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I'm looking for a therapist for a friend of mine. He is a 36 y/o male who is a stay
at home dad seeking to re-enter therapy to help deal primarily with issues related to
his transition to parenting. Self reports a history of ADHD.
Dr. Bruce Linton, in Berkeley, would be a good place to
start. He is in private practice and also leads an on going
Men's Group for Fathers in Berkeley. You can find him at
www.fathersforum.com or call Bruce at 510.644.0300. Kim
I would recommend Dr. Lisa Lancaster who is in Berkeley. I have been seeing
her and find her extremely effective.
Someone brilliant working with Fathers
I am looking for someone who really gets father's issues to
work with my husband on being a guy, raising children, being
a father, etc. It could be a man or a woman therapist, just
someone who can really think well about dads. Thanks. Loving Wife and
I would like to recommend Dan Quinn as someone who would be excellent
at working on the complexities of fatherhood. Dan is himself a
father, and has read and thought deeply about these issues. As part
of his practice he has both participated in and led a number of mens
groups for many years, through which he has engaged around the
questions of fatherhood with countless men, exploring in depth the
complexities of masculinity, parenting, relationship, etc. You could
not find a wiser, more caring and insightful practitioner. Here is
his contact info:
Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist (PSY 23350)
Adjunct Faculty, The Wright Institute
925 The Alameda, Berkeley, California 94707
My husband enjoyed being a part of the Father's Forum with Bruce
Linton, MFT. Fathers Forum info at: www.fathersforum.com. Bruce is
also in private practice and specializes in working with men and
fathers. Info at www.brucelintonmft.com.
Seeking Male Therapist in Berkeley
I am looking for a therapist in Berkeley, preferably male, who
can help me navigate a tense relationship and family situation. I
would like to see someone with experience, someone older than me
(I am 32), but not stuffy or conservative. I need someone who can
provide intelligent insights, rather than sit and stare. I prefer
someone who is interactive, shares their opinions, and, if it's
not too much to ask, has a sense of humor. There don't seem to be
many male therapist recommendations, and I would really
appreciate feedback from any of you that know of a great therapist.
Thanks so much!
My husband went to see this Psychologist in Berkeley named Paul Minsky. He really
enjoyed working with him and goes back periodically for a ''tune up''. I asked him
about your requirements and it appears that he has what you are looking for. He
interactive, older, and definitely uses humor in his approach. He has 2 offices.
number is (510) 524-0700.
much happier since my husband is happier
I would highly recommend Tim Henry. His office is in Berkeley
near Peet's coffee on Domingo. My husband has also seen him and
thought it was the best male to male therapy interaction he has
ever had. Good luck!
His phone number is 510-750-4783. You can also email him
I highly recommend Dr. Jules Burstein. His office is right off
Solano Ave. on Tulare. He can be reached at 510-527-1152. There
is no one better.
My husband is seeking a recommendation for a wise and skillful
therapist through the United Behavioral Health network
(through UC benefits). They have an extensive roster of names,
but only one of them is on the BPN recommendations. My husband
is in his 50's, intelligent and has had an interesting career
and life. He would feel most comfortable talking with someone
he could consider an equal with significant insight and life
experience. We would be most grateful for any recommendations.
My husband sees Paul Minsky in his Berkeley office. I know he
takes UBH insurance because that is what we have. I asked my
husband who said that Dr. Minsky is around the same age we are
(mid 50's to 60's)and has been great for him (hence us)! His
number is 510 524-0700.
Hi--- my husband has used Dr. Austin Hurst, in Lafayette who is
an excellent psychologist. He's very smart, knowledgeable and
great,and good at ''cutting to the chase'', so to speak. He's
within United health Care's network, so I doubly recommend him.
I have been going to an excellent therapist who is a United
Behavioral Health therapist. Her name is Karen Hollinger Jackson
and she is in Alameda. She has been very helpful to me for
family issues and anxiety, etc.
I'm in search of an experienced, intelligent, wise MALE
psychoanalyst or psychotherapist in the East Bay or SF. I've got
a lot of therapy experience but believe I now need someone with
the clinical tools to help me deal with a number of unresolved
issues that I'm beginning to fear are intractable. In short, I
need a super-smart super-trained person to help... WHile I have
had a good experience with MFCCs and MFTs, I am looking for
referrals to PhDs only.
I went to Lee Rather, phd, some years ago. I saw him for a
number of years and felt he helped me to explore things on a
deeper level. I was referred to him by PINC (Pyschoanalytic
Institute of No. CA). They are in SF on Fillmore St. Dr. Rather
was also in that same area. If you contact PINC, they can also
refer you to other well established pscychoanalysts in the East
I *highly* recommend Paul Guillory, PhD. He is everything
you've described, experienced, intelligent and wise. He is
located in Oakland and can be reached at 510-451-5011.
I highly recommend Dr. Winston Valois in Berkeley (510-849-
3211). He is a very experienced psychologist who works with
adults and couples.
Looking for recommendations for a very experienced/skilled male
therapist to help well-presenting, highly functioning child
abuse survivor with fundamental identity and relationship
issues. Experience with children of Narcissistic parents
(clinically narcissistic, not simply ''self centered'')highly
desirable. Only Ph.D.'s please, preferably someone with
specific, identified expertise in this area. Thanks so much.
I highly reccomend Pete Walker (in Lafayette). We have worked
extensively on abuse issues and he is beyond knowledgable on
the narcassitic parent issue. But he is an MFT.
I've heard that Doug Moorehead is very good. He is a
psychiatrist in addition to being a therapist. He's located in
Berkeley near B. Bowl.
I am the father of a 7-year-old daughter and am now reaching a
point of desperation in a deeply troubled marriage. Because my
wife refuses to talk through our ''issues'' or consider couples
counseling, I would like to get outside help for myself. I
qualify for Pacificare's ''behavioral health'' benefits and would
much appreciate a recommendation to a male therapist, preferably
in Berkeley or Albany, who is a Pacificare provider. I've
reviewed the previous recommendations on the parents website,
but info on male therapists was limited.
Our family just started going to Bruce Nemirow, on The Alameda at
the top of Solano. He was recommended by a friend and on Parents
Digest. He's on the Healthnet list but I'm not sure about
Pacificare. We like him very much, and I was especially concerned
that my husband like the therapist since he isn't big on therapy!
The phone number is 510/524-2082.
My husband and I have been seeing Michael Searle in west
Berkeley for over a year now, and my husband has also been
seeing him by himself for about as long. We have found him
very helpful and I would highly recommend him. However,
I have no idea if he is covered by PacifiCare, since we
have been paying for him out of pocket (for reasons too long
to go into here). His number is 845-3199. Good luck.
I highly recommend Joseph Cristofalo, MFT. He has an office in
Oakland on College Ave (Close to Broadway) and in Lafayette. He
has been in practice for about 20 years and has lots of
experience working with individuals and couples. He is a warm,
sensitive and intelligent therapist. I don't know if he takes
the insurance that you mentioned. His phone # is 510.654.2288.
I'm sorry that you are at such a difficult point in your
marriage. You are taking an important step toward taking care of
yourself. Good luck.
My husband is wanting to discuss some childhood issues that are
continuing to effect his adult life. He's interested in talking
to a male psychologist, preferably in the El Cerrito, Albany,
or North Berkeley area that would take our insurance (MHN
through Health Net).
Thank you very much for any advice.
I can recommend Dana Fetz who has an office in the Hilltop Mall
area. He takes MHN and has been an excellent therapist for me. He
can be reached at 510-741-0721. In order to qualify for MHN I
believe you will need to have a referral from an MD.
There is an excellent male therapist in Rockridge. His name is
David Krause, Ph.D. The last phone number I have for him is 510-
872-4872. He is a psychologist so his fees may be a little
pricier than someone with a masters degree, although he is well
worth the money from my experience.
I recommend Bruce Nemirow in Berkeley. He's very encouraging and supportive. Please email me if you'd like details.
I've searched the archives and the recommendations for
men's therapists are pretty specifically for serious childhood
issues. I'm interested in someone who works more with
work, mid-life and other general concerns, but from a male
perspective. Prefer Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area. Any
I can recommend Jim Jenkins. He is a clinical psychologist with
an office in Kensington (510) 559-9963. He would be happy to
speak with you to see if working with you would be helpful.
I saw Joe Saah for a couple of years and thought he was quite
good. He helped me deal with lingering issues from my first
marriage, my father, etc., and helped me sort myself out a bit.
I'd had therapy before, but he was the first male therapist who
really worked for me. He also has an organization called the
Men's Center (or something like that) and has therapy groups
specifically for men. He's located in Berkeley, on Shattuck near
Ashby. He is an MFCC, and his number is 510-644-8262.
Another Anonymous Guy
Jim Sparks is an excellent local therapist, he has an office in
El Cerrito. Not sure exactly what you mean by ''from the male
perspective'', but he works with couples and individuals and has
a very straightforward, respectful approach to therapy. His
phone is 510-433-7477 and email is jimATjimsparksphdDOTcom
My husband has been battling the demons of childhood neglect for years
and now he's ready to do something about it. He was a middle child in a
large blended family that practiced the philosophy of every child for
him/herself. There was too much freedom, too little parenting, and some
pretty negative role modeling. As a result, my husband has issues about
self-worth, money and anger that endanger the well-being of our family.
He's a very wonderful and loving husband and father for the most part,
but he definitely needs some healing. Can anyone recommend a good
therapist? The website doesn't list any referrals specifically for men.
Anthony Carpentieri (in phone book) in Berkeley is male and experienced with
step family situations.
Don't know what area you live in, but Stephen Flannes in Montclair has been a
tremendous help to my husband, who also has some childhood abuse issues to
deal with. Steve is caring, smart, insightful, and practical. My husband
has made tremendous headway with him.
George Gardner in Oakland is an excellent therapist, specifically with men's
issues. HIs number is 482-1002
I'd like to refer Karl Knobler, who is located above the ACCI Gallery on
Lincoln and Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley (2046 Lincoln)-- he is a
patient and kind person -- and I've heard great feedback about him from the
people I've referred to him. I've referred men, women, and couples to him,
and they all have appreciated his very relaxed manner and professionalism.
his phone # is 510-849-0945.
My husband has similar issues to your husband and he was able to get some
help by Dr. Bruce Linton in Berkeley. I don't have his number but his office
is near Chez Panisse. Unfortunately we moved out of the area and he was only
able to see him about 5 times, however he did find his counselling to be very
helpful. Dr. Linton also runs the Fathers' Forum which is for fathers to
get together and discuss various issues.
My husband is seeing Michael Simon (recommended on the website) for some
very concerning depression he had from a rotten work environment. He seems
happy with his approachability ,intelligence and quite practical suggestions.
He backed off on a diagnosis of manic-depression when it appeared my
uncomfortable with it (and thought it was off target) and is instead
the things that my husband has decided are important, which include family
relationships. He's been working with him for a few months and it seems to
have helped quite a bit in terms of mood stabilization. He doesn't take any
insurance, and I believe he is an intern under Joshua Coleman (?).
I can highly recommend Pete Walker as being great at working with family
of origin issues.
He is in Lafayette at (925) 283-4575.
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