Therapist Profile

Claire M. Stone, M.S.
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1760 Solano Ave #300 Berkeley, CA 94707-2218
(510) 868-1874
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Change happens when we have a different emotional experience of an event. This is what I focus on in sessions, using Coherence Therapy, Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to make this deep inner shift. Coherence Therapy is based on the brain science of memory reconsolidation, which means we can release the emotional charge of an experience. Hypnotherapy and EFT are tools that can enhance this process. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, past abuse, low self-esteem, loss or stress of any kind, this work can help you through it. First we will find what makes your unwanted symptom "coherent," meaning that it makes sense to have considering what you have been through. It was likely the best coping strategy that you used at that time in your life. So instead of pathologizing the symptom, it's seen as having been a helpful tool. The issue is whether it's still working for you, and if there are better ways to respond to life situations. It can be a liberating experience to feel yourself letting go of old patterns and beliefs, and taking on new and constructive ones. I am also a couple's therapist, helping you to improve your relationship by deepening your emotional connection. By learning to express your needs and listen to each other, you will start to hear the pain underlying the anger and/or stonewalling of your partner. You will also understand your reactions and negative behaviors, as well as your significant other's. Once you both feel heard and understood, you'll then be able to successfully negotiate issues that have been festering for years. I am fully engaged in my work and committed to your making change. In our work together, my goal is for you to create a more meaningful life, and to nurture fulfilling relationships.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursdays: 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Psychotherapy for adults and couples. Coherence Therapy Hypnotherapy EFT (emotional freedom technique)
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.S., Counseling Psychology, Cal.State Hayward, 1994

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Terminally Ill
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Certified Practitioner of Coherence Therapy Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Languages Spoken


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