Erica Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
My focus is on assisting those clients with issues they need greater support on; chronic illness, chronic pain and high sensitivity. The misunderstood nature of health issues such as fibromyalgia, endometriosis and headaches, can lead to disruption in client's lives and relationships. Therapeutic goals may be to improve coping and acceptance. Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) are also clients who need support. HSPs experience the world with a heightened perspective, often finding interactions and sensory stimulation difficult. Navigating such a world often requires more support and validation, which psychotherapy can provide.
(510) 646-0128
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Berkeley, CA 94705
My focus is on assisting those clients with issues they need greater support on; chronic illness, chronic pain and high sensitivity. The misunderstood nature of health issues such as fibromyalgia, endometriosis and headaches, can lead to disruption in client's lives and relationships. Therapeutic goals may be to improve coping and acceptance. Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) are also clients who need support. HSPs experience the world with a heightened perspective, often finding interactions and sensory stimulation difficult. Navigating such a world often requires more support and validation, which psychotherapy can provide.
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Kelly Kennard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness, cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes.
(510) 567-4687
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness, cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes.
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Neave Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Offers online therapy
You may be coping with chronic illness, or life-limiting illness, or someone important to you has died. You might be concerned about 'burdening' your loved ones with the depth and breadth of your grief. Maybe you are feeling extra irritable, or have trouble concentrating, or remembering things, or you have new body pains. The sadness may feel unbearable, but you still find moments of contentment and wonder if those will come more often again. You want to know what your grief trajectory will look like. You want to feel there is something on the other side of this.
(510) 692-4609
Verified

Berkeley, CA 94703
Offers online therapy
You may be coping with chronic illness, or life-limiting illness, or someone important to you has died. You might be concerned about 'burdening' your loved ones with the depth and breadth of your grief. Maybe you are feeling extra irritable, or have trouble concentrating, or remembering things, or you have new body pains. The sadness may feel unbearable, but you still find moments of contentment and wonder if those will come more often again. You want to know what your grief trajectory will look like. You want to feel there is something on the other side of this.
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Wisdom of Mind and Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We share the same path to growth through self-effort in overcoming challenges in our life’s journey. Are you mastering the game of life? You are more powerful than your past or stories. Truth be told, “life is simply what you create it to mean.” Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky with Wisdom as a compass. I can help you with self-esteem, trauma, grief, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, womens’ empowerment, life transitions, issues related to aging, death/dying, and pet loss.
(925) 255-7552
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We share the same path to growth through self-effort in overcoming challenges in our life’s journey. Are you mastering the game of life? You are more powerful than your past or stories. Truth be told, “life is simply what you create it to mean.” Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky with Wisdom as a compass. I can help you with self-esteem, trauma, grief, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, womens’ empowerment, life transitions, issues related to aging, death/dying, and pet loss.
Suzie Shihshin Wu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
During my practice in NYC post 9/11, I gained clinical trainings in evidence-based practice with people suffering from trauma, grief/loss, and chronic illness.
Therapy is an opportunity. It is an invitation to start healing. We discover various aspects of ourselves, looking into issues from new perspectives, increase self-awareness, and the potential to promote a better quality of life. I am professional, respectful and warm to every person I treat. Together, we create treatment goals that settled in your needs and best result. Also, I am a bilingual therapist and have a decade of practice with Asian Americans especially Chinese immigrants. Whether you feel no belonging in opposing cultures, or how to raise second generation immigrant children, you can work through this journey with me.
(510) 822-7725
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
During my practice in NYC post 9/11, I gained clinical trainings in evidence-based practice with people suffering from trauma, grief/loss, and chronic illness.
Therapy is an opportunity. It is an invitation to start healing. We discover various aspects of ourselves, looking into issues from new perspectives, increase self-awareness, and the potential to promote a better quality of life. I am professional, respectful and warm to every person I treat. Together, we create treatment goals that settled in your needs and best result. Also, I am a bilingual therapist and have a decade of practice with Asian Americans especially Chinese immigrants. Whether you feel no belonging in opposing cultures, or how to raise second generation immigrant children, you can work through this journey with me.
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Jacob Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I have specific training around depression, substance use, relationship and workplace issues, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, veterans' issues, and much more.
**Currently offering video appointments in observance of our shelter-in-place order.** Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are out of your control. I take an open, non-judgmental approach to working with my clients. Prior to private practice, I was the Clinical Director at a San Francisco non-profit serving veterans. I enjoy working with adults, older adults, older teens (16+) and couples.
(510) 399-1667
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I have specific training around depression, substance use, relationship and workplace issues, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, veterans' issues, and much more.
**Currently offering video appointments in observance of our shelter-in-place order.** Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are out of your control. I take an open, non-judgmental approach to working with my clients. Prior to private practice, I was the Clinical Director at a San Francisco non-profit serving veterans. I enjoy working with adults, older adults, older teens (16+) and couples.
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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Offers online therapy
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Offers online therapy
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
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Molly S Mollin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Offers online therapy
My counseling experience includes co-occurring disorders, substance use, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and interpersonal difficulties.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
(415) 516-3641
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Offers online therapy
My counseling experience includes co-occurring disorders, substance use, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and interpersonal difficulties.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
During this phase in life, you may be diagnosed with a chronic illness, raising a child, or losing a parent.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(415) 306-8603
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
During this phase in life, you may be diagnosed with a chronic illness, raising a child, or losing a parent.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
Shelly Lev-Er
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
We all get stuck sometimes, or find ourselves in places that push our limits. Perhaps you are grieving a loss, dealing with depression or anxiety, or navigating a life transition. Maybe you are trying to cope with collective challenges such as climate change or inequality. Therapy can help unravel harmful conditioning and create more choice and flexibility for new ways of being. I love working with young adults and also have specialty experience with grief, loss, chronic illness, and end of life. Regardless of what is bringing you here, I would be honored to support you in finding your way to more joy and aliveness.
(707) 664-7961
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
We all get stuck sometimes, or find ourselves in places that push our limits. Perhaps you are grieving a loss, dealing with depression or anxiety, or navigating a life transition. Maybe you are trying to cope with collective challenges such as climate change or inequality. Therapy can help unravel harmful conditioning and create more choice and flexibility for new ways of being. I love working with young adults and also have specialty experience with grief, loss, chronic illness, and end of life. Regardless of what is bringing you here, I would be honored to support you in finding your way to more joy and aliveness.
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Josie Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
Offers online therapy
Is my office inconvenient for you? I offer online sessions! Expertise with chronic illness, poor sleep, diabetes management, nutrition, relationships, divorce, bereavement are some of the challenges I can help with.
Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!
(510) 246-3804
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
Offers online therapy
Is my office inconvenient for you? I offer online sessions! Expertise with chronic illness, poor sleep, diabetes management, nutrition, relationships, divorce, bereavement are some of the challenges I can help with.
Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!
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Patricia B. Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
Developing a trusting relationship is the most important element in successful psychotherapy. We will create a unique relationship that encourages your expression of inner feelings and learning to know what is true for you. I appreciate depth work, and although weekly sessions are beneficial, up to three sessions per week deepens the process. I frequently work with the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, disabilities and chronic illness, self-esteem and LGBTQ issues.
(510) 470-7449
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
Developing a trusting relationship is the most important element in successful psychotherapy. We will create a unique relationship that encourages your expression of inner feelings and learning to know what is true for you. I appreciate depth work, and although weekly sessions are beneficial, up to three sessions per week deepens the process. I frequently work with the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, disabilities and chronic illness, self-esteem and LGBTQ issues.
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Elizabeth Schenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Not accepting new clients
In addition to the treatment of trauma, vicarious trauma and dissociation, I specialize in working with attachment based interpersonal issues, life transitions, acute and chronic illness, and grief and loss.
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
(925) 290-7886
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Not accepting new clients
In addition to the treatment of trauma, vicarious trauma and dissociation, I specialize in working with attachment based interpersonal issues, life transitions, acute and chronic illness, and grief and loss.
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
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Takako J Ainsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I work with clients experiencing emotional distress, adjustment difficulty, and communication challenges. I specialize in loss and grief. In thinking about Grief and Loss, divorce or death often come to mind. With more than 13 years' experience in helping individuals dealing with life-threatening illnesses and coping issues, I came to realize that each of us goes through different forms of loss throughout our lives-not just at the end of life. In that we may lose some small part of ourselves to meet others' expectation or society's requirements we sometimes require rebalancing to who we really are.
(858) 943-2152
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I work with clients experiencing emotional distress, adjustment difficulty, and communication challenges. I specialize in loss and grief. In thinking about Grief and Loss, divorce or death often come to mind. With more than 13 years' experience in helping individuals dealing with life-threatening illnesses and coping issues, I came to realize that each of us goes through different forms of loss throughout our lives-not just at the end of life. In that we may lose some small part of ourselves to meet others' expectation or society's requirements we sometimes require rebalancing to who we really are.
Sarah Ross
Psychologist, PhD, SEP Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individual adults, children, adolescents, and families using somatic methods that increase awareness of the body in the present moment. These methods allow past experiences that remain "stuck," within us to be contacted in the present and internal states can begin to shift. "Stories," or habitual patterns, that keep us from experiencing optimal well-being are interrupted and replaced with new possibilities. Somatic methods are effective in addressing a variety of treatment needs such as trauma, anxiety, depression as well as challenges with children and in families.
