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Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC

Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"In my work with children, I utilize play therapy, which can take many forms, including drawing and sand tray play as well as working closely with parents a..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94709

Oakland, CA 94609

Holly Forman, LMFT, LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24127

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Scott G. Hartman, PhD

Scott G. Hartman, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy

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

"My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in the belief that individuals carry forward deep-seated beliefs, narratives, and relationship patterns developed in..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Scott G. Hartman, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17303

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Don Mack, LMFT

Don Mack, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My style is warm and depth-oriented. I believe in establishing clear goals for your therapy. Using a collaborative approach, our work together will help yo..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94703

San Francisco, CA 94102

Don Mack, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06322

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Alexandra Elite-Marcandonatou, LCSW

Alexandra Elite-Marcandonatou, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I offer a holistic, mindfulness-based approach to cognitive therapy. I work with individuals and couples, and my work is inspired by humanistic, psychodyna..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Alexandra Elite-Marcandonatou, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25134

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Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander

Verified Credentials

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. Becaus..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

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

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Augie Feder, LMFT

Augie Feder, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"From the very first session we will collaborate in finding a way to meet your goals while balancing and managing the discomfort that therapy often brings u..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

Augie Feder, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23856

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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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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

Berkeley, CA 94709

San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"The search for the right therapist can be a challenge. I offer a free initial consultation, so that we have a chance to get to know each other a bit and de..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94705

Genesee Herzberg, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23184

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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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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