THERAPISTS

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Camara Meri Rajabari, MA
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Many of us are answering the call to align with what is most meaningful and sacred in our lives; I believe that therapy is one of many paths to understanding this individual and collective journey.

Therapy is my passion. It is also where I thrive and offer service to my East Bay community. My psychotherapy practice is holistic in its foundation—meaning my primary focus is the whole person. Everything a person brings into therapy is important, valid and worthy of exploration. I hold sacred the intersectionality of race, age, sexuality, religion, gender, ability, socio-economic background, citizenship status and more. All identities are welcome in my practice, which I hold with integrity and respect. I work with the understanding that people are multiplicitous and there exist unique relationships to the many parts of the self.

As a cis womxn of African descent who grew up in the Bay Area, I understand the importance of linking our mental health to re-remembering our cultural narratives and evolving identities. I am an advocate for addressing historical harms and healing intergenerational wounds through trauma-informed practices that include ancestral veneration, expressive arts, mindfulness, dream analysis, and the integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

I respect your choice to come to therapy and engage in this transformational work. I bow deeply to your own inner knowing and look forward to our collaboration.

Supervised by Jason Butler, PhD

 
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Danielle Herrera, MA
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Danielle received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her experience ranges in counseling-related roles specializing in gender & sexuality and Latinx and Native American populations as well as therapeutic roles working with unstably housed children and their families. Danielle is a clinician with the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy and utilizes a harm reduction lens with all clients interested in exploring their relationships with drug use as well as other complex facets of their lives. Danielle utilizes a benefit maximization lens to provide therapeutic support in psychedelic-assisted and psychedelic integration work. Danielle’s framework is client-centered and feminist with the embrace of cultural humility, social justice, and a here and now approach. Danielle is also welcoming to working with clients on topics of spirituality and spiritual immersion, polyamory/non-monogamy, and death and dying.

In therapy sessions with Danielle, you can expect to be met where you are at in your processes and pace with warmth and respect to your needs, desires, and interests as a client at Sage Institute.

Supervised by Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

 
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Irina Alexander, Registered Associate MFT #114392
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Irina received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Since moving to the Bay in 2012, she has been providing support to people from various backgrounds, lived experiences, and multiple layers of trauma. She is open to working on a wide range of difficulties identified by clients, and is LGBTQ, poly, and kink-friendly. Irina has also found a passion in psychedelic-assisted therapy, as well as helping people explore the relationships they have with their drug use through a harm reduction lens. Irina works in a client-centered orientation, focusing on the strength of relationships and looking at healing through an attachment theory framework with an eye towards social justice.

In therapy sessions with Irina, you can expect that she'll work with you at your own pace and follow your guidance while providing a comfortable space to process whatever feels salient in the moment.

Supervised by Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

 
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Madrone Stewart-Love, Psychology Trainee
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Madrone is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute, with an MA from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Madrone embraces a client centered approach, where her focus is on cultivating a safe and supportive environment for clients to bring their whole selves. Madrone draws from Buddhist, Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches. Her goal is to assist each client in their cultivation of insight and self-compassion.

Supervised by Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

 
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Rachel Turetzky, MA, CYT. Intern.
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Rachel Turetzky is a Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She specializes in working with adults in individual therapy on issues such as trauma, stage-of-life transitions, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, and addiction disorders. She has a special interest in working with young adults who are considered at-risk, such as those with family turbulence, poor academics, substance abuse, legal issues, promiscuity, and alienation. Her therapeutic approach is holistic and balanced in spirituality and scientific research. She personalizes a therapeutic experience that is specific to each client’s unique needs and goals. She offers an integrative approach to psychotherapy based in depth psychology to help her clients to identify patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and deeply rooted beliefs that may be interfering with optimal functioning and quality of life. Additionally, her interdisciplinary background informs her perspective with influences from Jungian psychology, cognitive neuroscience, spirituality, psycho-linguistics, and Eastern philosophy, to name just a few. She has also worked on several research studies. Her primary research interest is on psychedelic medicines and mental health.

Supervised by Jason Butler, PhD

 
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Rebecca Levy, Registered Associate MFT #101595
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The world is often unwelcoming of those who do not conform to the status quo. Therapy should be a space in which you can be validated and heard without having to educate your therapist about the merits of your lifestyle or your social position.

I can help by joining you in exploring your anxiety, your fear, your grief, and your relationships. Together we will be able to look at patterns which may be negatively impacting your ability to function and unravel them for a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

I value humor, play, creativity, exploration, feminism, pragmatism, and the chance to build healthy relationships with emotions that we are usually told to squash. Although we are taught to separate our intellect from our emotions, it is important to remember that we can have physical manifestations of our emotions, and that our bodies can affect our thoughts.

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to find the tools that best suit you and your needs. I welcome your weirdness.

Supervised by Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

 
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Sam Hinds, Clinical Psychology Trainee
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Sam is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he has been studying psychoanalytic, postcolonial, existential, Jungian and archetypal approaches to psychology. He holds a deep interest in dream work and in the potential psychedelics hold for facilitating healing and self-understanding. Sam’s therapeutic philosophy is rooted in a commitment to depth psychology and a belief that the healing of the soul is, at its deepest level, a fundamentally mysterious process that unfolds naturally through a sustained and authentic encounter between two human beings.

Supervised by Jason Butler, PhD

 
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Travis Rios, Registered Associate MFT #82694
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Adversity and struggle are universal to the human experience. Whether that struggle is created by our upbringing, systemic/societal challenges, traumatic events, or by our own thoughts and actions, having someone who can listen and be there for us during our darkest hours is essential to overcoming the negative tendencies that keep us locked in a state of suffering. The work of therapy is about transmuting the chaos and poison in our lives into the vital energies of firmness and self-empowerment.

My educational background that I gained from studying at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology has given me the tools to attend to all levels of the human person: the psychological/emotional, collective/societal, and transcendent/spiritual dimensions of our existence. My work with low-income clients in Alameda and Contra Costa counties has given me humility and grit for confronting the most challenging of situations and traumas that my clients encounter in their lives. I have proficiency in couples’ therapy and relationship problems from my past work with couples-focused therapy in San Francisco.

Psychedelic integration is another area I am experienced with, gained from my work with the Zendo and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Come as you are to therapy, and we can begin to create the life changes that you need to feel optimal in your mind, body, and spirit. The challenges and uncertainty of present predicaments can be overcome, if you have the want to change them!

I also provide therapy in fluent Spanish and limited Portuguese (minha compreensão é muito melhor que minha capacidade de falar!)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------La adversidad y la lucha son universales a la experiencia humana. Ya sea que esa lucha sea creada por nuestra creanza, desafíos sistémicos/sociales, eventos traumáticos, o por nuestros propios pensamientos y acciones, tener a alguien que pueda escuchar y estar a nuestro lado durante nuestras horas más oscuras es esencial para superar las tendencias negativas que nos mantienen encerrados en un estado de sufrimiento. El trabajo de la terapia se trata de transmutar el caos y el veneno en nuestras vidas para realizar las energías vitales de firmeza y auto-empoderamiento.

Mi entrenamiento académica que obtuve en el Instituto de Psicología Transpersonal me ha dado las herramientas para atender a todos los niveles de la persona humana: las dimensiones psicológica/emocional, colectiva/social, y trascendente/espiritual de nuestra existencia. Mi trabajo con clientes de bajos ingresos en los condados de Alameda y Contra Costa me ha dado humildad y valor por enfrentar las situaciones y traumas más desafiantes que mis clientes encuentran en sus vidas. Tengo competencia en terapia de parejas y problemas de relación por mi trabajo anterior en San Francisco. La integración psicodélica es otra área con la que tengo experiencia, obtenida de mi trabajo con Zendo y la Asociación Multidisciplinaria para Estudios Psicodélicos.

Venga como está a la terapia, y podemos comenzar a crear los cambios de vida que necesita para sentirse óptimo en su mente, cuerpo y espíritu. ¡Los desafíos y la incertidumbre de las dificultades en el momento presente pueden superarse si desea cambiarlos!

Supervised by Susan Williams, PhD

 
 
 

PSYCHIATRIST

 
 
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Amy Leung, MD, Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist
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Dr. Leung completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and has pursued additional training at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. She is deeply committed to the transformation of personal suffering into growth and is honored to take part in this process with her patients. She understands that medications may elicit complicated feelings and welcomes discussion of concerns as part of the process of finding one's individual path in healing.

Referrals to Dr. Leung must come through a therapist at Sage Institute with whom you are established and in ongoing treatment. Consultation begins with an initial interview that may last one or multiple sessions to facilitate a broader understanding of the issues at hand. Treatment plans are collaborative and frequently also include non-pharmacologic recommendations.

 
 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 
Genesee Herzberg, PSYD Executive Director

Genesee Herzberg, PSYD
Executive Director

Heather Valdez, LCSW DEvelopment Consultant

Heather Valdez, LCSW
DEvelopment Consultant

Irina Alexander, AMFT Operations Manager

Irina Alexander, AMFT
Operations Manager

Jason Butler, PHD Training Director

Jason Butler, PHD
Training Director

Shanna Butler, PHD Clinical Director

Shanna Butler, PHD
Clinical Director