We are a nonprofit group of licensed therapists and therapist interns committed to providing professional psychotherapy services to individuals in the East Bay. We operate on an income based sliding scale to provide services to all. Generally available services are offered by our Post-Masters interns, who are supervised by experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, and other challenges.
desiring better communication skills for conflict and fostering greater intimacy.
coming together to heal and helping each other thrive.
Children and Adolecents
coping with the unique issues presented during their development.
My approach is warm, transparent, direct, and attachment- and trauma-informed. My work integrates Relational Existential, Psychodynamic, EMDR, Emotion Focused Couples and Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Approaches.
Although I am a native English speaker, I have a multicultural identity and speak fluent Spanish. I also work with people who are wanting support with acculturation and multi- or bicultural identity exploration. l work from a culturally sensitive and client centered approach that is informed by Intersectionality and Social Justice perspectives. I also enjoy working with couples and families who are in polyamorous and non-heteronormative relationships. You can learn more about me at www.nalinicalamur.com
I provide evidence-based, solution-focused support and coaching to individuals, couples, and families, including families of children and teens with special needs, and people who are preparing for or in the midst of planned and unplanned life changes in relationships, school, job/career, family situation, or life stage.
Clinician (not currently accepting new clients)
In therapy I act as a compassionate collaborator, working alongside my clients to foster self acceptance. Whether dealing with trauma, transitions, relationships, or a mental illness, I balance providing a safe holding space for challenging emotions with formulating concrete action plans. These include developing healthy coping skills and routines, communicating needs to others, fostering connections, and ultimately exploring what makes you thrive.
My approach incorporates mindfulness whenever possible, and I am trained in EMDR. I have several years’ experience working with adults and youth suffering from mental illness and dual diagnosis in community health settings, as well as post-college adults trying to find their next step. You can view more about me at my website: www.jordanpelot.com
Supervisor & BACP President
I work with individual adults of all ages as well as with couples: I like to listen to you, metaphorically speaking, with two ears: what you say and how you say it. I like to understand your internal make-up and the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. I also want to understand with you how it all fits together. Perhaps, through collaborative curiosity, I can help you alter habits from back then that don’t serve you in the here and now of your life at this time. I believe that relationships to yourself and others are critically important.
I want to create a therapeutic relationship with you that will provide you with an environment that makes you feel safe, understood, and taken care of in order to facilitate your taking the risk to reveal and express yourself so that you can deepen your understanding of yourself.
I believe that therapy needs to be guided by theory which is there to serve you — it is not that one theory is right; rather, theories offer us different perspectives, (like maps) and I like to use the one that might be helpful to you in dealing with your challenges. You can learn more about me on my website: www.drmichahelles.com
Get in touch
To schedule a free consultation, click here.
You may also reach us at 510-649-9663
Please note, our clinicians who accept insurance are currently full and not accepting new clients at this time. However, we still have availability through income based sliding scale with one of our Associate marriage and Family Therapists.
If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to right now, please call the Alameda Crisis Hotline at 1-800-309-2131. They are trained volunteers ready to listen to whatever you are going through.
2901 Shattuck Ave Suite E
Berkeley, CA 94705
2255 Morello Ave.
Pleasant Hill Ca 94523