Monica Z. Nowakowski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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(510) 662-6114

Monica Z. Nowakowski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

3099 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 662-6114

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Announcement icon What a time we're living in! I am available to you via phone and in-person, socially-distanced, room aired out in between clients.
I provide short-term therapy of 1 - 4 sessions. With compassion and humor I provide a safe place for adults to get help with personal situations such as relationship/work stress, break-ups, retirement, chronic/ life-threatening illness and disability, depression, anxiety, dementia, care-giving of people of all ages, and "coming out". Life transitions have a common thread - loss, grief, and opportunity. Even joyful experiences can be difficult. You may feel stuck, out-of-control or have worrisome regrets and anxiety. You may feel "at a loss", you can't just "shake it off", or feel "it's taking a toll" on you.
I help people deal more effectively and safely with the challenging or overwhelming personal or professional situations. I have extensive experience working health professionals. With guidance, clients find that they can identify patterns that are not useful anymore, re-gain hope, and learn more useful ways to manage emotions/behavior and relate to others.
Clients state that they appreciate the depth of my knowledge, accepting stance and humor. I believe that my diverse work history, training (see LinkedIn), personal experiences and explorations allow me to find and hold onto hope when it appears there isn't any and the fortitude to guide clients on their respective journeys.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • PPO plans
  • Out of Network
My billing service takes care of your insurance claims. If you are paying privately, we agree on a system.
Email me or call (510) 662-6114 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / LCS13419
  • School: University of California, Berkeley

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • Membership: American Psychology Association

Location

3099 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 662-6114
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Alzheimer's
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • critical incident stress management
  • family caregiving
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Polish
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Monica Z. Nowakowski, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Monica Z. Nowakowski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW