Background

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 34 years experience and have been practicing in Danville, CA since 1985.  I provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and their parents. I also practice collaborative divorce coaching and co-parenting mediation for couples going through separation and divorce.  My aim is to assist clients to find healthy solutions to individual, marital, and family issues. I have both a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (1980) from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (1991) from Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA.

Among my interests and specialties I have helped many people suffering and recovering  from addictive/compulsive behaviors. My doctoral dissertation was on creating and maintaining successful treatment alliances  with people suffering from alcoholism and other substance and behavioral addictions.

I have  post graduate training in child custody evaluation, mediation, and the fundamentals and principles of collaborative divorce.

My primary interest is in facilitating change. So whether I am working with individuals, couples, and/or families I want to understand as quickly as possible what brings you to counseling/therapy and help you create an action plan for change that will benefit you and those relationships that are important to you.

Professional Associations & Memberships:

 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (CAMFT)

Collaborative Practice East Bay (CPEB)

Collaborative Professionals of California (CPCAL)

East Bay California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (EBCAMFT)

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

 

Contact: Marc Berke, PhD, LMFT

phone: 925 788 3381 

email: dr.berke@sbcglobal.net