Jennifer Trinkle, Therapist in Berkeley, California — Zencare
Jennifer  Trinkle
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Jennifer Trinkle

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Not Accepting Online
Berkeley Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available California therapists on Zencare.

Updated May 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Identity development
  • Mood disorders
  • Self harm
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jennifer Trinkle is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Berkeley, California. She works with children, teens, young adults and parents on issues such as trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression. One of her specialties is helping clients develop strong, healthy, compassionate, and resilient senses of identity and self. She believes that developing a solid, forgiving sense of self helps us weather all sorts of adversity and is one of the fundamental building blocks of change.

Jennifer's approach to therapy is relational and attachment-based, with a focus on early relationships and the way the past influences the present. She works from the assumption that everyone has strengths to draw upon and supports her clients as they reconnect with the power they hold within.

As a post-graduate Clinical Fellow at the Ann Martin Center in Emeryville, CA, Jennifer was trained in psychodynamic therapy with children, teens, young adults, and parents. She has worked with a wide variety of clients since 2013.

In addition to an office located in downtown Berkeley, Jennifer also sees clients remotely across the state of California. To see clients in person, she follows a safety protocol including ventilation, air filtering, distancing, and masks.

Message to clients

My own adolescence and early adulthood (and beyond) were struggles in large part because of childhood and adolescent trauma. I am on the other side of that now. Recovery was not easy, but I have the lived experience of working through it. Though there are things about our past and present that we cannot change, I know it is possible to change how we feel about ourselves. You, too, have inner resources to build upon, even if it doesn't feel that way right now.

My approach is relational and collaborative, allowing us to become partners as you move towards a freer, more authentic existence. Early experiences matter. Social forces also exert a huge influence on how free we feel to live as ourselves. Supportive, positive, and accepting relationships are healing no matter your age. I work with you to take control over your destiny in ways that fit you. Together we will subvert the forces of discrimination, negative assumptions, and the past.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jennifer Trinkle is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (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
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am - 6pm
  • Wed 11am - 7pm
  • Thu 11am - 6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Berkeley practice
1918 Bonita Avenue, Suite 205, Berkeley, California 94704
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am - 6pm
  • Wed 11am - 7pm
  • Thu 11am - 6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2018 - Present
Ann Martin Center, Clinical Fellow, 2016 - 2018

San Francisco State University, M.S., 2016


California: 115546