Willow Banks
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, coping with life transitions, and the aging process.
Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings support the process, offering the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy.
(510) 291-4854
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, coping with life transitions, and the aging process.
Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings support the process, offering the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy.
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Laurel Livingston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Relationships are foundational. They are one of the deepest expressions of our essential humanity. As a sex-positive, gender-, poly,- kink-, and LGBTQ-affirmative relationship therapist, I bring expertise in romantic relationships, alternative lifestyles, sexuality, intimacy, and the inner workings of attachment. I invite you to bring forth what’s most real and true for you, with no fear of judgment.
(510) 945-3090
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Relationships are foundational. They are one of the deepest expressions of our essential humanity. As a sex-positive, gender-, poly,- kink-, and LGBTQ-affirmative relationship therapist, I bring expertise in romantic relationships, alternative lifestyles, sexuality, intimacy, and the inner workings of attachment. I invite you to bring forth what’s most real and true for you, with no fear of judgment.
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Alexis Lowenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I believe that healing is a process of letting go of what is not us - our learned ways of coping with life - so that our essence may express itself in the world more freely. Through following the wisdom of the body and spirit, a safe therapy relationship supports the organic movement towards wholeness that is waiting to unfold. I work with adults and children to help increase their felt sense of safety in their bodies and to support mental and emotional well-being. Together we can understand how early experiences create templates for relationship, and learn to shift and transform what no longer serves you.
(510) 768-7310
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Berkeley, CA 94704
I believe that healing is a process of letting go of what is not us - our learned ways of coping with life - so that our essence may express itself in the world more freely. Through following the wisdom of the body and spirit, a safe therapy relationship supports the organic movement towards wholeness that is waiting to unfold. I work with adults and children to help increase their felt sense of safety in their bodies and to support mental and emotional well-being. Together we can understand how early experiences create templates for relationship, and learn to shift and transform what no longer serves you.
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Christine K Pess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Offers online therapy
I offer both short and long-term therapy with adolescents, adults and seniors. I am experienced with anxiety, grief, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues and trauma. I strive to create a comfortable, accepting and encouraging space, and I believe that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is essential to the work.
(510) 288-5115
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Offers online therapy
I offer both short and long-term therapy with adolescents, adults and seniors. I am experienced with anxiety, grief, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues and trauma. I strive to create a comfortable, accepting and encouraging space, and I believe that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is essential to the work.
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Taly Rutenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
I believe that by cultivating a healing therapeutic relationship that nourishes your strengths and helps build your resources, you will be more able to embrace life and find greater happiness.
You don’t need to suffer so much. In these uncertain and unsettling times, I create the safety to explore difficult feelings and navigate challenges in relationships, work, health and spirit. For over thirty years, I have helped couples and individuals let go of the unnecessary suffering that comes when we try to escape the realities of our lives. While I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, one aspect of my approach never changes – we seek truth. I have found that being with the truth of our lives is the most reliable path to positive and lasting change.
(510) 738-3398
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
I believe that by cultivating a healing therapeutic relationship that nourishes your strengths and helps build your resources, you will be more able to embrace life and find greater happiness.
You don’t need to suffer so much. In these uncertain and unsettling times, I create the safety to explore difficult feelings and navigate challenges in relationships, work, health and spirit. For over thirty years, I have helped couples and individuals let go of the unnecessary suffering that comes when we try to escape the realities of our lives. While I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, one aspect of my approach never changes – we seek truth. I have found that being with the truth of our lives is the most reliable path to positive and lasting change.
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Samantha Tomarchio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, AASECT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
In our therapeutic relationship, we will delve into the mystery of the unknown as we slowly begin to integrate parts of ourselves that have been split off, as we come back into experiencing ourselves as whole through relationship with self & other.
Seeking to deepen your intimacy in relationships with romantic and/or non-romantic partners? Desiring a fuller sexual expression & pleasure in your experience? Have you desired to enliven your sex life? Or, perhaps you are desiring restorative healing, justice, & repair from childhood sexual abuse / have had non-consensual, sexual experiences; either being the victim or the transgressor and require integral support. I can help you. I facilitate individuals and couples heal and recover from personal, collective, and intergenerational trauma to come back into authentic, embodied connection through intimacy from the inside out.
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
In our therapeutic relationship, we will delve into the mystery of the unknown as we slowly begin to integrate parts of ourselves that have been split off, as we come back into experiencing ourselves as whole through relationship with self & other.
