Scott Gordon, PsyD

I am accepting new clients for in-person therapy in Berkeley, CA and for Telehealth sessions. To schedule a free 20 minute initial consultation, please contact 510-485-9655 or ScottGordonTherapy@gmail.com

My approach as a relational and somatic therapist is to create a collaborative space to explore your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. We will unearth unconscious beliefs and patterns to help you live a more connected and fulfilling life. Our work together will, hopefully, help you relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight in all dimensions of your life.

I offer an embodied approach to psychotherapy. We’ll dive deep into beliefs, emotions, somatic experiences, memories, spirituality, dreams, hopes, and more to understand the root causes of suffering.

I’m especially passionate about supporting life transitions, anxiety/depression, chronic health issues, matters of identity, spiritual/psychedelic integration, intimacy/vulnerability, and gender socialization. I derive inspiration from meditation, yoga, earth-based spirituality, and improvisational music. Please reach out to schedule a call to get a feel for what working with me would feel like.

Common Issues I Work With

  • Depression, lack of connection, isolation
  • Anxiety, worry, stress
  • Adjusting to illness (cardiac, cancer, etc)
  • Grief and loss
  • Spiritual inquiry and psychedelic integration
  • Men’s issues
  • Intimacy and relationships
  • Work dissatisfaction and career changes
  • Gender Socialization
  • Substance use
  • Identity and sexuality
  • Students and Life transitions

How I Work

We’ll use mindfulness and somatic awareness as informed by the Hakomi method to explore connection with self. By using mindfulness to explore our embodied experience we can often locate underlying memories, beliefs, and missing experiences impacting our relationship with our self.

We’ll work within the therapeutic relationship as informed by psychoanalysis to explore connection with others. By working relationally, we can discover how patterns of relating occur in the present moment and build new ways of relating with others.

We’ll bring curiosity to our connection with the world as informed by transpersonal psychology, nature itself, and various spiritual traditions. We can connect with a more whole experience of ourselves by bringing awareness to our connection with the world.

Therapy is often an integration of all these connections. I will listen carefully and ask questions to help us navigate across these terrains with a hope to relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight.

Fee Information

My full fee is $150 and a sliding scale is available for those who need it. Please reach out to discuss sliding scale if needed. I do not currently take insurance.

I graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and am a Registered Psychological Associate (PSB94027444) working under the supervision of Dr. Derek Rubinstein (PSY29215).