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Individual Therapy

I work with adults across the developmental life span seeking to successfully manage issues related to relationships, life transitions, work challenges, life goals with creative or athletic endeavors, managing multiple roles, and successfully coping with multiple or ongoing life stressors.  

Individual Consultation

I provide consultation for individuals seeking support in their performance or leadership goals either alone or within group organizations.


Please contact me to discuss my fees. My current rates are comparable to other licensed professionals in the Bay Area. I am committed to making psychotherapy affordable, so please let's discuss a fee that works for you and me both.

I am currently an in-network provider with Lyra and SHIP at UC Berkeley and for other health insurance companies I am considered an out-of-network healthcare provider. 

My clients pay me directly for the sessions and I provide them with monthly statements if requested. These statements can be submitted to their insurance companies for partial reimbursement (if out-of-network psychotherapy is a covered benefit under their plan).

Please contact your insurance carrier directly with specific questions regarding mental health benefits covered under your plan.


Dr. Ethan Schwartz is a licensed psychologist (California license # PSY20986) who has worked in university counseling centers, community mental health clinics and in the Kaiser Permanente HMO setting, and has presented at national and state psychology conventions. He has taught courses on positive psychology and happiness, the psychology of peak performance, and managing multiple life roles.  He provides APA approved continuing education classes on the research proven habits of effective therapists and providing strength based therapy. He pursued the ingredients of effective therapy as a graduate student researcher conducting outcome studies on therapy treatments and as a psychologist trained to utilize specific tools and therapeutic techniques designed to demonstrate positive outcomes.  He has maintained a private practice since 2006. Before entering professional psychology he was an Outward Bound instructor and has been an avid rock climber and outdoor athlete for 30 years.



  • Ph.D, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Washington Summa Cum Laude

  • B.A., English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, University of California, Los Angeles Magna Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Faculty, John F. Kennedy University

  • Alameda County Psychological Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • APA Division 17 Counseling Psychology

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