Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley
Every journey - including that first thought to call a therapist -begins with a single step.. When stress, anxiety, depression, personal, workplace relationship concerns motivate you to call, I listen and help you find your way through. Experienced, licensed psychotherapist with many years of knowledge and skill acquired during 40+ years in general psychotherapy practice providing a safe place to talk, explore, resolve what is challenging and troubling. Individual, couple, family psychotherapy for: |Anxiety, fear, stress |Depression |Anger |Emotional, physical, sexual trauma |Shame, guilt, self-doubt |Sexuality |Loss |Disappointment |Self-defeating habits |Individual, Marital, Family repair for bi-polar, eating disorders |Managing anger |Developing assertiveness.
Specializing in psychotherapy for individual, couple intimacy, infidelity, communication problems; family, school or workplace relationship concerns; child/ teen challenges; repair for mother-daughter conflicts. I provide effective, therapeutic help to individuals, couples, and all kinds of families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and non-conforming sexual and gender identities.
Each person requires a specific therapeutic opportunity fitting unique needs and comfort levels. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic, collaborative, listening empathically to learn from you what works best, while exploring your initial worries and any deeper concerns withina safe, confidential, nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. This allows making better choices, achieving acceptance, balance, satisfaction in your life.
Call or Email Debra Milinsky for a free consultation now - (510) 761-5931

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 42 Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: LCS 7158 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $160
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • *NOT* AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT MEDI-CAL PATIENTS
  • ASK ABOUT "OUT OF NETWORK" PPO REIMBURSEMENT
  • NOT* AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT MEDICARE PATIENTS
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association of Family Therapists of Northern Calif / Past President
  • Member Since: 1978

Debra Milinsky's Groups

WOMEN'S ANGER~ASSERTIVENESS PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP

Wednesdays in Berkeley ~ Safe, supportive, confidential group for women ready to develop anger management & assertiveness skills. Heal past, present trauma, abuse, bullying from adult, teen, childhood years. Attract, choose, maintain healthy, more satisfying relationships. Share and witness each other's challenges and successes. Develop respect for yourself and others. Assertiveness is the respectful expression of thoughts, feelings, attitudes from a position of natural authority while also respecting others. Learning to speak up in clear, honest, responsible ways is essential for successful communication. Diversity -- age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, life experiences, are valued. One opening available now for woman 30-50's. 510.841.1261

More about this group

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • Anger Management
  • BI-POLAR DISORDER: Individual & Family
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

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

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • ANGER & ASSERTIVENESS (Individual & Group Therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • PERSONAL, COUPLE & WORK RELATIONSHIPS
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • SEXUAL TRAUMA~Adult, Teen, Childhood Abuse
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Video/Skype

  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017
Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW