Renee  Chen

Renee Chen


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Berkeley, CA Waitlist In-person
Updated November 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Message to clients

Something is calling, beckoning you to go on an adventure. You may feel resistant towards it, receptive, ambivalent, or stuck. You may feel all, some, or none of these things, but you feel pulled by the current of something greater—a longing, a curiosity perhaps, for something different, for wholeness, for a chance to know yourself. You can think of me as a companion accompanying you on your journey. I listen—concretely and symbolically—to stories told/untold, what's said/not said, what's felt/not felt, what's remembered/what's been forgotten. I use presence, honesty, and playfulness to both support and challenge you.

Together, we find ways to creatively and collaboratively birth and nurture an environment where you can bring in and express all parts of yourself. Growing up bi-culturally and living in divergent cultures developed within me a sensitivity towards and passion for working with those who feel themselves at the margins of society and/or in their own life.

I am trauma-informed & integrative in my approach, meaning I interweave Western psychological theory with Eastern practices, and incorporate research-based methods as needed. I believe symptoms (depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.) are a normal response to abnormal circumstances, and that our wounds can lead us to greater wisdom and creativity.


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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Renee Chen 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: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $270 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $270 (75min)

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
  • Credit Card
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)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Berkeley, CA practice
2340 Ward Street, Suite 101, Berkeley, California 94705
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
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Marina Counseling Center, Pre-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2021 - 2022

California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Integral Counseling Psychology, 2022
The Couples Institute, The Developmental Model, 2022
University of California Berkeley, MA in Media Studies, 2009


California: 134836