Joanne Davis,MA,MFT                  Berkeley & San Francisco's Financial District
Psychotherapy and Counseling            (510) 295-3270 or
(Lcense MFT # 40116)

Mindful Somatic Therapy, EMDR and Counseling to Help You Thrive
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~ Rumi

he wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi


A warm welcome to you. I work with challenges of daly life, and also offer an opportunity for root level change of distressing patterns, sabotaging impulses and dysfunctional mind-sets. Typically, working together yields a greater sense of integration, authenticity and living a more meaning in life.  

I see individuals and couples. I welcome all races, genders and sexual orientations.

I work with
concerns including:

  • Addictions: substances, eating disorders, workaholism, etc.;  
  • Relationships: challenges with closeness, power struggles or communication;
  • Anxiety: hyper-vigilance, excessive worrying, panic or fearing doom.
  • Perfectionism or excessive self-criticism;
  • Low self-esteem, worthlessness, inadequacy or wanting to become invisible;
  • Co-dependancerelinquishing too of oneself to be in a relationship;
  • Feeling like a fraud or feeling unrealistically incompetent;
  • Dysfunctional Family residue or even functional family residue;
  • Childhood abuse: physical, sexual abuse or neglect; 
  • Can’t say “No,” taking on more than one can handle; 
  • Conflict avoidant, especially at a personal cost or
  • Excessive guilt, shame or sadness.

Goals or outcomes might include: 

  • Self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-love; 
  • Becoming truly oneself, after needing to fit into an ill-fitting family; 
  • Healthier relationships
  • Embracing leadership roles and
  • Empowered to create a better life.
I use leading-edge approaches known in the literature for their effectiveness. My role is akin to a Gardner. Given the sufficient conditions of guidance, warmth and a little humor, clients unearth inner wisdom and self-compassion.This helps them evolve beyond their inner limitations. In sessionI listen from the heart so clients feel more thoroughly understood. Also, this work emphasizes: strengths; what is going well and feeling valued simply for being oneself. I am privileged to be a part of such growth. 

I invite you to call for a free phone consultation
to see how I might help.

(510) 295-3270
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