Find a Therapist in Berkeley, CA

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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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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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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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Frayda Garfinkle, MFT

Frayda Garfinkle, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I view psychotherapy as an opportunity to create a space to provide trust and comfort for people to talk about what is going on in their lives. I am curio..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

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

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Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander


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. Becau..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

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

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Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW

Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Therapy can be chance to heal the patterns of the past and the pain so that you can experience more wellbeing and ease. It can also offer an environment of..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Deb Lyman, MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00387

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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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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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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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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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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