Paula Mandel

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(510) 240-5847

Paula Mandel

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

2709 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 240-5847
Offers online therapy

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About

I've been in practice for over 25 years, helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and a range of other difficulties. I work from an integrative psychoanalytic perspective. This means that we work together to understand in a deep way the painful patterns that hold you back and where efforts to shield yourself from pain create more problems. We attend to your thoughts and feelings in the moment, which is in many ways like a mindfulness practice, aimed at enlarging acceptance of the known and as yet unknown parts of yourself.
Exploration of your inner life helps to remove obstacles in the way of experiencing more joy and less pain. Finding words for your feelings in a trusting therapeutic relationship mitigates the shame that keeps problems fixed and frightening. We face these issues straightforwardly, but with humor, and with compassion.
With nurturing attention to their inner life, many clients regain the ability to experience compassion towards themselves, some for the first time. ... I also work actively with couples, helping partners to clarify and communicate their needs, to listen to each other's feelings, and to find empathy for each other's experience.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY15761
  • School: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Location

2709 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 240-5847
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: French
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022
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Paula Mandel

Psychologist, PhD