Molly Merson, MFT- Therapy in Berkeley, CA

Molly offers in-depth psychotherapy in Berkeley for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, mood disorders, eating disorders, and codependency, and supports explorations of family identity, gender identity, life transitions, and self-expression.

do you put others' needs ahead of your own, and then feel like there's nothing left for yourself?

do you get uncomfortable with letting people know the "real" you?

do you feel stuck in patterns that are painful, frustrating,
just plain confusing?

These patterns you're repeating and feelings you're having are begging to be tended to, witnessed, and understood-
not pushed aside and ignored.

I wonder what your fears and anxieties, wishes and desires, can tell us about what it is you truly need?

some specific issues I work with include:

  • self-image, confidence, and self-esteem
  • athletes, eating disorders, and body image
  • boundaries and codependency
  • borderline personality disorder & children of parents with BPD
  • adult children of alcoholics/addicts
  • inconsistent and overwhelming moods and feelings
  • recent cancer or other medical diagnosis
  • adolescent and developing identity
  • career and relationship changes

so, how can therapy help me?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers space for you to explore your weirdness, your unconscious patterns and process, and can help you discover the unexpected about who you are inside. As you begin to understand yourself and your patterns, you can also begin to make real choices about your life that include your needs, creativity, and desires.

staying hidden and cut off from things that scare you can hold you back from a fulfilling and self-aware life.

it's time to let yourself know, and be, you.

"not everything that is faced can be changed. but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -james baldwin

You can learn through psychotherapy how important all of you is in being who you are. You really can become connected to and guided by your wisdom and intuition instead of feeling derailed by your emotions and the expectations of others- even when your feelings seem scary, overwhelming, and tangled up.

in psychodynamic talk therapy, we can approach the things
that seem unapproachable

You are looking for a talk therapist in Berkeley who is easy to talk to, thoughtful, and non-judgmental to help you learn about the parts of you you've tried to push away or hide. Call me today at 510-594-4035 for a free phone consultation to see whether we'd be a good fit to work together.

you don't have to do this alone.


"the path is the goal"- chogyam trungpa


"And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers.... And new ones will find you and cherish you. ... And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” - Audre Lorde