Psychoanalytic Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Susan 'bernie' Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. Therapy can help when life’s challenges become too much to approach alone. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues you are experiencing. Some common therapy goals are to understand important relationships, alleviate anxiety and depression, work through life transitions and losses, deepen self-understanding, and unlock troubling stuckness. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. Therapy can help when life’s challenges become too much to approach alone. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues you are experiencing. Some common therapy goals are to understand important relationships, alleviate anxiety and depression, work through life transitions and losses, deepen self-understanding, and unlock troubling stuckness. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
(510) 896-3713 View (510) 896-3713
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Rochelle Greenhagen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94710
Therapy provides an opportunity to slow down amidst the rapid paces of our lives and look around to explore the ways we cope with difficulty. Ultimately, this teaches us more about who we truly are. Pain is inevitable in our lives, but it can function as a window into our truer, deeper selves. Contacting and nurturing the parts of ourselves that have been hurt, shamed, or neglected helps us to more fully embody our unique selves and find freedom from the constraints of our suffering.
Therapy provides an opportunity to slow down amidst the rapid paces of our lives and look around to explore the ways we cope with difficulty. Ultimately, this teaches us more about who we truly are. Pain is inevitable in our lives, but it can function as a window into our truer, deeper selves. Contacting and nurturing the parts of ourselves that have been hurt, shamed, or neglected helps us to more fully embody our unique selves and find freedom from the constraints of our suffering.
(415) 524-0061 View (415) 524-0061
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Kaley Berlin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
We all want to feel deeply seen. I work from a place of validation, compassion and empathy... as well as some fun. The most important aspect of our work together is the establishment of a trusting relationship. My goal is to support clients from a strengths-based perspective; encouraging people to connect to their own inner power and wisdom. I specialize in working with immense grief, trauma, relational struggles and a desire for a safe space to process and evolve. I work from a trauma-sensitive, culturally-aware, and socially-just framework. I value holding my clients holistically.
We all want to feel deeply seen. I work from a place of validation, compassion and empathy... as well as some fun. The most important aspect of our work together is the establishment of a trusting relationship. My goal is to support clients from a strengths-based perspective; encouraging people to connect to their own inner power and wisdom. I specialize in working with immense grief, trauma, relational struggles and a desire for a safe space to process and evolve. I work from a trauma-sensitive, culturally-aware, and socially-just framework. I value holding my clients holistically.
(510) 405-2848 View (510) 405-2848
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Nicole Rebecca Skeele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94720  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) available for anxiety and trauma recovery. I am here to help with stress management, PTSD, and ADHD. I provide trauma informed therapy for people who may be overcoming a painful period of life. With a bit of work you can have a greater sense of peace, hope, and confidence.
I am a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) available for anxiety and trauma recovery. I am here to help with stress management, PTSD, and ADHD. I provide trauma informed therapy for people who may be overcoming a painful period of life. With a bit of work you can have a greater sense of peace, hope, and confidence.
(503) 300-5458 View (503) 300-5458
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Two Chairs - Florida
Counselor, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(305) 419-2306 View (305) 419-2306
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Niku (Nick) Ashok Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701
As a queer, South Asian American therapist, I specialize in providing body-centered psychodynamic therapy to Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, people of color and immigrants of the diasporas. With a relational and somatic approach in treatment, I can help you manage depression, anxiety, overwhelm, worry, stress and dis-ease. My hope is to help you heal trauma, manage dissociation, build insight around how your mind works and compassionately transform unhelpful internalized messages. I specialize in working with adults and teens.
As a queer, South Asian American therapist, I specialize in providing body-centered psychodynamic therapy to Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, people of color and immigrants of the diasporas. With a relational and somatic approach in treatment, I can help you manage depression, anxiety, overwhelm, worry, stress and dis-ease. My hope is to help you heal trauma, manage dissociation, build insight around how your mind works and compassionately transform unhelpful internalized messages. I specialize in working with adults and teens.
(510) 473-2440 View (510) 473-2440
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Perrine Portillo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have a unique experience helping clients with ADHD, identity concerns, relationship conflict, and adoption. I also enjoy supporting clients with addressing insomnia, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder), parenting challenges, and school issues. Additionally, I welcome those who may be seeking a therapist who is part of the BIPOC community.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have a unique experience helping clients with ADHD, identity concerns, relationship conflict, and adoption. I also enjoy supporting clients with addressing insomnia, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder), parenting challenges, and school issues. Additionally, I welcome those who may be seeking a therapist who is part of the BIPOC community.
(530) 296-8675 View (530) 296-8675
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Melinda Gottesman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
Do you find yourself ruminating about certain things? Are you unable to fall asleep at night because your mind keeps racing? Are there things you want to get off your chest but feel like nobody will understand? One way or another, you’re here because you want to feel better. You want to live your life to the fullest yet can’t quite seem to figure out how. This is where our work comes in.
Do you find yourself ruminating about certain things? Are you unable to fall asleep at night because your mind keeps racing? Are there things you want to get off your chest but feel like nobody will understand? One way or another, you’re here because you want to feel better. You want to live your life to the fullest yet can’t quite seem to figure out how. This is where our work comes in.
