Graduates




Marielle Berg, MFT specializes in helping individuals and couples who have a hard time managing their emotions and their relationships. She is intensively trained in DBT and offers adherent DBT treatment in her San Francisco and Oakland offices. For more information, call (415) 310-5142 or visit http://bayareadbtcc.com.

Katie Burrill, MFT provides client-centered relational psychotherapy to individuals, couples and young adults ages 14 and up.  She has been seeing clients in the East Bay for over 5 years and specializes in Anxiety, Major Life Transitions, Intimacy and Communication in Relationships, Hurtful or Destructive Patterns of Behavior, LGBTQ Issues, and Gender and Genderqueer Expression and Identification.  For more information, please visit www.katiebtherapy.com

Joelle Ehre, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, and a graduate of WTC’s 2-year training program and Advanced Training Program.  Her style of therapy is collaborative and interactive.  Her areas of interest include couples therapy, depression, identity, infertility and perinatal issues, and parenting.  Her office is located in Oakland, near Kaiser Hospital and the Piedmont Avenue business district.  For more information, visit www.joelleehre.com.

Kate Engelberg, MS, MFT has a private practice in north Berkeley. Her particular interests are relationships, intimacy and sexuality, gender issues, parenting, life transitions, grief and loss, LGBT concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma.  She sees couples and individuals, has daytime, evening, and Saturday hours, and has a low-to-moderate sliding fee scale.  For more information, please visit kathleenengelberg.wordpress.com

Kimberly Gabellini RN, MFT has a private practice in Oakland doing experiential, mindfulness-based group, individual and couples therapy.  She blends her training in relational therapy, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Systems centered group training and experience as a Buddhist meditator and Diamond Heart practitioner into a dynamic and transformative therapy experience.  Her particular focus is present-focused group therapy helping individuals become more connected to others as they become more authentically themselves.  She also specializes in living with illness and healing from Spiritual trauma and confusion.  For more information, please visit www.kimgabellini.com

Katie Jennette, MFT has a private practice in Rockridge where she provides psychotherapy to adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.  Her background includes working with clients who struggle with issues of attachment, trauma and loss, self-esteem, self-harm behaviors, substance abuse, current and former foster care youth, and parenting adolescents.  She also works at Huckleberry Youth Programs in San Francisco where she provides psychotherapy to adolescents and families, as well as provides clinical supervision to intern therapists.  For more information, visit www.katiejennette.com.

Michelle Jurkiewicz, MFT has a private practice in Berkeley where she works relationally with children, adolescents, and adults.  Her general interests include trauma, attachment, and parent/child relationships.  Michelle specializes in gender identity/expression among children and youth, and she is an active member in the Bay Area Youth Gender Acceptance Project.  For more information, please visit www.myberkeleytherapist.com.

Caroline McDowell, MA, MFT is in private practice in Berkeley and works with individuals, couples of any configuration, and families.  Areas of special interest include the transition into parenthood, ambivalence around becoming a mother/father and the shifts in relationships dynamics that may be experienced when a child enters into the relationship.  Insurance accepted and Saturday sessions available.  For more information, please visit www.bayareamft.com.

Laura Mui, MFT is a licensed therapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA.  Laura is passionate about deconstructing traditional definitions of mental health and well-being, and increasing access to quality affordable counseling and therapeutic services.  She embodies a holistic lens to support clients towards living a more empowered, informed and meaningful life.  Honoring her clients’ cultural multiplicity, practicing and role modeling mindfulness, Laura is particularly dedicated to working with social justice activists, students, educators, artists and people looking to explore their internalized oppression.  Laura works with individuals, couples, adolescents, youth and families.  She is also actively screening for those interested in group therapy.  For more information, please visit www.consciousrootscounseling.com or call (510) 594-4010.

Angella Okawa, MFT Registered Intern is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and an Integral Life Coach in Berkeley, CA. Coming from a mixed ancestry family, Angella specializes in working with multicultural couples around communication and deepening their connection with each other. She utilizes a rich methodology of deep listening, mindfulness, body-centered (somatic) awareness, interpersonal neurobiology, and non-violent communication. Angella is a student of the Hakomi Method and a graduate of New Ventures West Integral Coaching Program. For more information, please visit www.angellaokawa.com or call (510) 883-3179.

Luba Palter, MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapy in private practice in Berkeley. She works using psychoanalytic, attachment, and relational theories. She uses elements of Buddhist psychology and has deep curiosity in how both the body and the mind are interconnected. Luba is particularly interested in paying attention to details of experiences of clients’ lives to help them connect to their inner wisdom and truth. She specializes in addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self destructive patterns, transitions, body image, disordered eating, grief, sexuality, and codependency. Luba has a particular interest in working with immigrants and people who identify as outsiders of the mainstream culture. And she is deeply committed in exploring how issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and age intersect and impact the lives of her clients.  Luba sees individuals, teens, and couples. She can be reached at 510-629-1429. Her website is www.lubapaltermft.com

Willow Pearson, MA, MFT, Psy.D. candidate, has a private practice in Berkeley where she works from an integral relational vantage with adult individuals and couples.  She is a graduate of the Women's Therapy Center Advanced Training Program.  Willow specializes in sexuality, relationships, spirituality, and creativity in how we compose our lives.  For more information, please visit www.willowpearson.com
Adriana Portillo, MA, MFT is currently seeing clients in Berkeley in a private practice setting.  Her focus is relational, somatic and mindfulness based, emphasizing the discovery of the unique mix of tools and resources that will work for each individual in the quest for happiness, well-being and authenticity, and the exploration of the inner landscape.  Adriana can conduct sessions in English, Spanish (or both for bilingual couples).  She can be reached at (415) 787-0677.

Sabeen Shaiq, LCSW is a relational psychotherapist and somatic practitioner currently practicing in Fremont, CA.  She views healing from a holistic perspective including mind, body and soul and utilizes alternative healing modalities as an important part of treatment.  She incorporates an understanding of oppression and intergenerational trauma in the way she works.  Sabeen has an interest in working with people of color, immigrants, youth and women.  As a Muslim and a product of a family who immigrated here she is also passionate about issues surrounding spirituality, religiosity, and immigration.  Her practice is located at 43170 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA (510) 779-2447.
Eva Smith, MFT, completed 3 years of in-depth training at WTC and is now a Marriage and Family Therapist in  South Berkeley.  She provides somatic, mindfulness focused, relational psychotherapy to individuals, couples and teens.  She supports clients in coming into deeper contact with their own inner wisdom and needs through her kind, collaborative and engaging approach.  She specializes in working with clients around anxiety, stress, trauma, relationships, self-care, sexuality, identity issues, co-dependency and life transitions.  She can be reached at (510) 545-2981. For more information, please visit Eva Smith's page on Psychology Today.

Sparlha Swaby, MA, MFT works in a private practice setting in downtown Berkeley seeing adults, relational partners, and groups.  She is a practitioner of relational depth psychotherapy with a strong transpersonal/spiritual and multicultural lens.  As a Jamaican-American woman, Buddhist, and a singer, Sparlha specializes in working with people of color, biracial people, immigrants, artists, students, people interested in spirituality, and women.  For more information, please visit www.sparlhaswaby.com.  

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