Yael Stiles, LCSW LCSW, Counseling in Berkeley, California, 94707

Yael Stiles, LCSW


Yael Stiles, LCSW


Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCS - 27577
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $100-$150 per 50 mins. (standard length of individual sessions)
$225 75 mins. (minimum for couples sessions)
Free 20 minute consultation in-person or by phone
Free Initial Consultation


925 The Alameda
Suite 20
Berkeley, California 94707

My Approach to Helping

We want to feel connected to ourselves and to the world, to be in daily touch with the meaning of our lives. Although we are each capable of having meaningful, trusting relationships, it is not always obvious how to make that happen. A warm, skilled, and patient counselor can guide you in catalyzing your inner resources, practicing new relational skills, and becoming more compassionate toward parts of yourself you have been ashamed of. In my practice, I have helped clients recover from debilitating symptoms of anxiety and depression; helped couples eliminate patterns of blow-up arguments and communication impasses in their relationships; supported clients through the challenging early years of parenthood; carried clients through the shedding of long-held addictions; guided families in their struggle to connect more harmoniously with each other; walked clients through the difficult terrain of bereavement over lost loved ones; helped both younger and older adult clients to significantly transform their relationships with their parents; and have helped clients through major life crises, transitioning them into new phases of empowerment and wholeness.

I have a generous sliding scale.

I provide receipts for submission to insurance companies for reimbursement to the client.

I provide a free, confidential, face-to-face, 20-minute consultation session to see if I'm the right fit for you.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
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