Are you experiencing anxiety, worry, stress, depression or problems with relationships? Talk to a therapist about your particular situation.

We provide therapy that is tailored to your specific needs, designed to get you feeling better using the most effective, research-backed methods.

Evening and weekend appointments available. There’s no charge for a phone consultation. Credit cards accepted. Offices in Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek and San Francisco.

Warm. Down-to-earth. Effective. 

Dan Quinn, PsyD

Clinical Director

Tim Edwards, MBBS

Relationship Coach

Stacy Smith, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Yael Stiles, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kirsten Maier, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Danielle Lancon, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sally Covington, MA

Registered AMFT and Registered APCC

Let’s Do What Works.

Therapy is evolving rapidly, with increasingly powerful improvements emerging all the time, especially in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationships. It means that therapists need to evolve, too. With warmth, active engagement, depth, and down-to-earth practicality, we are devoted to bringing you the most useful therapy interventions available today, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of empirically-supported quality of care.

You really can get there from here.

“Dan is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, analytic and creative thinkers I’ve come to know.”

“After two of the worst years of my life, I just wanted to give up. Kirsten’s respectful attitude and gentle probing helped me to revalue myself, and I now have a more positive outlook. I am a changed person and now I can get on with enjoying my life…”

“Warmth and insight seem to be second nature to Yael…”

“Kirsten, it was great working with you. Thank you for listening so well to me. I really appreciated your insights. They made me say ‘Hey, I haven’t thought about that before. I haven’t looked at it that way before…”

“I went to traditional counselors for my anxiety management, and none of them had ever been able to help me understand my anxiety, but Tim did…”

“Yael’s focus on understanding her client’s view of the world and dedication to guiding them to achieve their goals serves them well…”

“Not only did Stacy Smith guide the group as a wise sage, she helped each of us as individuals to uncover unknown parts of ourselves through art, movement, and writing. Her leadership was extremely skillful, gentle and insightful.”

Make the call so things can start getting better.

We have experts who specialize in treating a variety of issues, including


  • Difficulty connecting
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Transitions and crises
  • Self-respect
  • Phobias
  • Men’s issues
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality and meaning
  • Anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anger management
  • Shyness
  • Money and financial issues
  • Health problems
  • Assertiveness
  • Career development and aspirations
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Personal Growth
  • Counseling for adults, couples, families, teens, and children
  • Or when it just hurts…