The Psychotherapist Association for
Gender & Sexual Diversity

Cheryl Deaner


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If someone or something in your life is stressing you out, perhaps we should talk. After all, friends and family can only take you so far.

I will listen to you carefully in order to understand as much as possible about what you are going through. I will ask questions when needed and give sensitive feedback to you in a timely manner.

Everyone involved in your life benefits when you develop the strength and clarity to change the way you act and react in the world. Shortly after you begin therapy you and others may begin to notice positive changes in yourself.

As you begin to make better decisions for yourself, you will find that the problems that first brought you to therapy, such as feelings of depression, anxiety, codependency, or anger will have less power to affect you. You may feel more confident, and may experience improvement in relationships with your friends, loved ones and in your career.

My clients often tell me that therapy helps them to become more reflective and in control of their lives, and that they are becoming more capable of attracting the kinds of people and situations they want. Whether you decide on short or longer-term work, therapy can be an amazing tool for personal transformation.

Stop stressing and start living today!
Additional thoughts
Some of my specialties include relationship issues, such as avoidance and codependency,career issues and working with anxiety, self-esteem and mild to moderate depression.

I also offer an affordable support group for women undergoing separation or divorce.

Main Office

Work phone
Office #1: Address
1148 Stanford Ave.
Office #1: City
Office #1: State
Office #1: Zip
Office #1: Disability access?
Office #1: Disability details
My Emeryville office has two steps and is on the first floor.
Office hours
as arranged
Office directions
Near the intersection of Stanford and San Pablo Avenues, this office has plenty of free street parking and is close to bus lines.

Demographic info (optional).

  • Female
Sexual orientation
  • Lesbian
  • White/Euro American

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MS
Prof. degree concentration
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Rehab. Counseling
Year degree obtained
Educational institution
License type
  • LMFT
Year originally licensed
License number
MFC 36764
License expiration date
September 30, 2021

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Clinical techniques
  • Life Coaching
Clinical specializations
  • Abuse/IPV: Female Survivors
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • Adoptees: Adults
  • Aging / Geriatrics
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Career / Vocation
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Depression
  • Families: Alternative
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Mental Health of Family Members
  • Midlife Issues
  • Parenting / Surrogacy / Adoption
  • Religious - Homosexual Conflict
  • Religious - Spiritual Abuse
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress / Burnout
Specialized populations
Codependency, relationship issues, families, infidelity, career, depression and anxiety, spiritual concerns,considering parenthood
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
  • Workshops
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elders
Sliding scale
Low fee
Insurance info
I will provide can provide an invoice that you can submit to your insurance carrier, if your policy allows for this type of reimbursement. I am not on insurance panels, however.

I will take Claremont Behavioral Health (an employee assistance program) in my East Bay office during the day.
Private insurance plans
  • Claremont Behavioral Services
Available 24 hrs?

Additional Offices

Office #2: Address
3896 24th Street at Sanchez
Office #2: City
San Francisco
Office #2: State
Office #2: Zip
Office #2: Disability access?

Group Therapy Information

Group #1: Member orientation
  • Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual