Chronic Illness Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Photo of Kelly Kennard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Kelly Kennard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness , cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes.
(510) 567-4687
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Erica Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My focus is on assisting those clients with issues they need greater support on, grief, chronic illness , chronic pain and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). The misunderstood nature of health issues such as fibromyalgia, lupus, headaches, can lead to disruption in clients' lives and relationships, and grieving the healthy self is not unusual. HSPs experience the world with a heightened perspective, often finding interactions and sensory stimulation difficult as well as health challenges. Navigating such a world often requires more support and validation, which psychotherapy can provide.
(510) 646-0128
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Tracy Shapiro
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some areas where I specialize are working with artists and with people seeking support with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, chronic illness /pain, and challenging relationships with food and body.
My style is warm, curious, and straightforward, with a well placed sense of humor. I’m a sensitive and attuned listener, skilled at navigating intense and complicated thoughts, feelings, and interactions. I especially enjoy working with clients who are seeking a collaborative and engaged experience. I will undoubtedly (and sincerely) smile, nod, and at times ask, “How did that make you feel?” I will also ask other kinds of questions, share my thoughts with you, reflect on patterns that may be emerging, and offer tangible tools.
(510) 949-3978
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, and life with chronic illness , disability, college/academia, and affirmative approaches to neurodiversity such as Autism, ADHD, and OCD. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My approach to therapy is to provide solidity and a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
(310) 807-6585
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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Wisdom of Mind and Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We share the same path to growth through self-effort in overcoming challenges in our life’s journey. Are you mastering the game of life? You are more powerful than your past or stories. Truth be told, “life is simply what you create it to mean.” Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky with Wisdom as a compass. I can help you with self-esteem, trauma, grief, chronic illness , depression, anxiety, womens’ empowerment, life transitions, issues related to aging, death/dying, and pet loss.
(925) 255-7552
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Josie Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Expertise with all life transitions, chronic illness , poor sleep, diabetes management, relationships, divorce, bereavement and aging are some of the challenges I can help with.
Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, including health and aging issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!
(510) 246-3804
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Berkeley, CA 94708
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Patricia B. Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Developing a trusting relationship is the most important element in successful psychotherapy. We will create a unique relationship that encourages your expression of inner feelings and learning to know what is true for you. I appreciate depth work, and although weekly sessions are beneficial, up to three sessions per week deepens the process. I frequently work with the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, disabilities and chronic illness , self-esteem and LGBTQ issues.
(510) 470-7449
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Jacob Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have specific training around depression, substance use, relationship and workplace issues, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness , veterans' issues, and much more.
**Currently offering video appointments in observance of our shelter-in-place order.** 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 adjust to the things that are out of your control. I take an open, non-judgmental approach to working with my clients. 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.
(510) 399-1667
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness , allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Molly S Mollin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
My counseling experience includes co-occurring disorders, substance use, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, chronic illness , and interpersonal difficulties.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
(415) 516-3641
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Elizabeth Schenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In addition to the treatment of trauma, vicarious trauma and dissociation, I specialize in working with attachment based interpersonal issues, life transitions, acute and chronic illness , and grief and loss.
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
(925) 290-7886
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
During this phase in life, you may be diagnosed with a chronic illness , raising a child, or losing a parent.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(415) 306-8603
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Swasti Cohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or high conflict in your relationship(s)? Maybe you have experienced a trauma that is impacting how you live your day to day life. Are you looking to improve your relationship with your partner in a therapeutic setting? Swasti is passionate about helping adults and couples navigate challenges and build self-esteem in a safe, trusting and caring space where her clients can reach their goals. Swasti is also experienced helping clients through difficult life transitions, including helping caregivers cope with ill loved ones or manage one's own acute or chronic illness .
(925) 886-2931
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Aba Horthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
In addition to trauma, they specialize in LGBTQIA+ related life challenges, such as coming out, body dysphoria, medical transition, as well as chronic illness , disability, aging, grief, loss, Alzheimer’s & dementia.
Aba Horthy (they/them) is a queer mixed nonbinary therapist who creates a nonjudgemental space for their clients and has a passion for helping clients find and express their authentic selves. Born in a conservative country in Europe, living in the Caribbean and then migrating to the US, Aba understands issues of human rights, immigration, as well cultural barriers and internalized shame around queer sexuality and gender. They have a deep capacity for working with trauma and supporting clients who think their story is “too heavy” for others to bear. Aba sees individual teens, adults, as well as couples and polycules.
(310) 564-1408
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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Susan Diamond Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I consider it a privilege to work with you to explore aspects of your life experience which have diminished your satisfaction with life or otherwise left you feeling lost or alone. Challenges around loss, aging, illness, trauma or relationships can feel too frightening to tackle alone. As a seasoned and compassionate psychotherapist, I can help you bear and work with what may feel unbearable. Together, we will create a protected space that fosters the trust, aliveness and self-expression that are essential to growth and success in love and work, where you can ultimately reclaim your life and joie-de-vivre.
(510) 985-4589
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Alex Keller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Hello! As a psychologist, I offer sessions for children, teens, and adults for variety of topics, including work stress, couple's issues, and depression. I hold a specialty in integrated health psychology, and have worked with individuals or families coping with mental or physical health issues. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and provide gender-affirming care. I completed my MFT (Master's in family therapy) degree in 2013, and later completed my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).
(341) 999-7009
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Oliver Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
As feelings rise in intensity our focus narrows. That's how we humans work. I want to help you see again, no matter how long it's been, a wider field of view, that's 100% your own, because you were born with it. The wisdom within you cannot be taken away, just covered up, drowned out, forgotten, conditioned under the rug, and rejected by the people around you. Let's go ahead and uncover it. The nice thing is, it doesn't really hurt. The result is often leaving a session with a better feeling than we arrived. It's easier than you think, so give me a call. (I avoid power-positive-thinking and persuasion, the answers come from you.)
(510) 920-9473
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Takako J Ainsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with clients experiencing emotional distress, adjustment difficulty, and communication challenges. I specialize in loss and grief. In thinking about Grief and Loss, divorce or death often come to mind. With more than 13 years' experience in helping individuals dealing with life-threatening illnesses and coping issues, I came to realize that each of us goes through different forms of loss throughout our lives-not just at the end of life. In that we may lose some small part of ourselves to meet others' expectation or society's requirements we sometimes require rebalancing to who we really are.
(858) 943-2152
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Stephen Duraney
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified
Verified
As a former member of the Army National Guard, I witnessed firsthand the results of trauma and stress and the havoc that they can wreak on a person’s life. Counseling was a natural step into a field that has equipped me with the experience and knowledge to help people develop their inner strength, build deeper relationships with the people around them, and rediscover their joy. I have a heart for helping people arrive at this type of insight and change. In addition, I enjoy getting to learn from clients each day and the personal growth that comes with accompanying you on the journey toward healing.
(614) 957-2699
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Eve Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, JD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With a background including a Stanford B.A./ UC Berkeley J.D., a previous life as an app founder, and a journey healing from autoimmune disease, I am a well-rounded, pragmatic therapist. I combine formal training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), psychodynamic therapy, somatic work, meditation, and yoga therapy to provide an approach to personal growth that is integrative and holistic. My diverse training enables me to provide the particular therapy that meets your needs. My work is informed by modern, evidence-based methods of psychotherapy as well as spiritual wisdom and practices from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism.
(510) 983-8647
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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