Sessions are available in my Berkeley, CA office near North Berkeley BART (15 minute walk) and Downtown Berkeley BART (20 minute walk).

I am taking new patients for individual therapy* as of May, 2018. I no longer see couples. (See references at bottom of this page for my recommendations for couples and families.)

Important Note: Appointments must be made within 24 business hours before the session. If it is not within this window, the scheduling software will prompt you to contact me. If it is urgent, the best way to reach me is email: with URGENT Appointment Needed.

New patients can see my available appointments and schedule your first session here:

Request Appointment

FEE: $140 per session.

I offer lower-fee slots ($100-120) as they come available. Please contact me for more information.

Regarding Insurance: Check with your insurance company to see if they accept superbills for psychotherapy services. If you have a PPO, you pay upfront and I then submit monthly superbill invoices to you for reimbursement. Many PPOs reimburse as much as 50% of your therapy bill.

You will be required to fill out their form and submit my superbill each month to be reimbursed for your therapy. Each company is different and reimburse a percentage of your fee or what they deem as standard. Be sure to ask how much they will reimburse for each session and use my license number: MFT #53456.

Couples Counseling

If you are looking for a couple’s therapist, I recommend:

Deborah Yarock in Oakland: (510) 214-6951 or

Tuyet-Lyn Christensen in Berkeley: (510) 473-6544 or