Parenting Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Maria A Garay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF
Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94709
Groups for anger management and parenting classes are approved by the court.
I work with clients from a client-centered approach which is intended to provide the safe space needed for healing. Together we will target debilitating symptoms. I work with adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. and couples seeking support in their relationship. I work with people seeking awareness on how to improve their life and support in achieving their goals. Together we will restore healthy lifestyle patterns and plan for future success. Teens, adults and couples often can suffer from the same depressive, anxious and traumatic experiences, but will need different support to heal.
Groups for anger management and parenting classes are approved by the court.
I work with clients from a client-centered approach which is intended to provide the safe space needed for healing. Together we will target debilitating symptoms. I work with adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. and couples seeking support in their relationship. I work with people seeking awareness on how to improve their life and support in achieving their goals. Together we will restore healthy lifestyle patterns and plan for future success. Teens, adults and couples often can suffer from the same depressive, anxious and traumatic experiences, but will need different support to heal.
(510) 746-8133 View (510) 746-8133
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Margaret Dodson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
I devote my practice to helping adults, parents, teenagers, and children navigate normal transitions of life (love relationships, educational decisions, career impasses, parent -child relationships), as well as the more painful and uncertain ones (death of a loved one, divorce, serious or chronic illness, infertility).
"Are you worrying that you are stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving regarding yourself and others that make you unhappy, depressed, anxious, or irritable? Are you trying to connect and communicate with a partner, friends, or co-workers, but find youself misunderstood, angry, or lonely? Are you longing to be happier yet unable to figure out how to change? I have helped hundreds of people with similar concerns to experience more joy and success in their lives. Together we can examine your concerns from new perspectives and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your innermost goals.
I devote my practice to helping adults, parents, teenagers, and children navigate normal transitions of life (love relationships, educational decisions, career impasses, parent -child relationships), as well as the more painful and uncertain ones (death of a loved one, divorce, serious or chronic illness, infertility).
"Are you worrying that you are stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving regarding yourself and others that make you unhappy, depressed, anxious, or irritable? Are you trying to connect and communicate with a partner, friends, or co-workers, but find youself misunderstood, angry, or lonely? Are you longing to be happier yet unable to figure out how to change? I have helped hundreds of people with similar concerns to experience more joy and success in their lives. Together we can examine your concerns from new perspectives and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your innermost goals.
(510) 470-7318 View (510) 470-7318
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Lisa Bonta Sumii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I am also the parent of a high performing athlete.
I work with elite athletes in CA and NV, at the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. I support in the promotion of optimal mental health (awareness of one's emotional experience, tools/skills/strategies, strong support system), and peak mental performance (mental skills training- imagery, goal setting, routines). I assist the elite athlete in designing a high performance mindset that can benefit them in their sport and in life. I am the first ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots SC. I am listed in the USPOC Mental Health Registry. I am also listed in the NFLPA's Clinician Directory.
I am also the parent of a high performing athlete.
I work with elite athletes in CA and NV, at the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. I support in the promotion of optimal mental health (awareness of one's emotional experience, tools/skills/strategies, strong support system), and peak mental performance (mental skills training- imagery, goal setting, routines). I assist the elite athlete in designing a high performance mindset that can benefit them in their sport and in life. I am the first ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots SC. I am listed in the USPOC Mental Health Registry. I am also listed in the NFLPA's Clinician Directory.
(415) 322-8979 View (415) 322-8979
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Van Metaxas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94707
You may long to live wholeheartedly - and to feel loved and connected - but struggle with anger, depression, loneliness, or inexplicable sadness and anxiety. You may find the stress of work, life, running a household, or parenting has diminished your capacity to feel joy and be creative. Once a source of comfort and pleasure, your intimate relationship may now be disappointing, frustrating, or even deadening. Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of debilitating feelings by uncovering the underlying (and sometimes unconscious) causes, and empower individuals - and couples - to become the authors of the lives they want to live.
You may long to live wholeheartedly - and to feel loved and connected - but struggle with anger, depression, loneliness, or inexplicable sadness and anxiety. You may find the stress of work, life, running a household, or parenting has diminished your capacity to feel joy and be creative. Once a source of comfort and pleasure, your intimate relationship may now be disappointing, frustrating, or even deadening. Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of debilitating feelings by uncovering the underlying (and sometimes unconscious) causes, and empower individuals - and couples - to become the authors of the lives they want to live.
(415) 763-5931 View (415) 763-5931
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Carol Winetsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I have been a clinical supervisor at California Pacific Medical Center for 15 years, participating in the training of numerous psychologists, and have served as a consultant to the San Francisco Council of Parent Participatory Nursery School, reaching hundreds of families and teachers.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. I have helped people navigate a variety of different life transitions such as divorce and separation, job loss, leaving home, starting a family or new career or both, as well as end-of-life issues. I have helped children deal with school and peer issues as well as parental loss and separation. My therapy style is interactive and psychodynamic and may entail short or long-term therapy, individual psychotherapy or couples work.
I have been a clinical supervisor at California Pacific Medical Center for 15 years, participating in the training of numerous psychologists, and have served as a consultant to the San Francisco Council of Parent Participatory Nursery School, reaching hundreds of families and teachers.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. I have helped people navigate a variety of different life transitions such as divorce and separation, job loss, leaving home, starting a family or new career or both, as well as end-of-life issues. I have helped children deal with school and peer issues as well as parental loss and separation. My therapy style is interactive and psychodynamic and may entail short or long-term therapy, individual psychotherapy or couples work.
(415) 236-2948 View (415) 236-2948
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Hilary Combs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701
My clients are people struggling with a transition in their lives; initiating independence as a teenager or young adult, wrestling with a new gender or new role as a significant other / parent , newly dealing with depression, traumatic memories or substance abuse. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and interactive with the goal of creating a safe environment that will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings related to present difficulties. I work with the idea of relieving one's immediate suffering with the longer term goal of how to better understand oneself and one's relationship to the world around you.
My clients are people struggling with a transition in their lives; initiating independence as a teenager or young adult, wrestling with a new gender or new role as a significant other / parent , newly dealing with depression, traumatic memories or substance abuse. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and interactive with the goal of creating a safe environment that will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings related to present difficulties. I work with the idea of relieving one's immediate suffering with the longer term goal of how to better understand oneself and one's relationship to the world around you.
(347) 603-0916 View (347) 603-0916
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Steven Zlutnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701  (Online Only)
Last, I like to work with parents to develop effective parenting skills.
I have been a behavior therapist for over 40 years. I specialize in short term, problem oriented therapy, with goals generated together with the client. I try to combine a compassionate, caring, common sense approach to problems encountered in daily life with evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I am Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco and on the Allied Professional Staff at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. I have been training psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists in behavior therapy for nearly 40 years and have published widely in behavior therapy and behavioral medicine.
Last, I like to work with parents to develop effective parenting skills.
I have been a behavior therapist for over 40 years. I specialize in short term, problem oriented therapy, with goals generated together with the client. I try to combine a compassionate, caring, common sense approach to problems encountered in daily life with evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I am Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco and on the Allied Professional Staff at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. I have been training psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists in behavior therapy for nearly 40 years and have published widely in behavior therapy and behavioral medicine.
(415) 816-1855 View (415) 816-1855
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Leighko Toyoshima Yap
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I specialize in issues related to divorce, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship/attachment difficulties, issues surrounding pregnancy, parenting , and cultural adjustment challenges. I provide psychological assessments for children and adults who are struggling at home and/or at school or work due to social and emotional issues, relationship issues, environmental stressors, behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and learning differences. I also conduct child custody evaluations and forensic psychological evaluations.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I specialize in issues related to divorce, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship/attachment difficulties, issues surrounding pregnancy, parenting , and cultural adjustment challenges. I provide psychological assessments for children and adults who are struggling at home and/or at school or work due to social and emotional issues, relationship issues, environmental stressors, behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and learning differences. I also conduct child custody evaluations and forensic psychological evaluations.
(510) 543-0969 View (510) 543-0969
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Nathan Greene
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94707
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, nonjudgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting , and everyday stressors.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, nonjudgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting , and everyday stressors.
(949) 577-6606 View (949) 577-6606
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Ilana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94708
Not accepting new clients
I do parent consults, parent coaching, and co- parent coaching with almost all child and adolescent cases.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
I do parent consults, parent coaching, and co- parent coaching with almost all child and adolescent cases.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
(415) 301-7417 View (415) 301-7417
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Tim Tisdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
In my work with youth, I work closely with parents or guardians to address parental concerns and strengthen parent -child relationships.
I am well trained as a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I strive to create a genuine relationship with my clients to allow for collaborative exploration of the areas in their lives that interfere with personal fulfillment. My approach also involves listening actively, building trust, being curious, providing empathy, and making direct comments to help my clients develop greater awareness about themselves and the patterns in their lives that cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties. This allows my clients to grow and to live more meaningful lives.
In my work with youth, I work closely with parents or guardians to address parental concerns and strengthen parent -child relationships.
I am well trained as a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I strive to create a genuine relationship with my clients to allow for collaborative exploration of the areas in their lives that interfere with personal fulfillment. My approach also involves listening actively, building trust, being curious, providing empathy, and making direct comments to help my clients develop greater awareness about themselves and the patterns in their lives that cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties. This allows my clients to grow and to live more meaningful lives.
(510) 358-4819 View (510) 358-4819
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Carrie P. Wasson
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
Issues that I have experience working with include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, parenting stress and strategies, and changes in relationships and other life transitions.
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Issues that I have experience working with include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, parenting stress and strategies, and changes in relationships and other life transitions.
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
(510) 296-5242 View (510) 296-5242
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Betsy Kassoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
My experiences as a queer woman and as a parent inform my therapy.
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, trauma, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
My experiences as a queer woman and as a parent inform my therapy.
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, trauma, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
(415) 609-5084 View (415) 609-5084
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A Step Forward Inc.
Psychologist
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co- parenting , custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co- parenting , custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
(925) 278-6160 View (925) 278-6160
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Dr. Alandrea Martin-Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD,, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
I am a former foster parent for 10 years and have treated foster children in placement and foster families.
My goal is to help clients achieve success while going through struggles and life challenges. I have experience treating children, adolescents, couples and families who are affected by domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse. I also work with individuals who have anxiety, depression and mood disorders. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my primary form of treatment. I offer support and various techniques to help clients cope or change behaviors that will benefit them moving forward.
I am a former foster parent for 10 years and have treated foster children in placement and foster families.
My goal is to help clients achieve success while going through struggles and life challenges. I have experience treating children, adolescents, couples and families who are affected by domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse. I also work with individuals who have anxiety, depression and mood disorders. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my primary form of treatment. I offer support and various techniques to help clients cope or change behaviors that will benefit them moving forward.
(510) 454-8276 View (510) 454-8276
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Melodie Del Rio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
I work with adults (individual and couple's therapy), children, and adolescents. Special interests include: life transitions, relationship problems, loss and grief (including pregnancy loss), stress and anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, children/ adolescents and identity.
I work with adults (individual and couple's therapy), children, and adolescents. Special interests include: life transitions, relationship problems, loss and grief (including pregnancy loss), stress and anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, children/ adolescents and identity.
(415) 390-5620 View (415) 390-5620
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Brandon Brawner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
I'm here to support teenage youth, parents/families, and adults in meeting their emotional, psychological and practical challenges. If you're a teen struggling with school problems, family difficulties or hoping to improve your mood, confidence and relationships, I can assist you in breaking down obstacles and achieving your goals. If you're a parent trying to manage and communicate with your "coming of age" depressed or rebellious adolescent, I provide counsel and safe opportunities to explore the conflicts and confusion that block resolutions.
I'm here to support teenage youth, parents/families, and adults in meeting their emotional, psychological and practical challenges. If you're a teen struggling with school problems, family difficulties or hoping to improve your mood, confidence and relationships, I can assist you in breaking down obstacles and achieving your goals. If you're a parent trying to manage and communicate with your "coming of age" depressed or rebellious adolescent, I provide counsel and safe opportunities to explore the conflicts and confusion that block resolutions.
(510) 400-4171 View (510) 400-4171
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Judy Blumenfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
I work with parenting and challenges of aging for seniors and caregivers.
An exploration of your childhood, relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work.
I work with parenting and challenges of aging for seniors and caregivers.
An exploration of your childhood, relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work.
(510) 575-9984 View (510) 575-9984
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Livia Winnett
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
I work with individuals, couples, and families interested in exploring relationship patterns, effective communication, parenting and attachment, gender identity, teen/pre-teen experience, trauma and loss, adoption, and work / life balance.
Welcome. I work with children, adolescents, and adults coping with relational, anxiety, traumatic, and mood disorders. In my practice, therapy often entails exploring the impact of early attachment experiences on our views of self and our ability to form close, meaningful relationships throughout life. In our work together, you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and openness. The most important part of our work is the development of a trusting relationship. This relationship creates a thoughtful, safe space to explore your strengths, challenges, and goals. My approach to clinical work is largely relational and psychodynamic.
I work with individuals, couples, and families interested in exploring relationship patterns, effective communication, parenting and attachment, gender identity, teen/pre-teen experience, trauma and loss, adoption, and work / life balance.
Welcome. I work with children, adolescents, and adults coping with relational, anxiety, traumatic, and mood disorders. In my practice, therapy often entails exploring the impact of early attachment experiences on our views of self and our ability to form close, meaningful relationships throughout life. In our work together, you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and openness. The most important part of our work is the development of a trusting relationship. This relationship creates a thoughtful, safe space to explore your strengths, challenges, and goals. My approach to clinical work is largely relational and psychodynamic.
(510) 240-1972 View (510) 240-1972
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Jennifer Pister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with: Parents, both individuals and couples, to promote growth through parenting challenges; Adults or teens that are working on autonomy from their family.
Whether you are depressed, anxious, confused, or wanting better communication between you and your partner, family, friends or self, I can help you get to know yourself and what is driving your thoughts and feelings. This self wisdom leads to greater choice in your relationships. You can only change you, but changing you leads to changes in the world around you, including the people in your life. I would love to help you listen to and trust your inner guidance in making choices that support you.
I have a special interest in working with: Parents, both individuals and couples, to promote growth through parenting challenges; Adults or teens that are working on autonomy from their family.
Whether you are depressed, anxious, confused, or wanting better communication between you and your partner, family, friends or self, I can help you get to know yourself and what is driving your thoughts and feelings. This self wisdom leads to greater choice in your relationships. You can only change you, but changing you leads to changes in the world around you, including the people in your life. I would love to help you listen to and trust your inner guidance in making choices that support you.
(510) 358-4933 View (510) 358-4933

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