Niko Whitmire

MFA, PsyD.

Niko Whitmire

MFA, PsyD.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jack Giuliani, PhD. Licensed Psychologist #PSY5354
Primary Credential: PA - 94023637


2202 Fillmore Ave
San Francisco, California 94115
2991 Shattuck Ave
Suite 303
Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

Creativity can be foundational to positive and longstanding change. We come into the world with an innate skill to solve the many problems that arise during development. Sometimes these solutions bring up new challenges or get in the way of our relationships and our ability to enjoy life. I work with children, adults, elders, and couples who are struggling to adapt to a stressful world. By developing a trusting relationship where exploration is welcomed and analyzed, we are able to find new ways of functioning, new solutions to our interpersonal conflicts, and improve our ability to flexibly adapt to our changing world.
My specialty is in providing psychotherapy for individuals across the lifespan who've struggled with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, griefloss, psychosis, and ADHD. I use a neurodevelopmental and psychoanalytic perspective that is informed by the impacts of society and culture.
I draw upon playful and artistic expressions to help us find the metaphors that work for your symptoms and difficulties. Both children and adults may benefit from a reconnection with the playful elements that sustain us in times of stress. My hope is that we may find a way to rekindle the childlike enthusiasm for experimentation we were all born with.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

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