Merrie Sennett

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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I love helping people feel better and create the life they desire. I support you to connect with your inner power and wisdom, resolve past hurts, let go of what no longer serves you, and live life from the inside out.

My Background and Approach

I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds and help you navigate stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, grief, body image concerns, compulsive eating, transitions, stage of life issues, relationship problems, crises, etc. I provide an accepting, supportive, collaborative environment where it's safe for you to be yourself. We use a combination of talking, making connections (e.g. past to present), trauma reprocessing, and skill-building--such as mindfulness, relaxation, emotion/stress management, communication, assertiveness, and problem-solving. I am a seasoned therapist with over 27 years experience. With a mind-body, client-centered approach, I use a combination of time-tested practices and state of the art techniques such as EMDR, mindfulness, an attachment and trauma focus, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-education, and focusing on strengths. Clients say that I am warm and approachable and that they feel safe with and accepted by me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As your inner drive toward healing and wholeness is activated you can understand yourself better, make friends with your thoughts and feelings, let go of unnecessary self-judgment and pain, and feel truly seen and understood. You can learn to make healthy choices, be less reactive, reduce anxiety and depression, feel better about yourself, improve your relationships, regain joy and vitality, find inspiration, figure out your best next steps, and get more of what you want.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 31 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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