Stephen Duraney, LPCC

EMDR Therapist in Berkeley, CA


Meet Stephen: My approach to therapy always starts with building a unique relationship with each client; there are no cookie-cutter answers when it comes to your healing journey!

“The wound is the place where the light enters”- Rumi

I feel this quote captures what EMDR therapy is all about, taking a wound that has been the cause of distress in your life and transforming it into a strength, a place where the light can enter again.

Some of the modalities I utilize are:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic

 I see clients for telehealth only and my specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • C-PTSD
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Emotional Abuse
  • First Responder Trauma
  • Grief and Mourning
  • Medical Trauma
  • Military/Combat Trauma
  • Psychological Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Relational Trauma
  • Religious Trauma

What drew me to this work: As a former member of the Army National Guard, I witnessed firsthand the results of trauma and stress and the havoc that they can wreck on a person’s life. Counseling was a natural step into a field that has equipped me with the experience and knowledge to help people develop their inner-strength, build deeper relationships with the people around them, and rediscover their joy. I have a heart for helping people arrive at this type of insight and change. In addition, I enjoy getting to learn from clients each day and the personal growth that comes with accompanying you on the journey towards healing.

Services: I currently online video counseling using EMDR for residents of California.

My style is: Warm, relationship-focused, evidence based and direct.


Phone: (510) 214-2520


Stephen Duraney’s Credentials: 

  • California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #12195
  • EMDRIA Certified Therapist | Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT) |  Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • Military Culture Training Tiers I, II, III | STAR Behavioral Health
  • Psychodynamic Theory and Practice | Fielding Graduate University
  • Seton Hall University | M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
  • The Ohio State University | B.A. in History and Russian
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy Trained | STAR Behavioral Health
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy | PESI

Book an appointment online with Stephen Duraney today.

Available For Therapy in Berkeley and via Online Counseling

Stephen Duraney and Evergreen Counseling serve downtown Berkeley offices, as well as online video counseling for residents of California.


We’re also near the campus of UC Berkeley and are available for students and faculty. 

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