Paul Taruskin

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Welcome to my page! It would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey towards growth and self-improvement. I am eager to help.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About Our Clients

Are you feeling stuck, depressed, or anxious? Are you feeling a lack of connection and intimacy with your partner? Has communication become challenging in ways that used to be easier? Are there conversations you've been avoiding for fear of creating conflict and never reaching a resolution? Maybe your partnership has been wounded by a painful incident and you are struggling to return to a place of trust. Couple's therapy provides a safe space to talk about "us" with curiosity and security.

My Background and Approach

My career started in the field of education, where I spent eight years as a teacher and program manager at therapy-enriched non-public school programs for teenagers with acute emotional and behavioral needs. This experience ingrained in me the immense power of unconditional love in helping people learn, grow, and redefine their sense of themselves. I am committed to working with humans at all levels of development who need a nurturing and supportive environment in their pursuit of growth and healing. Together, we can explore your present and your past to discover your strengths and resiliency, while making space for the pain and distress you carry with you. I want to get to know you fully: who you are today, what brings you to therapy and, as we develop trust, the parts of your past that may be difficult to share. Above all else, I am guided by one principle: All your feelings are real and make sense. Let’s discover how together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our world is not designed for mental and emotional health. There are no invitations to slow down and check in to the present moment. In fact, it is quite the opposite. We are all conditioned to keep our focus outward: to work, to achieve, to consume. These distractions are everywhere - you're looking at a big one right now! Our bodies are amazingly complex and full of wisdom. And yet, we are so used to ignoring, or even disregarding, all of the signals our body is giving us all the time. We are then left feeling confused or disconnected. "Why did I react so strongly to that?" "Why do I keep doing things I know aren't helping me?" I believe the greatest gift I can offer is the invitation to slow down and notice what is happening right here, right now. There is so much to uncover and understand about ourselves, our relationships, and our histories if we learn to slow down and listen with curiosity. All of your feelings are real and make sense. Let's discover HOW together.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session


510-422-1316 Email Paul
2340 Ward St
Suite 204
Berkeley, CA 94705

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