Yup, another therapist request.
March 14, 2012 3:24 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone direct me to a good therapist in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, or Richmond, California?

I'm not in any sort of crisis but do have a lot of the usual grown-up sorts of life changes going on these days (combining households with my honey, taking care of aging and clinically depressed parents, etc) and don't want to lay it all on my partner.

Female, please. 12-step-friendly would be a bonus, but isn't required. Bonus if they don't remind me of my boomer parents.

North Oakland would be a stretch, but possible.
posted by small_ruminant to Human Relations (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
These three were recommended to me mainly for group therapy, but I think they also do one-on-one work, and have secondary offices in the East Bay:
posted by Lettuce_Leaves at 4:09 PM on March 14, 2012

I've heard really good things about the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, which is in North Oakland (Rockridge).
posted by synchronia at 4:49 PM on March 14, 2012

Kate White is fantastic, and has weekend appointments.
posted by argyle dreams at 5:42 PM on March 14, 2012

I'd recommend Diane Gerstler in North Berkeley (just off of University and MLK). Her number is (510)869-3790 and I know she at least takes Blue Cross insurance (not sure about other plans).
posted by cupcakemuffin at 10:22 PM on March 14, 2012

Dr. Shawn Corne in Albany (her office is at Solano & San Pablo) is wonderful, or was for me. Much of what I saw her for involved managing the stress of grown-up life things like you're talking about, and I liked that she was a good mix of compassionate/supportive and practical/direct. She takes many forms of insurance.

1009 Solano Ave
Suite B
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: 510-903-1504
posted by rhiannonstone at 1:36 PM on March 15, 2012

Response by poster: Thank you all for your suggestions! And for the people who memailed me, too.
posted by small_ruminant at 12:15 PM on April 3, 2012

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