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You've been thinking about going to therapy...

...but it's hard to find the right therapist. How will you know if it's a good fit? Will talking about your problems alleviate anything? How do you know if it's worth the time, effort and money?


Therapy includes vulnerability and processing difficult emotions and experiences. It is also enlightening, fascinating, informative, and life-changing.

Let's meet so that you can try therapy, and see if it seems like a good fit for you. I have a three-session trial period where you evaluate how it feels to be with me, and I evaluate whether I think I can help you. 


psychotherapy for
adults, adolescents, and
intimate partners


I aid you in identifying changes that can be made in your thoughts and behavior that will positively affect your relationships, careers, and self. You and I also look, together, at early influences -- societal, familial, and personal -- that might affect how you see and interact today. When the root of those influences is uncovered, you then get to choose whether you want to alter any of your own patterns moving forward. 

Individual therapy is $200 per session, and dyadic therapy is $250 per session.

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I specialize in helping high-achieving adults who feel overwhelmed. Let's re-assess your values and prioritize where you want to go next with your relationships, career, and anything else important to you.



Adolescence is a tricky time of life, and I help you navigate relationships with friends, family, and significant others. We also figure out who you are and who you want to be.

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Intimate Partners

Let's reconnect with who you are and were as individuals, as well as who you are and want to be in partnership. We'll cover everything from money and families to sex, and work through joys and difficulties.

I welcome clients of any gender, sexual orientation, pairing, ability, age, ethnicity, weight, family structure, and demeanor. My office is not wheelchair-accessible.



  • Adult Individuals

  • Intimate Partners

  • Adolescents aged 14+

  • LGBTQIA+ Communities


  • Communication Difficulties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Overwhelming Feelings

  • Sobriety Maintenance

I'm Beth Greivel.

don't just smile and nod.

I am direct. I listen carefully to what you are saying, and wait for themes to emerge of which you may not be aware. And then I tell you what I see and hear, and we talk about it. I sometimes smile, and I sometimes nod, but I also tell you what I think.

  • I'm very interested in why.

  • I want to help you experience all your emotions from joy to misery.

  • I am smart and caring. Also, I have a background in education, tech and the law, so I have a wide perspective on careers and workplaces.

  • I work hard to be a great psychotherapist, and I love doing it.

My undergraduate degree in English is from The University of Colorado - Boulder. I earned a Master's degree in Education from The University of Denver, and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute. I am on faculty at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, currently teaching theory, intimate partners, and sexual and gender development courses. In the past, I have also taught classes in multicultural studies and diagnosis.

I served on the boards of the GLBT National Help Center as well as Gaylesta, the Psychotherapist Organization for Gender & Sexual Diversity. I also served as co-chair of the Education Committee for The Psychotherapy Institute.

If you would like to read exemplars of my client agreements, click on any of the following links: Notice of Privacy Practices, Informed Consent for Psychotherapy, and Practice Policies.


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I currently do not have availability for new clients, and have turned off my contact feature. I supervise Lizzie Pfeiffer who is working toward their licensure, and highly recommend you visit their website to see if they would be a good fit for you.

Beth Greivel, LMFT, LPCC

3867 Howe Street

Oakland, CA 94611

Telephone: 510.397.8175

Facsimile: 855.418.5395

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Elizabeth Greivel, MA, MEd

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (CA #100071)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA #5084)

Marriage & Family Therapist (CO #2059)

Professional Clinical Counselor (CO #17736)

©2014-Present by Elizabeth Greivel

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