Find a Therapist in Berkeley, CA

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Molly Merson, MA, MFT

Molly Merson, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Would you like to get to know yourself in a deeper and more authentic way, and feel more in touch with what feels right to you in life? Do you have a desir..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Molly Merson, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12687

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Don Mack, LMFT

Don Mack, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My style is warm and depth-oriented. I believe in establishing clear goals for your therapy. Using a collaborative approach, our work together will help yo..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94703

San Francisco, CA 94102

Don Mack, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06322

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Sandra Amador Mora  MA,MFT

Sandra Amador Mora MA,MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I specialize in working with issues related to trauma, loss, immigration and acculturation. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents and t..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Sandra Amador Mora  MA,MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09094

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Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT

Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I understand what it's like to be going through a difficult period in life. Sometimes it's hard to ask for help. My approach to helping is nonjudgmental,..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Berkeley, CA 94703

Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23031

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Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC

Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"In my work with children, I utilize play therapy, which can take many forms, including drawing and sand tray play as well as working closely with parents a..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94709

Oakland, CA 94609

Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24127

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Frayda Garfinkle, MFT

Frayda Garfinkle, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I offer an open and nonjudgmental response to establish a safe and supportive connection between us. You may be in the midst of a major transition in your..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Frayda Garfinkle, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14480

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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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Gussie Lynn Rubin, MFT

Gussie Lynn Rubin, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Therapy isn't just skill, or compassion, or strategies. It's the intimate process in which two people think together creatively, speaking and listening in ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94709

Gussie Lynn Rubin, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23596

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Renata Wu, LMFT

Renata Wu, LMFT


Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"There is a reason why you struggle with specific things in your life or are stuck in a relationship or work situation. Everything has its own logic. We'll ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94707

Renata Wu, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04798

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Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Verified Credentials

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. Becaus..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

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

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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