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"Emotion is the Messenger of Love"*

* "Emotion is the messenger of love"  -- Kathryn Rheem


My Mission

Welcome. My mission is to help people feel more empowered in their daily lives, to feel more comfortable in their own skin, to be more in touch with themselves and others. My skills, passion and empathy will help you heal at the core to find your best self.

When in distress, people can turn away from themselves and their loved ones. In daily life, this can manifest in anxiety, panic, sleeplessness, hypervigilance, checking out or numbing with food, the phone, internet, alcohol or other drugs or behaviors that might be a quick fix. We will work together to uncover the source and deeper meaning of those behaviors and work towards new and more inspired ways of being yourself and being in relationship with your loved ones. 

I take my work very seriously, and I create a safe and healing space free of judgment, allowing you open up freely. If after learning more about you and your needs and challenges, I can’t be the one to help you, I am part of an amazing network of healers in various modalities and together we can help you to an emotionally better place.  

--Mena Zaminsky, PsyD, LMFT


A client says:

"I’ve benefited from many caring and skillful therapists over the years. My work with Mena has been profoundly different. Mena has a deeply caring style, is incredibly bright, attentive and attuned. Mena is also incredibly skillful with embodied modalities. She helps me slow down to tend to the untended places within myself with loving support.


Our work has changed my DNA. I walk in the world in a different way. Life still has its ups and downs but my sense of OK-ness and sense of love and lovability is so much more stable. I am profoundly grateful.


I recommend her to everyone I know. I wish for everyone a Mena."--Brooke D.


My Diverse Practice 


My practice is very diverse and I serve adults of every race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. 

I am passionate about inclusion and diversity, and in these tumultuous times, I hold a safe haven for all humans to share their trauma, fears, and struggles.

Coronavirus Update

My practice is going at full speed on Zoom (HIPPA compliant, clinical version) and some in-person sessions (in Berkeley).

If you need more information

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Good Faith Estimate Notice to Clients and Perspective Clients :

Under the law, health care providers need to give clients without insurance or those who do not use insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.  The new law gives you 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  care provider, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.  If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Please save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.  For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit

All photos on this site except those of Mena Zaminsky are representative, and not of actual clients.

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