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Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Shannon Bernsten

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Let's Connect (510) 900-7191
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My belief in human resilience guides my work, and I hold deep trust in each person's unique path towards a full life. I approach my practice with warmth, presence, honesty, and respect. Together we can examine painful experiences, old belief systems, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck while honing in on your unique strengths. Therapy work encourages deepened self-awareness and compassion, allowing you to embrace a greater sense of agency and alignment in your day to day life. My hope is that our work inspires you to create space for the life and relationships you have been striving for.
My work centers relational, trauma informed modalities. I work with individuals of all ages as well as couples, and have experience supporting clients in navigating many diverse life experiences. I listen deeply, offering caring insight and support as we explore your inner world.
I believe the biggest tool in therapy work is the relationship between therapist and client, and I encourage you to find the right fit for you. I welcome you to reach out for a free consultation to learn more about how I practice, and see if I may be able to support your healing process.
Call or Shannon Bernsten now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 900-7191

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 900-7191

San Francisco, CA 94114

I am accepting new clients in California. I see folks virtually throughout CA, and offer in-person sessions in SF and the East Bay.
$120 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Shannon Bernsten
Let's Connect (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 900-7191

San Francisco, CA 94114

I am accepting new clients in California. I see folks virtually throughout CA, and offer in-person sessions in SF and the East Bay.
$120 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Shannon Bernsten

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Mastercard, Visa
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While I am not accepting insurance at this time, I can provide monthly superbills which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
While I am not accepting insurance at this time, I can provide monthly superbills which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / AMFT 141407 Supervised by Sherna Perez (California / LCSW 25767) Shannon Bernsten
  • In Practice for 2 Years
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studied , M.A. Counseling Psychology , Graduated 2023
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 900-7191
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Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body Positivity
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 900-7191
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Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 900-7191
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Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

5 Endorsements

Matthew Grundy
Matthew Grundy
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Shannon is a clinician that shows up with authenticity, courage, and warmth in a way that welcomes all parts of you into the room. She has a natural gift for creating a felt sense of safety and trust which is cornerstone to any good therapeutic journey.
Sura Hertzberg
Sura Hertzberg
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalMAAMFT
Shannon is a wonderful human through and through. She has a way of making those around her feel safe, comfortable, and confident. Her therapeutic skills go above and beyond. I highly recommend her as a practitioner.
Bec Crowley
Bec Crowley
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Shannon has a beautiful way of fostering connection with each person she interactions with. Her ability to listen, attune, and respond with thoughtfulness and care make her a wonderful person to work with and learn from.
Alexa Rosenstein
Alexa Rosenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFTMA
Shannon truly embodies the idea of compassion and non-judgement for all the parts we hold. She has the ability to balance being caring and being honest with such grace, and makes someone truly feel like they can say anything to her and be warmly received!
Whitni Rader
Whitni Rader
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Shannon has an extraordinary talent for putting me at ease and making me feel truly seen and understood. Her warmth and unwavering support create a nurturing environment. In Shannon's presence, I feel profoundly cared for.

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Location

Primary Location

Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 900-7191

Additional Location

San Francisco, CA 94114

(510) 900-7191
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I am accepting new clients in California. I see folks virtually throughout CA, and offer in-person sessions in SF and the East Bay.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I am accepting new clients in California. I see folks virtually throughout CA, and offer in-person sessions in SF and the East Bay.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 900-7191
Photo of Shannon Bernsten, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Shannon Bernsten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT