Devera Jackson-Garber, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Castro Valley
Are you worried about your teen? Tired of fighting with him/her? Are you frequently arguing with your partner or spouse? When your relationships are not going well, it is difficult to feel at peace. But, experiencing greater joy and intimacy in your relationships IS possible. I specialize in two areas: helping parents and adolescents improve the quality of their relationships and assisting couples to experience greater closeness and enjoyment in their relationships. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to help people establish and maintain harmonious relationships. I am committed to helping you make positive changes in your life.
Family members and couples often find themselves at odds with one another. However, you can regain harmony with your loved ones. I especially enjoy helping multi-cultural couples navigate the complexity of having different backgrounds and perspectives. I aim to help you strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
I offer weekend hours. I also work with children using therapeutic play, music, and art. I work collaboratively, supporting you to share important aspects of your life and create effective change. I also encourage meaningful conversations about culture, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities and values.
Call or Email Devera Jackson-Garber for a free phone consultation now - (510) 338-4860


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Univeristy of Santa Monica
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: MFC 38795 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: EMDRIA member


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma Recovery


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Gay Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 May 2017
Devera Jackson-Garber, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Castro Valley

Devera Jackson-Garber

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT