Jennifer Trinkle

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Jennifer Trinkle

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Meleah Chamberlain Terheyden, LCSW #27791
Primary Credential: AMFT
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: Full fee $125 per 50-minute session.
Limited number of sliding scale slots.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


3099 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705

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My Approach to Helping

As a therapist, I keep the whole of you or your child in mind. Everyone has inner strengths to draw upon, but sometimes needs support and guidance to (re)discover those strengths. I believe therapy works best as a collaboration, a shared journey with a knowledgeable guide working with you to reveal both the strength within as well as the barriers to change. Together we will think about your past, consider what is happening right now, and identify roadblocks.

Or, if you're a kid, we will play -- with purpose! I'll provide you with a space where you can work out what's going on inside, though you may see me as the lady you get to play with once or twice a week. My office will become a safe space where you can play out your worries and fears without judgment as I help provide you with a way to process them.

More Info About My Practice

I enjoy sorting through the messiness of family relationships and even the sometimes-knotted and tangled nature of working with parents who are no longer partnered. It's not just the energy, connection, and challenge of the work that pulls me in, there is also something wonderful about working with kids as they grow and develop, tackling problems before they become entrenched. I have a special affinity for the awkward tween and early teen years, which are full of growth and change.

I also feel privileged to work with those on the other side of childhood, to acknowledge the former child within the emerging adult, opening up space for living fully in the present. Being part of another person's healing journey is an honor.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The best thing about being a therapist is helping a kid learn how to process "big" feelings without him acting them out. Or maybe it is when a teen realizes she doesn't have to be perfect to be worth something. Wait a minute--the best thing about being a therapist is supporting a twenty-something as he shakes off what he can from the past while integrating those parts that just won't shake off. Then again, the best part may be helping parents learn how to communicate better and work together for sake of their kids.

Or (maybe you've guessed it) these are all smaller parts of what is so gratifying about my practice -- being a part of someone's journey, seeing what a difference a supportive therapeutic relationship can make to someone's ability to be comfortable in the world and with themselves.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents, with a focus on strengthening family relationships, particularly during the tween and teen years and times of transition. I help emerging adults who are feeling stuck. I also help caregivers and parents (both coupled and uncoupled) in conflict learn how to work together.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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