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 […]

Depression & Grief Counseling Berkeley

Depression and Grief Counseling

If your feeling unmotivated, sad and low, wanting to retreat and avoid people, or weeping at the drop of a hat, likely you are suffering from depression and grief. Maybe you have lost someone you treasured and can’t seem to “get over it”.  Or maybe you are sad and dragging about but do not really […]

Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma can take many forms.  We often associate it with the physical or sexual assault of a little one, but it can be emotional as wel,. such as, in the form of neglect, or forcing the child to conform to the parent or caretaker’s wishes without regard to the genuine needs of the child. […]

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. […]