Seeking to deepen your intimacy in relationships with romantic and/or non-romantic partners? Desiring a fuller sexual expression & pleasure in your experience? Have you desired to enliven your sex life? Or, perhaps you are desiring restorative healing, justice, & repair from childhood sexual abuse / have had non-consensual, sexual experiences; either being the victim or the transgressor and require integral support. I can help you. I facilitate individuals and couples heal and recover from personal, collective, and intergenerational trauma to come back into authentic, embodied connection through intimacy from the inside out.
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Lisa Bograd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
(415) 935-1922
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Berkeley, CA 94705
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
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George Kitahara Kich
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing relationship issues, stress and life transitions. The therapy involves an interactive, problem-solving and insight-oriented approach. I use a relational, developmental attachment and family systems model to help my clients become more of who they aspire to be.
(510) 466-1119
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Berkeley, CA 94703
I work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing relationship issues, stress and life transitions. The therapy involves an interactive, problem-solving and insight-oriented approach. I use a relational, developmental attachment and family systems model to help my clients become more of who they aspire to be.
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Cici Kinsman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Berkeley, CA 94705
I help clients to: Overcome anxiety and depression - Process grief & loss - Resolve interpersonal and relationship challenges - Process past and present trauma and relationship injuries - Increase self-esteem and authentic self-expression - Adapt to role and life transitions - Transform negative thinking and habitual patterns - Explore questions of meaning, purpose and spirituality.
My style is engaged, authentic and direct, while holding space for our complete focus on your work at your pace. I operate with deep respect for the ways in which culture, race, class, gender, gender identity, immigrant status, sexuality, and physical ability can impact your experiences and sense of yourself. I work with a wide range of clients including individuals, adolescents and couples of all sexual orientations (heterosexual, gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual); clients of all genders and gender identities; people of multicultural or immigrant backgrounds; parents, prospective parents.
(510) 594-4344
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Berkeley, CA 94705
I help clients to: Overcome anxiety and depression - Process grief & loss - Resolve interpersonal and relationship challenges - Process past and present trauma and relationship injuries - Increase self-esteem and authentic self-expression - Adapt to role and life transitions - Transform negative thinking and habitual patterns - Explore questions of meaning, purpose and spirituality.
My style is engaged, authentic and direct, while holding space for our complete focus on your work at your pace. I operate with deep respect for the ways in which culture, race, class, gender, gender identity, immigrant status, sexuality, and physical ability can impact your experiences and sense of yourself. I work with a wide range of clients including individuals, adolescents and couples of all sexual orientations (heterosexual, gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual); clients of all genders and gender identities; people of multicultural or immigrant backgrounds; parents, prospective parents.
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Julie Friend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
I am a highly trained and experienced psychotherapist, and for over 25 years I have helped many individuals and couples facing anxiety, loneliness, difficulty pursuing their desires, relationship difficulties, and many other concerns. I offer both individual and couple psychotherapy, and work in a warm, collaborative and direct manner. I will listen carefully to you, and share my thoughts and ideas with you as we construct a safe and challenging relationship in which you can understand yourself better, build on your strengths, and tackle the obstacles that are holding you back. We will go at a pace comfortable to you.
(510) 454-8268
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Offers online therapy
I am a highly trained and experienced psychotherapist, and for over 25 years I have helped many individuals and couples facing anxiety, loneliness, difficulty pursuing their desires, relationship difficulties, and many other concerns. I offer both individual and couple psychotherapy, and work in a warm, collaborative and direct manner. I will listen carefully to you, and share my thoughts and ideas with you as we construct a safe and challenging relationship in which you can understand yourself better, build on your strengths, and tackle the obstacles that are holding you back. We will go at a pace comfortable to you.
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Lucy Collier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in the East Bay since 1996. I offer a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship where individuals, couples or families can find self acceptance, safety, access insight and intuition, and cultivate an attitude of kindness toward the self and others. Recovery from trauma, working on communication and relationships, overcoming addiction, spiritual self-development and healing, and coping with depression/stress from major life transitions are common themes. I have taught and supervised therapists in training at various local agencies. I also have a background in holistic and shamanic healing.
(510) 403-8133
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Berkeley, CA 94707
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in the East Bay since 1996. I offer a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship where individuals, couples or families can find self acceptance, safety, access insight and intuition, and cultivate an attitude of kindness toward the self and others. Recovery from trauma, working on communication and relationships, overcoming addiction, spiritual self-development and healing, and coping with depression/stress from major life transitions are common themes. I have taught and supervised therapists in training at various local agencies. I also have a background in holistic and shamanic healing.
