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Jean LaVane, LMFT

Office: 2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: Are you ready to find new ways of relating to yourself and others? Therapy can help you understand old patterns of fear and pain that stand in the way of your living a more enlivened life. I am a warm and caring therapist who will work in a collaborative way to help you find new ways of thinking about - and connecting with - yourself and others. I provide a comfortable, inviting, non-judgmental space where you can enjoy the satisfactions of self-discovery while exploring new ways of interacting with others. As you understand yourself better, strengthen your ability to manage strong emotions, and bring forward your true self, you will naturally let go of old patterns of relating - and of outdated, painful notions of yourself and others. While my work is primarily “insight-oriented,” I also see value in providing clients with practical tools that can help them make immediate change in their lives.

You may want to ask yourself these questions:

Do you like yourself? Do you have confidence in yourself? Does your life flow spontaneously from within so that you feel you’re living life according to your own needs and passions instead of someone else’s needs and expectations? Do you generally know what you feel and think or do you feel somehow disconnected from your inner life? Do you have trouble moving forward in your life?

In your relationships with others, do you keep arguing about the same things over and over again without making any progress toward resolution? Do you avoid conflict at all cost, choosing to say nothing about your upsets, only to find resentment festering just beneath the surface of your relationships? Or perhaps you’ve given up altogether and have simply withdrawn into your own corner.

These are the kind of things we'll be curious about together. I invite you to bring all parts of yourself to therapy - especially the rejected, frightened, and sad parts - for in welcoming and understanding all parts of yourself, you can live a life of greater vitality and satisfaction.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Adjustment Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Procrastination and avoidance
Moving past old fears and pain
Growth and change
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Eclectic
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Education: MA in Counseling Psychology
John F Kennedy University
License #: MFC45425
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Advanced Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at The Psychotherapy Institute
Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy through NCSPP
Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)
The Psychotherapy Institute
Fee Schedule: My fee is $150 per 50 minute session but under certain circumstances, I am willing to slide my fee. I believe it is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, someone you feel you can trust and open up to. To that end, I am open to a brief phone consultation where you can get a sense of who I am and how I work. Questions are always welcome.

Finally, I can respond more quickly to you if you contact me by phone rather than by e-mail. I can be reached at 510.550.2922 and will respond to your call promptly.
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I accept the following insurances:

PPO plans of all insurance companies

In addition, if you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, I will provide you a statement so you can be reimbursed by your insurance carrier.
Additional Comments: I can respond more quickly to you if you contact me by phone rather than by e-mail. I can be reached at 510.550.2922 and will respond to your call promptly.

Jean LaVane, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley

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Berkeley, CA 94705

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Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
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