To Our Community,
The clinicians and staff at the Berkeley Therapy Institute are devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor this year, and the countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality and systemic racism. We are saddened and outraged by the policies enacted and upheld by federal and local government agencies that have allowed so many Black lives to be cruelly and senselessly lost without justice for the victims or their families.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community here in the Bay Area and around the country. We have made a donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. We have also committed as a group to be trained by People of Color and Black educators on how to be an anti-racist organization.
To the Black members of our community: We see you, we support you, and we will strive to do the lifelong work to be your allies. We invite everyone in our community to stand alongside us in our expression of outrage and support, and to commit to action.
Please be safe and kind to one another.
The Clinicians and Staff of the Berkeley Therapy Institute
The Berkeley Therapy Institute (BTI) is a licensed non-profit community mental health clinic, and has been serving the Bay Area since 1972.
Our licensed clinical staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, as well as marriage and family therapists.
PLEASE NOTE: All clinicians are now able to offer teletherapy or telemedicine. Most insurance plans now cover these practices.
We occupy three buildings across the street from each other with comfortable, wheelchair-accessible offices on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Berkeley, California.
Our San Francisco office is now open in the Marina district at 2196 Union St.
Our Mission Statement
The Berkeley Therapy Institute strives to provide excellent service to our patients and to the community. We come together as a group with the conviction that, through the services we provide, individuals can heal, grow and flourish. BTI is committed to treating all individuals equally, respectfully and with dignity, without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, nation of origin, gender, age, and hierarchical position. The BTI community values flexibility, equanimity, and a willingness to place the good of the group above individual interests. Members of BTI act with generosity, compassion, and kindness. This is our goal within our organization, with our patients, and with the community.
The Berkeley Therapy Institute provides a broad range of mental health services to the community, including the following:
psychiatric evaluation and treatment
educational services for the community
forensic consultation and evaluation
ADHD and learning disability evaluation
We also provide education and training to interns and post-doctoral fellows, including supervision, didactic training, and direct clinical experience.