Allie Frank

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Scott Balderson

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A Little About Me

I work with couples and individuals ranging in issues of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-esteem, relationships, and parenting. My own life challenges, and the work I have done to heal, have afforded me the ability to be present and sit with people in their pain and struggles. I have a natural inclination to seek out deep connection with people which informs my work with clients. This can help my clients in forming deeper connections with others, outside of the room. I work with couples to strengthen their connection, deepen intimacy, and find their voice within the partnership.
I am engaged, authentic, and direct, often asking pointed questions that encourage my clients to delve deeper than they have before. I help clients disentangle unhelpful coping strategies put into place long ago that once served a purpose but may not be helpful anymore. I use my innate attunement, empathy, and humor to work collaboratively with clients.
I will meet whatever you bring into my office with compassion, sensitivity, and never judgment. You might feel broken, but I will hold that with you while working together to help you feel safe and whole.


3101 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, California 94705
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  • English
I Work With:
  • Adults
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Artists
  • Couples
  • Interracial/Multiheritage Couples
  • LGBTQI+ and Gender Expansive or Non-Binary
  • Men
  • People of Color (POC)
  • Poly and Open Relationships
  • Teens
  • Sex Workers
  • Women
  • Disabled
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Teen Therapy
  • Children 6-12yrs
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjusting to life in the SF Bay Area
  • Adjustment/Transition
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Effects of Privilege and Oppression
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender Questioning and Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting/Parent Coaching
  • Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem/Self Criticism
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideas
  • Women's Issues
  • Perfectionism and People-pleasing
  • Family of Origin Challenges
  • Growth and Self Discovery
  • Boundaries
  • Communication and Relationships
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Marital/Pre-Marital
  • Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
  • Couples and Relationships
  • Life Transitions
My Treatment Approaches
  • Attachment
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational

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