- Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
Master of Science, Social Work; Master of Arts, Sociology
Having a hard time? Feeling stuck? Let's talk. Intuitive and practical counseling with a skilled and compassionate therapist.
Choosing the right counselor is important. My approach is warm, open, and collaborative. I work with you to explore reactions, emotional patterns, and thought processes. I encourage honest exchange at your own pace while providing you with tangible techniques to take into your life.
I specialize in:
• Work-related problems and conflicts for managers or employees
• Parenting and step-parenting
• Relationship issues (dating, problems in marriage or significant relationship, and break-ups/ divorces)
• Managing stress
• Adjustment to life changes (new career, relocation, kids leaving the house, retirement, caregiving, and health problems)
• Trauma, anxiety, ADHD, and depression
• Anger, reactivity, feeling unfulfilled, and other unpleasant emotions
Psychotherapy can help you get what you want out of life. Feel free to call me for a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if it feels right.
I am serious and passionate about what I do, while also having a light-hearted spirit. I have experienced many of life’s challenges and joys and know the importance of fun and laughter, even in the therapeutic process. I can relate to people of many ages, races, genders, sexualities, backgrounds, and lifestyles. I am dedicated to my own self-examination so that I can be clear and perceptive of others. With graduate degrees in both social work and sociology, I understand cultural nuance and systems of power.
My clients have been individuals in the technology field, medical professionals, business owners, academics, people just starting their careers, people who have chosen "alternative" career tracks, parents, students, and so many other roles. Clients I have worked with describe me as friendly and warm with the ability to both intellectually and emotionally engage.
Being a therapist allows me to use my 20 years of academic and professional experience to help people who are experiencing stress, crisis, or unpleasant feelings. While in a sociology program researching health, I realized I felt the most content while working directly with people. My recent positions as an ombudsperson at University of California-Berkeley and UC-Davis allowed me to help over 1,300 people through complex, multifaceted issues. The central theme throughout my professional life has been listening deeply and helping to alleviate suffering by understanding a concern better, finding creative solutions, and helping people make choices. For more information about my professional background please visit my website.
My approach is warm, open, and collaborative. Using a combination of empirically based modalities, while also being guided by a strong sense of intuition, I draw from various therapeutic theories and practices. I facilitate a process that increases creativity and emotional and intellectual understanding while looking at serious and stressful situations.
For prospective clients who are more familiar with different approaches to counseling, the modalities I use are based in attachment theory, the neuroscience of emotional regulation and trauma, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, trauma-informed care and EMDR, and solution-focused therapy. When appropriate, I integrate mindfulness and body-centered approaches from my training as a yoga teacher. In work with couples, I utilize practical aspects from research with couples as well as attachment theory and how it works in relationships. The work of John Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Stan Tatkin has influenced my approach.
Being a counselor allows me to work closely and deeply with people to help them find more joy, freedom, and choice in their lives. I value understanding what's happening and what's important to you. Therapy is a process that facilitates growth and can lead to more fulfilling interactions and relationships. Having someone to share your moments of stress and sorrow as well as happiness and success can be healing. I don't have all the answers but I'd be honored to be on the journey with you.
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Interfaith Couples
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons in Kink/BDSM Communities
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Persons with Disabilities
- Spiritual Seekers/Practitioners
Persons Experiencing Challenges At Work
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Counseling for Work-Related Issues; Yoga and Mindful, Body-Centered Approaches
I offer psychotherapy and mediation. Sessions are typically 50 minutes but some are longer. By getting to know you and the areas of your life that are easier for you and the ones you struggle in, I can help you find your path forward. Feel free to reach out for a free 20-minute consultation.
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College Ave and Garber Street, Berkeley, CA (near Oakland)
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Please contact me for a free 20-minute phone consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 545-6223.
Carolyn Moore, LCSW 26169