Karen Tsai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Karen Tsai, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley
(925) 528-0448 Website

Karen Tsai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

2140 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 606
Berkeley, California 94704
(925) 528-0448

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Therapy is a process of exploring the many ways we can understand and respond to the external world around us and the internal world within us. As part of the therapeutic process, we unfold, heal, and grow, moving away from potentially self-defeating patterns, and towards healthier relationships and greater self-esteem. My role in a therapist relationship will be to listen carefully, hold space, and offer support as you move on this path. I am trained in doing so using multiple approaches and techniques, including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.

I welcome adults of varied backgrounds and experiences. I will work with you to co-create a process based on warmth, respect, and collaboration. My areas of interest and experience include Relationships, Life Transitions, Anxiety and Depression, Women’s Health / Issues, Trauma, and Multicultural Counseling.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked in a variety of settings. I studied at Smith College School for Social Work and completed post-graduate training at UC Berkeley. I am also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I look forward to working with you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • License and State: LCSW 81617 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: UC Berkeley Clinical Social Work Fellowship
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

2140 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 606
Berkeley, California 94704
(925) 528-0448

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 10 May 2019
Karen Tsai, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Karen Tsai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW