Telehealth/Video Sessions available
Telehealth/Video Sessions available
2340 Ward Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
I have provided psychotherapy in the SF Bay area for over 25 years and have worked with a diverse client population in numerous mental health settings. I have a particular interest in Women’s Mental Health.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (1993) and my B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley (1987).
I am licensed by the California Board of Psychology, license #PSY 14490.
I am a member of the California Psychological Association and the Alameda County Psychological Association.
Anxiety & Stress
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Grief and Loss
My name is Dr. Mirjana Kelava and I am a Licensed Psychologist with a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, California. I am an experienced psychologist who works with individual adults who are experiencing a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, cancer/medical diagnosis, life transition problems, grief and loss, geropsychology/older adult issues, food and body issues, and self-esteem.
I have a particular interest in Women's Mental Health, including perinatal mood disorders (depression/anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum), parenting, work/identity issues, life transition and empty nest issues, relationship problems, food/body, and self-esteem issues.
I offer confidential psychotherapy and strive to provide a trusting relationship and safe environment in which to identify, explore, and help you address those issues that are causing distress in your life. I believe that it is a privilege to be entrusted with helping people understand themselves better, make positive changes, and live more fulfilling and content lives.
Please explore my website and if you would like additional information, or wish to set up an initial appointment, you may contact me at 510-644-2572. Please note that my voicemail is completely confidential.
My office is conveniently located in South Berkeley, off of Telegraph Avenue, and is close to transportation, U.C. Berkeley, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. There is ample street parking. Please note that my office is on the second floor, in a building without an elevator.
Psychotherapy is a process in which you talk to and work with a professional who has been extensively trained in human behavior and change.
Through therapy, people come to understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Through this exploration, people gain insight into the origins of their problems and can learn to develop new skills and better ways of dealing with these problems and relating to others.
Psychotherapy is a commitment to and an investment in yourself.
Psychotherapy is recommended if you are experiencing psychological distress that affects your life - your relationships, your work, your sleep or appetite - in a negative way.
Some examples of psychological distress include feeling sad, unhappy, depressed, anxious, nervous, tense, stressed, overwhelmed by life and by decisions, angry or out of control. You or others may notice changes in your mood or behaviors and you may feel dissatisfied with your life.
You may have tried to deal with these problems on your own, but found that you were not improving. If this is the case, psychotherapy may be helpful for you.
Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually scheduled once a week at a regular time. How long one stays in therapy depends on your particular circumstances and problems and on the goals that we set.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Please contact me to discuss my current fees and availability. My fees are comparable to other Psychologists in the San Francisco Bay Area. I may be able to offer a reduced fee in certain cases, depending on individual income and circumstances. Payment is due at the end of each visit.
I am not on any insurance panels and do not bill insurance companies directly. However, your insurance company may offer reimbursement for out-of-network providers and I can provide you with a monthly billing statement (“Superbill”) that you can submit for reimbursement. Please call your insurance company to find out about your behavioral health benefits and reimbursement rates for out-of-network mental health providers.
Address: 2340 Ward Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 644-2572
If you would like more information, or wish to set up an initial appointment, you may contact me at 510-644-2572. Please note that my voicemail is completely confidential.
I offer an initial telephone consultation at no cost to help you determine if my services and approach are the right fit for you.
“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” ― Rumi
The "Good Faith Estimate" provision of the No Surprises Act federally mandates that healthcare providers must give clients an estimate of anticipated healthcare items and services, using what is called a “Good Faith Estimate.” This took effect on January 1, 2022.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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