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Heidi Berrin Shonkoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
While there are no quick fixes, I offer effective tools to help you grow the relationship you want.
I bring to my private practice 36 years of experience and training in couple dynamics, attachment, sexuality and family systems. When couples first contact me, they have often been struggling with strained, stuck and reactive relationship patterns for a long time. They have hurt one another by attempting various ineffective solutions such as fighting-to-win, resentful compliance, disengagement, dulled sexual desire, infidelities, freezing in hopelessness. These are all an attempt to manage the anxiety and discomfort often inherent in long-term relationship challenges. Naturally, there is discouragement and worry.
(510) 863-8744
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Berkeley, CA 94705
While there are no quick fixes, I offer effective tools to help you grow the relationship you want.
I bring to my private practice 36 years of experience and training in couple dynamics, attachment, sexuality and family systems. When couples first contact me, they have often been struggling with strained, stuck and reactive relationship patterns for a long time. They have hurt one another by attempting various ineffective solutions such as fighting-to-win, resentful compliance, disengagement, dulled sexual desire, infidelities, freezing in hopelessness. These are all an attempt to manage the anxiety and discomfort often inherent in long-term relationship challenges. Naturally, there is discouragement and worry.
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Karena Henrietta Montag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I am particularly drawn to work involving diversity & identity, relationship & inter-generational patterns & restorative practices.
I have extensive experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I communicate genuine care & respect, empathy & non-judgment which creates an environment of safety & understanding, while a belief in goal-oriented therapy promotes positive shifts & sustainable changes. My clinical orientation is informed by psychodynamic, narrative & family systems theories.
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Berkeley, CA 94703
I am particularly drawn to work involving diversity & identity, relationship & inter-generational patterns & restorative practices.
I have extensive experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I communicate genuine care & respect, empathy & non-judgment which creates an environment of safety & understanding, while a belief in goal-oriented therapy promotes positive shifts & sustainable changes. My clinical orientation is informed by psychodynamic, narrative & family systems theories.
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Sylvia Khromina
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I love helping adults who are ready to make a change and want to address: trauma, relationship difficulties, issues with food and body image, chronic stress, anxiety, panic, or depression through building tangible tools and mindfulness-based skills. I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds and seek to provide respectful and culturally sensitive services to all. As an immigrant myself, I have a special appreciation for the experience of first and second generation immigrants. My approach draws from mindfulness, body-oriented interventions, parts work, evidence-based modalities, advances in neuroscience, and attachment research.
(415) 463-1536
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Berkeley, CA 94705
I love helping adults who are ready to make a change and want to address: trauma, relationship difficulties, issues with food and body image, chronic stress, anxiety, panic, or depression through building tangible tools and mindfulness-based skills. I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds and seek to provide respectful and culturally sensitive services to all. As an immigrant myself, I have a special appreciation for the experience of first and second generation immigrants. My approach draws from mindfulness, body-oriented interventions, parts work, evidence-based modalities, advances in neuroscience, and attachment research.
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Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Working with individual adults, couples and in groups, I am an experienced therapist supporting men and women who want to heal and grow. Stress and anxiety often stem from relationship and workplace concerns. My couples counseling focuses on communication, a key to healthy relationships. To help heal childhood trauma, I have varied perspectives, including EMDR and a body/mind approach. I also specialize in working with adults with addictions, with family members dealing with addicted loved ones, with codependency and ACA issues, and with mid-life and retirement changes. My longterm groups for men and women address deep relationship issues; free interview; ask for flyer.
(510) 681-2091
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
Working with individual adults, couples and in groups, I am an experienced therapist supporting men and women who want to heal and grow. Stress and anxiety often stem from relationship and workplace concerns. My couples counseling focuses on communication, a key to healthy relationships. To help heal childhood trauma, I have varied perspectives, including EMDR and a body/mind approach. I also specialize in working with adults with addictions, with family members dealing with addicted loved ones, with codependency and ACA issues, and with mid-life and retirement changes. My longterm groups for men and women address deep relationship issues; free interview; ask for flyer.
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Vicki Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I work successfully with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma & PTSD.
Welcome! I specialize in relationships, work and parenting. I’m warm, creative, supportive & smart. I like to help people in life transitions. These are hard times. If you’re feeling alone, overwhelmed, upset or worried about the future, let me help. We collaborate to address the hard things in your life, discover your unique abilities & strengths & create a path toward your dreams and goals. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 30 + years’ experience working with people from age 2 to 100. I create space where you can feel comfortable expressing feelings & exploring difficult issues. We transform you’re goals into do-able steps.
