Luba Palter

MFT

Luba Palter

MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
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: $180 for 50 minute session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

2925 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

Perhaps you have felt you do not fit in somehow in your family, your community, or the larger world. Perhaps you have been navigating multiple cultural identities inside. Perhaps you have felt like your spirit is tender and the struggles of your life are too much to bare. Perhaps you have felt that other people have figured it out and you have been comparing your insides to other people's outsides. And you have felt alone, maybe scared, and confused. And now you want someone to help you be with it all. Now you want a compassionate heart and a steady presence to navigate these emotional terrains. I can be that for you.

If you are looking for a thoughtful, compassionate, and direct therapist- let's talk. I value building relations over time where the depth of connection unfolds as more safety and trust grows. We can explore together the burdens you carry while we imagine a life you want.

More Info About My Practice

I adjust my style depending on your needs.
I can laugh with you and I can curse with you. And I can provide you with a lot of space to contemplate your struggles, discoveries, and hopes.
I do not offer quick and easy answers because I believe that if that was the case, you would have figured it out on your own. But I do believe in your own inherent wisdom. My job is to listen for it and to help you find it.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Asking for help can be so hard. Coming into a stranger's office and sharing your fears and vulnerabilities can feel so strange. And knowing how to decide which person to begin that process with can be so overwhelming. I usually recommend that people meet with a couple of therapists before making a final decision. And then I recommend that you pay attention to how you feel while you speak, while this person listens to you, asks you questions or shares ideas. Do you feel heard? Do you feel like this person is trying to understand you? Do you feel like you can ask questions about how you will work together? Can you imagine coming back again? You deserve someone thoughtful, empathic, and curious about you.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Groups I Work With

    I work with trauma survivors, sensitive folks, artists, healers, writers, folks who fit outside the margins, people who are juggling multiple cultural identities.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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