Cara Zeisloft,LCSW

Cara Zeisloft,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS 21892
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: $160 per session


2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, California 94704

My Approach to Helping

Every positive therapy depends on a good personal connection. I begin by trying to get a clear sense of how your life feels to you, and what you want to change. Regardless of the issue that brings you to therapy, I am committed to discovering together the solutions that work best for you. I have been privileged to witness this process throughout my practice, and I have come to believe that an understanding and connected treatment relationship is a powerful tool for change, growth, and enlivenment. My approach is warm, thoughtful, and engaged. I share my thoughts clearly and openly, and offer tools that I think will be useful, but also recognize that you are the best judge to choose what works for you. I am committed to helping you be more effective and feel in control of the direction your life is taking.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $160. I do not accept private insurance, but am happy to provide you with a bill if your insurance plan offers partial reimbursement. In order to help keep psychotherapy accessible to many, I reserve a few times where I can adjust my fee in cases of clear financial need. Let me know when we speak if this is something you think you would need. If I do not have any spaces open, I will refer you to lower-fee providers in the community.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you're not sure if therapy is right for you, I recommend having a first session--perhaps with a few different therapists--and seeing how that feels. I invite new clients to tell me what does and doesn't work for them in our sessions, and am focused on understanding the individual's experience. I share frankly whether I feel that therapy will be helpful to someone, and offer my thoughts of what else could be useful to them.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Because therapy is a place where people are invited to be their most vulnerable selves, a negative experience can be especially painful and can resonate for years. However, therapists often work very differently from one another, and working with one who feels like a good "fit" can be transformative. As with any type of relationship, there is a wide range of possibilities; one bad experience does not represent all that's possible in therapy. When a client comes to me following a negative, or even an underwhelming therapy experience, I encourage them to tell me about it, both as a way to help heal, and as a way to help me understand what they need from our work together.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Areas of specialty include sexual and gender identity, including those in the gender transition process; relationship and sexual difficulties in both women and men; sleep issues; and parenting and step-parenting issues. I also have extensive experience working with teens. Other areas of particular interest include helping people who are navigating spiritual or religious issues, and helping men integrate masculinity and intimacy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • 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
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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