Michael Marsman

L.C.S.W. - R, Certified Jungian Analyst

Michael Marsman

L.C.S.W. - R, Certified Jungian Analyst

Professions: Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Socal Work - LCSW92899
Secondary Credential: Clinical Social Work - R069295
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: My fee is $225 though there may be some flexibility depending on the circumstances. If you have out-of-network mental health benefits, your insurance provider will reimburse you for a portion of my fee. Check with your insurance provider for details.


3155 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705

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My Approach to Helping

We generally begin psychotherapy in order to reduce suffering in our lives. As a Jungian analyst, my approach seeks to reduce suffering and promote healing by endeavoring to understand what the meaning of our symptoms are and how, through our symptoms and difficulties, we can be led to experience more satisfaction, creativity and joy in our lives.

This approach not only asks "how can I meet life's demands?" but "how can I live a life that fully expresses who I am?" It asks, "Who am I at the deepest level?" As we work towards exploring these questions, both intellectually and experientially, we often find that the problems that we face in life, frequently seemingly insurmountable, end up no longer being relevant as our attitudes, understanding and perspectives change. We find that we live life with a renewed sense of purpose, energy and resiliency.

More Info About My Practice

I work with people of all sorts of backgrounds, individuals and couples, who come to me for a variety of reasons. I believe that it is important to see each person as unique, with a life path specific to him or her that is waiting to unfold. While many challenges that we face in life such as anxiety, depression, shame, career and vocational concerns, aging, grief, relationship difficulties and many others are universal, the form and meaning of these challenges are unique to each person.

Although I work with many different types of people, much of my work is with those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queerquestioning with issues that are commonly faced, such as shameinternalized homophobia, coming out, transitioning, gender experience and expression, aging, HIV and AIDS, sexual compulsivity, substance use and abuse and relationship and dating.

I have a lot of experience working with people who are addicted, in recovery and with those for whom spirituality, both eastern and western, is an integral part of life.

As a Jungian, dream-work can be an important part of the process (it is not an impediment to the therapy if you do not recall your dreams.

I also offer clinical and analytic supervision

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

LGBTQ issues
People in recoveryaddiction
spirituality - east and west
career & relationship issues

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Much of my work is with those identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queerquestioning. I also work with those interested in spirituality & religion, both eastern and western as well as people in recovery.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
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