Marriage counseling that Heals in Berkeley, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Berkeley. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


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

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Relationships are the basic fabric of our lives, but they can be so hard! Come in to get help with miscommunication, distancing, fighting, over-involvement, getting needs met, and many other issues. You'll create a closer, loving relationship, within a safe space.

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT
Marriage Counselor

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Love can be hard. It can also be wild, passionate and deeply fulfilling. I understand that the stakes are high and that you want to change right now, so I focus on practical tools and effective results.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Marriage Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Dr. Temkin specializes in individual and marital or relationship counseling including issues as, commitment, loyalty, communication, trust, sexuality, infidelity, conflict resolution, children, adoption, blended families and relatives.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Marriage Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

When entering a committed relationship we have a desire and expectation for friendship, mutual respect, love and validation. It takes work, it takes courage, it takes support and training to arrive at this ideal.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Marriage Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

We are all made for relationship and marriage is one of the most special relationships we aspire to in our culture. I can help you work through relational challenges to improve your marriage and experience the relationship you and your partner desire!

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Marriage Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Berkeley, California 94703 |

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.


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Therapy Berkeley, CA

Albany CA, Kensington CA, Emeryville, Orinda CA

By the 20th century, Berkeley began to grow although it was slow in the beginning of the century due to the earthquake in 1906. In 1909, the town of Berkeley became the city of Berkeley. It wasn’t until WWII when the city began to experience rapid growth due to the increase in jobs available because of the war. The University of California, Berkeley became very involved in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s leading up to a protest in 1964, which was provoked by the university banning the distribution of political information.1   Of course, who can forget the hippie movement?  Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley became a famous place during this movement. Sitting on a sedimentary plain, Berkeley is considered part of the Pacific Coast Range that runs northwest-southwest. They also sit on the Hayward Fault and the San Andreas Fault

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Berkeley

The city is renowned as one of the most Politically Liberal in the nation. According to the 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year estimate the median income for a household in the city was $60,908, and the median income for a family was $102,976. The racial makeup of Berkeley is 59.5% White and 10.0% Black or African American.

Berkeley, in keeping with its� reputation as a free-thinking community, offers a variety of counseling services for couples, whether married or not. The Berkeley-Free-Clinic provides absolutely free, confidential couple counseling. Services are provided by lay volunteers trained in active listening.2 Counseling can help many situations that couples are faced with and bring about better communication and skills within the relationship.

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The slow economic recovery puts a great deal of stress on children and families. In the 21st Century, people confront many problems, such as poverty, feeling trapped by the economy. It puts young people, and families at risk. The City of Berkeley offers recreation, and social services for children and families. Their home page lists what resources are available, with links to those websites.3 Although the page mentions recreation, it also has a link to youth service programs. The number for the program is (510) 981-5280.

Families looking for assistance can go to Berkeley Youth Alternatives. For MediCal eligible clients, they arrange comprehensive therapy�with a team of therapists, social workers through the ROC program. All clients can get career, mental counseling, and families are able to take part in family counseling, with proper referrals from a school or probation officer.4 Their phone number is (510) 845-9010.


References

1. University of Illinois at Chicago. (2004) . The Berkeley Free Speech Movement. Retrieved from http://www.uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory/jofreeman/sixtiesprotest/berkeley.htm.
2. The Berkeley-Free-Clinic. (2017) . Couples Therapy. Retrieved from http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/ .
3. The City of Berkeley, CA. (2017) . Children and Youth Services. Retrieved from http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Recreation/Children_and_Youth_Services.aspx.
4. Berkeley Youth Alternatives. (2017) . Counseling Center. Retrieved from http://www.byaonline.org/programs/counseling-center/counseling-center.

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.