Psychodynamic Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Nicholas D Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, LCSW
Verified
My approach to treatment is ecumenical: from CBT and DBT to psychodynamic .
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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Erica Saini
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
A licensed clinical psychologist, I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy to individuals and couples throughout California. I offer compassion, patience, and safety as we endeavor to better understand what has brought you to therapy, and how to move through to something new. My work is trauma-informed and grounded in principles of empowerment.
(510) 491-9476 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Jane Weisbin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I consider myself an integrative therapist, incorporating psychodynamic , interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theory into my work, as well as staying apprised of new findings in psychological science.
In my practice I am dedicated to working on the complexities of single life, creating and sustaining romantic partnerships, meaningful careers, and happier family lives. I believe in staying ambitious for our psychological, emotional, relational and material selves. In that pursuit, we will explore old patterns and worries that inhibit those ambitions. We will create new expectations, based on the evidence we gather about our ability to move ahead and lead more satisfying lives. The work happens through an exploration of current relationships, as well as sorting through the early emotional experiences that inform them.
(925) 308-5504 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Laurie Gulutzan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My approach to therapy is a blend of mindfulness, emotionally focused, DBT and psychodynamic approaches.
Are you feeling disconnected, frustrated or overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to build close, intimate relationships? If you are looking to improve the quality of your most important relationships or to feel more skillful at building new relationships, I would look forward to working with you.
(510) 605-3998 
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Laurie Margaritonda
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified
My approach includes the frameworks of Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Somatics, Emotional Freedom Technique and Psychodynamic and Transpersonal perspectives.
We are in the midst of a powerful and pressurized time. Personal challenges are amplified by collective stress and it can be difficult to navigate such new and complex terrain within and around us. We want to feel connected, whole, and in our purpose, but separation, isolation, and fragmented realities are heightened. In this time, awareness, compassion, and courage are needed to meet the painful spaces and shed light on our shadows, transforming them into opportunities for more presence, fulfillment, and peace. I aim to empower the healer within you. As we heal, we serve ourselves and the world around us for the better.
(628) 265-6983 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Herman Sandhu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I utilize techniques from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavior, as well as psychodynamic /relational therapies and am a registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94024129) at The Wise Mind Institute under supervision of Karin Sponholz, Ph.
Many of the clients I work with have either lost or struggled to develop a sense of control in their lives and relationships– having fallen into destructive patterns of substance abuse/addiction and impulsive and/or self-harming behaviors. Others may be struggling with an excess of self-imposed control– leading to a sense of isolation and fear of taking healthy risks. Some are confronting a major life-transition, loss of identity, divorce, death of a loved one or faced with a pervading sense of meaninglessness. All are, in one way or another, seeking to increase their sense of personal agency and effectiveness in daily life.
(510) 726-6247 
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Bill Burmester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
My training and approaches include Family Systems, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dissociative Disorders training, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Mindfulness, and some Energy approaches like EFT.
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Berkeley since 1994. I work with adults and teens individually and also with couples and groups, on recovering from relationship and betrayal trauma. This trauma may manifest as recurring intrusive reminders of overwhelming and unresolved past experiences and as emotional / somatic distress in your present life. Or it may result from inadequate nurture and protection in childhood (attachment trauma). Often, both contribute to the desire for relief and a better life beyond trauma. Individualized trauma therapy addresses the need for a new relationship with this
(510) 574-7508 
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Tamar Altman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My work draws from Psychodynamic theories, Humanistic and Existential Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy.
My experience with a broad range of clients, differing in age, cultural background and life situation has brought me to appreciate a remarkable unifying principle. Hiding in each of us, no matter how hopeless we may feel, are inherent strengths and abilities for self healing - waiting to be found.
(510) 201-5267 
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Fei Yi
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Dr. Fei Yi is currently accepting new clients (Self-pay or Lyra Health) in her private practice in California. She speaks English and Mandarin Chinese. She earned her PhD degree in counseling psychology at Iowa State University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Stanford University. Prior to immigrating to U.S., she received her master’s degree in clinical psychology and worked with many clients in China. She specializes in anxiety and depression, work stress, relationship and marriage, complex trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. She provides both brief solution-focused therapy and long-term in-depth psychodynamic therapy.
(650) 284-2893 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Pay Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic models, including: Relational, Formative Psychology, Developmental, Humanistic, Existential, Systemic, Psychodynamic , and Mindfulness-Based models.
Psychotherapy is one of many ways to improve the quality of your life and your relationships with others. While emotional wounds from the past are often the source of challenging symptoms, our sessions focus on the present as well as the past. I place great value on a solid therapeutic relationship and through this relationship, insights will surface and positive changes can occur. My style is collaborative, interactive, and supportive. I work with an open caring heart and humbly bring my full self to our sessions. I welcome individuals and couples of all ages and from all walks of life.
