Ali Miller


Ali Miller


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 44090
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Sometimes longer or shorter sessions are available for individual and couples therapy, based on the following fees:

Individual psychotherapy: $180 per 50-minute session.

Couples counseling: $270 per 75-five-minute session.

Group therapy: $80 per 90-minute weekly meeting, paid monthly. $80 per 50-minute intake session.
Evening Availability


1600 Shattuck Ave.
Suite 200
Berkeley, California 94709

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My Approach to Helping

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 support in sorting through the challenges you're facing? I believe that taking the step to look for a therapist is a courageous one and an act of tremendous self-care. Therapy is an invitation to stop and listen, to get to know yourself and to learn to trust yourself, so that you can live the life you want to live, full of the peace and enjoyment you've always wanted. I'm glad you're here and would be honored to support you on your healing journey, whether it's through individual therapy, couples counseling, or in one of my ongoing women's therapy groups.

My first priorities when working with you will be to create a space where you feel safe to give voice to what is troubling you and to give you a sense of being heard and understood with compassion. I will see you as whole and resourceful, even if you're struggling, and I will be listening for what is in your heart, what truly matters to you. I will support you in discovering your own unique strategies for taking action in your life that is in alignment with your values.

I believe that much of our suffering comes from inner conflict, wherein one part of us wants one thing and another part wants something else. For example, one part of you might want to start therapy, and another part of you might want to spend the money on something else. Or one part might want to end a relationship, and another part might want to stay. These inner struggles can drain our energy and leave us feeling stuck, frustrated, confused, and irritable. I enjoy guiding people through processes that make space for all the parts of ourselves to have a voice and be heard, which leads to more integration, inner peace, clarity, and the ability to take whole-hearted action in the direction of greater life satisfaction.

My approach is rooted in awareness and compassion-based practices such as Buddhist mindfulness practices and Nonviolent Communication. I am also deeply influenced and inspired by Carl Rogers, the founder of the humanistic person-centered approach to psychotherapy. My style has been described as warm, spacious, engaged, empathic, nonjudgmental, empowering, and compassionate.

More Info About My Practice

Having mixed feelings about starting therapy is to be expected -- it's a big investment (and I believe you're worth it!). Finding a therapist who you feel safe with and understood by is essential in making it worthwhile. I would love to talk with you to see if I might be a good fit, and if I'm not I would be happy to direct you to resources I think might serve you better. Call me at (415) 820-1433 or email me here to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation today.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my ideal world, everyone has a place where we can reliably go when we are needing support. A place where we can speak about what's really going on in our lives--the celebrations and the struggles--and feel deeply heard, understood, and supported in meeting as many of our needs as possible. I see my role as a therapist as providing one such space for each person who enters my office. I think we all struggle in different and similar ways, and the more support we get for living this challenging life, the better the world will be for all of us.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults: I specialize in helping adults who are struggling in relationships cultivate the self-compassion and communication skills it takes to create and sustain satisfying relationships that are key to a fulfilling life.

    Couples: I provide couples counseling and also lead communication workshops for couples. Learn more on my website.

    Women: I facilitate an ongoing therapy group for women who want support in bringing more connection and authenticity into their lives. This group is called "Authentic Connection: A Therapy Group for Women" and we meet weekly on Monday evenings in North Berkeley. Call for more info and to set up an intake interview.

    Therapists: I lead workshops and consultation groups on "Nonviolent Communication in the Therapeutic Setting." Learn more on my website.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
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