Mariya Charnaya (she/her)

Accepting Clients

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I have experience working in several different environments such as non-profits, treatment centers, outpatient clinics and schools. In doing so, I have built therapeutic relationships with various populations and have found passion in working with individual adults and couples. Being privy to people’s internal working models and hardships has solidified my love for this work. It’s an honor to be allowed in on someone’s struggles and achievements and I look forward to being part of your journey.

My Background and Approach

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Downtown Berkeley. I am excited to work in the community where I received my undergraduate degree. I immigrated to the US from Russia as a child and my heart has belonged to California ever since. Knowing I wanted to pursue a career in therapy since adolescence, I went on to complete my BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and MSW from UCLA. My areas of experience include depression, anxiety, relationship counseling, self-esteem issues, body image issues, trauma, and couples therapy. My main therapeutic orientations are psychodynamic therapy, CBT, solution-focused therapy, attachment theory and EMDR. I utilize different modalities and interventions in order to cater treatment plans to each individual client. I believe that the most important aspect of psychotherapy is creating a supportive and nurturing therapeutic alliance that holds space for difficult feelings, symptoms, and revelations.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthNet
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English


888-588-8995 Email Mariya
2105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, First Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

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