Ron Fox, PhD, LMFT
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice with offices in downtown San Francisco and Berkeley. I also teach in the LGBT Certificate Program at CSPP Alliant International University and in the MFT programs at Alliant and at John F. Kennedy University. My approach to therapy is warm and supportive, affirming the diversity and uniqueness of experiences of individuals, couples, and families. Areas of expertise include: LGBTQ, multicultural, and alternative relationship and family concerns, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem, stress reduction, career and life transitions, communication and intimacy in relationships, and ACA, codependency, substance, harm reduction, and other recovery and family of origin related issues.
Kimbo Prichard, LMFT
Clients come to therapy for many reasons, but often they feel powerless to change how they feel inside, in a specific situation or relationship. I have found that my relationship with a client, in conjunction with the client’s story and mind, invaluable in the process of change. I am a client-centered therapist with a straightforward, positive and solution-focused approach, which I apply to a client’s history with rigor and thoughtfulness. My goal as a therapist is to facilitate the resolution of trauma while validating a client’s experience. As I work to understand a client’s experience, I encourage rewrites and corrections, so the result is an accurate, respectful reading of the client’s mental and emotional experience. I am a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a solution-focused therapy that works well with traumatic experiences, relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression and select compulsive behaviors. EMDR therapy identifies the emotional, physical and mental parts of unmanageable experiences, expands objectivity and decreases blame. In my experience, therapy is a temporary helper during a difficult time, with clear goals help to keep the therapy process moving toward the desired resolution.
Donna Gans, LMFT
I bring to my work with my clients my long and dedicated spiritual practice and years of social activism. I specialize in major life transitions including chronic and life threatening illness and loss. My focus on trauma work opens attention into sensing into our bodies, our relationship with each other and our environment. I offer EMDR and mindfulness approaches. I work with teens, adult individuals, couples and groups.
Miguel Hidalgo-Barnes, PsyD
Miguel is a Licensed Psychologist practicing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. He is the program manager of the Partial Hospital Program at the Portia Bell Hume center. He has private practice locations in Berkley and Oakland. He currently facilitates the “Positive Wednesdays” group at the Pacific Center. He has been a volunteer supervisor at the pacific center since 2013. His interests include gender, domestic violence, substance abuse, and chronic mental illness. His hobbies include making interesting decisions.
Marcy Reda, LCSW
Marcy has been practicing psychotherapy in the East Bay with adults, teens, and couples since 2000. Her approach is warm, compassionate, and practical, and is informed by Relational, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness approaches. She has a strong commitment to diversity in all its forms, whether it be race, gender, sexuality, spirituality or culture, and she has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, life transitions, and couples therapy.
Zvi Bellin, Ph.D., LPCC
Zvi works with individuals, couples, and families. Zvi specializes in meaning-centered struggles, life and family transitions, addiction recovery support, parent-young adult conflict, LGBTQ issues, and issues related to religion and spirituality. Zvi is an Assistant Professor of Holistic Counseling at John F. Kennedy University, and draws on mindfulness, narrative, and experiential therapies. Zvi accepts AETNA insurance, and offers reduced rates for those in need.
Maria Sutter, M.S., LMFT – Supervisor Consultant
I’ve been practicing psychotherapy since 1986 and supervision since 1994. I see individual adults and adolescents, couples and families in my practice. I specialize in relational supervision and consultation and have expertise working with members of the LGBTQ communities, young adults with issues of leaving home, addictions, anxiety and depression. My approach is interactive and collaborative, it takes into considerations the past as it effects the present.
Tera Beaber, Psy.D.
I provide compassionate psychotherapy to adults and couples, working collaboratively with my clients to help them identify the challenges in their lives and take active steps to achieve their goals. Often people seek out therapy because they are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, and are seeking relief. I help clients find solutions to their problems in a caring and safe environment according to their individual needs. Some treatment modalities I commonly utilize are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based, feminist, relational approaches, & EMDR. I serve a diverse range of clients and have specific interest in serving the LGBTQ community
Jeanne Courtney, LMFT
Jeanne especially enjoys helping: women of all sizes who wish they could love their bodies exactly as they are; codependents who wonder how to fit their own needs into family, work, or intimate relationships; people who need effective ways to cope with depression, panic attacks, or anxiety; and queer folks, activists, and progressive thinkers who want to change the world as well as their own lives. Providing therapy since 1986, she offers a variety of techniques (eg CBT, psychodynamic, relational), and believes clients can build on their unique strengths to make their lives more fulfilling and joyous. She brings patience and compassion to the ups and downs of that process, and helps her clients learn to do the same.
Laine Demetria, MS, LMFT is somatic psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Albany CA. She utilizes an integrative harm reduction psychotherapy approach, Buddhist and Positive psychology, EMDR, EFT, NVC and many body mind techniques to treating substance abuse and trauma. Her practice includes parents of children with chronic medical conditions, survivors of childhood abuse, PTSD, grief and loss, disability, medical trauma, adoption, LGBTQ issues. She also works at Harborside Health Center in Oakland with medical cannabis patients.
Website: www.lainedemetria.com, www.mindbodymend.com
Phil Evans, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT, and serves as president of the AAMFT-California’s Bay Area District. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of John F. Kennedy University at Pleasant Hill and Berkeley and has an independent practice in Berkeley specializing in couples, families, and those who primarily care for others and those who may be in the public eye: clergy, public leaders, health care providers, counselors. For several years, he has provided counseling and therapeutic services in a variety of settings including community counseling centers, schools, an in-patient hospital, drug & alcohol recovery centers, independent practice, county child protective services, county adult services, and county administrative services.
Sandrah Henry, LMFT
Sandee Henry has been in private practice since 1987. She has offices in Laurel Height and Noe Valley in San Francisco where she works with individuals, couples and families. Her specialties include couples therapy, adoption, life transitions, grief and loss, aging, life threatening illness, and EMDR.
Alex Korsunskaya, LCSW
I am a licensed psychotherapist in Berkeley providing compassionate and attuned psychotherapy for adults and couples. My specialties are alternative realtionships, including polyamory and BDSM/kink; women and trauma, especially sexual trauma; gender identity; immigration/significant life transitions; grief and loss. My style is warm and collaborative and includes relational, psychodynamic and body-based approaches to psychotherapy.
Nicki Koethner, LMFT
Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT is a non-judgmental Psychotherapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Consultant. She is attuned to the cultural diversity of people and creative in her approach of being with, and bringing forth the uniqueness and authenticity of her clients. People of all ages feel naturally drawn to her and share their secrets, responding to her sensitivity to life’s difficulties, her open-mindedness as well as her wide repertoire of tools. She empowers people to accept and love themselves as they are and make desired changes in their lives. She specializes in LGBTQ concerns, anger, anxiety, depression and stress-management, divorce and separation, parenting, communication, sexuality, spirituality, creativity and attachment issues.
Michael Nold, LMFT
Mr. Nold is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked extensively with substance abuse (outpatient and residential), eating disorders, sexually-compulsive and sex-offending behavior, kleptomania and chronic pain, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues with both straight and gay individuals, couples, and families for over 13 years. He works from cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic, brief solution-focused, and existential perspectives, but utilizes other modalities as appropriate. He is an expert in conducting forensic substance abuse evaluations. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as local chapters. He also provides treatment at his private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, CA. (MFC41834)
Marla McFadin, LMFT
Marla is a relationally oriented, depth psychotherapist, attending closely to trauma, attachment styles, and neuro-analytic understanding. Marla received a BA from Mills College in Anthropology and Sociology. She then spent 10 years pursuing a career in integrative bodywork, eventually teaching in this field. With the perspective of body in mind, she sought an MA degree from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical Psychology and eventually became interested in the role of body in processing relationship and trauma stimulations. In addition, Marla is currently part of the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Center and is deepening her practice of supervision in the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute.
Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at San Francisco State University and she maintains a private therapy practice in Berkeley, CA. She is active in several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association – Society of Counseling Psychology, American Counseling Association, The Association for Women in Psychology, and Bay Area Open Minds.
Den Reno, Ph.D.
Dr. Reno has been a licensed MFT and LCSW since 1986 and a licensed psychologist since 1987. He served as a Staff Psychologist for Del Valle Clinic, Inc. through 2010. Now, Reno focuses his time on providing individual supervision, group supervision, Grief Group for LGBT Seniors, and Support Group for LGBT Caregivers.
Rachel Robbins, Psy.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy for adults, young adults, and couples. I also provide supervision and consultation support. I approach this work with a collaborative style, helping people to actively participate in their therapy experience. My experience focuses on trauma recovery, substance use and behavior change, impulse control, anxiety, and depression. I provide non-judgmental supportive services for a range of sexualities including LGBTQQ, BDSM, Kink, non-monogamy, gender fluidity, and sex workers.
Meire Santos, LMFT
Deena Solwren, LCSW
Deena specializes in “All Things Maternal” providing compassionate help to mothers and others, adult women and couples dealing with issues associated with infertility, pregnancy, post-partum, parenting, and mother/daughter relationships. She works from a psychodynamic-relational approach. She began supervising at the Pacific Center since 2007 and at The Women’s Therapy Center since 2010.
Naomi Azriel, LMFT
I work with individuals in the queer/LGBT community, people who are poly, in kinky/BDSM relationships and other sexual and social explorers. I have a long history supporting sex-workers and the sex-work community. Of the many theories I have learned and that have shaped me, I mostly draw from Jungian, psychoanalytic and relational traditions, as well as from self-psychology, social justice, feminist and somatic perspectives. My professional and volunteer career have brought me into some wonderful community organizations which have enriched and inspired my work. In my current work as a psychotherapist, I continue to uphold my commitment to the values of movements challenging the given structures of power, to peer support networks, to harm reduction and to maintaining deep respect for people traditionally marginalized. My community work focused on working towards healing and preventing sexual violence, on both individual and social levels, on supporting the empowerment and well being of sex workers, and on supporting women of varying class, social and cultural backgrounds in living empowered and meaningful lives.
Christy Calame, LCSW
Skillful, compassionate psychotherapy for individuals, couples and trios who identify as sexual outsiders, including people who are sex workers, queer, trans or transitioning, poly and/or involved in BDSM. Other specialties include harm reduction psychotherapy with active substance users, a HAES (Health At Every Size) approach to body image issues, a strong commitment to addressing issues of oppression, and support to artists and people seeking to deepen their spiritual practices. I have been licensed over 15 years, and have a wheel-chair accessible office near Lake Merritt.
Website: Psyche | Not Your Mother’s Therapy
James Fishman, LCSW, CGP
I have been in private practice for 30 years providing individual, couple, and group therapy. I office is located in San Francisco near Civic Center. I specialize in sexual addiction, intimacy issues, interpersonal issues, and group therapy. My approach is humanistic, interpersonal and reflective. I co-lead two on-going therapy groups with Linda Rose, LCSW, dealing with intimacy and relationship issues.
Website: James Fishman
Kim Hraca, M.A., LMFT
Located in Berkeley, CA, Kim works especially with people who have unconventional gender and sexual identities. She also works with clients on self-image, intimacy, work-satisfaction, creativity, and spirituality, with a focus on self-acceptance. Since 1991, she has been a member of the Bay Area Gender Association (the longest running consultation group in North America for professionals working with transgender/ transsexual clients,) and is also a member of WPATH, the World Association for Transgender Health. Kim has presented numerous trainings for mental health professionals working with transgender and transsexual clients, and has conducted trans training at Pacific Center since 1996.
Robert H. Hopcke, LMFT
I have been in private practice since 1986, with an extensive background in psycho-dynamic work and specifically a Jungian-oriented approach to psychotherapy. Some areas of specialization are religion and spirituality, men’s issues, dream work, and of course, gay and lesbian issues. In addition, I have been a supervisor and a consultant for over 20 years and currently serve as adjunct faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.
John R. Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC is a licensed psychotherapist with over 12 years experience. He received post-graduate training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia and is a certified cognitive therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. John maintains a full time private practice in San Francisco where he works with adult clients presenting with anxiety and mood disorders. He specializes in treating social anxiety disorder. John co-founded the National Social Anxiety Center and is the founder of Pacific CBT in San Francisco.
Monica Nowakowski, LCSW