Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94704
"I have been fortunate to spend the past 21 years working with children and their families-initially as a middle school teacher and now as a LMFT. I'm dedicated to helping my clients have the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges in their lives. I work with families struggling with unhealthy communication patterns, major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety/depression, defiance, and sibling rivalry. I believe in the power of relationships to heal, so my main focus is on creating a strong working alliance with my clients. Parenting classes, consultations, and new moms' groups offered."
Individuals
(510) 496-2725
Verified
Berkeley, California 94704
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Individuals
"I have been fortunate to spend the past 21 years working with children and their families-initially as a middle school teacher and now as a LMFT. I'm dedicated to helping my clients have the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges in their lives. I work with families struggling with unhealthy communication patterns, major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety/depression, defiance, and sibling rivalry. I believe in the power of relationships to heal, so my main focus is on creating a strong working alliance with my clients. Parenting classes, consultations, and new moms' groups offered."
Stephen Waye, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
"You have experienced how unkind and unsafe life can be, and you urgently need to put (or keep) life together and move on. Your hard knock might be the death of a loved one, or an illness that threatens your or a loved one's life. It could be an accident, a disability, a breakup that starts feeling like a crackup, coming out while religious, or any other kind of life-altering shock. Couples take hard knocks too, when one of you goes through a major change, or there is a betrayal or loss of love or desire."
Individuals
(510) 328-4246
Verified
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Individuals
"You have experienced how unkind and unsafe life can be, and you urgently need to put (or keep) life together and move on. Your hard knock might be the death of a loved one, or an illness that threatens your or a loved one's life. It could be an accident, a disability, a breakup that starts feeling like a crackup, coming out while religious, or any other kind of life-altering shock. Couples take hard knocks too, when one of you goes through a major change, or there is a betrayal or loss of love or desire."
Nick J Herzmark, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"All issues stemming from severe trauma or abuse like anxiety, depression and various forms of confusion in the mind, pain in the heart disconnect us from life, from ourselves. I've been carefully, mindfully, patiently guiding others back to a deeper sense of connection, clarity and openness. For twenty five years, I've been blending Eastern and Western techniques to achieve this. Visit my website: nickherzmark.org"
Individuals
(415) 300-4343
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Individuals
"All issues stemming from severe trauma or abuse like anxiety, depression and various forms of confusion in the mind, pain in the heart disconnect us from life, from ourselves. I've been carefully, mindfully, patiently guiding others back to a deeper sense of connection, clarity and openness. For twenty five years, I've been blending Eastern and Western techniques to achieve this. Visit my website: nickherzmark.org"
Isabel Diamond, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Feeling stuck can be a disheartening and frustrating experience. Have you thought about your problem a lot, tried harder, blamed yourself, or tried numbing or distracting yourself? Therapy can help you feel better."
Individuals
(510) 788-2195
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Individuals
"Feeling stuck can be a disheartening and frustrating experience. Have you thought about your problem a lot, tried harder, blamed yourself, or tried numbing or distracting yourself? Therapy can help you feel better."
Shauna Bergh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Individuals
(510) 852-9349
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Individuals
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Lauren Go, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Choosing a therapist can be intimidating, especially for people of color. We might find ourselves wondering if our therapist will "get" what it's like to be us. I believe each person, couple, and family brings with them a set of unique experiences, values, and goals, often influenced by various cultural factors. Perhaps you are an individual looking for a safe space to explore your identity, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Maybe you are in a cross-cultural relationship and want help navigating tricky topics productively. It could be your family is in conflict around generational differences and opposing values."
Individuals
(510) 674-0779
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Individuals
"Choosing a therapist can be intimidating, especially for people of color. We might find ourselves wondering if our therapist will "get" what it's like to be us. I believe each person, couple, and family brings with them a set of unique experiences, values, and goals, often influenced by various cultural factors. Perhaps you are an individual looking for a safe space to explore your identity, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Maybe you are in a cross-cultural relationship and want help navigating tricky topics productively. It could be your family is in conflict around generational differences and opposing values."
Yusef Malenky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94704
"My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Broadly speaking, I take a humanistic, client-centered approach to therapy but I am also influenced by the positive discipline model of child rearing."
Individuals
(510) 879-5804
Verified
Berkeley, California 94704
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Individuals
"My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Broadly speaking, I take a humanistic, client-centered approach to therapy but I am also influenced by the positive discipline model of child rearing."
Katie Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Pleasanton, California 94566
"Hello, and welcome to my practice. I specialize in working with people experiencing depression and anxiety. I have sucessfully treated adults and children with these issues for almost 20 years. Whether it's day to day issues or trauma you've experienced that brings you to therapy, I work with you to decrease negative thoughts and behaviors. My focus is to put you back in charge of your life. In addition to treating depression and anxiety I am also trained to treat PTSD/trauma. I have experience with EMDR which has been very successful in reducing negative memories and flashbacks."
Individuals
(925) 302-9412
Verified
Pleasanton, California 94566
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Individuals
"Hello, and welcome to my practice. I specialize in working with people experiencing depression and anxiety. I have sucessfully treated adults and children with these issues for almost 20 years. Whether it's day to day issues or trauma you've experienced that brings you to therapy, I work with you to decrease negative thoughts and behaviors. My focus is to put you back in charge of your life. In addition to treating depression and anxiety I am also trained to treat PTSD/trauma. I have experience with EMDR which has been very successful in reducing negative memories and flashbacks."
Guillermina Gigi Valdes-Huckabee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "
Individuals
(510) 907-6756
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Individuals
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "
Jim Murakami, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94707
"Hello, I have a passion for working collaboratively with adults, adolescents and children who may be experiencing distress or who simply seek greater fulfillment in life. I believe deeply in the importance of connection among individuals, families, communities, nature, and spirituality towards promoting resiliency and healing. I have worked extensively with young adults, children and adolescents who have suffered anxiety, depression, educational difficulty, trauma and loss. I provide individual and family therapy, as well as comprehensive psychological emotional, academic and intellectual assessments to clients of all ages."
Individuals
(510) 379-9069
Verified
Berkeley, California 94707
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Individuals
"Hello, I have a passion for working collaboratively with adults, adolescents and children who may be experiencing distress or who simply seek greater fulfillment in life. I believe deeply in the importance of connection among individuals, families, communities, nature, and spirituality towards promoting resiliency and healing. I have worked extensively with young adults, children and adolescents who have suffered anxiety, depression, educational difficulty, trauma and loss. I provide individual and family therapy, as well as comprehensive psychological emotional, academic and intellectual assessments to clients of all ages."
Elyse SG Bart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Individuals
(510) 394-1740
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Individuals
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Maegan Willan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94702
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Individuals
(925) 255-7381
Verified
Berkeley, California 94702
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Individuals
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Sophie Jani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Individuals
(510) 962-9374
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Individuals
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Michael Shaw, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"The three core things I believe about psychotherapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. There is nothing mysterious about whether therapy is working. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while emotional health has been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as essentially healthy. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." People with symptoms want to feel more like him or herself which I aim to accomplish as quickly as possible. Someone coping pretty well, however, might seek help to become more effective."
Individuals
(424) 226-4543
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Individuals
"The three core things I believe about psychotherapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. There is nothing mysterious about whether therapy is working. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while emotional health has been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as essentially healthy. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." People with symptoms want to feel more like him or herself which I aim to accomplish as quickly as possible. Someone coping pretty well, however, might seek help to become more effective."
Jenny Randt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I see myself as a holistic practitioner. Therapy with me involves working the body just as much as the mind. This can be challenging for some, but leads to long-term resolution and healing in a more complete, organic nature. Through Somatic Experiencing (SE), I have been trained to work specifically with trauma and the way in which our survival energy becomes trapped in our bodies. We embody our lived experience."
Individuals
(510) 319-1271 x4
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Individuals
"I see myself as a holistic practitioner. Therapy with me involves working the body just as much as the mind. This can be challenging for some, but leads to long-term resolution and healing in a more complete, organic nature. Through Somatic Experiencing (SE), I have been trained to work specifically with trauma and the way in which our survival energy becomes trapped in our bodies. We embody our lived experience."