(415) 300-2459 View (415) 300-2459
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Luisa Mancera
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you're doing everything you're supposed to do, but feeling constantly stressed, overwhelmed, or helpless? Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you living in your head so much that it’s getting in the way of your relationships, health, or work? Are you constantly busy yet feel unfulfilled, like the ‘go’ button is stuck in the on position? Maybe this is you, or maybe this is your partner. I’ve worked with lots of clients like this — working through trauma, identity issues, anxiety, and stress to live a healthier, more meaningful life.
Do you feel like you're doing everything you're supposed to do, but feeling constantly stressed, overwhelmed, or helpless? Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you living in your head so much that it’s getting in the way of your relationships, health, or work? Are you constantly busy yet feel unfulfilled, like the ‘go’ button is stuck in the on position? Maybe this is you, or maybe this is your partner. I’ve worked with lots of clients like this — working through trauma, identity issues, anxiety, and stress to live a healthier, more meaningful life.
(510) 901-3290 View (510) 901-3290
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Juliana Ybarra
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Juliana Ybarra and I am a multiethnic (Latinx, Black, Potawatomi, and Italian) queer psychologist. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, teens, and families. I've held positions as a program director, clinical supervisor, trainer, and psychologist at various non-profits around the Bay Area.
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Juliana Ybarra and I am a multiethnic (Latinx, Black, Potawatomi, and Italian) queer psychologist. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, teens, and families. I've held positions as a program director, clinical supervisor, trainer, and psychologist at various non-profits around the Bay Area.
(510) 630-1260 View (510) 630-1260
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Andrea Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I help people unwind places of stuckness or struggle in life, through working with ways the past may be influencing the present and impeding your capacity to thrive. My intention is to meet you where you are at: whether you have a need related to a specific challenge such as anxiety or depression, are facing a time of stress or transition, or are ready to devote time to intentional change in your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
I help people unwind places of stuckness or struggle in life, through working with ways the past may be influencing the present and impeding your capacity to thrive. My intention is to meet you where you are at: whether you have a need related to a specific challenge such as anxiety or depression, are facing a time of stress or transition, or are ready to devote time to intentional change in your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
(628) 214-2129 View (628) 214-2129
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Mehreen Zahoor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701  (Online Only)
I’m changing what I’ve written here. The world feels like a dumpster fire and I’m human enough to admit it. Are you feeling anxious and depressed? Do you need a safe space to talk about the frustration and fears you’re facing? I want to offer you that. We have been called resilient in the face of adversity for so long. And it’s intensely tiring to be glorified and honored for a having survival response. That’s what it is- survival. Therapy can be a place where you can leave your resiliency at the door and share your vulnerabilities.
I’m changing what I’ve written here. The world feels like a dumpster fire and I’m human enough to admit it. Are you feeling anxious and depressed? Do you need a safe space to talk about the frustration and fears you’re facing? I want to offer you that. We have been called resilient in the face of adversity for so long. And it’s intensely tiring to be glorified and honored for a having survival response. That’s what it is- survival. Therapy can be a place where you can leave your resiliency at the door and share your vulnerabilities.
(415) 881-3784 View (415) 881-3784
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Dr. Simrin Kang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Many of us attempt to charge through life, trying to ignore that on the inside we feel empty, alone, misunderstood, or full of dread about life's problems. We may be skilled at keeping a brave face in public or with loved ones, but eventually it becomes impossible to ignore that our ability to enjoy our life has greatly diminished. Each day becomes about just surviving, hoping that tomorrow may somehow feel different. We know we are capable of joy, passion, ambition, and love, but they feel so out of reach. What has gone wrong?
Many of us attempt to charge through life, trying to ignore that on the inside we feel empty, alone, misunderstood, or full of dread about life's problems. We may be skilled at keeping a brave face in public or with loved ones, but eventually it becomes impossible to ignore that our ability to enjoy our life has greatly diminished. Each day becomes about just surviving, hoping that tomorrow may somehow feel different. We know we are capable of joy, passion, ambition, and love, but they feel so out of reach. What has gone wrong?
(415) 539-1705 View (415) 539-1705
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Pearl Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
I currently have openings for teens and individuals. I work well with clients who are struggling with life transitions, grief, infidelity, unmet expectations and changing priorities. I enjoy working with men who are curious about therapy, mental health and their expressions of masculinity - I pride myself on holding gender identity with a spacious frame. I have also been a youth and teen leader in many spaces throughout my life and would love to work with your teen on issues around discovering identity, navigating changing bodies and emotion, building confidence and skills for emotional regulation.
I currently have openings for teens and individuals. I work well with clients who are struggling with life transitions, grief, infidelity, unmet expectations and changing priorities. I enjoy working with men who are curious about therapy, mental health and their expressions of masculinity - I pride myself on holding gender identity with a spacious frame. I have also been a youth and teen leader in many spaces throughout my life and would love to work with your teen on issues around discovering identity, navigating changing bodies and emotion, building confidence and skills for emotional regulation.
