Walt Odets

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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Walt Odets

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

2904 Florence Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 858-2863
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Beginning in May, 2022 I am accepting clients for office face-to-face meetings if they have been completely vaccinated.
Walt Odets currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

About three-quarters of my practice is devoted to individual therapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of my therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others. I specialize in gay and bisexual issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, aging, trauma, personal isolation, relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV, and survivor issues. I have written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities. My most recent book, released in June 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (and Penguin in the U.K.), is "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives."
My theoretical approaches vary with the client and our mutual objectives. I draw on psychodynamic, developmental, humanistic and narrative theory. Any therapy relies on the relationship between client and therapist. It must be kind and supportive, and at the same time honest and challenging. Therapy is about self-discovery and the implementation of change.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of therapy or couples counseling, please contact me by phone or E-mail. I am happy to set up a telephone, Zoom talk or office appointment to discuss your issues and to answer any questions you might have. You can also visit my website at waltodets.com.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $185 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $185 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not accept insurance payments, but, depending on insurance plans, many clients are able to submit monthly invoices for reimbursement .
Email me or call (510) 858-2863 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • License: California / PSY-12715
  • School: The Professional School of Psychology S.F.
  • Year Graduated: 1989

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Wesleyan University / B.A. in philosophy
  • Certificate Date: 1969
  • Certificate: The Professional School of Psychology S.F. / M.A. Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 1983

Location

2904 Florence Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 858-2863
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Bisexual
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Walt Odets

Psychologist, PhD