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  • Jonathan Burstein, MFT

  • MFT | MFC 86498
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 3120 Telegraph Ave., Suite 3 Berkeley, California 94705
  • (510) 982-6202
  • About Jonathan Burstein MFT

  • Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Depression, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Mens Concerns, Parenting, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sexual Dysfunction, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trauma/PTSD
  • English
  • Supervision/Consultation
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Sex Therapy
  • Cisgender Male
  • White/European American
  • My mission is to provide a safe, non judgemental, and healing space where we can think together about your life and what would make it more worth living for you. I approach each session with compassion, curiosity, and just enough confrontation to effect real change in how you see yourself and your world. I'm very interested in what works for you in your life and what doesn't. We pay extra attention to the stories you tell about your experience, including the story about your story! I bring my full self into the room so you know I'm there with you, whatever is happening. I welcome couples and individuals from all walks of life and all ages, especially those who feel on the outside of the mainstream.

    My approach to therapy is grounded in relational, psychodynamic thinking. This means we attend closely to how you navigate the task of relating to others, paying attention to past relationships, your present life, as well as the connection between us as it shows up in the therapy room. I also integrate techniques and approaches that draw from mindfulness practice, attachment theory, existential/humanist thinking, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

    I hold a BA in Literature from UC Berkeley and a MA in Counseling Psychology from JFK University.