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.


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.

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1942 University Ave, Suite 306, Berkeley, California 94704 | 415-847-4851

I help people find their way through hard times and feelings, so that they can have richer, warmer lives and more satisfying relationships. Using the wisdom of the body, mind and emotions we can create space for new ways of being and increased fulfillment and ease.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner | GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I practice alternative approaches to emotional healing and wellness because traditional psychotherapy isn’t for everyone. I integrate an individual’s body, mind, and spirit/spirituality because sometimes we are stuck in one or all of these vital areas of our experience.

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.

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!


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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.