Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com
Female
(510) 431-2835
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
It can feel intimidating to seek therapy — like embarking on a path into the deepest woods. Psychotherapy can be likened to traveling through these woods alongside someone trained and experienced in navigating the wilderness. Undertaking the path together, it becomes more possible to move bravely into the dark, scale the hills, descend the slopes, become curious about the landscape, and explore uncharted terrain.
Female
(415) 617-5803
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
It can feel intimidating to seek therapy — like embarking on a path into the deepest woods. Psychotherapy can be likened to traveling through these woods alongside someone trained and experienced in navigating the wilderness. Undertaking the path together, it becomes more possible to move bravely into the dark, scale the hills, descend the slopes, become curious about the landscape, and explore uncharted terrain.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
Female
(415) 969-7895
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
Female
(650) 376-7632
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
A fully expressed life emerges when we connect with our innate resilience and become who we are meant to be. We have more energy, feel inspired, connect more deeply, and experience the natural ebb and flow of life with greater ease. Whether you have done psychotherapy before, or are brand new, I am here to help. I offer a beautiful, unique approach to healing, one that brings together teachings from Western psychology and Eastern wisdom traditions. Complete healing comes from mindful awareness of the whole self, and working from a place of embodied connection with our true, genuine essence.
Female
(323) 902-5077
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
A fully expressed life emerges when we connect with our innate resilience and become who we are meant to be. We have more energy, feel inspired, connect more deeply, and experience the natural ebb and flow of life with greater ease. Whether you have done psychotherapy before, or are brand new, I am here to help. I offer a beautiful, unique approach to healing, one that brings together teachings from Western psychology and Eastern wisdom traditions. Complete healing comes from mindful awareness of the whole self, and working from a place of embodied connection with our true, genuine essence.
Photo of Nicola Wagenberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
Female
(510) 944-1327
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Female
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
Female
(510) 585-9164
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
Photo of Lucia ('loosha') Grauman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Female
(415) 799-3799
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Photo of Carol Masters-Salnave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments.
Female
(510) 403-8481
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Female
I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments.
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MS, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home.
Female
(510) 683-5930
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Female
Are you struggling to navigate the educational system to get help for learning or behavioral challenges? I am here to help support parents and students, making the pathway to success for your particular situation more clear and manageable. I specialize in assessment and intervention planning for a range of pediatric disorders that affect learning and behavior. I take care to make the entire consultation or assessment process feel positive, understandable and helpful. I provide School Neuropsychological assessments, Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans, and consultation around educational and behavior issues at school or at home.
Photo of Carrie P. Wasson Psyd, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Female
(510) 296-5242
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you are coming back to therapy, it can feel hard to find someone you feel you can trust and really click with. Life is hard enough, finding a therapist shouldn't feel impossible, my goal is to make the process as smooth as possible. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and enjoy working with individuals and especially new parents. I hope to work with clients to strengthen relationships, foster change and enhance what might already be working. I have helped clients to learn effective strategies to live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Photo of Danielle Bove, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
*Danielle B Therapy has gone virtual! Now fully online therapy offering services to clients anywhere in California!* So often we are taught to push forward on our own, suppress our needs and avoid reaching out. We have been conditioned to think that getting support somehow makes us weak. And yet, needing support and connection is the most universally human experience out there...so human to human, i'm here to help. I believe in more acceptance and less fixing, more compassion and less comparison, and more curiosity and less certainty. I believe we all have a shot at living healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Female
(510) 726-6121
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
*Danielle B Therapy has gone virtual! Now fully online therapy offering services to clients anywhere in California!* So often we are taught to push forward on our own, suppress our needs and avoid reaching out. We have been conditioned to think that getting support somehow makes us weak. And yet, needing support and connection is the most universally human experience out there...so human to human, i'm here to help. I believe in more acceptance and less fixing, more compassion and less comparison, and more curiosity and less certainty. I believe we all have a shot at living healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Photo of Kathleen H. McClelland, LMFT 82458, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
I work collaboratively with adults and families across the lifespan, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behavior and thinking that no longer works for them and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses, including addictions.
Female
(888) 697-2063
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
I work collaboratively with adults and families across the lifespan, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behavior and thinking that no longer works for them and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses, including addictions.
Photo of Sally King, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
I am currently accepting individual adult clients of all ages. My approach is warm and collaborative, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, and Sandplay therapy to process trauma and explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words. I also use Ecotherapy perspectives and exercises.
Female
(415) 687-1149
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
I am currently accepting individual adult clients of all ages. My approach is warm and collaborative, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, and Sandplay therapy to process trauma and explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words. I also use Ecotherapy perspectives and exercises.
