Alli Yates

Associate MFT Registration Applicant

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #137378

Audrey Dunn LCSW #11886

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A Little About Me

Some arrive to therapy seek deeper understanding in their lives, while others hope to navigate painful threads in their relationships and inner worlds. Perhaps above all, many come to pursue some form of relief, growth, or change. As a therapist with a focus on developmental trauma, I believe that early life experiences and ongoing structural contexts immensely inform our relationship to ourselves and each other. I hold this framework in combination with my background in somatic psychotherapy, which considers the ways our bodies and nervous systems relate to our emotions and experiences.

There is no one way to relate to the past, embody our feelings, or find healing. In therapy, we find a way for you together. Your emotions, pain, hopes and desires are all powerful forces we can make room for, listen to, and explore together. My role is to hold consistent curiosity, rigor, and care throughout the process of your own self-discovery.

I love working with queer and trans people, disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent people, and all those working to heal legacies of suffering. I am particularly interested in themes relating to self-worth, attachment, grief, and belonging. Please reach out for a consultation to see if working together feels like a right fit for you.


Berkeley, California 94703
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  • English
I Work With:
  • Activists
  • Adults
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Artists
  • Couples
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Immigrants/First Generation Americans
  • Interracial/Multiheritage Couples
  • LGBTQI+ and Gender Expansive or Non-Binary
  • Marginalized Individuals
  • Men
  • People of Color (POC)
  • Poly and Open Relationships
  • Sex Workers
  • Women
  • Disabled
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjustment/Transition
  • Addiction
  • Anti-Racism /Impacts of White Supremacy
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Effects of Privilege and Oppression
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender Questioning and Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • PTSD
  • Relational Trauma
  • Self Esteem/Self Criticism
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideas
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism and People-pleasing
  • Family of Origin Challenges
  • Growth and Self Discovery
  • Boundaries
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Communication and Relationships
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
  • Spirituality
  • Complex Trauma / PTSD
  • Couples and Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
My Treatment Approaches
  • Attachment
  • Harm Reduction
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Informed
  • Anti-oppressive

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