About Me

I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Castro Valley, CA. I specialize in working with clients whose lives and relationships have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, stress, and loss. I worked full-time at the Veterans Administration in Oakland for over 11 years, where I provided psychotherapy to war zone veterans and veterans who experienced sexual trauma and harassment. I provided individual, Couples, Group, and Family therapy at the VA. Before working at the Veterans Administration, I provided psychotherapy to teenagers and their families at LA Child Guidance Clinic for over five years.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from the University of Santa Monica. I have been providing psychotherapy services for over 15 years and I have been licensed since 2008. I am an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Certified EMDR Clinician and Approved Consultant. I was on the training staff of Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute from 2016 to 2018. Sonoma PTI provides basic and advanced workshops on EMDR.

I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Richard Garber LMFT License #45542

Richard Garber, LMFT