Therapist Profile

Name:
Joan Gold, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone:
License Number
LMFT47108
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I help women become more present and powerful in their lives. I help individuals of all backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations free themselves from the pain of the past, make better choices in the present, identify and realize their dreams. I have an extensive background in recovery issues for addicts, their partners and family members. I also have experience with relationship issues, hunger/compulsive eating, creativity, identity, aging, and trauma resolution. I am a certified Gestalt Therapist as well as a Certified Healing Shame Practitioner and I facilitate a weekly therapy group called Healing Shame for Women. This group is designed to help women who struggle with feeling good about themselves, who grew up around addiction or mental illness, are in long-term recovery from substances, or who can identify shaming or traumatic events in their past. Please call for more information on joining this group.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual and Group Psychotherapy
Insurance
Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Psychology, Transpersonal Specialization, John F. Kennedy University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Certified Gestalt Therapist Certified Healing Shame Practitioner
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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