Mental Health Services

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Mental Health Services

At The Way Christian Center we believe in caring for the whole person. We know that sometimes we need someone to help us work through unhelpful patterns, current crisis, or past traumas, In order to make the process as easy as possible, we have built partnerships with several therapists and we can pay for your first session. We provide 15 session a month to our congregation, with priority going to first time users.

If you would like to begin seeing a therapist just email counseling@thewayberkeley.com. Our coordinator will follow up with you. If you are a first time user or needing The Way to cover your session, you must go through the coordinator for each session. The process is confidential, only your therapist and the counseling coordinator will be involved in the process. Pastor Erna is currently serving as the counseling coordinator. Just email counseling@thewayberkeley.com and say you interested in beginning therapy.

Valerie Doyle

Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind.

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It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind.

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Karena Montag

Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, MFT

I have extensive experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I communicate genuine care & respect, empathy & non-judgment which creates an environment of safety & understanding, while a belief in goal-oriented therapy promotes positive shifts & sustainable changes. My clinical orientation is informed by psychodynamic, narrative & family systems theories.

I am particularly drawn to work involving diversity & identity, relationship & inter-generational patterns & restorative practices. I have long worked with trauma, depression / anxiety & parenting & have extensive experience in diverse clinical settings, including school-based, community mental health & adolescent residential treatment in addition to my private practice with adolescents & adults.

I believe deeply in the importance of relationship - with self, with friends, family & partners - and that they influence and inform one's quality of life.

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I have extensive experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I communicate genuine care & respect, empathy & non-judgment which creates an environment of safety & understanding, while a belief in goal-oriented therapy promotes positive shifts & sustainable changes. My clinical orientation is informed by psychodynamic, narrative & family systems theories.

I am particularly drawn to work involving diversity & identity, relationship & inter-generational patterns & restorative practices. I have long worked with trauma, depression / anxiety & parenting & have extensive experience in diverse clinical settings, including school-based, community mental health & adolescent residential treatment in addition to my private practice with adolescents & adults.

I believe deeply in the importance of relationship - with self, with friends, family & partners - and that they influence and inform one's quality of life.

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Cyrell Roberson

Therapist

Cyrell Roberson provides mental health services at Summit Center for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Cyrell is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where his research focuses on the psychosocial development of underserved gifted students. His work has been published by the Journal of Advanced Academics and the American Psychological Association. Cyrell has a wide range of experience assessing and treating depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and trauma using neuropsychological assessment, as well as counseling using both Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approaches. As a Christian, upon the request of his clients, Cyrell may also integrate spirituality and faith into his practice for individual clients. He earned a B.S. in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and an M.A. in education from UC Berkeley.

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Cyrell Roberson provides mental health services at Summit Center for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Cyrell is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where his research focuses on the psychosocial development of underserved gifted students. His work has been published by the Journal of Advanced Academics and the American Psychological Association. Cyrell has a wide range of experience assessing and treating depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and trauma using neuropsychological assessment, as well as counseling using both Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approaches. As a Christian, upon the request of his clients, Cyrell may also integrate spirituality and faith into his practice for individual clients. He earned a B.S. in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and an M.A. in education from UC Berkeley.

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