Ms. Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , MA , LCSW

(510) 761-5931
Every journey begins with a single step... Experienced Berkeley individual, couple and family psychotherapist can help you with personal concerns, couple, child, teen, family problems, work pressures; Mother - Daughter relationships. Creating 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, eating disorders :: Managing anger; improving assertiveness skills :: Effects of abuse/ co-dependency on self-confidence, relationships, family life. In practice 35+ years with adults, adolescents, children, couples, all kinds of families. ~ Anger & Assertiveness Women's Therapy Support Group. ~ Offices in Berkeley and Vallejo.
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 authorized to see MEDI-CAL insurance patients
  • Out of Network
  • Not authorized to see MEDICARE insurance patients

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

Ms. 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, and develop respect for yourself and others. 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. Diversity -- age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, class, life experience, are valued. Call 510.525.7575 to join.

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) 525-7575


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


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

Mental Health:

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


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


  • 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
  • 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

Nearby Areas

Last Modified: 20 Jul 2015