Chronic Pain Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Chris Heine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You may be here on a whim. You may want to capture a more positive experience of life. You may feel like your world is unmanageable or confusing. You may be absorbing an intolerable level of pain . I meet you where you are and provide a sounding board for understanding your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am your collaborator and partner. Through our dialogue, you will begin to better understand your instincts and motivations. The goal, over time, is to uncover deeper insights. I actively listen, constructively challenge, and collaboratively teach. I am positive, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
(341) 766-0589
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Michael Mayer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Real transformation is possible when you have the right tools to mine your inner gems. With my 30 years experience, I give you leading-edge methods to help you deal with various psychological issues. Self-healing tools from Eastern and Western traditions can reduce or eliminate medications and empowers your inner healer to deal with your anxiety, depression, chronic pain , insomnia, trauma,hypertension, etc. Transform your inner critic into a helpful coach :-)
(510) 878-4268
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Mauricio Lask
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to people facing a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress, and chronic pain .
Whether you are struggling with difficult emotions or you would like to have a more vital life, therapy can help guide your personal journey. There are moments when we all struggle, get lost, and stray off the path towards our goals. We get stuck in unhelpful patterns that are hard to break free from. Insight into these patterns can lead to making different choices that are empowering and life-affirming. I create a warm and inviting space for exploration and personal growth. While I provide therapy for adolescents and adults, I also provide psychological evaluations to clients across the lifespan.
(510) 240-8249
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Frances Gilliam Slocumb
MA, PhD, RP
Verified
Verified
Much psychological and physical pain and illness is based in early trauma experiences outside the reach of memory or words.
I am a Jungian analyst in private practice in North Berkeley. Trained in Zurich, I bring thirty years of experience to a wide range of psychological suffering, including depression, childhood trauma, relationship and family issues, grief, creativity, and spiritual crisis.
(510) 692-9505
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Leah Balowitz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a specialty in chronic pain and for the past ten years I have worked with physicians and physical therapists in treatment centers to help people with chronic pain move beyond the suffering and enjoy life again.
People come to therapy for different reasons. Sometimes those reasons are clear and other times it is a feeling of being stuck, unhappy or empty. I will help you to better understand the underlying factors that interfere with your freedom in moving forward or with a sense of self and closeness in relationships. I will help create a space that allows you to make connections between the present and the past, and find new ways of moving forward to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
(510) 401-3459
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Nicholas D Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with clients from every walk of life who are confronting some of life's biggest challenges: relationship conflicts, the stresses associated with immigration, career changes, alcohol and substance abuse, chronic pain , disability, the loss of a loved one.
(917) 563-4249
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Naomi Edelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in issues related to stress and anxiety, as well as chronic health concerns and chronic pain . I have a strong background in evidence-based medicine and focus on practical, results-oriented treatments that have been proven effective. No matter what challenges you are facing, such as work stress, illness , trauma, life transition, or relationship issues, I can help you make the necessary changes to move towards what is most important to you in life.
(510) 398-4208
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Sarah Hammill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience treating individuals with chronic and terminal illness , chronic pain , Borderline Personality Disorder, and addiction.
Have you survived a trauma but can't shake the effects of it? Do you want help reclaiming your thoughts, feelings and relationships? I specialize in treating people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden loss, childhood abuse or divorce. I work with my clients to treat common trauma symptoms such as depression, anxiety, issues with sexuality, and chronic pain . Because trauma affects the body, I combine traditional psychotherapy with a somatic focus to bring relief to the whole self. Ultimately, we work together to alleviate distress and create a life you love.
(510) 454-8430
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Berkeley, CA 94706
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Bayla Travis, Psy.D. - Pain Management Specialist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in brief (6-24 weeks) psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups with chronic pain and other health-related challenges, especially anxiety. I have expertise in treating people with gastrological illnesses and serve on the medical advisory committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. I also have extensive experience working in hospitals with medical providers. Clients typically see progress within 6 weeks. Treatment goals generally fall into two categories: meeting work/home responsibilities and increasing self-care. This process involves setting achievable short-term goals while keeping long-term goals in sight.
(510) 681-0018
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Katy Wray, Psychotherapist & Jungian Psychoanalyst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes there is a powerful link between pain in the body and the unconscious mind.
Psychotherapy offers help when you are struggling with something specific, or when you are feeling concerned about where your life is going in general. There may be patterns that you tend to repeat and wish to change. Common concerns include relationships, career, family, anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma. Depth-oriented therapy and psychoanalysis are approaches with transformative potential. They aim to go beyond immediate symptom relief to unlock your capacity to grow, and to live fully.
(415) 800-2661
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Andrew Damian
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN
Verified
Verified
I have advanced training in pain psychology, neuropsychology, and psychological assessment.
I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in neurofeedback, chronic pain treatment, individual psychotherapy, meditation, and qEEG brain mapping. I am board certified in neurofeedback. I use evidence-based therapy and cutting-edge techniques to determine the best treatment and improve outcomes. My clients appreciate my willingness to learn from them and the honesty I provide in service of their healing. Opportunities for growth are often small, capitalizing on them sometimes requires the right support.
(628) 265-6274
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Amy Ruben
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In your therapy, we will explore the language of your body to gain insight into parts of yourself previously kept in your subconscious or under muscular holding, tension or pain .
I'm a body-oriented, ritual-honoring, experiential kind of therapist. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, the stresses of everyday life or the aftermath of trauma, we will focus on both alleviating your immediate sources of distress and increase your sense of safety, security and well-being. As a holistically and somatic-oriented therapist, I believe it is important to integrate the mind, body and spirit in the process of psychotherapy so that deeper awareness and change is possible. As we meet, I will offer you an opportunity to work experientially, as well as to share through talking.
(510) 876-9705
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Barbara Claire Freeman
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified
Verified
Sometimes it seems life asks us to bear the unbearable. A heartbreaking loss, difficult transition, illness of yourself or loved one, the lack of anything that might make your life meaningful and pleasurable—these are some of the issues I respond to and can help with. If you’re suffering or your life lacks purpose look at my website and, if you feel a connection, please reach out. I work from a generous and flexible sliding scale and am committed to providing accessible treatment. Whatever you’re facing, you don’t have to do this alone. Psychoanalytic therapy, especially as practiced by Lacanian analysts, can be transformative.
(341) 888-7964
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Berkeley, CA 94708
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Stacy Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CLC
Verified
Verified
I see clients for most presenting problems, although I specialize in anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, spirituality, and chronic pain / illness (I published a book entitled, Living Well with a Hidden Disability, on coping with invisible health conditions.
Therapy Without the Angst! Therapy doesn't have to take years and be intensely painful. I help clients to develop the skills to feel better soon. I am also a certified life coach, and can help guide you towards your life goals. I'll teach you to calm your anxious mind, be more confident, and find meaning in life challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist for 30 years, I've culled the best of many different techniques: CBT helps change unproductive thinking and behavior; depth therapy yields fresh insights; and DBT shows you how to regulate intense emotions and thoughts which might otherwise overwhelm and "flood" you.
(510) 404-8463
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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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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Augie Feder
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Many of my clients are aware of feeling alienated or "different." My clients come from diverse walks of life and experience alienation for very different reasons. However, they often struggle with: depression, anxiety, early-life trauma, addictions, as well as painful repetition and disappointment in relationships. You may have had difficulty connecting and benefiting from therapy in the past. Working together we can face the pain , anxiety, and repetition that you may be feeling. Finding relief, gaining confidence and increasing satisfaction in your relationships is not a distant dream. I invite you to visit my website to learn more about my practice.
(510) 400-4168
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Karen Harber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With over thirty years of seeing individuals and couples in short and long term psychotherapy, I have successfully treated people with anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship difficulties, PTSD, early childhood trauma and those going through life transitions such as pregnancy,divorce, illness ,job change and loss.
In my psychotherapy practice I create a space where you can feel comfortable and safe expressing emotions and exploring difficult issues. With compassion and mindfulness I listen to what you say through your words and what you say when there are no words. Together we will decide on the treatment modality that is best for you. I have tended to specialize in two main areas: trauma and relationship issues. My background in psychodynamic therapy offers a strong foundation for understanding behavior and the way we unintentionally get trapped in patterns.
(510) 878-4480
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Katherine Plambeck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can lead to powerful transformations and enrichment. Life presents us with many challenges and my aim is to help you live a meaningful life even when difficulties or pain are present. I use what matters to you most as a guide towards making changes in your life. I offer specific strategies and tools that help shift your relationship to difficult thoughts and feelings, and take steps towards your personal goals. I strive to create a space that is respectful, warm, and welcoming to all. I specialize in evidence-based and mindfulness approaches within a culturally sensitive framework.
(925) 259-3332
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Jennifer Smee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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John Charles Bieda Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reducing pain and suffering from the trauma and allow the client to live their life without pain .
Currently I am only offering Teletherapy via hipaa compliant methods. I enjoy working with clients looking to make positive changes in their life. I work with them to develop coping skills to assist them in managing extreme emotional states and distress, as well as to develop increased interpersonal skills. By developing communication skills clients are able to improve their relationships in all areas of their lives. I have expertise working with a diverse spectrum of individuals including those in non-mainstream relationships and those with chronic mental illness .
(415) 691-6505
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Chronic Pain Therapists
Chronic pain in the form of headaches, joint problems, or full-blown fibromyalgia can radically impact one's life. For many people, there is no end in sight to the pain; it may even derail employment and relationships. Some 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It can be influenced by many factors, including emotion and memory.