Therapist Profile

Deborah Ostrow Essex, M.A.
Professional Title:
2931 Shattuck Ave #101E Berkeley, CA 94705-1808
(510) 548-8980
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Practice Description: For over 20 years, I have counseled children, teens, families and adults. I have assisted children in private and public schools, facilitated children's art and parenting groups, and have helped individual children and adults in private practice for the last 13 years. I am comfortable working with clients from a variety of backgrounds. My style is interactional, warm, experiential and instructive. My therapy is aimed at helping clients gain insight and awareness. I offer clients the knowledge, tools and skills needed to heal, grow and create changes in their relationships and their lives. Clients feel heard and understood and enjoy the therapeutic process. Clients are given the hope they need to create the changes they are seeking.

About My Practice

Office Hours
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Monday/Tuesday. Wednesday AM
Child and adolescent therapy, children experiencing emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, family stress, learning problems, difficulties with peers, ADHD, self esteem, divorce
Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


B.A., Child Development/Psychology, Smith College, '84; M.A., The Wright Institute, '85

Area of Specialty

Victims of Crime


Theoretical Orientation
Languages Spoken


All of the information contained on this page has been provided to CAMFT/Counseling California by the therapist described herein. Neither Counseling California nor CAMFT has reviewed, investigated, or evaluated the authenticity, accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Neither nor CAMFT makes any representations as to the qualifications, competence, or employment status license/registration of those listed and does not recommend or endorse the services of those listed.

This site may contain links to other Internet sites or an email address. Such links are provided for the convenience of the user and does not endorse, approve of or make any warranties or representations as to accuracy of the information contained in any site to which any user may be linked. Persons or entities using any of the links or emails addresses contained herein do so at their own risk.

Email should be used with caution. Email is not a confidential medium and should not be expected to be confidential. Users who share their email addresses with others may receive viruses and other unintended consequences.

Featured Therapist 

Kelly Duggan Shearer, M.A.
Kelly Duggan Shearer, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Glendora, CA

Are you stressed out? Do you sometimes find yourself snapping at your children? Would you describe your relationship with your husband as “distant”? Or do you feel like you are going to lose it if someone doesn’t give you a break? Being a mother, wife, or daughter can stretch us to our limits. During times like these it can feel like the world has been turned “upside down”. There is HOPE! You don’t have to figure this out alone. Let’s talk and see if I can help you make things “right side up” again.

View Profile

Find a Therapist