Sylvia Khromina
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
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.
Strength-Based
(415) 463-1536
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Strength-Based
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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Anki Alford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I help people with feelings of anxiety, stress, panic, depression and disconnect. You might be struggling with low self worth or a relentless inner critic that affects your relationships or school or work performance. By using a trauma informed approach we uncover what lies underneath allowing for understanding, access to compassion and the easing of overwhelming emotions.
Strength-Based
(831) 661-8562
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Strength-Based
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I help people with feelings of anxiety, stress, panic, depression and disconnect. You might be struggling with low self worth or a relentless inner critic that affects your relationships or school or work performance. By using a trauma informed approach we uncover what lies underneath allowing for understanding, access to compassion and the easing of overwhelming emotions.
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Meagan Rossin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94706
So often self-work involves degrees of correction and vigilance that can actually make you feel less connected to yourself. You want to better understand yourself and your relationships so that you can feel more whole and authentic. You are curious how your past connects to your present problems, and why certain narratives repeat themselves. You want interpersonal interactions to feel less complicated at work, at home, and with friends. You are tired of trying so hard to analyze and figure out your part in these relationships to no avail. You want to find the right solution, but in doing so end up feeling isolated.
Strength-Based
(628) 250-7143
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Berkeley, CA 94706
Strength-Based
So often self-work involves degrees of correction and vigilance that can actually make you feel less connected to yourself. You want to better understand yourself and your relationships so that you can feel more whole and authentic. You are curious how your past connects to your present problems, and why certain narratives repeat themselves. You want interpersonal interactions to feel less complicated at work, at home, and with friends. You are tired of trying so hard to analyze and figure out your part in these relationships to no avail. You want to find the right solution, but in doing so end up feeling isolated.
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Juliane Kowski
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, MT-BC, MA Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
Music therapy is intended for children, teens and adults who have a strong connection to music, play and art, and who believe that starting with their creativity and strengths can help create therapeutic change. This creative form of therapy uses music in all of its facets. I work with children and teens who struggle with social-emotional challenges due to trauma, life changes, learning challenges, academic/social pressures that can result in anxiety and depression. For adults, music therapy might provide a richer and more intuitive experience with which to explore and cope with anxiety and depression.
Strength-Based
(510) 880-3884
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Strength-Based
Music therapy is intended for children, teens and adults who have a strong connection to music, play and art, and who believe that starting with their creativity and strengths can help create therapeutic change. This creative form of therapy uses music in all of its facets. I work with children and teens who struggle with social-emotional challenges due to trauma, life changes, learning challenges, academic/social pressures that can result in anxiety and depression. For adults, music therapy might provide a richer and more intuitive experience with which to explore and cope with anxiety and depression.
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Valentina Mornard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
It takes courage to reach out for support. Often people reach out when their usual strategies to manage their life fail, and they feel stuck. Are you feeling like you can't think or talk your way out of your unhappiness? The role of the therapist is as a facilitator or guide to help you identify the patterns that are no longer working for you, and develop strategies to heal and change. I will work with you to develop a plan in therapy that meets your individual needs and goals. My style is to give a combination of compassion, honest feedback, non-judgment, humor, and warmth.
Strength-Based
(510) 345-0447
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Strength-Based
It takes courage to reach out for support. Often people reach out when their usual strategies to manage their life fail, and they feel stuck. Are you feeling like you can't think or talk your way out of your unhappiness? The role of the therapist is as a facilitator or guide to help you identify the patterns that are no longer working for you, and develop strategies to heal and change. I will work with you to develop a plan in therapy that meets your individual needs and goals. My style is to give a combination of compassion, honest feedback, non-judgment, humor, and warmth.
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Gary Bubash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94709
I want the people I work with to learn how to go through those lonely, sad, stressful, and worried times with a fighting chance for a new possibility and better outcome. Exploring your history and learning how to cope with known and unknown patterns working against you can build newer and healthier patterns. Controlling the intensity of your emotions and bringing new passion and excitement to your relationships takes practice and a little time for the process to take hold. I believe we can do the necessary individual and couples therapy to increase your satisfaction of a life well-lived.
