facilitate your experience to balance, self-acceptance and wholeness.
(510) 878-4260
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Phebe Fletcher
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I love working with clients who want to be free of ingrained patterns that aren't working, whether from sub-optimal parenting or other experiences. Often these patterns are held in place through painful and threatening feelings stemming from conditioning or our natural dependency on challenged parents. I resource and support clients' present lives, which may mean touching in to what happened to connect to a source of reactivity. Clients who enjoy working with me want more aliveness and freedom, more flow and resilience. They want encouragement & new challenges, and will attend to their experience, unfolding the paths forward.
(341) 766-0944
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Kerry McKee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking for therapy to support & cultivate the wisdom of your whole being – mind, heart, body, and spirit? Would you like your challenges to be doorways to personal transformation?  You may be coming to therapy feeling overwhelmed by life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. You may want to heal old trauma, change negative thought patterns, and break free of self-doubt. Or you may be ready to work towards deeper personal and spiritual growth. I support clients with these and many other issues in a warm, nurturing, non-judgmental way, informed by many years of experience.
(510) 617-1699
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Kelly L Ravenel-Mueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CBT
Verified
Verified
If you find yourself struggling in life to feel whole, happy, at ease with yourself and being in the world, or feel frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your relationships, I can help you. It is important when searching for a therapist that you feel an honest connection. I give a free 30-minute consultation to help you decide if working with me is a match. I have trained in trauma recovery, somatic work, psychodynamic, cognitive, mindfulness, bioenergetic analysis. My focus has been working with individuals around healing from PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, bi-polar, and marital relationship issues.
(510) 851-8869
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Stephanie Solar, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Let's face it. Life is a juggling act between home, work, school, friends and family. Our bodies are bioenergetic systems geared for balance. When things go well, our energy flows and we feel good. When life happens and stress occurs, we can feel anxiety, depression and physical pain. We reach outside ourselves for relief when going inside is the answer. If you are ready for change and are committed to making that happen, please make an appointment today. My approach is wholistic and I use Energy Psychology (Tapping), Zen Buddhism and Mindfulness to achieve a client's goals.
(971) 545-4448
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Counseling for the Body, Mind, and Spirit
Counselor, JD, MACP, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Am I doing it right? Shouldn't I feel something more than this? My life is pretty good, and I think I should feel more grateful. But sometimes I look around and wonder, is this really all there is? No, no, I should be happier. What do I have to complain about? Yet still... sometimes, I just can't help but wonder.
(415) 843-7416
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Stephen Trichter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I offer a holistic approach, drawing on depth psychology, somatics, spirituality, psychedelic medicine, relational theory and social justice activism in my work with patients. I am interested in working closely with adults, adolescents and couples, supporting them in their development and helping them reach their goals.
(415) 689-9969
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Anna Benassi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(510) 585-9164
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Teresa Trinh
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Currently prioritizing teens, couples, and families OR Hakomi clients. We all have the innate capacity for healing. We tend towards growth. But sometimes, internal and/or external barriers get in our way. The purpose of my practice is to help you tap into your inner wisdom to achieve a greater sense of fulfillment, connection, and liberation. I do so by creating a safe space for self-inquiry, guiding you deeper into unconscious material, and aiding you in discovering meaningful insights and finding tangible ways forward.
(707) 207-8664
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Cary Okano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you having feelings about all that is happening in the world or in your life? Are you a parent, a person of color, healthcare worker, from the LBGTQ+ community, business person, student? Have you been feeling isolated from others? As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and former EMT, I work with people of all ages and diversity. I offer traditional therapy combined with the expressive arts, drama therapy, sand tray and mindfulness. It is not necessary to be an artist to benefit from a creative focus towards your goals for wellness and the life you choose to be living.
(214) 702-8627
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Claire Greenwood
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Maybe you have been told that you need to be smaller. Thinner. Quieter. Less angry. Take up less space and be less demanding. I work with mostly women and queer, trans and non-binary folk who are tired of being told they are "too much." I believe that no one is too much, and that attempting to squeeze ourselves into a too tight box is damaging. Currently, my case load is 40% teens and 60% adults.
(415) 341-9809
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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