Therapist Profile

Lucy J. Collier, M.A.
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1229 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706-2034
(510) 525-4853
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Grow in a non-judgmental, holding therapeutic relationship. Find self acceptance and self knowledge and learn to trust your insight and intuition. I provide compassion, deep listening, and authenticity. Together we can navigate the "shadow realms", guided by our combined emotional, somatic/body and soulful intelligence. Recovery from trauma, working on communication or difficulties in relationships, and coping with depression or stress from major life transitions are common themes. I have an eclectic approach to psychotherapy and I draw from a feminist-relational therapy model, as well as from psychodynamic, holistic, somatic, eco-psychological, transpersonal and shamanic perspectives. My clients bring a wide and diverse range of issues into my practice. I work with couples, individuals and teenagers, and have many years of experience working with transgender people and their families. I also work with people struggling with concerns about being marginalized by the dominant culture due to their sexual orientation or practices, race, or cultural background. I have trained in Hakomi (a mindfulness-based, somatic psychotherapy style), as well as Byron Katie's method called "The Work." I believe each of us is on a unique path, and often psychotherapy has the effect of awakening our own "inner healer" and bringing new vitality, a deepened sense of self-worth, and greater purpose into our lives.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Consultation for interns or licensed therapists, including group consultation. Group Supervision for Interns (meets weekly, Fridays 2:30-4:30pm). Join a weekly supervision group with a focus on mutual support, case consultation, creativity, safety and authenticity. Accrue hours and learn in a nurturing environment where you can be yourself. Explore your intuition, clinical thinking, and counter-transference, and allow yourself to be both vulnerable and experimental in your feedback with your colleagues. Lucy Collier, in private practice in the East Bay for over 15 years, has led supervision groups for interns and trainees in such diverse setting as John F. Kennedy University’s Center for Transpersonal and Holistic Counseling, Blue Oak Therapy Center, and for WE CAN/Jack‘s Camp--a family camp that helps parents and their children learn they are not alone as they fight brain cancer and the side effects of treatments. She has provided individual supervision at JFKU’s Center and for interns at Holos, Earth Circles, Heart in Balance, and Blue Oak Therapy Center, as well as in her private practice. She has an eclectic background, drawing on feminist relational therapy, as well as psychodynamic, somatic and transpersonal approaches.
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1995

Area of Specialty

Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Persons With Disabilities
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Terminally Ill
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Holistic Health
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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