Ms. Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , MA , LCSW

(510) 761-5931
Every journey begins with a single step... experienced Berkeley therapist can help with personal concerns, couple, child, teen, family problems, work pressures; mother - daughter relationships. A safe place to explore :: Stress, anxiety, fear :: Depression, anger, feeling overwhelmed :: Emotional, sexual trauma :: Loss, grief, remorse :: Shame, guilt, self-doubt :: Sexuality concerns :: Individual, marital, family therapy for bi-polar and eating disorders :: Managing anger; improving assertiveness skills :: Effects of abuse/ co-dependency on self-confidence, healthy relationships and family life. In practice for over 35 years with adults, adolescents, children. Offices in Berkeley and Vallejo, collaborating within a well-developed network of health practitioners, hospital, community, legal settings.
Effective, safe, confidential, nonjudgmental consultation for individuals, couples, teens, children and all kinds of families from diverse cultural, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities. :: Each person requires a specific therapeutic relationship that fits your unique needs and comfort levels. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic and collaborative, listening carefully to learn from you what works best.
Proceeding at your pace, we explore your thoughts and feelings about what is going well and what is not. We listen to dreams and longings, mindful of obstacles and interference from self-defeating habits, attitudes, past and present relationships. This opens the door for better choices, acceptance and balance in your life.
Call or Email Ms. Debra Milinsky for a free phone consultation now - (510) 761-5931


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: LCS 7158 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • ** NOT able to accept MEDI-MEDI
  • Out of Network
  • I will provide docs for Insurance reimbursement

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Ms. Debra Milinsky's groups

Anger and Assertiveness Therapy Group for Women

NEW GROUP FORMING: Wednesday afternoons in Berkeley ~ For women who have experienced trauma, abuse or bullying as an adult, teen or child. Develop skills to manage anger, fear, blame, shame. Assertiveness is the respectful expression of thoughts, feelings and attitudes from a position of natural authority while also respecting the rights of others. Learning to communicate in a clear, honest, responsible way is essential for successful communication. Safe, confidential place to share and witness each other's successes and challenges, practice new skills, develop respect for yourself and others. Diversity -- age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, class, life experience, are valued.

More about this group


Couple & Family Psychotherapist
2041 Bancroft Way at Shattuck Avenue
Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
BerkeleyCalifornia 94704
(510) 761-5931
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Additional Location

532 Oregon Street at Broadway
Solano & Napa Counties
VallejoCalifornia 94589
(510) 761-5931


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Entitlement
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Teen Violence
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transsexual Issues


  • BI-POLAR DISORDER:Indiv & Family Tx

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Relational
  • SEXUAL TRAUMA:Adult Teen Chld


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015