Therapist Profile

Name:
Sarah Ackerman, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2955 Shattuck Ave Ste#9 Berkeley, CA 94705-1808
Phone:
(510) 649-8870
Website:
License Number
LMFT28883
Practicing Since:
1990
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I work with women and men individually and in couples, multi-cultural and LGBT populations. I have been practicing for 25 years and am trained in EFT Couples Therapy psychodynamic psychotherapy and mind/body skills. My specialties include relationship and couples work, self-esteem, grief, loss, depression and anxiety, loss and life transitions. I see my role as a guide and facilitator to help my clients discover the resources within themselves to become active agents of their own healing. For individuals, we'll explore the relational patterns in your life, your self-relationship -thoughts, emotions and sensations- and the ways you've learned to cope that maybe aren't helping you anymore. Through that exploration we can gain new awareness about the sources of your unhappiness and your inner capacities to transform your patterns. In a safe and boundaried setting I can help you find new ways to manage the discomfort and pain that arise from life's challenges so that you can feel more vitality, connectedness, authenticity and peace with yourself and others.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tues - Fri 10am-6pm
Services
Individual and Couples Therapy EFT Certified Couples Therapy and Supervision Depression and Anxiety Parenting Loss Work Creativity
Insurance
Magellan, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psycholgy, Antioch West, 1988 M.F.A. Music Composition, N.Y.U., 1986

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Employment Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Psychodynamic
Certifications
ICEEFT EFT Certified Therapist and Supervisor
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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