Jacob  Kaminker

Jacob Kaminker

He/Him/His

Clinical Psychologist, CP PhD
California Accepting Online
Berkeley Waitlist In-person
Updated July 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Artists' mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Jacob Kaminker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office at 1664 Solano Ave in Berkeley, CA, who also availalble for virtual psychotherapy sessions. He works with clients with a wide range of mental health concerns and specializes in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, life transitions, and trying to find meaning in life. He has been trained in a wide variety of clinical approaches and techniques, including psychodynamic, Jungian, humanist-existential, expressive arts, transpersonal, somatic therapies, and clinical hypnosis, among other modalities. Dr. Kaminker trains therapists as a Program Chair for the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at the John F Kennedy School of Psychology at National University.


Message to clients

I once read a story about a man who would talk reassuringly to his cactus, letting it know that it was safe. The cactus learned that it no longer needed thorns. If you have had experiences that have closed off your openness to the world or your authentic self, you may have also grown thorns. Whether you have been touched by trauma, grief, loss, or simply an environment that does not understand you, I want to help you to find a way to live more fully. You have a place in the world. Let's try to find it together.

You may need to find a way to navigate your relationships and life choices. You may have old wounds or new grief to heal. We can work together to understand in what ways difficult external situations have created inner voices that block your connection to your own inner guidance.

I want to help you tap into all of your resources, whether they be creative or spiritual practices, your nightly dreams, a sense of purpose, resiliency, or inner strength. Together, we can build for you a clearer sense of the story that is your life.

I treat young adults through elder clients, individuals and couples, with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety and depression. I specialize in trauma, relational issues, and life transitions, such as grief and end-of-life issues.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jacob Kaminker is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Berkeley practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

John F Kennedy School of Psychology, National University (formerly John F Kennedy University), Chair, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2012 - Present
Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health, Clinical Supervisor, 2021 - Present
California Institute of Integral Studies, Associated Faculty, 2018 - Present

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2012
Sonoma State University, California State University, MA, Depth Psychology, 2006
Rutgers University, BA, Psychology and Philosophy, 2003


Licensure

California: PSY26445


Languages

English