Michael S Gelbart, LCSW

Michael S Gelbart, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS #13607
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 06246
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Office 1
333 Estudillo Ave Suite 206
San Leandro, California 94577 - United States
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Office 2
2615 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, California 94705 - United States
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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 interventions that are responsive to who you are and what you bring in. I work pragmatically, with somatic awareness and a depth psychological perspective, to help you emotionally balance, deepen insight and become more effective interpersonally.

I am most interested in facilitating intimacy work on all levels, in deepening our capacities to regulate our physiology and emotions and to communicate skillfully and with grace. Body, emotional, social and intuitive intelligences are tremendous resources within us all that i am committed to strengthening.

I create a safe space for you to explore and develop yourself and your relational fulfillment. My intention is that you feel welcome, understood, attuned to, met and supported. I also intend that you leave sessions with greater confidence, awareness and practices that you then can integrate in your daily life.

Email or Call Michael S Gelbart, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06246

More Info About My Practice

My fees are $150/hr or $225 for 90 minutes. My scale will slide if the fit with the client is right. I do accept some insurance.

I also facilitate Forgiveness retreats. Check us out at for our stellar upcoming retreats!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in depth, soul, relationship and intimacy work with men and women.

Men can benefit from greater awareness and attunement into our inner masculine development and character traits in order to to thrive and be more skillfully relational. I provide presence, recognition, maps, guidance, attentive listening and tools to support mens unfolding journeys.

With women, I provide a balanced perspective on what your men might be experiencing and how you may more skillfully approach the men in your life. For young men coming of age, i provide a mature perspective and help you navigate the young adult phase of your life.

I specialize in addiction recovery, trauma resolution, couples intimacy, anxiety, depression and transformational forgiveness.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help by de-constructing our false beliefs, roles, attitudes and illusions that may have served at one point in our lives but now limit us. Taking apart these false beliefs and roles can liberate us, freeing up our energy in alignment with what is true.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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