1861 Solano Ave in Berkeley  510.496.2706
Renata Wu, MFT
Therapy for Men
Men are taught to be efficient and self-reliant, and men are rewarded to achieve, often without regard to the personal cost. Therapy for men can help a man to learn to use his strengths and motivation to overcome personal struggles and achieve his goals.
I provide psychotherapy for women, men, and couples on a range of issues with a special focus on depression, anxiety, childhood and adult trauma, feeling “stuck”. I also specialize in working with men on their relationship issues.
About Renata
My approach emphasizes insight, empowerment, and reconstructing my clients' experience. I incorporate psychodynamic, attachment theory, and brief solution-focused therapy into my approach.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."   - Søren Kierkegaard

This quote by Kierkegaard embodies a philosophy I've adopted in my practice as a psychotherapist. To understand what is holding you back from achieving your true potential and help you move on, it's important to find the meaning behind your struggle. The good news is that the path towards happiness and peace is already within you and we will work together to find it.

Psychotherapy begins when you come as you are—with your difficulties and pain—but without knowing fully what you need to do next. It's a unique process where, as your therapist, I learn your reality, where you are now, and then your “dream” state, which is where you want to be. Then together we systematically work on finding ways to bring you there. Sessions are safe places where you can bring your goals and the issues that you've been wrestling with on your own but remain unresolved.

As your psychotherapist I offer my support and the expertise that comes from education, training, and experience. I care about my clients and connect with them wherever they are at the moment. My goal is to understand your struggles and your strengths, in order to create constructive, sustainable change. What you want from your life you deserve to have. We will work together to bring you to that place as soon as possible. Are you ready to make your reality into your dream?
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