Psychoanalytic Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Dr. Cecilia Winfield
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
We often come to therapy because something in our life has emerged in a way we find challenging to navigate on our own. I approach our work together with this in mind, and as an honored participant in your journey toward growth and deepened insight. My therapeutic style is rooted in relational psychodynamic, IFS, and ACT interventions and centered in values of patience, humility, empathy, and humor. I strive to see you through the lens of your unique life experiences and to work collaboratively so we can effectively address your concerns. My hope is that, together, we can help you live a life that feels authentic and empowered.
We often come to therapy because something in our life has emerged in a way we find challenging to navigate on our own. I approach our work together with this in mind, and as an honored participant in your journey toward growth and deepened insight. My therapeutic style is rooted in relational psychodynamic, IFS, and ACT interventions and centered in values of patience, humility, empathy, and humor. I strive to see you through the lens of your unique life experiences and to work collaboratively so we can effectively address your concerns. My hope is that, together, we can help you live a life that feels authentic and empowered.
(415) 980-6482 View (415) 980-6482
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Alicia Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
One of the bravest things we can do in life is to seek help when we need it most. It can be difficult to carry our struggles alone, and a true relief to have someone help hold them. I work with clients experiencing a range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school or career issues, navigating parenting, life transitions, family conflict, identity development, discrimination, and existential distress. No matter what is bringing you to therapy right now, the key is a desire and readiness to evolve and to grow. This is what can lead to true healing, and the discovery of your full potential.
One of the bravest things we can do in life is to seek help when we need it most. It can be difficult to carry our struggles alone, and a true relief to have someone help hold them. I work with clients experiencing a range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school or career issues, navigating parenting, life transitions, family conflict, identity development, discrimination, and existential distress. No matter what is bringing you to therapy right now, the key is a desire and readiness to evolve and to grow. This is what can lead to true healing, and the discovery of your full potential.
(510) 398-4410 View (510) 398-4410
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Katya Waitzkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706  (Online Only)
My clients often show up to therapy because of a need for meaningful change in their lives, and a desire to feel happier and more fulfilled. You may find yourself struggling with self-doubt and a harsh, critical inner voice; feeling stuck, sad, far away, and disconnected; navigating a new or difficult circumstance such as death of a loved one; or wanting help to reduce conflict and improve communication with your partner. I see therapy as an opportunity for transformative insight, creativity, self-expression, and healing. It is a place to process and move past the painful experience that stick with us and hold us back.
My clients often show up to therapy because of a need for meaningful change in their lives, and a desire to feel happier and more fulfilled. You may find yourself struggling with self-doubt and a harsh, critical inner voice; feeling stuck, sad, far away, and disconnected; navigating a new or difficult circumstance such as death of a loved one; or wanting help to reduce conflict and improve communication with your partner. I see therapy as an opportunity for transformative insight, creativity, self-expression, and healing. It is a place to process and move past the painful experience that stick with us and hold us back.
(415) 289-9973 View (415) 289-9973
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Dr. Cindy T. Denkhaus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701  (Online Only)
If you’re afraid to move forward with a decision or transition because it feels too scary, risky or uncertain • If it feels like something isn’t quite right, or like the rug has been pulled out from under you • If you can't seem to move on from a situation you want to release • If you sense you have unique gifts to offer the world, but can't figure out what those are or how to share them • If you need something to change, but it’s hard to know where to start... I can help.
If you’re afraid to move forward with a decision or transition because it feels too scary, risky or uncertain • If it feels like something isn’t quite right, or like the rug has been pulled out from under you • If you can't seem to move on from a situation you want to release • If you sense you have unique gifts to offer the world, but can't figure out what those are or how to share them • If you need something to change, but it’s hard to know where to start... I can help.
(415) 578-4358 View (415) 578-4358
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Guillermina Gigi Valdes-Huckabee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space where we together can co-create the healing that you need. I have 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and recently implemented a more holistic approach by adding intuitive healing, reiki and massage therapy. Whether you dealing with depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessions, life transitions, spiritual issues, attachment issues, trauma (recent or childhood), relationship issues, or other environmental stressors (political, financial, housing, racial or other) . My passion is to help individuals heal trauma. I understand your pain. Let me meet you where you are and support your healing.
Welcome to a space where we together can co-create the healing that you need. I have 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and recently implemented a more holistic approach by adding intuitive healing, reiki and massage therapy. Whether you dealing with depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessions, life transitions, spiritual issues, attachment issues, trauma (recent or childhood), relationship issues, or other environmental stressors (political, financial, housing, racial or other) . My passion is to help individuals heal trauma. I understand your pain. Let me meet you where you are and support your healing.
