Alison Alderdice, The Wise Mind Institute

Psychologist, PsyD
 therapist: Alison Alderdice, The Wise Mind Institute,
In-Person in Berkeley, CA 94710
In-Person in Redwood City, CA 94063
Online in California
Some people come to me overwhelmed, exhausted, and insecure. Others need help with an important life decision. My approach is active and collaborative: I trust their knowledge of themselves and offer my insights, skills, and training to achieve lasting change and healing. Together, we identify ways to align their daily lives and environments with their long-term goals and values. We turn avoidance into action and integrate unaccepted aspects of themselves through mindfulness and self-compassion. My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and genuine. I am passionate about helping people reduce their suffering and build lives they find meaningful and fulfilling.

Client Focus

Session Format: Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult
Demographic Expertise: Buddhist, Women clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Feminist
  • Integrative

Education & Credentials

Alison Alderdice, The Wise Mind Institute PsyD
  • Female
  • License # PSY 28838
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 2011
Education: Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology


  • Average Session Fee 350
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I don't want cost to be a barrier to therapy so I am happy to discuss financial needs and may be able to offer a lower fee if needed.
  • Out of Network

Alison Alderdice, The Wise Mind Institute Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Alison Alderdice, The Wise Mind Institute Practice Description
Depending on the individual's need, I use treatment adherent DBT for adolescents and adults, CBT, or existential-humanistic therapy. I specialize in treating adolescent girls and young adult women for stressors around life transitions, sexuality, perfectionism, relationships, and discrimination among others. I welcome all genders and ages 13+. Our identities and histories are intricately influenced by our social context which is why I always seek to understand a person in the context of societal factors like discrimination and privilege. My hope is to create a safe space for all identities to explore their realities and wounding.

Practice Overview

1010 Grayson Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
617 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94063
Available both in-person and online
12 Years Experience
Group, Individual

Office Hours

11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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