I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Berkeley, California, providing therapy and consultation for children, adults, and couples of all types, from infancy through the older adult years.  I also provide supervision and consultation for clinicians and service providers.  


     Sessions usually occur in my office, which is located a 5-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station.  In addition to office sessions, I provide remote sessions via video, phone, in schools, or in homes, depending on what is needed. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering exclusively video sessions.

     I began training as a therapist in 2002 and completed a Master’s Degree in Feminist Clinical Psychology from New College of California.  I earned a Marriage Family Therapist License in January 2007. 


     I later earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (2014), during which time I received additional training in child development, child-parent relationships, and attachment theory.  Currently, I am in private practice and providing consultation for Blue Skies For Children https://www.blueskiesforchildren.org.

    


     

     

     Because of my commitment to social justice and creating lasting relationships, I am a volunteer therapist withA Home Withinan organization which provides pro-bono long-term therapy to foster children and former foster youth.  Additionally, I am a founding member of Mind the Gap, the mental health consortium of UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic, which is committed to providing gender affirmative services to gender expansive and transgender children, youth, and their families.


     I am also passionate about training new therapists in relational and depth therapy, particularly in the areas of play therapy for children, therapy with teenagers, parenting consultation, and providing services for gender diverse individuals.  Currently I have one employed therapist, Jane Cabot, Registered Associate MFT.  

   

About Dr. Michelle Jurkiewicz

     

     I have provided mental health services within a variety of settings, including schools, psychiatric in-patient units, community-based programs, and private practice over the past 18 years.  Some of the places that I trained include:


  • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training at  UCSF’s Infant-Parent Program.
  • The Institute on Aging with a focus on older adults.
  • UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland with a focus on serving children, teens, and families.
  • The Women's Therapy Center with a focus on providing couple's therapy.​