(415) 610-7057
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individual adults, children, adolescents, and families using somatic methods that increase awareness of the body in the present moment. These methods allow past experiences that remain "stuck," within us to be contacted in the present and internal states can begin to shift. "Stories," or habitual patterns, that keep us from experiencing optimal well-being are interrupted and replaced with new possibilities. Somatic methods are effective in addressing a variety of treatment needs such as trauma, anxiety, depression as well as challenges with children and in families.
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Susan Diamond Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I consider it a privilege to work with you to explore aspects of your life experience which have diminished your satisfaction with life or otherwise left you feeling lost or alone. Challenges around loss, aging, illness, trauma or relationships can feel too frightening to tackle alone. As a seasoned and compassionate psychotherapist, I can help you bear and work with what may feel unbearable. Together, we will create a protected space that fosters the trust, aliveness and self-expression that are essential to growth and success in love and work, where you can ultimately reclaim your life and joie-de-vivre.
(510) 985-4589
Verified

Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I consider it a privilege to work with you to explore aspects of your life experience which have diminished your satisfaction with life or otherwise left you feeling lost or alone. Challenges around loss, aging, illness, trauma or relationships can feel too frightening to tackle alone. As a seasoned and compassionate psychotherapist, I can help you bear and work with what may feel unbearable. Together, we will create a protected space that fosters the trust, aliveness and self-expression that are essential to growth and success in love and work, where you can ultimately reclaim your life and joie-de-vivre.
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Elisa Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
Accepting California and Oregon Clients. To schedule an appointment, please visit, https://www.mochatherapyinc.com. My name is Elisa Lewis, I am a California native, and Licensed as a Social Worker in California and Oregon. I believe in empowering clients so they can live their best lives which includes, developing nurturing and healthy relationships, self-awareness, confidence, and purpose. My therapeutic style is based on a client-centered, psychodynamic, motivational interview, cognitive behavioral therapy, holistic approach.
(510) 256-7565
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
Accepting California and Oregon Clients. To schedule an appointment, please visit, https://www.mochatherapyinc.com. My name is Elisa Lewis, I am a California native, and Licensed as a Social Worker in California and Oregon. I believe in empowering clients so they can live their best lives which includes, developing nurturing and healthy relationships, self-awareness, confidence, and purpose. My therapeutic style is based on a client-centered, psychodynamic, motivational interview, cognitive behavioral therapy, holistic approach.
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Sarah Koch-Schiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
In our culture there is little space devoted to exploring illness, death and dying, and grief. We often turn away from the impending reality of death because it can be frightening to think about our own mortality. This serves us well until we experience a medical diagnosis or trauma that changes the way we live in the world. My role as a therapist is to join with you on this journey of exploration, facing complicated emotions that arise, like feeling alone, uncertain, angry, or sad.
(628) 216-2060
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94703
In our culture there is little space devoted to exploring illness, death and dying, and grief. We often turn away from the impending reality of death because it can be frightening to think about our own mortality. This serves us well until we experience a medical diagnosis or trauma that changes the way we live in the world. My role as a therapist is to join with you on this journey of exploration, facing complicated emotions that arise, like feeling alone, uncertain, angry, or sad.
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Miriam Garfinkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can provide a place to help people achieve their life goals, make life changes, move through difficult life transitions, or better understand ongoing relational concerns. My work is based on the belief that we are each influenced by a variety of factors including larger social contexts, individual family histories, and unique life experiences. An increased understanding of ourselves and the various influences on our lives can allow us to make more conscious choices and changes.rnrnMy commitment is to provide a collaborative and supportive environment to explore your life circumstances and better meet your life goals.
(415) 226-6608
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can provide a place to help people achieve their life goals, make life changes, move through difficult life transitions, or better understand ongoing relational concerns. My work is based on the belief that we are each influenced by a variety of factors including larger social contexts, individual family histories, and unique life experiences. An increased understanding of ourselves and the various influences on our lives can allow us to make more conscious choices and changes.rnrnMy commitment is to provide a collaborative and supportive environment to explore your life circumstances and better meet your life goals.
Amanda Leitner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
Beginning a course of therapy, whether for yourself or for your child, is an act of loving commitment. I see therapy as a collaborative process, something we do together as you or your child navigate through stuck patterns and toward health and wholeness. My style is warm, relational, and sincere. With both child and adult clients, I work actively with thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. My office is calming and inviting, and equipped for both play therapy with children, and hands-on somatic therapy with adults. We can do either brief goal-oriented work or longer-term depth work.
(510) 694-0232
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
Beginning a course of therapy, whether for yourself or for your child, is an act of loving commitment. I see therapy as a collaborative process, something we do together as you or your child navigate through stuck patterns and toward health and wholeness. My style is warm, relational, and sincere. With both child and adult clients, I work actively with thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. My office is calming and inviting, and equipped for both play therapy with children, and hands-on somatic therapy with adults. We can do either brief goal-oriented work or longer-term depth work.

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