Therapist Profile

Zeph Locke, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1760 Solano Ave Berkeley, CA 94707-2218
(510) 423-0482
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC92093

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Allow connection. Whatever's going on, we can discover what's real. Waking every day with curiosity... what's in the way? Perhaps it's all confusing or things just can't keep going as they are. When anxiety and fears are too much, connection opens surprising possibilities and invites a "you" that's real. I foster relationships of safety and trust, experiencing meaning, and feeling alive. Developing self intimacy and investing in a life long partner are difficult. Together we can visualize, look for ease, and find new ways to feel honest and at ease, anywhere. My specializations are adults maltreated as children, traumatic childhood bonding, and stockholm syndrome. I help build awareness from being emotionally threatened / intimidated, ignored / abandoned, and rejected / humiliated. Let go of conflicting anger and resentment, indifference to separation, guilt, blaming, or shame from supporting an abuser. Although I call it as I see it, I'm also accepting, intimate, and supportive. With my experience working in psychiatric hospitals, I use mindfulness to guide through experiential trauma release and cultivate transformation. Together we can relieve anxiety /stress, insomnia / nightmares, suicidal thoughts, panic, sadness / depression / grief, low self esteem.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Throughout my life, I’ve found allowing emotional connection, even in extreme fearful traumas, has humbly afforded me an amazing peaceful life. It is my continual goal to allow any immediate experience to create something new. In staying curious, I've had the rich honor of discerning the extensive depth of sadness, loss, and, joys we all face. In my prior roles, I've supported children and adults, volunteering since 1998 in non-therapeutic services, alongside a 20+ year world wide design career. In private practice, I guide through anxiety, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, sadness / grief, self-esteem, vulnerability, stress, crisis, outdated strategies, and personal growth. Specific challenges include traumas of medical, developmental, and attachment. My theoretical orientation includes Hakomi / Somatic, Integral, Gestalt, Attachment, Mindfulness, Brief Depth, Strength Based, and Humanistic …all an integrative mix suggesting a real, in-person, experience heals. In clinical settings, I provide functional assessments, case management advocacy, coping skills education, and crisis relapse. I have supported clients having diagnosis of bipolar, borderline, narcissism, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and PTSD. Group skills teachings have included DBT, CBT, Seeking Safety Trauma, coping skills and discharge planning. I have taught self nurturence with maintenance plans for positive outcomes. Even in extreme cases, there is always hope.
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Counseling Psychology MA Integral Psychology Concentration In field since 2000

Area of Specialty

Aspergers Syndrome
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Self Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing AEDP Accelerated Dynamic Psychotherapy HAKOMI Comprehensive Somatic Training RCS Re-Creation of Self self-regulation EFT Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy INTEGRAL Worldview + Leadership DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy Seeking Safety Trauma Therapy Motivational Interviewing
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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