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Child Abuse Psychotherapist Berkeley

One of the worst things a parent can endure is seeing their own child (or someone else’s child) abused, whether physically, emotionally, or sexually. As rare as we want to believe this phenomenon is, studies show that as many as one in four girls, and one in eight boys, is victim to some form of […]

Help for Depression

Depression is so common that it likely affects at least one person you know.  Some people are fortunate enough to be diagnosed with depression, but many others suffer without a diagnosis, wondering why they feel the way they do.  Depressive episodes can be short-term and feel easily overcome at their best, or like life isn’t […]

Loneliness Counseling Berkeley – Help for Loneliness

Loneliness may not always be obvious. Many people protect themselves from this painful feeling by keeping busy or finding themselves needing to check the next device. Others find themselves going from partner to partner without a break —pulled to seek out another relationship as fast as possible as soon as one ends. The feeling may […]

Therapy For Childhood Abuse, Trauma, and Neglect

When we are low in self-esteem, have trouble believing in ourselves; have problems knowing who we are and finding things in life that will bring us gratification; find we have serious problems in relating to others and maybe avoiding connections, or are trying too hard to please and are even putting up with people who […]

Life Transitions

A life fully lived forces us to constantly adapt to change:  a new baby, a new relationship, marriage, divorce, illness, a new career, to name a few.  Each of these events causes stress to various degrees depending on how well we were biologically and physically and emotionally prepared we were to deal with them. All […]

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is an emotion that lets us know something has happened to frighten us.  If you experience anxiety often or intensely, you are likely looking for relief.  You may know that there are both healthy and unhealthy coping strategies and some that only help in the short run, and others that are long term solutions. […]

Therapy For Loneliness

We all feel alone or lonely at times … sometimes we are too isolated or have been rejected and temporarily lose our bearings. But loneliness that is persistent and making us feel poorly tells us something is not working in our lives… maybe we can’t seem to make good friends or find a fulfilling and […]

Therapy for Childhood Abuse, Trauma, and PTSD

It is unfortunate, but probably the majority of people in our society have experienced some type of trauma in their early lives.  It may show up in a variety of ways in not finding satisfactory work or relationships; in finding oneself addicted and feeling out of control; or in powerful emotions or images that seem […]

Therapy for Problem with Relationships

Healthy relationships are probably the most important factor that leads to a fulfilling life.  When we can feel loved and lovable and care deeply for others, our lives have more depth and meaning. Many people suffer greatly by maintaining unhealthy connections that only bring distress and keep them from their best selves, or by avoiding […]

How can a psychologist help me with my career?

Whether you are just entering the job market or feel you would like to make a change in your career, you might find it beneficial to talk with a therapist to help you to navigate the transition.  You may be feeling confused or overwhelmed when you think of your next move and it may feel […]