Counseling in Berkeley, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Berkeley, California will help you make the changes you want.


Emily Lyon, PhD

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

550 Hamilton Ave. Suite 140, Palo Alto, California 94301 | 510- 324-1450

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.

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

6239 College Ave., Oakland, California 94618 | 510 548-6241

Are relationship issues getting you down? Finding one, sustaining it or having to let go of one can be so painful. I can help you get through these struggles so that relationships provide happiness instead of suffering.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

2433 Carleton Ave., Berkeley, CA, California 94704 | 510-329-8674

People come to me for a number of reasons that all point to one encompassing desire: change. Regardless of what specifically brings you to therapy, I will support and guide you in changing the things that you want and need to live a more authentic and meaningful life.

Jewel Love, MA. MFT

Jewel Love, MA. MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

444 34th Street, Oakland, California 94609 | 510-320-3150

With ease, humor, and direct feedback, I can help Black executive men find mental clarity, balanced emotions, and psychological well-being.

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3150 18th St, San Francisco, California 94110 | (415) 562-5411

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Are you ready to enjoy transformational living? With the CBT and the 7-DTL approach, let's identify your strengths leading to that attainment of life-transforming goals, supported by the concept that "Microchange leads to substantive change" (Microchange360.com).

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.


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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.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2016) . Berkeley, California. Retrieved from www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley,_California.

2.Interprofessional Contriuning Education (2017). Retrieved from http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/MentalHealth2014/

3. City of Berkeley, Mental Health . (2017) . Family, Youth and Children�s Services (FYC). Retrieved from http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Health_Human_Services/Mental_Health/Family,_Youth_and_Children's_Services_(FYC).aspx .
4. Center For Healthy Schools And Communities. (2017) . School-Based Behavioral Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://healthyschoolsandcommunities.org/SchoolBasedBehavioralHealthInitiative.html .

Berkeley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 10.46 square miles and a water area of 7.22 square miles.  The population of Berkeley is 120,972 people with 45,917 households and a median annual income of $66,237. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Berkeley, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Berkeley are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Berkeley public health department.