Graciela M Fix, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Fremont, California 94539
"I am a respectful, open-minded, and compassionate mind/body psychotherapist who assists clients to find practical solutions to life challenges. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a somatic therapy that enables people to heal from trauma and emotional distress. I am also certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), which addresses distress in couples and helps them to create a secure bond. I practice the Hakomi Method, which studies how we organize internal experience and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which combines cognitive, emotional, verbal dialogue, and somatic interventions. "
Individuals
(510) 380-8449
Verified
Fremont, California 94539
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Individuals
"I am a respectful, open-minded, and compassionate mind/body psychotherapist who assists clients to find practical solutions to life challenges. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a somatic therapy that enables people to heal from trauma and emotional distress. I am also certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), which addresses distress in couples and helps them to create a secure bond. I practice the Hakomi Method, which studies how we organize internal experience and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which combines cognitive, emotional, verbal dialogue, and somatic interventions. "
Melissa K Bowman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I love what I do! I have the pleasure of working with clients from five to 105-years-old! Having the opportunity to work with an expansive age range has taught me that at any age: we want to be loved and we want to love, we want to belong, we want to have purpose, we want to experience joy, and we don't want pain. My goal as a therapist, is to help my clients find ways to reduce, restructure, and remove obstacles that cause pain; while building on our individual resources to promote health, happiness and well-being."
Individuals
(510) 849-6789
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Individuals
"I love what I do! I have the pleasure of working with clients from five to 105-years-old! Having the opportunity to work with an expansive age range has taught me that at any age: we want to be loved and we want to love, we want to belong, we want to have purpose, we want to experience joy, and we don't want pain. My goal as a therapist, is to help my clients find ways to reduce, restructure, and remove obstacles that cause pain; while building on our individual resources to promote health, happiness and well-being."
Deborah Kim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"Are you grappling with increased self-doubt, irritation and anxiety at work and in relationships? Maybe you already have a supportive community, exercise regularly and do your best at “self-care”, but it’s been a struggle lately to keep it together. You know what’s going on intellectually, but the change you seek is not happening on your own. Maybe you’ve been to therapy before and know it’s time to return before it gets worse. And this time, you’d like to work with a therapist skilled in working with social and cultural differences, and gets the pain of being different and experiencing microaggressions. "
Individuals
(510) 567-4431
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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Individuals
"Are you grappling with increased self-doubt, irritation and anxiety at work and in relationships? Maybe you already have a supportive community, exercise regularly and do your best at “self-care”, but it’s been a struggle lately to keep it together. You know what’s going on intellectually, but the change you seek is not happening on your own. Maybe you’ve been to therapy before and know it’s time to return before it gets worse. And this time, you’d like to work with a therapist skilled in working with social and cultural differences, and gets the pain of being different and experiencing microaggressions. "
Peggy Messerschmidt, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Livermore, California 94551
"Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Blocked? Do you struggle with relationships, being assertive, asking for what you need, setting appropriate boundaries or navigating conflict? Do you have a history of trauma or neglect and still struggle with its effects? As a LMFT, I can help you explore these issues and more, so you can come to understand yourself more deeply and make more conscious life choices."
Individuals
(925) 241-5521
Verified
Livermore, California 94551
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Individuals
"Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Blocked? Do you struggle with relationships, being assertive, asking for what you need, setting appropriate boundaries or navigating conflict? Do you have a history of trauma or neglect and still struggle with its effects? As a LMFT, I can help you explore these issues and more, so you can come to understand yourself more deeply and make more conscious life choices."
Ron Perry, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94704
"I have a strong background in both clinical and counseling psychology and extensive experience treating a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relational problems, and life transitions. I also specialize in treating addictions. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I place a strong emphasis on treating all clients with acceptance and respect, and all are welcome in my practice, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual/religious beliefs, or personal history."
Individuals
(510) 587-9036
Verified
Berkeley, California 94704
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Individuals
"I have a strong background in both clinical and counseling psychology and extensive experience treating a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relational problems, and life transitions. I also specialize in treating addictions. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I place a strong emphasis on treating all clients with acceptance and respect, and all are welcome in my practice, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual/religious beliefs, or personal history."

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