(510) 323-4326 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Roberto Lascano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Informed by psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory, I help patients understand who they are.
I am a bilingual, bicultural (English and Spanish-speaking) psychologist who provides psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to young adults and adults. I support patients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships.
(510) 319-0551 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Genevieve Vidal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Additional training and experience include providing therapy to adults in community mental health settings, most recently in a two-year intensive postgraduate program with a psychodynamic focus.
Many people seek therapy to alleviate painful symptoms and suffering. In my experience, insight about oneself can often be the best healer. And while therapy can lead to change, it can also bring the satisfaction of becoming even more fully oneself. My approach is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I strive to help you understand the meaning of your troubles and their origins, which may be familiar or altogether new to you. I welcome many forms of communication - although talking may be the primary vehicle for our explorations, much can be learned from the body sensations, images, and fantasies that appear in your sessions.
(341) 888-6304 
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Karen Harber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
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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Walt Odets
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I draw on psychodynamic , developmental, humanistic and narrative theory.
About three-quarters of my practice is devoted to individual therapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of my therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others. I specialize in gay and bisexual issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, aging, trauma, personal isolation, relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV, and survivor issues. I have written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities. My most recent book, released in June 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (and Penguin in the U.K.), is "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives."
(510) 858-2863 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Amalia Pilar Jarvis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I use an integrative style, drawing on psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies and interweaving mindfulness, and attachment-based interventions.
I work with children, teens, parents, adults, and couples who are struggling with various aspects of life and wanting to make a change. My goal is to help you identify issues getting in your way and support you in making the changes necessary to feel better and improve your quality of life. Patients often come see me because they are anxious, over-thinking, unproductive, struggling with a relationship, or because a recent transition is throwing them off balance. In therapy you will gain insight about yourself and develop the coping skills you need to let go of negative thinking, live more mindfully, and feel more confident.
(510) 399-1253 
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Berkeley, CA 94708
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Laura Rainville
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My approach is grounded in a relational psychodynamic perspective, and I utilize cognitive behavioral, family systems, humanistic, transpersonal, social justice, and mindfulness strategies to help my clients find ways to cope with their suffering.
I enjoy working with children and adults to help them find grounded ways of being with and moving through the struggles they face. I believe that strong relationships, with the self, the body, and with others, are central to a healthy lifestyle. Painful life experiences, transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression are opportunities for growth, and helping people move through these challenges is incredibly rewarding. I love working with people of diverse sociocultural backgrounds and exploring how culture shapes experience. A deep understanding of development allows me to connect with people of all ages and help them move through difficult stages.
(510) 900-5537 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Robert H Hopcke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
For three decades I have been privileged as a marriage and family therapist to make a difference in people's lives. Though I am most known for being a Jungian-oriented therapist and author, my training in pastoral counseling and spiritual direction, my experience in long-term psychodynamic treatment, and my long-standing interest in all the many forms and expressions of human sexuality, as an "out" gay therapist and activist, are areas of expertise that come together in my work to help clients find a way to be their deepest, healthiest and most authentic selves.
(510) 788-2626 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Jessica Shaddock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Much of my training has been in contemporary psychodynamic theory, object-relations and strength-based models.
My specialties include working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults. I am particularly interested in working with those adjusting to major life transitions such as leaving home, attending college, building careers, beginning or ending relationships, parenthood, infertility, pregnancy loss, empty-nest and retirement.
(510) 863-8849 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Nancy Compton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Imagine what it would feel like to be thriving! My approach is mindfulness and strengths based, relational, trauma informed, psychodynamic , somatic, and culturally informed.
You really can have a life where you feel more connected, self assured, happier and at peace. You probably have been struggling for awhile and now you are ready to courageously face the difficulties that have kept you from living your best life. Your difficulties may stem from an unsatisfying relationship, unfulfilling job, history of trauma, or you may be worried about your child.
(341) 444-2059 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Lucy Collier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I draw from harm-reduction, holistic, feminist-relational, psychodynamic , somatic, transpersonal, eco-psychological, and shamanic perspectives, and from my own life experience.
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in the East Bay since 1996. I offer a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship where individuals, couples or families can find self acceptance, safety, access insight and intuition, and cultivate an attitude of kindness toward the self and others. Recovery from trauma, working on communication and relationships, overcoming addiction, spiritual self-development and healing, and coping with depression/stress from major life transitions are common themes. I have taught and supervised therapists in training at various local agencies. I also have a background in holistic and shamanic healing.
(510) 403-8133 
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Berkeley, CA 94707


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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Berkeley, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.