Find a Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Berkeley

 
Ivan Skolnikoff, MFT

Ivan Skolnikoff, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I practice Mindfulness Centered Psychotherapy to help people feel more comfortable in their own skin and empowered in their lives. I do Individual and Coup..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Ivan Skolnikoff, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12150

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Greg Mayer, MS, MFTI

Greg Mayer, MS, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I specialize in working with couples. Many couples come to see me because they are struggling with repetitive forms of conflict or a feeling of "discon..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Greg Mayer, MS, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21921

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Naomi Richman, LMFT

Naomi Richman, LMFT


Psychotherapy, Counselling, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that what we experience, even if it is depression or anxiety, has meaning, and that our task is to discover that meaning. I treat the individual,..." read more

Petaluma, CA 94952

Berkeley, CA 94707

Naomi Richman, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04136

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Brian S. Sedgeley, PsyD

Brian S. Sedgeley, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I provide psychotherapy that is designed to help teens, adults, and couples live deeper, richer, more-fulfilling lives. With over six years of experience, ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Brian S. Sedgeley, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14013

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Kelley Bryan Gin, PsyD

Kelley Bryan Gin, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"As a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, I have practiced for nearly 20 years working mainly with children, teens, and famili..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Kelley Bryan Gin, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22089

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Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist

Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist


Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I offer therapy to individuals, children, couples, and families. My mission in therapy is to provide a safe time and place for you. The therapeutic relatio..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94109

Berkeley, CA 94709

Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01560

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Michael S Gelbart, LCSW

Michael S Gelbart, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I am intuitive, holistic and integrative in my therapeutic approach, applying the method that best serves you, your needs and goals. I adapt to form interv..." read more

San Leandro, CA 94577

Berkeley, CA 94705

Michael S Gelbart, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06246

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Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander


Psychiatry, Medicine

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am interested in helping my patients get well as fast and efficiently as possible. I have years of experience and a very broad base of training. Becau..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04700

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Alex Hoeplinger, Registered MFT Intern & PCC Intern

Alex Hoeplinger, Registered MFT Intern & PCC Intern

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"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, you are..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Berkeley, CA 94709

Alex Hoeplinger, Registered MFT Intern & PCC Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17708

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Cathy Berman, MFT,NP

Cathy Berman, MFT,NP

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Nursing

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you facing a life transition such as becoming a parent, a change in your relationship, navigating conflicts between home and work life, leaving home, f..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Cathy Berman, MFT,NP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21278

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Berkeley, California is a college community that is home to the oldest branch of the University of California. Located in northern California, the city boasts moderate temperatures and a laid-back way of life. Of the 115,000 residents1, a large majority are employed by the university and many more by the City of Berkeley.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Berkeley is located in Alameda County, and overall, rates of mental illness or emotional disturbance among county residents fell just over 6% in 20002, according to the California Health and Human Services Agency. In addition, the agency reported that during the years of 2008 and 2009, a total of 16,000 Alameda County residents received 72-hour inpatient evaluation for a psychological or emotional disturbance3.

 

Focusing on Mental Health
Berkeley is fortunate to be positively impacted by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), also known as Proposition 63, passed in 2004. The MHSA provides specific funding, derived from an excess income tax, to help meet the financial obligations of state-funded mental health services and programs. This additional revenue is helping California meet its goal of expanding, improving, and extending its core mental health programs so that all cities, counties, and citizens can reap the benefits.

 

In Berkeley, the additional funding has allowed the city to provide a broader range of family services, consumer protection services, and employment counseling and coaching. Social services impacted by the MHSA include multicultural programs, outreach missions, programs for the homeless, extensive mental health care for children and young people with emotional needs, and additional programs designed to meet the needs of young people between the ages of 16 and 254.

 

All of Berkeley’s programs are part of the Berkeley Division of Mental Health, which focuses on meeting the social, medical, financial, and mental health needs of all citizens. Using outreach programs and community resources, the Division of Mental Health incorporates clinic, shelter, and school-based services along with personal in-home visits to ensure all residents are receiving the care they need.

 

Berkeley works closely with its sister city, Albany, and together, they have developed the Berkeley/Albany Mental Health Commission with the goal of providing oversight to their shared healthcare system. The group ensures that all clients are being treated with respect and dignity and that all staff members and programs are compliant with state and local regulations5. Further, the commission works hard to advocate for all members of society.

 

The staff at the Berkeley/Albany Mental Health Department is made up of professionals from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They are able to communicate with residents in a number of languages and staff members can offer services that include nursing care, psychiatric care, psychological counseling, casework, and peer counseling. The common thread binding all of the professionals in the Berkeley Division of Mental Health is the commitment to providing excellent mental health care for all residents of the Berkeley/Albany region.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Berkeley, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0606000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Alameda County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Alameda/Table%201.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Health_Human_Services/Mental_Health/MHSA_Plans_and_Updates.aspx

5 Division of Mental Health. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Health_Human_Services/Mental_Health/Welcome_Page.aspx