Strength-Based
(510) 380-7806
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Strength-Based
I want the people I work with to learn how to go through those lonely, sad, stressful, and worried times with a fighting chance for a new possibility and better outcome. Exploring your history and learning how to cope with known and unknown patterns working against you can build newer and healthier patterns. Controlling the intensity of your emotions and bringing new passion and excitement to your relationships takes practice and a little time for the process to take hold. I believe we can do the necessary individual and couples therapy to increase your satisfaction of a life well-lived.
J. Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tired of feeling hurt in your relationships? Wow, things can get confusing and overwhelming so quickly! It is my job and my pleasure to help turn the tensions and pain you're experiencing into opportunities for growth and expansion. If you are ready to make changes and open to new possibilities, now is the time. I work with couples and individuals. We will find the nourishment within the pain while not losing track of what feels good...laughter is not uncommon in my office. If you are a man interested in working in a group, check out IRL Men below.
Strength-Based
(628) 227-5620
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Strength-Based
Tired of feeling hurt in your relationships? Wow, things can get confusing and overwhelming so quickly! It is my job and my pleasure to help turn the tensions and pain you're experiencing into opportunities for growth and expansion. If you are ready to make changes and open to new possibilities, now is the time. I work with couples and individuals. We will find the nourishment within the pain while not losing track of what feels good...laughter is not uncommon in my office. If you are a man interested in working in a group, check out IRL Men below.
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Lindsey G Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Transitions in our lives need to be marked and held to be integrated. The journey through can be dark and confusing, and how we adapt, grow, and who we look to for support, will illuminate our paths. I have had a focus on those contemporary rites of passage within my own experience, coming into adulthood, birth and parenthood, through relationships, my own identity, and facing our last goodbyes to loved ones. My work as a birth doula drew even more emphasis on the importance of our experiences around pregnancy and childbirth, and how celebrating the changing of our seasons was crucial to our sense of self.
Strength-Based
(925) 436-1191
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Strength-Based
Transitions in our lives need to be marked and held to be integrated. The journey through can be dark and confusing, and how we adapt, grow, and who we look to for support, will illuminate our paths. I have had a focus on those contemporary rites of passage within my own experience, coming into adulthood, birth and parenthood, through relationships, my own identity, and facing our last goodbyes to loved ones. My work as a birth doula drew even more emphasis on the importance of our experiences around pregnancy and childbirth, and how celebrating the changing of our seasons was crucial to our sense of self.
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Kaitlin Kimmel
MS, CRC, APCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
My practice is open to all,  and  I specialize in working with adults who live with disabilities and chronic illnesses, family caregivers, and parents of children living with disabilities or chronic health conditions. I work best with clients who are able to commit to weekly sessions and have the space to participate fully in the process. My areas of focus include, but aren’t limited to, major  life transitions, recovering from trauma, grief and loss, career counseling, anxiety, and identity.
Strength-Based
(628) 500-9037
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Berkeley, CA 94703
Strength-Based
My practice is open to all,  and  I specialize in working with adults who live with disabilities and chronic illnesses, family caregivers, and parents of children living with disabilities or chronic health conditions. I work best with clients who are able to commit to weekly sessions and have the space to participate fully in the process. My areas of focus include, but aren’t limited to, major  life transitions, recovering from trauma, grief and loss, career counseling, anxiety, and identity.
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Ryan Buchholz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Clients I work with tend to struggle with their partnerships and families, experience issues around intimacy & vulnerability, have experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships, have taken on shame, blame, or distorted thinking from their families, and/or feel constantly overwhelmed, stressed, disembodied, tense & angry in their relationships. I am committed to helping the full spectrum of family systems, both *individually* & as a *whole*, to gain more peace within their homes, to feel safe within their personal bodies & their whole family body again, and to heal the effects of intergenerational trauma on them.
Strength-Based
(510) 592-6576
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Strength-Based
Clients I work with tend to struggle with their partnerships and families, experience issues around intimacy & vulnerability, have experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships, have taken on shame, blame, or distorted thinking from their families, and/or feel constantly overwhelmed, stressed, disembodied, tense & angry in their relationships. I am committed to helping the full spectrum of family systems, both *individually* & as a *whole*, to gain more peace within their homes, to feel safe within their personal bodies & their whole family body again, and to heal the effects of intergenerational trauma on them.
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Christine K Pess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
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.
Strength-Based
(510) 288-5115
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Strength-Based
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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Laura Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Therapy doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience. With a kind heart and open mind, I strive to make therapy a comfortable place where you can explore the deepest insights about yourself with compassion and empathy. Therapy becomes an experience and journey about who YOU are and where YOU want to go. Is something standing in the way? Are you stuck in repetitive patterns or plagued by underlying issues? Whether you are suffering unbearable panic attacks, struggling with depression, or having difficulty with transitions, I'm here to help. Let's go beyond the surface and help YOU learn about YOU.
Strength-Based
(402) 685-8522
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Strength-Based
Therapy doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience. With a kind heart and open mind, I strive to make therapy a comfortable place where you can explore the deepest insights about yourself with compassion and empathy. Therapy becomes an experience and journey about who YOU are and where YOU want to go. Is something standing in the way? Are you stuck in repetitive patterns or plagued by underlying issues? Whether you are suffering unbearable panic attacks, struggling with depression, or having difficulty with transitions, I'm here to help. Let's go beyond the surface and help YOU learn about YOU.
XY Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
My name is Alexander Warnow and I'm the founder of XY Counseling. At XY we work primarily with adults, teens, and couples helping them to live more fulfilling, connected lives. Often what brings someone to seek therapy is a chronic issue that has reached a crisis point: anger, depression, anxiety, self-worth, intimacy problems, communication issues and many more. Sometimes it is a recent change in one's life: infidelity, a move, or the end of a relationship. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road towards healing and growth. Our therapists include Jacob Donnelly, Stacey Klein and Walker Witte.
Strength-Based
(415) 403-2007
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Strength-Based
My name is Alexander Warnow and I'm the founder of XY Counseling. At XY we work primarily with adults, teens, and couples helping them to live more fulfilling, connected lives. Often what brings someone to seek therapy is a chronic issue that has reached a crisis point: anger, depression, anxiety, self-worth, intimacy problems, communication issues and many more. Sometimes it is a recent change in one's life: infidelity, a move, or the end of a relationship. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road towards healing and growth. Our therapists include Jacob Donnelly, Stacey Klein and Walker Witte.
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Mariana Caplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I am a California State licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and thrive. My training spans a variety of traditional and modern psychotherapeutic modalities including: Somatics, Trauma, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, and Transpersonal/Spiritually Oriented approaches to psychotherapy. I fully believe that psychotherapy is not only about overcoming wounds and working through problems and traumas, but about healing, thriving, becoming relationally healthy, vocationally empowered, and fulfilling our highest potential as human beings.
Strength-Based
(415) 320-5966
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Strength-Based
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I am a California State licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and thrive. My training spans a variety of traditional and modern psychotherapeutic modalities including: Somatics, Trauma, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, and Transpersonal/Spiritually Oriented approaches to psychotherapy. I fully believe that psychotherapy is not only about overcoming wounds and working through problems and traumas, but about healing, thriving, becoming relationally healthy, vocationally empowered, and fulfilling our highest potential as human beings.
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Adrian Eric Scharfetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
Strength-Based
(916) 469-0790
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Strength-Based
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
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Scott Goode
PhD, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94710
I have tremendous respect for individuals who desire to face what is not working personally, professionally, socially, or in finding meaning and purpose in the universe. Whether you are struggling with emotional-mental stress and confusion, relationship, work, or family issues, or anxiety, depression, trauma, or addiction, I offer a trustworthy place to create a better life. I will collaborate with you during the process of psychotherapy to help you overcome your emotional and mental difficulties, discover your true self, and gain the freedom to live in alignment with your deepest values, beliefs, and desires.
Strength-Based
(650) 480-3430
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Berkeley, CA 94710
Strength-Based
I have tremendous respect for individuals who desire to face what is not working personally, professionally, socially, or in finding meaning and purpose in the universe. Whether you are struggling with emotional-mental stress and confusion, relationship, work, or family issues, or anxiety, depression, trauma, or addiction, I offer a trustworthy place to create a better life. I will collaborate with you during the process of psychotherapy to help you overcome your emotional and mental difficulties, discover your true self, and gain the freedom to live in alignment with your deepest values, beliefs, and desires.
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Lindsay Ferlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Do you find yourself repeating the same self-destructive behavior over and over? Do you find it difficult to find compassion for yourself or others? Do you find that instead of comforting yourself, you judge yourself for the way that you're feeling? Therapy can help you understand the unconscious dynamics at play and pull you out of your repetitive patterns. Finding a therapist who feels like the "right fit" is one of the most important aspects of a successful therapy. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space that welcomes all aspects of you and your experience.
Strength-Based
(510) 413-8604
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Strength-Based
Do you find yourself repeating the same self-destructive behavior over and over? Do you find it difficult to find compassion for yourself or others? Do you find that instead of comforting yourself, you judge yourself for the way that you're feeling? Therapy can help you understand the unconscious dynamics at play and pull you out of your repetitive patterns. Finding a therapist who feels like the "right fit" is one of the most important aspects of a successful therapy. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space that welcomes all aspects of you and your experience.
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Betsy Kassoff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with couples, GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
Strength-Based
(415) 609-5084
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Strength-Based
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with couples, GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
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Natasha Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
You are not alone. Every person has the right to be seen, heard, and supported without judgment. Based out the beautiful Bay Area, Natasha specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are impacted by such struggles as: life changes, relationship problems, depression, trauma, attachment trauma, PTSD, and eating disorders. Her counseling experience includes helping individuals through the complex emotions that come from relationships, break-ups, and divorce. She has particular expertise in working with teens and adults from “broken” homes who struggle with self-esteem and healthy relationships with others.
Strength-Based
(510) 727-5950
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Strength-Based
You are not alone. Every person has the right to be seen, heard, and supported without judgment. Based out the beautiful Bay Area, Natasha specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are impacted by such struggles as: life changes, relationship problems, depression, trauma, attachment trauma, PTSD, and eating disorders. Her counseling experience includes helping individuals through the complex emotions that come from relationships, break-ups, and divorce. She has particular expertise in working with teens and adults from “broken” homes who struggle with self-esteem and healthy relationships with others.
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Laura Frame
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Growth, change and transformation happen in the context of crucial relationships in our lives. We also experience pain, loss, absence, fear, shame, and more within those relationships – as children and as adults. Our life experiences, intertwined with our cultural background and unique neurobiology, lead us to become who we are, but may not lead us to become who we want to be. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to create lives and relationships that are more satisfying and in which we feel more alive.
Strength-Based
(510) 399-2147
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Strength-Based
Growth, change and transformation happen in the context of crucial relationships in our lives. We also experience pain, loss, absence, fear, shame, and more within those relationships – as children and as adults. Our life experiences, intertwined with our cultural background and unique neurobiology, lead us to become who we are, but may not lead us to become who we want to be. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to create lives and relationships that are more satisfying and in which we feel more alive.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Berkeley or for a Berkeley Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Berkeley are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Berkeley. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Berkeley

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Berkeley you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Berkeley and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Berkeley or family therapy in Berkeley.