Therapists in Berkeley, CA and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Berkeley, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Berkeley to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice is centered around the idea that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. It is crucial that we explore this relationship with authenticity, curiosity...
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San Jose, California

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Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
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From acceptance of the present moment, psychotherapy is a step into the unknown. For a moment, you forget what you thought you knew about yourself, life and the world, and see what emerges. The role of the therapist is that of a companion,...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
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San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
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Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

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California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
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California

Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
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Stockton, California

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California

My name is Iyabo Adediran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have worked in various capacities in the mental health field for over 16 years and have spent the last 8 years of my career providing...
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California

What you've been dealing with lately has been causing stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression. You're noticing how much the struggle has been affecting you. You don't want to suffer any longer. You believe therapy with the right person can help. I...
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San Rafael, California

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade teaching middle and high school students in Oakland, Maui, and Marin County. Although I found this career rewarding, I eventually realized that my greatest asset was the ability to connect with...
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I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making...
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Pleasanton, California

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Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
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San Jose, California

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California

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
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San Jose, California

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California

Growing up with the challenges of being academically gifted, I sought out 'more' from life, pursuing my counseling degree with a Holistic Studies emphasis. I take an approach of Compassionate Curiosity in counseling, a willingness to explore...
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Oakland, California

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California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
Tomilu Stuart
LMFT, MA
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San Jose, California

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California

My experience in education and training is in Nursing and Psychology. I started working as a psychotherapist in 2007 as an intern. I attended JFKU and graduated in 2009. Before graduation, while still an intern I took training from the EMDR...
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California

Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to...
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Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
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San Francisco, California

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California

You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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California

Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

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California

I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
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Santa Rosa, California

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There is nothing more endlessly interesting to me than humans. I’ve studied them my whole life and have a natural affinity that makes this work as a psychotherapist an integral part of my existence. In this work I find a deep empathy for the...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Berkeley, California

Berkeley, California is part of the San Francisco Bay area which is located in Alameda County CA. The city of Oakland borders Berkeley to the South, and it’s home to the University of California, Berkeley. The university is the oldest campus in the University of California system. Berkeley is known not only for the university but also for being one of the most socially progressive cities in the U.S.

The top employer in the city is the University. Other top employers include the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Alta Bates Summit Medical Health, Bayer, and Kaiser Permanente. Points of interest in Berkeley include the Berkeley Marina, the Berkeley Rose Garden, and People’s Park, which was a big part of the 1960s counterculture movement. Annual events include the Jewish Music Festival, the Berkeley Arts Festival, and the Berkeley Kite Festival.

The city of Berkeley has long struggled to deal with a significant homeless population. Since the 1930s, Berkeley has been seen as very politically active, but at the same time, there have been ordinances passed throughout history attempting to remove homeless people from the city. Despite these attempts, homelessness remains a pervasive issue. People’s Park is often considered one of the main safe spaces for homeless people living in the entire Bay Area.

One reason homelessness continues to be such a problem in the Bay Area is because of the soaring cost of living. Inflation has continued to rise over the past decade. The Bay Area is the most expensive part of the country to live in, and this leaves people facing anxiety and insecurity over being able to afford a home and other necessary items. In Alameda County where Berkley is located, the median value of owner-occupied housing was almost $600,000, and the median gross rent from 2012 to 2016 was $1,432. For Berkley specifically, these numbers are much higher. The median sales price in Berkley for a home is $1.2 million and the median rent per month is more than $4,050.

Research in recent years has shown that mental illness, suicide, and depression rates are soaring among college students, and that’s no exception for the students at UC Berkeley. There was one study that showed widespread depression among graduate students. Four out of 10 college students in a survey reported they were so depressed in the past year it left them unable to function.

From 1999 to 2011 the rate of severe mental illness hospitalizations remained steady according to the Alameda County Community Health Assessment. There were 11,347 hospitalizations related to mental health during this time. In Alameda County, Berkeley had the highest rate of hospitalizations related to mental health issues.

Suicide rates in California are increasing, although this is a national trend as well. Experts from the Bay Area released research a couple of years ago showing the suicide rate was at its highest level in almost three decades. Some of the factors cited as contributing to rising suicide rates in the Bay Area include wealth disparities, drug use, and the stigma that people feel is attached to asking for help.

Berkeley Mental Health Resources

While mental health is undoubtedly an area of concern in Berkeley and Alameda County, there are resources available. Some examples include the Berkeley Mental Health Division which operates an Adult Services Program and a Family, Youth, and Children’s Services Program. There are also organizations like the Coalition for Alternatives in Mental Health and the East Bay Community Recovery Project.

The East Bay Community Recovery Project offers counseling, support groups, education, and referrals.

The Low-Fee Referral Network connects people in the community with low-fee counseling and psychotherapy referral services.

There are crisis intervention organizations like the Alameda County Medical Center and the Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.

There are specific support services and groups that focus on unique needs. For example, there is the Asian Community Mental Health Services organization, the Berkeley Bi-Polar Support Group, and La Clinica de La Raza Casa del Sol which works with Spanish-speaking, uninsured residents.