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Joel Decker, MFT, SEP

Joel Decker, MFT, SEP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Somatic Experiencing and Psychotherapy together offer a deep and gentle approach to therapy. I listen deeply while offering reflection and suggestions, enc..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Joel Decker, MFT, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11206

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Jana Schustack, MFT

Jana Schustack, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I offer a warm, collaborative, and relational approach intended to foster personal growth and self understanding for individuals and couples of all culture..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94703

Jana Schustack, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02632

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Chana Wilson, MFT

Chana Wilson, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you overwhelmed, suffering from sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or deep dissatisfaction? Having difficulties in your relationship with trust and intimac..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Chana Wilson, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04942

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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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Nina Shilling, Marriage and Family Therapist

Nina Shilling, Marriage and Family Therapist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Pastoral Counseling

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

"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

Berkeley, CA 94703

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

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Kate Engelberg, MS, MFT

Kate Engelberg, MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Growing up in our unique families, we develop strategies and adaptations designed to keep us close to the particular individuals who are our parents and ca..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94707

Kate Engelberg, MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16201

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Angela Hasty, Ph.D.

Angela Hasty, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My approach to therapy involves exploring how early life experiences can shape you, and looking at what is true for you now in order to help you learn how ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Angela Hasty, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06056

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Rachel Kaplan, MA, MFT

Rachel Kaplan, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Walking alongside clients are moving from pain to freedom, and fragmentation to wholeness is my life calling. In the context of our therapeutic relationsh..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Berkeley, CA 94703

Rachel Kaplan, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18836

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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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Diane DuBois, LMFT

Diane DuBois, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

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

"I have a very compassionate, accepting and gentle style. My clients often comment on how comfortable they feel with me, even in the first session. I am ver..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Berkeley, CA 94707

Diane DuBois, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12435

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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