As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and fellow human, I understand that the challenges of life can be daunting.
Oftentimes, the emotions that affect our behaviors are baffling. Many people
spend the majority of their lives endlessly
trying to escape uncomfortable emotions
and difficulties by seeking refuge
in unhealthy relationships, addictions
and the acquisition of material
possessions. Analyzing the reasons for
behaviors that may be undermining our efforts to live a more fulfilling life can be
difficult and frightening. Therapy requires commitment to change. However, it offers you the opportunity to benefit from the
additional support you may need to
understand your unique challenges.
Are you using substances to cope? Are
you struggling with addictions? Are you
feeling misunderstood, hopeless and
alone? Are your relationships strained?
If so, I can help by offering you a safe
space to vent and understand your
emotions. Working together we will learn
viable and effective coping mechanisms
for dealing with the challenges of life and
create opportunities for the changes you desire. Come: let's begin the journey of
discovering your innate power and
problem solving abilities.
Friday and some Saturday appointments available in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco
Fees: $150.00 for individuals per 50 minute session. $250.00 for couples and families per 80 minute session.
Sliding Scale is Negotiable.
I require that you cancel two days before your appointment. If you do not cancel two days before a scheduled session and do not show for the session, you will be billed for that particular appointment. If you do not pay for non-cancellation of a scheduled appointment, I will cancel further sessions until the bill is paid.
"Our hurdles become springboards if we choose not to back away from them."
Payment: Cash, Checks, Venmo
Donnie Gayfield, LCSW
Insurance Accepted: Cigna, ComPsych, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan