*I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to help you determine whether you'd like to schedule an initial appointment.

My fees are mentioned below with a few sliding scale slots. If you have a financial need, please inquire.


& Rates

​​How I Work*

I am not currently accepting new clients as of 2/26/19. I will edit this note when that changes. Thank you.

I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration and assimilation, artists and creativity, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned.

I completed a 3 year training in psychodynamic, relational and feminist psychotherapy at the Women's Therapy Center in Berkeley. My passion for mindfulness/insight meditation also informs my work with clients.

A Jamaican-American woman, I am very curious about and listen for how culture, religion, place and privilege shape your experience. Having worked with clients from a diverse array of ethnic and spiritual backgrounds, sexual orientations, and interpersonal relationships, I welcome you as you are.

Some of the approaches that inform my work include Psychodynamic, Relational, and Transpersonal psychotherapy, multicultural awareness, mindfulness and creativity.


I see individual clients for 50 minute sessions once weekly. My fee for individuals is $125 per session, and I also accept Anthem Blue Cross.

Couples/Relational Partners*

I see couples who are monogamous, polyamorous, separated, considering divorce, starting a family, or married. My fee for couples is $150 per session. 


I see families who are working with divorce, grief, and internal conflict. I also see organizations or teams looking to improve their relational skills and communication. Sessions with groups with 3 or more are best seen for 60 minute sessions. My fee for families is $150 per session. My fee for groups is $50 per person.

Sparlha Swaby