Eileen Van Tyne
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts
Relationships can bring us the greatest joy and support, and the deepest pain and loneliness. We are wired to connect, but sometimes need support around how we connect with others. I work with clients who are looking to heal within themselves, their relationships with their partners or families, or experience new ways of being in the world.
I work with teens, individuals and couples experiencing loneliness, shame, anxiety, communication issues, self-criticism, depression, burnout and complex trauma.
I specialized my training in expressive arts therapy because I noticed how my own insights in therapy were enhanced by yoga and creative practices. I offer expressive arts as a way to tune in to yourself: to process emotions, tap into your intuition, and to self-regulate. Expressive arts therapy can work for those feeling stuck in talk therapy, viewing their story through different lenses. I have experience working with children, teens, couples, individuals, families, and groups.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in corporate and tech settings as a learning consultant.
My goal is to help you connect with your own wisdom. We may begin by kindly exploring the coping strategies that aren’t working anymore, being curious about the support you need, and cultivating self-compassion along the way. I encourage you to bring in ways that you make meaning in your life -- spirituality, activism, nature, tarot, astrology, art -- as part of our work.
I incorporate polyvagal theory, brainspotting, mindfulness and self compassion. I also work with some clients outdoors in Marin county.
Therapy using expressive arts does not require artistic experience or skill.
I work with and listen to your levels of comfort around different methods of expression so that you feel engaged and not overwhelmed. I tailor creative approaches to what will work for you. But mainly I welcome and encourage you to get a little weird in our sessions. We all have a natural appetite for play and creative expression and not enough chances to engage in them.
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- First Responders
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Persons with Disabilities
Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Foster Youth, Burnout, Blended Families
- Experiential Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Brainspotting Phase I, Polyvagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy, Outdoor Therapy in the Time of Covid-19
- Credit Card
$180 for 50-minute session, $250 for 80-minute session
3099 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
- Monday Afternoon
- Thursday Afternoon
- Friday Morning