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Hannah Nystrom

Psychologist, PhD
Attachment issues- Anxiety -Identity development- Life transitions-
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Professional statement

Dr. Hannah Nystrom is a Clinical Psychologist currently working on-line, and with an office in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Nystrom works with adults and couples in weekly psychotherapy. She also practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy, where meetings are held more frequently than once weekly. Dr. Nystrom believes this more intensive approach can be useful for very entrenched issues, including personality disorders, that have not responded to other treatment approaches, and for people with a deep desire to understand themselves.

Dr. Nystrom's clients are often high functioning professionals on the outside but deeply troubled on the inside. These troubles include relationship problems, work issues, depression, substance abuse, and/or the cloud of difficult childhoods, including neglect and trauma. Dr. Nystrom has been working and training to help people for over twenty years, and balances her extensive clinical experience with the value of staying current, and always learning more about what interventions people are finding most helpful in the work now.

Dr. Nystrom’s approach is psychodynamic and psychoanalytic in nature. It is her experience that the relationship between the client and therapist is the pillar of successful treatment. That said, with a solid working relationship established, the work focuses on the client, and helping the client both understand what's happening in their life in more useful ways, and go on to make the changes that are wanted and usually needed.

Dr. Nystrom received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She is an advanced candidate in Psychoanalysis at PINC. She has a wealth of experience in diverse clinical settings. She believes a quality therapy (not quick fix!) can help people get on the right track to feeling better, and living more meaningful lives. She believes therapy is often hard work but also can be joyful, even celebratory.

Message to clients

If you are reading this- you are looking for a therapist to get some help. That isn't easy. It's a big step. I hope you can give yourself a pat on the back, just for what you've already done, and be careful and gentle with yourself in your process. It has been an incredibly challenging bunch of years, and we aren't out of the woods yet (with COVID, voting rights, etc). I think sometimes the pressure to keep it moving is so intense that we forget to think about (and feel about) what we have been going through, especially, I would say, since 11-8-2016. There is a lot for us to sort out individually and as a country.

Ok, let me just acknowledge here: It's weird to shop for a therapist! I know it! But it's worth it, because sometimes a therapist becomes an important figure in your life, and part of a critical relationship you develop that lasts a lifetime. Over the years I have worked with people who have had lots of therapy, and people who never had any therapy before. I'm always impressed with the bravery it takes to start a therapy- especially for the first time! And even two + decades into doing this work, I'm still moved by the courage it takes to reach out to someone, especially when you're down in the dumps and things feel pointless, or impossible. So go easy, and I wish you the best with this project.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Self, Psychologist, Private Practice

Psychoanalytic Institute of CA, certificate in psychoanalysis, 2021
UC Berkeley Extension, Trauma Intervention Certificate, 2004
The Wright Institute, PHD, 2000
UCSC, BA, 1990


California: 18632




Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Hannah Nystrom is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$240 (50min)
  • Initial session:$240 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$240 (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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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