(510) 380-7909
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
I work successfully with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma & PTSD.
Welcome! I specialize in relationships, work and parenting. I’m warm, creative, supportive & smart. I like to help people in life transitions. These are hard times. If you’re feeling alone, overwhelmed, upset or worried about the future, let me help. We collaborate to address the hard things in your life, discover your unique abilities & strengths & create a path toward your dreams and goals. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 30 + years’ experience working with people from age 2 to 100. I create space where you can feel comfortable expressing feelings & exploring difficult issues. We transform you’re goals into do-able steps.
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Daniel Avi Blumrosen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I provide warm, accepting, and engaged psychotherapy. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley, I work with individuals, teens, young adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve the quality of their relationships and lives. Whether you are working to ease the symptoms of depression or anxiety, healing from grief and loss issues, resolving trauma, or seeking deeper a relationship with yourself and others, I can help you move forward.
(831) 508-3228
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Berkeley, CA 94705
I provide warm, accepting, and engaged psychotherapy. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley, I work with individuals, teens, young adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve the quality of their relationships and lives. Whether you are working to ease the symptoms of depression or anxiety, healing from grief and loss issues, resolving trauma, or seeking deeper a relationship with yourself and others, I can help you move forward.
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Rivka Geoghegan, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Offers online therapy
I have been working with clients for ten years, helping them make significant changes in their lives. I work with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-judgement, family and relationship issues, marriage and sexuality, past trauma and spirituality. There are many things in life that can be difficult, and I help people see and understand the meaning and purpose in their experiences. I believe that change comes from awareness. If you cant see what is causing you suffering, you cannot tend to it. I help you know yourself and your circumstances so that you can feel empowered as opposed to victimized by life.
(510) 972-1719
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Berkeley, CA 94703
Offers online therapy
I have been working with clients for ten years, helping them make significant changes in their lives. I work with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-judgement, family and relationship issues, marriage and sexuality, past trauma and spirituality. There are many things in life that can be difficult, and I help people see and understand the meaning and purpose in their experiences. I believe that change comes from awareness. If you cant see what is causing you suffering, you cannot tend to it. I help you know yourself and your circumstances so that you can feel empowered as opposed to victimized by life.
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Paul Taruskin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
Therapy offers a unique relationship that invites you to explore your patterns and practice new ways of relating to others.
Humans are pack animals. We depend on our relationships to survive. So, when we are deprived of the love and care of supportive relationships, we find ways to meet these needs in their absence. These strategies help us minimize our pain allowing us to survive childhood and navigate adulthood. Now you are finding that these survival strategies are becoming problems of their own. Do you struggle with letting your guard down, even for the people you love? Is it difficult to put your needs over the needs of others? Have you developed habits of avoiding "feeling" and find that you are disconnected from the world around you?
(510) 683-5919
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
Therapy offers a unique relationship that invites you to explore your patterns and practice new ways of relating to others.
Humans are pack animals. We depend on our relationships to survive. So, when we are deprived of the love and care of supportive relationships, we find ways to meet these needs in their absence. These strategies help us minimize our pain allowing us to survive childhood and navigate adulthood. Now you are finding that these survival strategies are becoming problems of their own. Do you struggle with letting your guard down, even for the people you love? Is it difficult to put your needs over the needs of others? Have you developed habits of avoiding "feeling" and find that you are disconnected from the world around you?
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Center for Creative Growth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706
Offers online therapy
My name is Keely Burke, and I'm a therapist and supervisor at Center for Creative Growth. I believe that each client relationship is unique, and I see my role as co-creating a healing space that assists you in living your most authentic, creative, and satisfying life. It is deeply inspiring and moving for me to assist you on your sacred journey of healing. In addition to individual, couples, family, teen, and child therapy, I have created a new, ongoing women's therapy group using the arts and experiential therapies that begins in May. See the "Groups" section below for more details.
(510) 564-7333
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Berkeley, CA 94706
Offers online therapy
My name is Keely Burke, and I'm a therapist and supervisor at Center for Creative Growth. I believe that each client relationship is unique, and I see my role as co-creating a healing space that assists you in living your most authentic, creative, and satisfying life. It is deeply inspiring and moving for me to assist you on your sacred journey of healing. In addition to individual, couples, family, teen, and child therapy, I have created a new, ongoing women's therapy group using the arts and experiential therapies that begins in May. See the "Groups" section below for more details.

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