DeVera Jackson-Garber


DeVera Jackson-Garber


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 38795
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
Fees: $60-130
Free Initial Consultation


21847 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, California 94546

My Approach to Helping

I believe that people are resourceful and capable of changing their lives to reflect values, dreams, and intentions that they hold most dear. I will work collaboratively with you (and your loved ones) to move from where you are to where you want to be. Do you want to feel closer to your partner? Do you want to experience increased patience and harmony in your relationship with your teen? Do you want to feel more present and empowered in your life? Does your child need a positive and creative space to work through difficult problems? I help to create a welcoming environment where you will examine solutions to problems. We all experience challenges, but our challenges don't define us. We are so much more. I am here to highlight and celebrate your strengths, and to explore ways that your strengths can support you to create the life that you want. My approach is collaborative. I recognize that while I have expertise in my work, you are the expert in your own life. I have great respect for what you know about yourself: what works and what doesn't work; times when you have risen above problems and times when you have felt stuck and overwhelmed. I will share my ideas and, if desired, will share what others have found helpful. I know that each person, couple, and family is different, and I know that often our collective experiences can reveal wisdom that can be helpful for each person. I work from a strengths-based approach, celebrating the richness of your various cultural identities. My aim is to help you to create fuller pictures of your life and to access community supports to reinforce the positive changes that you make.

More Info About My Practice

I offer weekend hours, and this can be very helpful for individuals and families who have many commitments during the week. I currently accept the following insurance: MHN, Beacon Health Strategies (Alameda Alliance, Medi-Cal), and Cigna (EAP, HMO, and PPO). I can also provide a superbill for out-of-network coverage if requested.

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

I specialize in the following areas: 1. Trauma recovery; 2. Supporting parents and teens to create harmonious relationships; and 3: Helping multi-cultural couples to maintain closeness even when families or communities are ambivalent or disapproving of their relationships. I have extensive experience working with teens and young adults, as they define their values and explore who they want to be. I have helped couples from different cultural backgrounds to explore shared values and determine direction in their relationships that supports those values.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, Parents of Adolescents, Adolescents, and Multi-cultural Couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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