Jean LaVane


Jean LaVane


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 45425
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: $150 for a 50 minute session


2340 Ward Street
Suite 201
Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

Are you ready to uncover new ways of relating to yourself and others? Therapy can help you understand the fear and pain patterns that may be impeding your ability to live a happy and fulfilling life. I offer warm, compassionate therapy and seek to help you uncover new ways of thinking about --- and connecting with --- yourself and others.

I offer a comfortable and welcoming space free of judgment where you can enjoy the pleasures of self-discovery while also experimenting with new ways of interacting with others. As you work to better understand yourself, nurture your ability to manage challenging emotions, and discover your true self, you will naturally abandon unhealthy ways of thinking and relating. Although I primarily practice insight-based therapy, I also provide practical tools that can help to make more immediate life changes.

Consider asking yourself these questions: Do you like who you are? Do you feel confident? Does your life flow spontaneously from within, allowing you to feel you live life according to your own needs rather than someone else's expectations and needs? Do you know what you feel and think, or do you feel disconnected from yourself? Do you struggle to move forward in life?

Do you anticipate rejection in your relationships or do you anticipate love? With your partner, do you argue about the same things over and over again, feeling frustrated you're unable to resolve conflicts? Or do you avoid conflict altogether, preferring to say nothing about your feelings, only to find resentment cropping up later? Or perhaps you have you given up on relationships altogether and have withdrawn into a lonely isolation?

These are the issues we can explore together. I invite you to bring your whole self to therapy, including the frightened, rejected, angry, and sad parts, for in welcoming and embracing all parts of yourself, a more satisfying and fulfilling life may follow.

More Info About My Practice

I charge $150 per 50-minute session, but can slide my fee in some circumstances. I believe every client deserves a therapist who is a good fit, someone they trust and feel comfortable opening up to. To help determine if we are a good fit, I am happy to have a brief phone consultation so you can get a feel for who I am and how I work. I welcome your call and questions.

I can more quickly respond to you if you contact me via phone instead of email.

Insurances accepted:

Anthem Blue Cross
PPO plans of any insurance company

Public TransportationParking:

Ample, free, on-street parking available. Easy BART and bus accessibility.


CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
NCSPP (Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists)
The Psychotherapy Institute
John Muir Behavioral Health Center

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

I specialize in treating depression and anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and self-esteem issues.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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