(510) 907-6756 View (510) 907-6756
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Jose Manuel Feliciano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
In this crazy world we all need someone that will underst. Someone who understands what it' like to be lost, confused, hurt, sad or not heard. I, too, have felt that way so I understand. Traumas are the things that haunt our families like ghosts. It is passed from generation to generation and reenacted like a shadow from the past that no one can catch. We barely know it’s there until we see its effects on the world around us. These ghost can be healed and when that happens they can become our family’s ancestors that spread wisdom and love to those around us. I hope that we can catch the ghost in our past and make them our ancestors.
In this crazy world we all need someone that will underst. Someone who understands what it' like to be lost, confused, hurt, sad or not heard. I, too, have felt that way so I understand. Traumas are the things that haunt our families like ghosts. It is passed from generation to generation and reenacted like a shadow from the past that no one can catch. We barely know it’s there until we see its effects on the world around us. These ghost can be healed and when that happens they can become our family’s ancestors that spread wisdom and love to those around us. I hope that we can catch the ghost in our past and make them our ancestors.
(510) 560-7692 View (510) 560-7692
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Alexander Shen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94701  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be an important life decision. Whether you are hoping to focus on specific concerns, or exploring broader, longer standing challenges, therapy can be useful in understanding how aspects of one‘s temperament and relational tendencies interfere with living life authentically, and with reaching one’s full potential. By addressing issues in real-time, while also considering the impact of situational factors and past experiences, therapy can help to identify areas of one’s life to examine and evolve. Importantly, effective therapy often promotes resiliency, self-awareness and personal growth.
Starting therapy can be an important life decision. Whether you are hoping to focus on specific concerns, or exploring broader, longer standing challenges, therapy can be useful in understanding how aspects of one‘s temperament and relational tendencies interfere with living life authentically, and with reaching one’s full potential. By addressing issues in real-time, while also considering the impact of situational factors and past experiences, therapy can help to identify areas of one’s life to examine and evolve. Importantly, effective therapy often promotes resiliency, self-awareness and personal growth.
(415) 523-9022 View (415) 523-9022
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Valeriya Pestrikova
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94720  (Online Only)
Dedicated to empowering couples and individuals, I specialize in addressing relationship challenges, intimacy concerns, and sexual dysfunctions. Whether you're seeking deeper connection, understanding in your partnership, or navigating personal challenges around sexuality and intimacy, my practice offers a supportive space for growth and healing. Embracing the LGBTQ+ community, polyamorous individuals, sex workers, and BDSM/kink explorers, I'm here to support your journey towards fulfilling relationships and sexual wellness. Together, let's unlock the path to deeper fulfillment and joy.
Dedicated to empowering couples and individuals, I specialize in addressing relationship challenges, intimacy concerns, and sexual dysfunctions. Whether you're seeking deeper connection, understanding in your partnership, or navigating personal challenges around sexuality and intimacy, my practice offers a supportive space for growth and healing. Embracing the LGBTQ+ community, polyamorous individuals, sex workers, and BDSM/kink explorers, I'm here to support your journey towards fulfilling relationships and sexual wellness. Together, let's unlock the path to deeper fulfillment and joy.
(424) 392-6764 View (424) 392-6764
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Laura Bulchis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94720
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourselves. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the ways it knows. When we shift one part of the feedback loop, the whole system rearranges - in our bodies, & in our relationships. My approach to individual & couples therapy is holistic, somatic & client-centered. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form & reach for your goals, our work may include movement, developmental psychology, trauma work, regulation practices, behavior/communication coaching, & creative guidance.
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourselves. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the ways it knows. When we shift one part of the feedback loop, the whole system rearranges - in our bodies, & in our relationships. My approach to individual & couples therapy is holistic, somatic & client-centered. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form & reach for your goals, our work may include movement, developmental psychology, trauma work, regulation practices, behavior/communication coaching, & creative guidance.
(415) 268-2970 View (415) 268-2970
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Natasa Nordman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, traumas that are single incident events such as car accidents, surgeries or that have occurred throughout ones childhood where they are experiencing physical or emotional symptoms now as a result. I love working with individuals who are looking on ways to feel supported to increase their own self worth in all areas of their life. My style is relational and collaborative and I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I can help support in creating change around what works best for you - I pride myself on meeting patients where they are comfortable.
I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, traumas that are single incident events such as car accidents, surgeries or that have occurred throughout ones childhood where they are experiencing physical or emotional symptoms now as a result. I love working with individuals who are looking on ways to feel supported to increase their own self worth in all areas of their life. My style is relational and collaborative and I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I can help support in creating change around what works best for you - I pride myself on meeting patients where they are comfortable.
