Therapist Profile

Name:
Suzanne Berens
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3179 College Ave 3B Berkeley, CA 94705 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(510) 541-8868
Website:
License Number
LMFT48407
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
With warmth and compassion, I help couples uncover the source of their challenges and develop more skillful ways to be in relationship. I can help you relate to each other beneath the barriers, where blocks give way to more emotional security and openness. I am trained in the Hakomi method and approach therapy experientially to help couples tap into a felt-sense of what is needed to develop positive patterns of relating and loving. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I am especially skilled at helping couples connect with and use as strength the qualities that initially attracted each other. I am a longtime meditator, and my work is informed by my mindfulness practice. My work with couples draws from an attachment perspective through years of experience as a therapist for families with young children. I am also a clinical supervisor for graduate therapists-in-training at California Institute of Integral Studies.

About My Practice

Office Hours
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. M-Th. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fri.
Services
Couples and Individuals.
Insurance
,I am not on any insurance panels, so I don't deal directly with insurance companies. I can, however, provide you with a monthly invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for possibly partial reimbursement.
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master's in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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