Michael S Gelbart, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Leandro
Tired of isolation, insecurity and limited pleasure in your life? Ready to courageously shift through anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions? Motivated to become more centered, resourceful and connected? I assess comprehensively, work pragmatically and use a well-developed tool kit! Together we work to help you balance emotions, deepen insight, shift faulty views, resolve trauma, deepen forgiveness and forge new behaviors! If you desire to become more consciously present, creative, forgiving and expressive I invite you to allow me to be your therapist, forgiveness coach and intimacy-ally!
I offer mindfulness-based, somatic, pragmatic, depth oriented psychotherapy and intimacy coaching for individuals and couples. Soulful intimacy grows by recognizing and shifting core negative beliefs, false identities that limit behavior, communication and attachment security. Collaboratively, we ground the grist of daily experiences into valuable insights, practices and results!
What gets in the way of living with greater peace, clarity and vibrancy? Unconscious beliefs, limited perspectives, mindless dysfunctional habits, chronic resistance & defensiveness,... these aspects need to be unearthed, identified and shifted to make space for ease and acceptance. I combine psychotherapy with holistic wellness coaching.
Call or Email Michael S Gelbart for a free phone consultation now - (510) 314-8363


  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: LCS#13607 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • CCN
  • MHN
  • Medicare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ACSW/ACS 13607
  • Certificate Date: 1989

Michael S Gelbart's Groups

Thrive: Interpersonal Process Group Currently Recr

Thrive! A mixed gender group for adults focusing on somatic awareness, emotional balance, holistic perspective, social learning and intentionality. Become more aware of choices,possibilities and potentials, strengthen your sense of autonomy and inner self-knowing and deepen your ability to form more meaningful and satisfying intimacy, friendships and social connectedness. We work with meditation, movement, inquiry, interpersonal feedback, and communication exercises to support, enjoy, learn and grow together as collaborative resources

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The Path of Forgiveness: Esalen February 2018

I specialize in Transformational Forgiveness and Communications work, helping clients to mediate conflicts, have difficult conversations and "clear the air" skillfully! We lead Retreats several times a year. The next one is at Esalen February 2018:) www.thepathofforgiveness.com

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Manifestation: A Commited Mens Group

Currently recruiting for an ongoing Mens Therapy group. We function as a support, feedback and growth system. Men address their cutting-edge issues and are encouraged to develop their voice, manifest their goals, increase their personal effectiveness and develop and refine their communication skills.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some hebrew
Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017
Michael S Gelbart, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Leandro

Michael S Gelbart

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW