Top 10 Psychologists in Berkeley, CA 2015Voted 2015’s best Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

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In Person: Berkeley or Kentfield, CA

By Telephone: 510-524-4055
By Skype: drDowning
Contact Doreen: Click Here or visit

With my positive approach to counseling (in person or Skype), we can explore more deeply the issues you want to uncover and resolve.

To make it safe to reveal your concerns, I begin with deep and reflective listening. I create a supportive environment where you can experience acceptance and non-judgment. This full welcoming of your genuine expression continues throughout our sessions.

You are an amazing puzzle. What you say verbally as well as what you don’t say communicate pieces of this picture. There may be parts that are hard for you to face, but together we gently turn to examine the difficulties and in so doing you build the courage to look boldly at the truth of your life.

Our time together has the purpose of helping you discover your true self. My belief in your natural strength coupled with your willingness and determination to grow will lead you on a path of transformation. You can find your power, tap into your heart’s desire, heal wounds, set goals, and achieve results.

Doreen Downing, Ph.D., is a Psychologist, Founder of Essential Speaking, and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety caused by the fear of speaking. In addition to her authentic communication workshops, private coaching, and psychotherapy, she leads Speaking Circles® in Berkeley, CA, along with E-Courses and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. To contact Doreen, Click Here.