Bay Area MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist in the Bay Area
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Marriage and Family Therapist - Caroline McDowell - Berkeley, Bay Area


Working Together

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I believe that therapy works best when it’s a collaborative effort between the therapist and you, the client.  My training and experience is grounded in Relational theory, which, is based on the idea that everyone develops through participation and engagement with others.  Sometimes wounding can happen in relationships, however healing can also take place within relationships, and this reparative and meaningful connection between the two of us are important pieces towards your psychological health.  In our sessions, I will encourage and facilitate the curiosity, growth, and change that you’ve been looking to make. 



Education and Training

  • Private Practice with individual adults and couples since 2009
  • The Wright Institute, Supervising Faculty, 2014-2016
  • Alameda Country Crisis Support Services, Supervising Faculty, 2014-2015
  • The Psychotherapy Institute’s two-year intensive Supervision Study Program, 2014-2016
  • The Women’s Therapy Center’s three-year Post-Master’s Training Program, 2006-2009
  • Albany High School, Counseling services post-master’s intern, 2006-2009
  • Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute, Post-Master’s Training Program, 2007-2008
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies-Urban Planning, Sonoma State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts-Dance, Sonoma State University


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • East Bay Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (EBCAMFT)
  • Women’s Therapy Center (WTC)
  • The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI)
  • John F. Kennedy University Alumni Association
  • Sonoma State University Alumni Association