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Nina Shilling, Marriage and Family Therapist

Nina Shilling, Marriage and Family Therapist

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Pastoral Counseling

"Are you feeling caught up too often by your life or your emotions? Are you dealing with the difficult effects of anxiety, trauma, depression, self-judgeme..." read more

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Nina Shilling, Marriage and Family Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04504

Edna Healy, MA

Edna Healy, MA

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

"Compassionate, sensitive, non-judgmental support for individuals and couples coping with relationship issues, effects of childhood abuse, anxiety, panic at..." read more

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Edna Healy, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00565

 
 
Tom Wooldridge, PsyD

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families in my office in downtown Berkeley. From our first meeting, I develop an approach that is respon..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14376

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Scott Carollo, MFT

Scott Carollo, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"For the past decade I have been successful in helping men and women in the San Francisco Bay Area address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depress..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94117

Berkeley, CA 94705

Scott Carollo, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08281

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Jennifer Norstrom, MA, MFTI

Jennifer Norstrom, MA, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Hi, I?m Jennifer Norstrom, a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who is passionate about helping women and girls heal from chronic stress, anxi..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Jennifer Norstrom, MA, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12904

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Shendl Tuchman, PsyD

Shendl Tuchman, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Relationships are big challenges. Who are we when we interact with those around us? Do we let others see us for who we really are? Can we see them? I speci..." read more

San Ramon, CA 94583

Berkeley, CA 94705

Shendl Tuchman, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00454

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Kathleen McClellandm MFT Intern

Kathleen McClellandm MFT Intern

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

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

"I work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to help them grow beyond old, dysfunctional relational patterns and to recognize behaviors th..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Kathleen McClellandm MFT Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15132

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Michael Korson, MFT

Michael Korson, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Hello and thank you for your interest in my psychotherapy practice. For many years now, I have found psychotherapy to be a powerful tool for positive chang..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Berkeley, CA 94705

Michael Korson, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01194

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Claire Stone, MFT

Claire Stone, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Do you feel frustrated in your relationship and keep repeating the same fight over and over again? Do you feel overcome with anxiety when the demands of ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94707

Claire Stone, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02233

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Renee Hutchison, PsyD

Renee Hutchison, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My work is centered on a positive theoretical orientation which believes that all individuals possess an innate desire for psychological and emotional heal..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

El Cerrito, CA 94530

Renee Hutchison, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16449

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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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Zemeira Singer, MA Clinical Psychology

Zemeira Singer, MA Clinical Psychology

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe that people are basically resilient, strong, creative and desire to be happy. Though we may have problems, we don't want to feel like we are pro..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Zemeira Singer, MA Clinical Psychology Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12742

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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