Nathan Michael (he/they)

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Accepting Clients

I help people find their way through hard times and feelings, so that they can have richer, warmer lives and more satisfying relationships.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Life can be hard. Sometimes we feel stuck. It may be that recent events, difficult feelings or relationship challenges are making it clear that some things are not working. It could be that stress, worry or confusion have felt overwhelming and lead to unhelpful patterns with yourself and others. Within the frameworks of relational psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapy I offer a supportive presence so you can explore whats difficult, hone your strengths and become more fully yourself.

My Background and Approach

I approach challenges and differences in a non-pathologizing way and bring a deep and genuine curiosity to the complexity intrinsic in modern life and relationships. I am warm, empathic, collaborative and direct. I have more than a decade of experience supporting a diverse range of clients aged 5 to 72 through challenges including burnout, 'stuckness', anxiety, depression, substance abuse concerns, ADHD, behavioral addictions, intimacy, relationship and sexual obstacles, current or past family challenges as well as life and work transitions. I am well versed in supporting clients to explore their relationships, culture, sexuality, and gender identity and expression. If these questions are not pressing I offer a nonjudgemental presence to address what feels important. I am comfortable taking an active role and letting you know what I think and I am equally comfortable letting you feel your way.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe that going to therapy takes courage. I believe that everyone has within them the possibility to grow and experience satisfaction in their lives and relationships. Collaboration, curiosity and compassion are a few of my guiding principles in my therapy work and life. I have a passion for providing therapy to adults and adolescents in the LGBTQI+, kink and poly communities. I am dedicated to serving and improving gender variant (trans/nonbinary) and cross cultural care and am both personally and professionally knowledgable and connected to the LGBTQI+ community. I have significant experience supporting Asian Americans and Black folx. Underlying my therapy practice is a dedication to understanding and interrupting intergenerational patterns of trauma and oppression.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $185/session


415-847-4851 Email Nathan
3120 Telegraph Ave
Suite 12
Berkeley, CA 94705

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