Scott Gordon, MA

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. My work helps people unearth unconscious beliefs and patterns in order to live more connected and fulfilling lives. Our work together will, hopefully, help you relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight in all dimensions of your life. Above all, I am committed to helping you thrive.

Drawing upon a diverse training and experience in community mental health, hospital, and school settings, I offer a multidisciplinary approach to my counseling and therapy. My perspective also draws upon my own transition from a career as a technology and entertainment executive to a psychotherapist dedicated to the healing arts.

Through a process of open and honest dialogue, I will help you identify the most important issues and then make meaningful change in your life. I’m especially passionate about supporting life transitions, chronic health issues, anxiety/depression, and matters of identity. I derive inspiration from meditation, yoga, earth-based spirituality, and improvisational music.  

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
  • Trauma
  • 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 am a Registered Psychological Associate (PSB94027444) working under the supervision of Dr. Derek Rubinstein (PSY29215), and a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).