Cathy Berman, MFT


Cathy Berman is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist working with teens, adults, couples and support groups. She is also a Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years experience working in Women’s Health and Health Education and Research.

Cathy’s unique combination of experience in both physical and mental healthcare enables her to see a more complete overview of possibilities for her clients.

She has developed an exceptionally wide range of skills to help her clients change unhealthy communication patterns, reduce and manage anxiety and depression symptoms, improve overall wellbeing and navigate the healthcare system.

Cathy’s approach is interactive, supportive, strength-based and down-to-earth ─ with a touch of humor. She collaborates with her clients to come up with clear, practical goals and works with them to develop powerful, proven coping and problem-solving skills that add to their existing strengths and enhance their lives.

Cathy’s clients say they know Cathy is cheering for them and they feel empowered to change what is standing in the way of their happiness and health. They tend to tackle difficult relationships in a more direct and effective way and walk away from therapy with an expanded sense of personal power.

Cathy uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Narrative therapy to help clients enhance self-esteem, improve communication, learn new assertiveness skills, manage illness and/or anxiety, lift their mood and expand lifelong coping skills. Therapy can be short or long-term, depending on the client’s goals.


Let Cathy Berman help you ride the changes and challenges of your life with more balance and greater ease. Call today for a 15 minute complimentary phone consultation:  510-798-6570

Cathy was a featured guest interviewed by Melvin Varghese,Ph.D. The interview describes her unique career path from Nurse Practitioner to L.M.F.T., specialized in Women’s Mental Health. Listen: Selling the Couch Podcast, 119: A Mid-Career Transition to Therapy.