Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW

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Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Debra Milinsky
2041 Bancroft Way /at Shattuck Avenue
Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 761-5931

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Debra Milinsky
532 Oregon Street / at Broadway
Solano & Napa Counties
Vallejo, CA 94589
(510) 761-5931
Every journey.. your first thought to call a therapist when you need to talk to someone, begins with a single step. When anxiety, depression, stress, personal, family, work relationship problems lead you to reach out, I will listen and help you find the best way forward. Experienced licensed psychotherapist, 40+ years in general psychotherapy practice, I provide a safe place to talk, explore, resolve, heal what is challenging or troubling. I bring compassion, perceptiveness combined with patience, curiosity and many years of knowledge and skill to our collaboration to help you find effective solutions and make better life choices.
Specializing in individual, couple, family communication; intimacy, infidelity, sexuality; LGBTQIA, school, workplace relationship concerns; child/teen challenges; Mother-Daughter conflicts. I provide effective therapeutic help to individuals & all kinds of couples and families from diverse cultural, ethnic backgrounds, nonconforming genderqueerr identities.
Each person requires specific therapeutic opportunities to fit unique needs and comfort levels. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic, collaborative, listening empathically to learn from you what works best. We explore initial worries, any deeper concerns, to free you to make better choices, have confidence, acceptance, balance, satisfaction in your life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • *NOT* MEDI-Cal authorized
  • PPO Out-of-Network
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 46 Years
  • License: California / LCS 7158
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1975

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association of Family Therapists of Northern California, President 1986-88; President 2019-present
  • Member Since: 1984
  • Degree: University of San Francisco (Lone Mt. College), San Francisco, California / MA, Clinical Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1978

Debra Milinsky's Groups

Women: Anger & Assertiveness Psychotherapy Group

Now offering individual & couple Telehealth Anger & Assertiveness sessions until COVID-safe to resume group. Safe, supportive, confidential place for women ready to learn anger management & assertiveness skills. Heal trauma, abuse, bullying from adult, teen, childhood.. Share, witness each other's challenges, successes. Receive support and validation. Develop respect for yourself & others. Attract, choose, maintain healthy, more satisfying relationships. Assertiveness is respectful expressions of thoughts, feelings, attitudes from a position of natural authority while also respecting others. Learning to speak up in clear, honest, responsible ways is essential for successful communication. Diversity -- age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, life experiences, are valued. Call: 510-841-1261

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Location

Debra Milinsky
2041 Bancroft Way /at Shattuck Avenue
Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 761-5931
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Debra Milinsky
532 Oregon Street / at Broadway
Solano & Napa Counties
Vallejo, CA 94589
(510) 761-5931
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger & Assertiveness Skills for Women
  • Anger Management
  • BI-POLAR DISORDER: Individual & Family
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • PERSONAL, COUPLE, FAMILY WORK RELATIONSHIPS
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • SEXUAL TRAUMA - Adult, Teen, Childhood
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021
Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW