Claire Stone, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1760 Solano Ave., Suite 300, Berkeley 94707
Fast Contact: Email or Call Claire.
Relationship IssuesAnxiety Management
DepressionGrief And Loss
Childhood AbuseCouples Therapy

I provide a safe and warm environment for you to explore what is troubling you, and to discover new ways to enhance the quality of your life. Life can be hard, and I strive to help you maneuver yourself through the difficult times.

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2428 Dwight Way, Berkeley 94704
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Trauma & PTSDCouples/Marriage Counseling
Anxiety & PanicGrief & Loss
DepressionDifficult Life transitions
Poor Self esteem/ShameChronic Pain

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.

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
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Relational TherapyTrauma And Dissociation
Psychodynamic ApproachAbuse
DivorceJob Stress

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.

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 2000 Dwight Way, Suite B, Berkeley 94704
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Relationship ConcernsAnxiety
Self Doubt & Self EsteemDepression & Grieving
Premarital CounselingCareer & Life Transitions
Creative BlocksInsomnia

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.

Alice Abarbanel, Ph.D.


Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Abarbanel.
General AnxietySocial Anxiety
AgingLife transitions

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.

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Cheryl.
Anxiety or DepressionCareer Concerns
InfidelitySubstance Abuse
Divorce and Separation

Experiencing stress in an important relationship? 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!

Inge Dean, LMFT

License Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 3120 Telegraph Ave. #7, Berkeley 94705
Fast Contact: Email or Call Inge.
Relationship issuesChild and teen therapy
Grief and lossChronic pain and illness
Couples counselingParenting and co-parenting couns
TraumaDepression and Anxiety

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.

Ellen Case

Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
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Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joanne.
Intimacy blockagesHealing from early trauma
Anxiety: taming & resolving itMove from depression to vitality
Resolve relationship issuesSingles who cannot find a match
Change self-sabataging patternsPoor self esteem

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.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Berkeley, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jayn.
8 Weeks' Singles GroupCouples Therapy, Conflict
Dating Issues, CommunicationSubstance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
Depression, AnxietyMental Health Diagnosis
LGBT, Bipolar, TraumaAddiction, alcohol and drugs

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.

Related Links
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 .