Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley
Every journey begins with a single step... When you need to talk to someone, when anxiety, depression, personal or work relationship concerns motivate you to call a therapist, I will listen and help you find your way through. Experienced, licensed psychotherapist specializing in psychotherapy for personal, couple communication and intimacy problems, family relationships, child/ teen challenges, and repair for mother and daughter relationships. Together we create a safe place to explore: ~Anxiety, fears, stress ~Depression, anger, emotional, 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 skills.
Each person requires a specific therapeutic relationship that fits unique needs and comfort levels. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic, collaborative. Proceeding at your pace, listening carefully to learn from you what works best, we explore what is going well and what is not. This opens the door for better choices, acceptance, balance in your life.
Effective, safe, confidential, non-judgmental consultation and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, teens, children and all kinds of families from diverse multicultural/ ethnic backgrounds, ages, life cycle stages, sexual orientations, non-conforming gender identities. My work is informed by holistic, bio-psycho-social health approaches, family systems, psychoanalysis, feminist and relational psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Call or Email Debra Milinsky for a free consultation now - (510) 761-5931

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ 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
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016
Debra Milinsky, MSW, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley

Debra Milinsky

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW