Professional Counseling in Berkeley, CA

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Alice Abarbanel, Ph.D.

Phone & Email:  Contact Alice

905 Santa Fe Avenue, Albany, CA

I work with people who suffer from anxiety, worry, and stress. I recognize that these feelings are part of being human, yet can at times become unmanageable and feel unsolvable. I work with each person to create a compassionate proactive course of therapy.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • General Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Aging
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Emily

550 Hamilton Ave. Suite 140, Palo Alto, CA

I am an experienced therapist and I enjoy working with people who are having difficulties in their relationships or find themselves stuck in situations that are holding them back. I would like to get to know you and create a safe bond of trust for your self-exploration.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relational Therapy
  • Trauma And Dissociation
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Job Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Therapy Coupon Available

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jayn

665 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Jayn believes that therapy does not have to be an arduous process. It should be fun when it's filled with an eagerness on the clients' end to get over the hurdle that they are currently facing, so that they can go back out there and enjoy the life meant for them.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • 8 Weeks' Singles Group
  • Couples Therapy, Conflict
  • Dating Issues, Communication
  • Substance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • LGBT, Bipolar, Trauma
  • Addiction, alcohol and drugs

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Charis

1730 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94709

Emotional wellbeing is the foundation to a satisfying life. So many things in life can throw us off balance, and our work can help you to find your center again, to calm anxiety, to be reminded of your basic goodness, the necessary starting point for real change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship struggles/Intimacy
  • Self Worth/Confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Grief/Loss
  • Women's Sexuality
  • Existential concerns

Ellen Case

Phone & Email:  Contact Ellen


  • Some of My Specialties:
Therapy Coupon Available

Inge Dean, LMFT

License Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Inge

3120 Telegraph Ave. #7, Berkeley, CA 94705

Along the journey of life we all experience challenges and pain. We do not need to always go it alone. My style is warm, nonjudgemental, curious and engaging. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental place for you to explore and discover healing, growth and meaningful change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship issues
  • Child and teen therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Couples counseling
  • Parenting and co-parenting couns
  • Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Bryan

2428 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Reaching out for support in difficult times takes courage. In my work with both individuals and couples, I focus on building safety and trust from the first session. My approach as a therapist is warm, engaged, and dedicated to creating lasting and meaningful change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Difficult Life transitions
  • Poor Self esteem/Shame
  • Chronic Pain
Therapy Coupon Available

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Cheryl

1148 Stanford Avenue, Emeryville, CA

Has an important relationship got you down? With the right tools and motivation, you can stop stressing and started living. From our first session I will support you to feel better and develop a plan to start being the person you really want to be. Call today!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Career Concerns
  • Infidelity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief and Loss

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Joanne

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA

While you may not have ruby slippers, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz to go "home," you do have the wisdom and resources needed to become your most empowered, authentic and effective self. How? With embodied mindfulness, curiosity and our heart-to-heart connection.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Intimacy blockages
  • Healing from early trauma
  • Anxiety: taming & resolving it
  • Move from depression to vitality
  • Resolve relationship issues
  • Singles who cannot find a match
  • Change self-sabataging patterns
  • Poor self esteem

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jeff

2000 Dwight Way, Suite B, Berkeley, CA 94704

My intent is to help you address your problems effectively, and achieve what you want in your life. I work with couples and individuals, and have a strong track record of helping people overcome relationship and personal struggles. My work is mindfulness based.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Self Doubt & Self Esteem
  • Depression & Grieving
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Career & Life Transitions
  • Creative Blocks
  • Insomnia
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City Of Berkeley
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Berkeley, CA

Albany CA, Kensington CA, Emeryville, Orinda CA

Berkeley, CA is a small city in Northern California, set on the Eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. While the area was first inhabited by Native Americans, then Spanish settlers, followed by white Americans, it did not become an inhabited city until the building of the University of California in the 1870's. According to local lore, the trustees selected the name "Berkeley" after Bishop George Berkeley, who wrote verses, as well as sermons.1 Once construction began, houses were built around the campus and grew into a city.

Since the 19th century, Berkeley has grown into a small city, with a big reputation. In the Sixties, it was the center of the Counterculture movement, and although it is close to Oakland and San Francisco, maintains its own liberal character. Unfortunately, 41.3 % of the population earns less than $40,000 so there is a need for subsidized or low cost cognitive and family therapy.

Mental Health in Berkeley

In 2014, Berkley was home to the The 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges - Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family. Discussions convered;

  • The challenges of parenting for adults with psychiatric disability or mental health concerns
  • The impact and challenges for children & young people living in families with parental psychiatric disability or mental health concerns, including those associated with being a young carer 2

The City of Berkeley provides counseling for adults through its Family, Youth, and Children's Services (FYC) program.3 They are located on 2460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, and provide counseling for adults, children, youth, and even have a Mobile Crisis Team that can be contacted in case of emergencies. Outpatient services are given between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and their phone number is (510) 981-5280. Services include individual, relationship, family, and youth counseling. On the weekends, you may contact the Crisis Response message center, and leave voice mail at (510) 981-5284.

Current Initiatives

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency has initiated the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities program. It is a school based health enterprise, with the goal of bringing emotional health to students, and recognize and treat conduct that prevents students from learning, and leading productive lives. Berkeley is part of the Berkeley Unified School District and participates in the program.4 To learn more about this program, contact The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency at (510) 667-7990.


1. Wikipedia. (2013) . Berkeley, California. Retrieved from,_California.

2.Interprofessional Contriuning Education (2014). Retrieved from

3. City of Berkeley, Mental Health . (2014) . Family, Youth and Children´┐Żs Services (FYC). Retrieved from,_Youth_and_Children's_Services_(FYC).aspx .
4. Center For Healthy Schools And Communities. (2014) . School-Based Behavioral Health Initiative. Retrieved from .

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Berkeley. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Berkeley and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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