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Juliana Campos
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
10 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Bilingual, Culturally Sensitive, Trauma-informed, Relational Psychotherapy. I believe that engaging in therapy is an act of courage because change is by definition radical. An important goal of therapy is to connect to your authentic/creative self as a way to make meaning in times of suffering. Together we will explore your personal, family, cultural, and political history to understand the ways in which your experiences shape how you feel in the world. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, finding/keeping good relationships, or trying to integrate different identities, our work can help you find some sense of cohesion.
Bilingual, Culturally Sensitive, Trauma-informed, Relational Psychotherapy. I believe that engaging in therapy is an act of courage because change is by definition radical. An important goal of therapy is to connect to your authentic/creative self as a way to make meaning in times of suffering. Together we will explore your personal, family, cultural, and political history to understand the ways in which your experiences shape how you feel in the world. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, finding/keeping good relationships, or trying to integrate different identities, our work can help you find some sense of cohesion.
(510) 779-8266 View (510) 779-8266
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Roni Khol
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
My specialty area is in helping people heal from chronic depression and complex trauma. Many of my clients come from backgrounds that predispose them to these problems - such as having a parent with a substance use problem, being the oldest sibling in a high-need family, or coming from an immigrant household. These environments teach you to grow up quickly and you learn to prioritize the needs of others over your own. Later in life, the self-sufficiency that was a strength in childhood can become a barrier to fulfilling adult relationships. No one taught you skills like saying no, setting boundaries, and reaching out for support.
My specialty area is in helping people heal from chronic depression and complex trauma. Many of my clients come from backgrounds that predispose them to these problems - such as having a parent with a substance use problem, being the oldest sibling in a high-need family, or coming from an immigrant household. These environments teach you to grow up quickly and you learn to prioritize the needs of others over your own. Later in life, the self-sufficiency that was a strength in childhood can become a barrier to fulfilling adult relationships. No one taught you skills like saying no, setting boundaries, and reaching out for support.
(510) 500-5470 View (510) 500-5470
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Jess Odom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707  (Online Only)
Do you long to feel greater self esteem and ease? My experience helping many people has shown me that effective and worthwhile therapy unfolds by sensitive attunement to each unique client or couple. Healing has many facets: emotional, somatic, cognitive, energetic, and relational are important elements. I work with you as your skilled guide within a healing professional therapeutic relationship. If you are seeking transpersonal (spiritually inclusive) therapy I could be a great fit for you. As a long time seeker and practitioner I know well the gifts that come from the spaces where psychology meets spirituality.
Do you long to feel greater self esteem and ease? My experience helping many people has shown me that effective and worthwhile therapy unfolds by sensitive attunement to each unique client or couple. Healing has many facets: emotional, somatic, cognitive, energetic, and relational are important elements. I work with you as your skilled guide within a healing professional therapeutic relationship. If you are seeking transpersonal (spiritually inclusive) therapy I could be a great fit for you. As a long time seeker and practitioner I know well the gifts that come from the spaces where psychology meets spirituality.
(707) 271-7017 View (707) 271-7017
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Megan Ellis Van Vlack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701
The decision to begin psychotherapy can come about for a variety of reasons. This may be your first time in therapy or it’s just the right time to get a fresh perspective. You may be struggling with feelings and experiences that are hard to make sense of, like grief, anxiety, loneliness, stress, exhaustion, shame, anger, and/or emptiness. You may feel stuck, like you’ve tried everything, and nothing is working. It’s getting to be more difficult to stay motivated, to stay focused, and to enjoy the things that you love. Psychotherapy can help to relieve these stressors and reduce anxiety and depression.
The decision to begin psychotherapy can come about for a variety of reasons. This may be your first time in therapy or it’s just the right time to get a fresh perspective. You may be struggling with feelings and experiences that are hard to make sense of, like grief, anxiety, loneliness, stress, exhaustion, shame, anger, and/or emptiness. You may feel stuck, like you’ve tried everything, and nothing is working. It’s getting to be more difficult to stay motivated, to stay focused, and to enjoy the things that you love. Psychotherapy can help to relieve these stressors and reduce anxiety and depression.
(415) 914-9740 View (415) 914-9740
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Amynta Hayenga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94712
You may feel lost, but you are not alone. We all experience suffering as a part of the human condition, yet sometimes our symptoms of stress, despair, worry, or self-criticism stand in the way of living the life that we want. If you find yourself troubled by a particular life problem or psychological condition, or generally lacking a sense of vitality and purpose, working with a clinician can help you reconnect with yourself and your strengths. Therapy often helps us to make useful connections between our actions, our thinking, our emotional reality, and patterns in relationships that we have developed over years.
You may feel lost, but you are not alone. We all experience suffering as a part of the human condition, yet sometimes our symptoms of stress, despair, worry, or self-criticism stand in the way of living the life that we want. If you find yourself troubled by a particular life problem or psychological condition, or generally lacking a sense of vitality and purpose, working with a clinician can help you reconnect with yourself and your strengths. Therapy often helps us to make useful connections between our actions, our thinking, our emotional reality, and patterns in relationships that we have developed over years.
(510) 781-9761 View (510) 781-9761
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Abby Maimon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
(510) 953-5223 View (510) 953-5223

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