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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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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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John Prosise, PhD

John Prosise, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"You have what you need to heal and realize your gifts. I bring tools, camaraderie, and an eye for the good in you. When we develop a method together, it ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

John Prosise, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13838

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Jeff Cohen, MFT

Jeff Cohen, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My intent is to help you deal with problems you're facing and lead a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy in faci..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

San Francisco, CA 94115

Jeff Cohen, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07691

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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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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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Eileen Drapiza-Dornan, LMFT

Eileen Drapiza-Dornan, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you needing support to cope with stressful situations, or difficult relationships? Do you desire a safe place to say what you've never before dared to ..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Eileen Drapiza-Dornan, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12467

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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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Joan Fenold, LMFT

Joan Fenold, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"The essence of my work lies in creating a relationship with you in which you would feel safe to engage in an inner journey home-toward opening your heart t..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Berkeley, CA 94705

Joan Fenold, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00854

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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