Our Practitioners

Our practitioners at Anam Cara are a group of bay area therapists. We have come together to provide a safe, comfortable place for healing. Our East Bay location is conveniently located in Berkeley with easy access to public transportation.


Dominique Lando, MA, MFT, CHT

CA License # MFC 44542
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I support my clients to thrive in life and/or move through difficult transitions. Together we tease through unresolved issues and relationships, open new doors, integrate traumas that restrict freedom, nurse hurt parts back to health. Whether you are looking to soothe your anxiety, heal a broken heart or uncover new possibilities in your life we can ally forces to bring light into dark places. Read More...

Susan San Tara, MA, MFT, CHT

(formerly Susan San Roman)
CA License # MFC 43157
(510) 452-6156

As a relational psychotherapist and Certified Hakomi Therapist, I help individual and couples in Berkeley and the Bay Area focus on the ways that they show up in relationships with others as well as with themselves.  My work uses mindfulness and actual embodied experience to explore consciousness and core beliefs. Clients are empowered to transform in ways that feel right to them.  They learn to meet life with more clarity, effective action, satisfaction, and peacefulness.  As a result, clients find that they are able to face the obstacles and problems in their life with increased power and ability to choose rather than react.

Deep transformational therapeutic work for couples and individuals. I help people gain clarity on what is right for them, work through blocks to taking effective action, increase satisfaction in life, and deepen the experience of inner tranquility. Read More...

Eilish Nagle, CCHT, CHP

Certified Hakomi Practitioner
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I have had a practice in the Bay Area since 1996, and I am a Co-Founder of Anam Cara Center. My background includes 20 years of Buddhist practice and training in earth healing traditions, Ecopsychology, Certification in the Hakomi Method, Hakomi Sensorimotor Trauma Training, Reiki, and Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy. Over the years I've also worked as a whitewater river guide and led workshops on writing and creativity. I am trained as a wilderness rites of passage guide through Rites of Passage and offer regular “Dayquests,” a one-day version of the traditionally longer vision quest ceremony (see community events calendar for upcoming offerings).

The intention of my work is to help awaken the possibilities within you. Whatever has called you here, whether it is a tired or broken heart, self-doubt, a desire to be free of old fears, or a need for support through challenging transitions, our work together is to help you find your compass to navigate new (or very old) territory in yourself in order to claim more ease, compassion, and clarity in your life. Read More...

Rivka Geoghegan, MA, MFT

CA License # MFC 46019

The heart of my work is to give you a deeper experience of yourself, thus creating a fresh perspective on life’s challenges. My work is a blend of numerous modalities which integrate talk therapy, mindfulness, movement and somatic (body)awareness. I see adult individuals and have a passion for couples therapy, helping partners navigate the ups and downs of intimate relationships. Read more...

Charna Cassell, MA, MFT

CA License # MFC 51238
(415) 999-2422

As a licensed MFT, and Certified Master Somatic Coach, I am passionate about empowering my clients to live a more spirited and enlivened existence. I help them show up as charismatic, trustworthy people, who lead with open hearts, grace and power, in all aspects of their lives. Read more...

Jana Schustack, MFT

CA License # MFC 49960
(510) 594-4044

I offer a warm, collaborative, and relational approach intended to foster personal growth and self understanding for individuals and couples of all cultures and sexual orientations. My therapeutic approach is based on principles of mindfulness and somatic awareness... Read more...

Carrie Katz, MA, MFT

CA License # MFC 39321
(510) 594-4330

I am a licensed psychotherapist and like to bring kindness, as well as a sense of playfulness and humor, to the serious work of human growth. I have been working in the field of somatic therapy, or body-oriented therapies for twenty years, and bring in the expressive arts with those who are interested in it (no “artistic” experience is necessary!). Read more...

Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA, MFT

CA License # MFC 44258
(510) 610-9582
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a certified Hakomi Therapist and Certified Hakomi Teacher. I hold a BA in Social Work and MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. I come from a Holistic healing perspective... Read more...