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Professional Therapist &
Psychologist Serving Berkeley

Professional Therapist &
Psychologist Serving

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Lynn Winsten, Ph.D.

CA License # PSY11304

Berkeley Therapist & Psychologist


As a Berkeley therapist, I can tell you 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; unfulfilling work; or issues with relationships. 

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

My approach is to use a deep understanding of one’s life 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.

1209 Ordway Street Berkeley,
CA 94706
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CALL (510) 527-5359

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become a new patient please go to my contact page


Making an active choice to pursue therapy can be challenging. Feelings of anxiety, and depression often multiply when deciding whether or not to seek treatment. As a Berkeley Therapist in California, I help clients rise above these conditions while recharging their mental well-being.

Every client arrives with their own needs. Since I began working in New York City as a psychologist, I have learned to deal with all levels and types of psychological problems. I specialize in providing counseling services to individuals dealing with trauma as well as other problems such as: childhood neglect and/ or abuse; depression; anxiety; PTSD; loneliness; career concerns; and, life transitions.

Individuals need to feel comfortable with the psychologist they are working with. Creating a space where vulnerability can be observed without judgment is key to making progress.

Evidence of these problems may arise in varying degrees throughout one’s life. But if these feelings are constantly present you should talk with someone.

I have over 30 years of experience as a professional psychologist and currently work closely with clients in Berkeley, California, and the surrounding areas. Together we can help you identify what’s standing in your way and get you closer to your goals.

Dr. Lynn Winsten, Ph.D., Berkeley Therapist and Psychologist

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Dr. Lynn Winsten Offers Many


at her Berkeley, California Office


We all have to have some anxiety or fear to navigate the world effectively. But when you find anxiety inhibiting you or ruining your ability to enjoy yourself, it’s time to share.


Are you aware that significant positive or negative life changes appear at the top of the Stressful Life Events Scale? I can help you with these issues. Reach out and contact me today.


Having trouble getting motivated or interested in things? Prone to only seeing the negative? Do you find yourself Sad at the drop of a hat or a good deal of the time? Don’t go it alone.


Experiences of loneliness are painful … so don’t suffer alone. Take the next step (perhaps a truly difficult one) and reach out to someone who has compassion and warmth for you.


Do you suspect or know that you were not happy and struggling as a child? Perhaps you were singled out or picked on. I can help you with the proper therapy and treatment.


Have you experienced events in your life that were so overwhelming and stressful that they would cause anyone to shut down their feelings? I can help you. Contact me today.


Having some trouble landing that job you would really like to have? Not getting promoted in a timely manner? Are you feeling stuck and not going anywhere? I will help you.


Do you find yourself struggling to make good, solid, satisfying relationships? Perhaps you are having trouble finding a suitable partner, or you may be unhappy with your significant other.

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.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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