Every journey begins with a single step... Is a crisis or concern in your personal or work life motivating you to seek help now? Perhaps daunting at first, consulting provides opportunities for learning, growth and change. I am an experienced psychotherapist who can help you with personal, couple, family relationships, child, teen challenges, mothers-daughters. Together we create a safe place to explore: :: Stress, anxiety, fear :: Depression, anger, feeling overwhelmed :: Emotional, sexual trauma :: Loss, grief, remorse :: Shame, guilt, self-doubt :: Sexuality :: Individual, marital, family therapy for bi-polar, eating disorders :: Managing anger; assertiveness skills :: Effects of abuse/ co-dependency on self-confidence, relationships, family life.
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 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
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Not authorized for MEDI-CAL insurance patients
  • Not authorized for MEDICARE insurance patients
  • Reimbursement by PPO out-of-network insurance
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Debra Milinsky's Groups

Women's Anger~Assertiveness Therapy Support 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 successes, challenges; develop respect for yourself and others. Assertiveness is the respectful expression of thoughts, feelings, attitudes from a position of natural authority while also respecting the rights of others. Learning to communicate in clear, honest, responsible ways is essential for successful communication. Diversity -- age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, class, life experience, are valued. Openings for two new members. To join: 510-525-7575

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • BI-POLAR DISORDER:Indiv & Family Tx
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

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


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

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
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • SEXUAL TRAUMA~Adult Teen Chld


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015
Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW