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Josanna MacCracken

Psychotherapist Josanna MacCracken and Friendly Monsters Therapy

Introduction

I specialize in working with people (adults , kids, and teens) who are grappling with their "differentness." This includes people who are autistic, disabled, or neurodivergent; from various family configurations; who are exploring identity; who are grieving, holding trauma, socially shy, or artistic or creative; who are self-harming or contemplating mortality; or who are from families with addiction. The world isn't easy for those of us who feel different! I am especially interested in considering how one's subjectivity is influenced and informed by oppression, racism, and discrimination; by disability, autism, and neurodiversity: by animal rights and/or veganism; by ritual, paganism, Buddhism, and other spiritualities; by fatness and fat activism; by ageism and aging; by our political climate; by political resistance; by sub/counter-culture; and by gender and queer identity. I am very progressively minded and am always questioning ways I can better live my values. Being a therapist is part of this path. I believe that the act of honoring our diversity can heal society, but this starts with realizing, accepting, and honoring our own uniqueness. Every person deserves love and attention, no matter what they're going through, or how "different" they are. I believe that you are remarkable. It is an honor to help you learn to celebrate your uniqueness!

GENDER Female
PRONOUNS She/Her/Hers
RACE & ETHNICITY White

Highlights

  • Offers free consultation
  • Telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments and insurance

Licenses

  • LMFT #107253 (CA)

Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Focus areas

  • Blended Families
  • Bullying
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • College Mental Health

Treatment approaches

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Drama Therapy
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts

Appointment types

Individuals

Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Individual sessions $130 - $150
  • Family sessions $180 - $200

Accepted insurance

  • Wellfleet Blue Shield
  • Beacon

Locations

Berkeley Office
Berkeley, CA 94704-2399
Phone / Video Appointment
Berkeley, CA 94704
Castro Valley Office
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Frequently asked questions

Is Josanna MacCracken accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Josanna MacCracken is not currently accepting new clients.
Does Josanna MacCracken offer telehealth appointments? Josanna MacCracken does offer telehealth appointments.
What areas does Josanna MacCracken specialize in? Josanna MacCracken specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blended Families, Bullying, Cerebral Palsy, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, College Mental Health, Communication Issues, Depression, Disability, Family Conflict, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Loneliness, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Social Communication Disorders, Speech Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Cultural and Systemic Oppression, and White Privilege.

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