Gordon Steil

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Gordon Steil, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley
(510) 757-9368 Website

Gordon Steil

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

2232 Carleton Street
Room 4
Berkeley, California 94704
(510) 757-9368

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To paraphrase Alice Miller: the opposite of depression isn't happiness; it's vitality. My clients are people who want to feel more in control, more at peace, more effective, more connected, more present, more focused, more decisive, more flexible… more alive. They seek relief from patterns -- sometimes chronic and severe, sometimes only subtly nagging -- of painful feelings, negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that stem from their experience of growing up in particular worlds and particular histories that were traumatic or difficult or confusing.

I prefer a flexible, collaborative approach that evolves as we work. I practice psychotherapy through a whole-person-in-social-context lens, getting to know who you are and what you care about, as well as what you’re sick of. Over time we can understand where discouragement or hopelessness has come from, untangling and dissolving whatever diminishes you.

I am grateful and proud to work with people who have tried therapy but found it wanting; who are skeptical about therapy or afraid to try it; who have doubted they could find someone who could deal with their story; who are afraid of feeling; who have no idea where to start; or who know what they want to work on but also suspect there’s more to it than that.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License and State: 109805 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: UC Berkeley / MA, Education
  • 2004

Location

2232 Carleton Street
Room 4
Berkeley, California 94704
(510) 757-9368

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration history/status
  • Infidelity
  • Intersectional identities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Gordon Steil, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley

Gordon Steil

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT