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Rima Dolgoff-Kaspar, Ph.D.

Clinical Staff Member

I am a clinical psychologist who helps clients create fulfilling and meaningful lives.  I have been in the field for over 20 years, and have enjoyed clinical work, research, teaching, and program development.  In my clinical work, I believe that the therapy relationship is a “real” relationship, and I value connecting with clients in a genuine way.  I offer an empathic and curious listening ear, along with organized steps and positive encouragement that facilitates change. I have a compassionate and structured approach to therapy, and utilize a combination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions.  


In addition to individual psychotherapy, I facilitate a DBT skills group that meets weekly and I provide psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations.  Adults struggling with anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood swings, depression, life transitions, existential questions, relationship difficulties, impulsivity, and other challenges are welcome into my practice.  I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and walks of life.    


B.A., Biopsychology, Vassar College, 1998

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Subprogram), The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 2008

Specialized Training in DBT:

I am intensively trained in DBT through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s organization, Behavioral Tech.  I completed the Intensive Team Training Course, the Foundational Training Course, and additional specialized trainings.

Rima Dolgoff-Kaspar,Ph.D.

Berkeley Therapy Institute


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