Allison Shapiro Ph.D., Psychologist in Berkeley, California, 94705

Allison Shapiro


Allison Shapiro


Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology - PSY28206
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Free 30 minute phone consultation

Fees: $130-$180 for a 50-minute session.


2811 A College Ave
Berkeley, California 94705
870 Market St
San Francisco, California 94102

My Approach to Helping

Healing can take many forms with therapy being one of them. Through experiencing support, and being seen and understood by another can help us cultivate care and compassion for ourselves in ways that our everyday lives often do not create space for. In addition, having courageous conversations with a therapist (and therefore yourself) sparks insight and promotes change. It is an honor and privilege for me to guide and support clients on their journeys of self-discovery, healing, and growth.

More Info About My Practice

Using evidence-based practices, my work integrates the clinical with the restorative. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Relational work, Somatics, as well as biofeedback. Through these modalities, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and processes are identified, understood, and refocused as needed. The therapeutic relationship creates a space to address interpersonal needs, as well as learn new ways to be in a relationship with oneself and others.

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

Anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship strain, attachment concerns, integrating the mind, heart and body using somatic and mindfulness techniques.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Like any relationship, it's important for the therapeutic relationship to be a good fit. The alliance is foundational for you to feel safe, cared for, and empowered. I encourage people seeking therapeutic services to initially meet with more than one provider in order to find out the best fit for them, including style and technique, location, and fee. Although feeling comfortable with your therapist is important, growth and healing also call for a level of finding one's edge in the room. The right client-therapist alliance will create an environment through which there is simultaneous care, along with discovery occurring to best support your goals.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion

Types of Therapy

  • Biofeedback
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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