Douglas Vakoch

Ph.D. -- Director of Green Psychotherapy, PC

Douglas Vakoch

Ph.D. -- Director of Green Psychotherapy, PC

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 20394
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tricare West
Fees: Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Green Psychotherapy, PC
1918 Bonita Ave
Berkeley, California 94704
Green Psychotherapy, PC
2940 Summit Street
Oakland, California 94609

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My Approach to Helping

It takes courage to start working with a new therapist. The very fact that you’re considering it probably means you’re getting ready to make some significant changes in your life. My approach to therapy focuses on understanding and accepting you as you are right now, and creating a safe space where you can figure out where you want to go from here. We’ll also work together as you get ready to make the sometimes tough (and rewarding) changes that will give you a better life. Often that includes communicating more effectively with others who are important to you—including your partner, children, friends, and colleagues at work.

We'll meet in a traditional therapy office, and when it's helpful, we'll also explore ways you can experience a greater sense of serenity and fulfillment by spending a little time in nature—right in your own neighborhood. It can be hard to make time in your hectic life to do this, and I can offer suggestions that are designed for busy urban environments.

Our motto at Green Psychotherapy is "Your Life. Your Future." We affirm that you are the final authority in your life. For directions to our offices in downtown Berkeley, Oakland's Pill Hill, and San Francisco's Lower Nob Hill, visit our website. Call for a free initial phone consultation to see whether we're a good match.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Power
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
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