Claudette Mestayer, LCSWVerified

Private Practice of Claudette Mestayer, LCSW
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Licensure & Certification

License TitleLCSW
Licensed InCalifornia
License Number83075

Education

Masters in Social Work UC Berkeley BA SociologyUC Berkeley BS Environmental Science Policy and ManagementUC Berkeley
  • Welcome Message

    I’m a firm believer in the healing power of therapy. As a clinical social worker, my goals are to provide empathetic care, to meet you where you are in your life journey, and to support you in accomplishing your goals and moving forward.

    I approach my work with humor, curiosity and compassion, and view the therapeutic process as a collaboration. As we’re getting to know each other, we’ll chat about what motivates you, your values and goals. We’ll also explore the context of the people and experiences that shape who you are. My work draws on a variety of tools – such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy – that will help you gain the skills, insight and support needed to move forward in your life. Don't worry if you have never been to therapy and this is new to you! I really enjoy working with newbies and will guide you in this process.

    Although I work with a wide range of issues and concerns, I have a special interest in working with women who are struggling with substance abuse or are healing from trauma. Many of my clients are immigrants, and I am particularly interested in working with women from marginalized or underserved groups. As a professional woman of color myself, I am deeply committed to disrupting intergenerational trauma and the systems of oppression that impact our day-to-day lives. I offer therapy in English and Spanish according to your preference.

    I feel incredibly honored to do this work and look forward to partnering with you in your journey towards healing and empowerment.

    Preferred Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

  • Skills and Expertise

    Specialties

    • Acculturation
    • Adjustments
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral Problems
    • Career-Related
    • Chronic Illness/Pain
    • Crimes
    • Cultural Oppression
    • Crisis
    • Depression
    • Drug/Substance Abuse
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • English-Speaking Anxiety
    • First-Timers in Therapy
    • Immigration
    • Intimate Partner Violence (aka Domestic Violence)
    • Identity Issues
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Mood Disorders
    • Parenting
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship issues
    • Trauma & PTSD

    Ages

    • Tweens & Teens (11-17)
    • Young Adults (18-25)
    • Adults (25-59)
    • Older Adults (60+)

    Session Types

    • Individual
    • Family
    • Couples
    • Support Groups
  • Rates and Insurance

    Session Cost

    $120 - $160
    Reduced Rates Available

    Insurance Accepted

    • Anthem
    • Beacon
    • MediCal
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