Michael Marsman

L.C.S.W. Certified Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

Michael Marsman

L.C.S.W. Certified Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

Telehealth Available
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 $185 - $200, 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.
Evening Availability

Offices

3155 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705

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My Approach to Helping

We seek therapy because at some level we imagine that life could be better. We all suffer in different ways and suffering is universal, but it is precisely that suffering that leads us into a process of discovering how our deepest selves want to be expressed in the world and then to find the inner resources to live that out. In its truest sense, psychotherapy – which means “tending to the soul” – is not only concerned with alleviating symptoms, resolving issues, or adapting to life’s demands (though these are important), but ultimately with living lives that are more joyful, creative and free.

My approach is to discover with you what underlies your symptoms and difficulties and facilitates your psyche’s natural healing process. Our work is collaborative and I am an active part of the process rather than simply a quiet observer. As a Jungian, I work with dreams but not having them will not impede your process. We’d generally meet once or twice per week, sit across from each other and have a conversation.

More Info About My Practice

My depth of training, years of experience and personal approach enable me to better attune to who you are and to be an objective and compassionate partner in your process, one that is oriented towards your unique needs, personality and style.

Although I work with many different types of people, much of my work is with those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queerquestioning.

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

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
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • 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 with addiction issues and 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

  • Breathwork
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
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