Licensed Psychologist Psychotherapy Berkeley, CA

2340 Ward Street

Ste 202 

Berkeley, CA 94705

Welcome

Psychotherapy for Adults

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, relationship difficulties, cancer diagnosis, life transition problems, grief/loss, geropsychology/older adult issues, food/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 and work/identity issues, life transition/empty nest issues, relationship problems, food/body and self-esteem issues.


I offer confidential psychotherapy and provide a safe environment in which to identify, explore, and help you resolve those issues that are causing distress in your life.


Please explore my website to learn more about me. 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 Medical Center. There is ample street parking. Please note that my office is on the second floor, in a building without an elevator.

About Dr. Kelava

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, Alameda, CA (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.

Individual Psychotherapy For

Depression  

Anxiety

Relationship Difficulties

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Cancer/Health Issues

Life Transition Problems 

Grief and Loss     

Food/Body Issues 

Self-Esteem

About Therapy

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a process in which you talk to and work with a professional who has been extensively trained in human behavior and change. Psychotherapy is a commitment to and an investment in yourself.


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 better ways of dealing with these problems and relating to others.

How do I know if I should see a Psychotherapist?

Psychotherapy is recommended if you are experiencing psychological distress that affects your life - your relationships, your work, your sleep/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.

How long are the sessions?

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. 

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“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.”

-Viktor Frankl

Fees

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. 

Insurance

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. 

Contact

Office of Dr. Mirjana Kelava

Address:         2340 Ward Street                    

                       Suite 202

                       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.

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