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.​

About Dana Loreaux, AMFT

     Dana Loreaux is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley.  She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from American University in DC and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley.  Dana has experience working therapeutically in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health community centers, and private practice, all of which included work with diverse individuals of varying demographics and needs.  

     Most recently, Dana completed the individual and couples therapy two year training program at The Psychotherapy Institute with a focus on psychodynamic therapy.  Prior to that, she provided individual counseling, couples counseling, and crisis intervention (as needed) to adult and adolescent clients at a LGBTQ+ mental health community center.  Some reasons for seeking therapy with Dana may include (but are not limited to): anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexuality and gender, identity exploration and relationship difficulties.


     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, Dana Loreaux, AMFT.  


About Dr. Michelle Jurkiewicz

     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 and phone, depending on what is needed. 

     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.