Photo of Mira Levi Elwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
Female
(510) 298-3311
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94720
Female
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
Photo of Bri Byrne, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Most people come into therapy in the midst of a crisis. Usually they have been sitting on their feelings and anxieties for weeks before they bite the bullet and seek help. They come into my office in a sort of terror, and their immediate goal is to make the pain stop as quickly as possible. I am much more interested in getting to know your pain than in getting rid of it. I want to know where the pain stems from, how you suppress it, why it scares you and from whom you hide it. That way we aren't "fixing" your pain in this moment, but we are preparing for the next time life inevitably throws a version of that pain at you.
Female
(925) 300-8659
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Female
Most people come into therapy in the midst of a crisis. Usually they have been sitting on their feelings and anxieties for weeks before they bite the bullet and seek help. They come into my office in a sort of terror, and their immediate goal is to make the pain stop as quickly as possible. I am much more interested in getting to know your pain than in getting rid of it. I want to know where the pain stems from, how you suppress it, why it scares you and from whom you hide it. That way we aren't "fixing" your pain in this moment, but we are preparing for the next time life inevitably throws a version of that pain at you.
Photo of Lynn Winsten, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706
The problems you might be facing may have to do with love and loss, difficulty with friendships and/or work relations, career decisions, trauma or abuse, physical illness or disabilities. You may be dealing with loneliness, anxiety or depression. I am a down to earth, no nonsense kind of person I am also kind, respectful, compassionate, and at times funny. I listen well and am very devoted to my work.
Female
(510) 901-4568
Verified

Berkeley, CA 94706
Female
The problems you might be facing may have to do with love and loss, difficulty with friendships and/or work relations, career decisions, trauma or abuse, physical illness or disabilities. You may be dealing with loneliness, anxiety or depression. I am a down to earth, no nonsense kind of person I am also kind, respectful, compassionate, and at times funny. I listen well and am very devoted to my work.
Photo of Stacey Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I work with adults and couples of all ages wanting a safe and confidential environment, with an experienced therapist. We all want to feel happy, connected to people we love and/or connected to the work we do. These basic parts of life can bring tremendous fulfillment, but if not actualized, can evoke loneliness, depression, anxiety, anger or resentment. Sometimes behaviors intended to be helpful, create even more problems, and suffering. I believe in my work and my clients desire to move out of anxiety or suffering, and into a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Female
(510) 358-4675
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94703
Female
I work with adults and couples of all ages wanting a safe and confidential environment, with an experienced therapist. We all want to feel happy, connected to people we love and/or connected to the work we do. These basic parts of life can bring tremendous fulfillment, but if not actualized, can evoke loneliness, depression, anxiety, anger or resentment. Sometimes behaviors intended to be helpful, create even more problems, and suffering. I believe in my work and my clients desire to move out of anxiety or suffering, and into a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Photo of Emma Neumann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
People often come to therapy because they feel stuck in their lives, are experiencing anxiety or depression and are struggling with personal and professional relationships. My style is warm, supportive and engaged. I believe that the more access we have to our authentic selves, the more we can live a life that is deeply fulfilling. We will work collaboratively to develop a relationship in which there is room to take risks and experience aspects of yourself that may have been previously unknown to you. You will gain valuable tools to help you reach your goals personally, creatively, and professionally.
Female
(510) 900-5385
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Female
People often come to therapy because they feel stuck in their lives, are experiencing anxiety or depression and are struggling with personal and professional relationships. My style is warm, supportive and engaged. I believe that the more access we have to our authentic selves, the more we can live a life that is deeply fulfilling. We will work collaboratively to develop a relationship in which there is room to take risks and experience aspects of yourself that may have been previously unknown to you. You will gain valuable tools to help you reach your goals personally, creatively, and professionally.
Photo of Galia Schechter, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to know first hand our common humanity; our struggles and pain, our resilience and triumph through my personal and professional experiences. I am bi-cultural and have worked and traveled around the world. My exposure to and appreciation of human differences and similarities across cultures inspire my life and work. I am an experienced psychologist and I deeply and holistically understand complex psychological processes. I am here to skillfully, lovingly and affordably support your psychological growth and transformation and to help you reclaim joy and vitality.
Female
(510) 969-6086
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Female
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to know first hand our common humanity; our struggles and pain, our resilience and triumph through my personal and professional experiences. I am bi-cultural and have worked and traveled around the world. My exposure to and appreciation of human differences and similarities across cultures inspire my life and work. I am an experienced psychologist and I deeply and holistically understand complex psychological processes. I am here to skillfully, lovingly and affordably support your psychological growth and transformation and to help you reclaim joy and vitality.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Berkeley are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Berkeley. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Berkeley

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Berkeley you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Berkeley and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Berkeley or family therapy in Berkeley.