First Session

For an appointment register online or call 510-686-3390, or email

Todd Harvey, MFT

Todd Harvey, MFT

Before we meet, we should have a phone call.

Our first session for Individuals:  In our first session, I’ll greet you in the waiting room and show you where our room is.  Once we are settled, I will ask you what brings you here.  I’ll listen to your situation, explain the limits of confidentiality, and provide a game-plan for addressing your concern.

Our First Session for Couples:

I will ask you what brings you here.  I will then ask your partner what brings him/her here.  I will listen to both of your concerns and provide you a game-plan concerning how I propose that we move forward with counseling and what you might expect.  With the remaining time, we will start the exploration of the dance that you and your partner are caught in.  I will initially focus on empathizing with both of you and enhancing unarticulated attachment longings.

If at the end of the first session, you decide that you do not think that we are a fit to work together, then I will not charge you for the first session.  I think that it is extremely important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable talking to.  If we decide to work together then I will provide you with some paperwork to fill out prior to our next meeting.  We will then  schedule our next appointment.

For an appointment, schedule one now, call 510-686-3390 or email

For Help With Couples Counseling, Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, High Conflict Couples, Communication Skills, Marital Fights, Divorce, Infidelity, is Todd Harvey, a Male Therapist who has an office in Berkeley, in Rockridge on the border of Oakland.

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