Welcome

After many years of intensive training and many more years practicing psychotherapy, I believe I have seen that people can address their suffering and come to a place of greater peace within as well as come to improve their relationships, work concerns, and lives overall.

It takes courage to face what may be wrong … may it be unwanted feelings such as anxiety, depression, or loneliness; prior trauma; early childhood neglect or abuse; troublesome work or intimate relations.

My approach is to use a deep understanding of one’s life and how it is impacting one’s life currently to resolve these problems.  My intent is to elucidate our relationship as well as one’s current relationships, feelings, and experiences, to come to terms with what is truly wrong and resolve these difficulties.  I will help you to identify true impasse and move forward to find how your own true and authentic self knows what is truly best for your own life, and how to achieve your goals and intentions.

Call and schedule an appointment today.

Lynn Winsten, Ph.D.

CA License # PSY11304

1209 Ordway Street Berkeley,
CA 94706
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Below you will find information about some of the problems I treat …

  • Childhood Neglect and/or Abuse

    Do you suspect or know that you had a difficult early childhood?  Perhaps parents/caretakers were unavailable to you — neglecting your needs, wants, and feelings? Or perhaps they were prone to acting out on you in ways such as:  raging, hitting, beating, or violating you sexually.

  • Career Concerns

    Have you been confused about the direction you would like your life’s work to take?  Are you working in a career where you are not feeling gratified?

  • Anxiety

    Do you find yourself unable to calm or just find yourself scared of things?  Maybe you’re jittery, going blank, or can’t think things through effectively?  Or maybe you just seem to obsess and worry.

  • Loneliness

    Are you finding that you feel too alone in this life?  Are you longing for a partner or friends?  Or do you find your life is really filled with connection but a profound sense of aloneness haunts you?

  • Trauma/PTSD

    Have you experienced events in your life that were so stressful they would cause anyone to shut down their feelings and only have horrid thoughts that plague you (flashbacks) or have powerful feelings that disrupt your life but you have no memories to recall to account for them (emotional flashbacks)?

  • Relatonship Problems

    Do you find yourself struggling to make good, solid, satisfying relationships?  Perhaps you are unhappy with your partner, or you do not seem to get along well with others at work, or you can’t seem to find gratifying friendships.

  • Life Transitions

    Life transitions occur throughout the lifespan:  going to school, getting married or divorced, having one’s own family, starting a new career or retiring.  These events may not be turning out the way you had hoped.

  • Depression/Grief

    Having trouble getting motivated or interested things?  Prone to only seeing the negative ..the glass feeling half empty?  Do you find yourself tearing up or sad a good deal of the time?  Are you so low that you have contemplated taking your own life?  Can you not seem to get over the loss of a loved one?