(925) 854-4473 View (925) 854-4473
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Heather Lazzaretti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing psychotherapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, intimacy, and self-compassion.
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing psychotherapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, intimacy, and self-compassion.
(415) 594-4110 View (415) 594-4110
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Christy Mammini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Welcome! Taking the first step towards getting help is not always easy and I am here to make that transition as clear and safe as possible. My specialties include eating disorders, body image, depression and anxiety. You will find I provide a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth environment where together we will work towards developing insight and awareness into the roots of the behaviors, beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from reaching your fullest potential and living the life that you want.
Welcome! Taking the first step towards getting help is not always easy and I am here to make that transition as clear and safe as possible. My specialties include eating disorders, body image, depression and anxiety. You will find I provide a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth environment where together we will work towards developing insight and awareness into the roots of the behaviors, beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from reaching your fullest potential and living the life that you want.
(510) 629-5154 View (510) 629-5154
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Heather Hardeman Galvano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
It can be vulnerable to start therapy; it takes courage. I believe it can be very rewarding and is one of the most powerful paths of transformation. Being in therapy is an opportunity to look at your life, and to learn new ways of relating to yourself, to others, and to your circumstances. This process can ease the pain of whatever difficulty you may be going through. It is an opportunity to not have to be alone with your pain, but to have the support and guidance of someone who is familiar with the terrain of the human psyche.
It can be vulnerable to start therapy; it takes courage. I believe it can be very rewarding and is one of the most powerful paths of transformation. Being in therapy is an opportunity to look at your life, and to learn new ways of relating to yourself, to others, and to your circumstances. This process can ease the pain of whatever difficulty you may be going through. It is an opportunity to not have to be alone with your pain, but to have the support and guidance of someone who is familiar with the terrain of the human psyche.
(210) 248-8068 View (210) 248-8068
Sara Shara Gemes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
(510) 345-1922 View (510) 345-1922
Rachael A Peltz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 841-3512 View (510) 841-3512
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Aggie Quinn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
(415) 413-7939 View (415) 413-7939
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Betty Tharpe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
I embrace developmental and attachment theories, contemporary psychoanalytic theories and family systems; jungian depth psychotherapy, creative arts, sandplay, and dream work.
I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self.
I embrace developmental and attachment theories, contemporary psychoanalytic theories and family systems; jungian depth psychotherapy, creative arts, sandplay, and dream work.
I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self.
(510) 735-8960 View (510) 735-8960
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Shawnee Cuzzillo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94708
Not accepting new clients
You may be suffering from inexplicable sadness or anxiety, or problems focusing. You might feel blocked in achieving your creative or work goals and want to figure out what is getting in your way. You might be having health problems and need help sorting out how what is truly out of your control or what might be stress related. I have specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy which allows me to listen with special attention to unconscious processes. I am also a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Couples Psychotherapy Group and help many couples navigate difficult patches in their relationships.
You may be suffering from inexplicable sadness or anxiety, or problems focusing. You might feel blocked in achieving your creative or work goals and want to figure out what is getting in your way. You might be having health problems and need help sorting out how what is truly out of your control or what might be stress related. I have specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy which allows me to listen with special attention to unconscious processes. I am also a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Couples Psychotherapy Group and help many couples navigate difficult patches in their relationships.
(510) 761-6952 View (510) 761-6952
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I am retired and do not work with any patients!!
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have the unusual work history of combining 21 years of work at Kaiser Oakland's Department of Psychiatry and being a personal and supervisory psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
I have the unusual work history of combining 21 years of work at Kaiser Oakland's Department of Psychiatry and being a personal and supervisory psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
(510) 342-3106 View (510) 342-3106
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Melissa C Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
PLEASE NOTE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Anxiety and depression often signal that something important is going on . . . just beneath the surface. Making sense of this pain, how it's guided you in the past, and its current role in perceiving the world, your place in it, and how to get what you truly desire is at the core of our work. Meeting weekly, or more frequently, therapy provides an environment to help reflect,understand, and grow. My experience and interest encompasses formal diagnoses (abuse history, serious mental illnesses, and trauma) or that less defined, more pervasive sense that something is just a little off.
PLEASE NOTE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Anxiety and depression often signal that something important is going on . . . just beneath the surface. Making sense of this pain, how it's guided you in the past, and its current role in perceiving the world, your place in it, and how to get what you truly desire is at the core of our work. Meeting weekly, or more frequently, therapy provides an environment to help reflect,understand, and grow. My experience and interest encompasses formal diagnoses (abuse history, serious mental illnesses, and trauma) or that less defined, more pervasive sense that something is just a little off.
(510) 459-9669 View (510) 459-9669