Find a Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Berkeley

 
Cara Zeisloft, LCSW

Cara Zeisloft, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Every positive therapy depends on a good personal connection. I begin by trying to get a clear sense of how your life feels to you, and what you want to ch..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Cara Zeisloft, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18858

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Lindsay J Ferlin, LMFT

Lindsay J Ferlin, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you find yourself in the same situation time and time again- be it with a lover, a partner, a boss or a friend? Do you ever feel anxious or depressed bu..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Lindsay J Ferlin, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13845

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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

"Even if you have problems, your problems are not all of you. My goal is to help you connect with the strong, resilient person that you are. To help you rem..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

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

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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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Ali Miller, MFT

Ali Miller, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you tired of pretending everything is fine when inside you're really struggling? Are you longing for a place where you can speak your truth and get sup..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Berkeley, CA 94709

Ali Miller, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02089

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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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Scott Lines, Ph.D.

Scott Lines, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Psychotherapy is about talking and being understood by a trusted other, because as humans we need to get our emotional experience into another human in ord..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Berkeley, CA 94705

Scott Lines, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15149

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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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Eileen Cohune Brown, LMFT

Eileen Cohune Brown, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

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

"Do you find yourself struggling with a troubled relationship? Are you feeling worried or sad, or having difficult experiences which you are unable to un..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

San Rafael, CA 94901

Eileen Cohune Brown, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05133

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Inge Dean, MS, LMFT

Inge Dean, MS, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Reconnecting to your your deepest fullest life is what therapy is all about. Lasting change and healing is possible as you break the repeating patterns wh..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

San Francisco, CA 94114

Inge Dean, MS, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04814

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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