Here's what people are saying :
Elayne, I’m giving you the best compliment one therapist can give another:
You are the clinician of choice when I want to make a referral for my good acquaintances.
You are really wonderful at what you do!
—Fran Wickner, Ph.D., LMFT
Director, Advanced Clinical Training
Check out these recommendations from the U.C. Berkeley website:
I recommend Dr. Elayne Savage. She works with solo clients (adolescent and adult) and couples. Her specialty is dealing with rejection and abandonment, but I've seen her take on many other concerns as well!
Elayne is a sharply perceptive therapist.
My daughter sees Elayne Savage in Berkeley . . . . My daughter and I both like her — she's good with mother-daughter issues.
Elayne Savage, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Over 25 years experience in private practice.
I've worked successfully with couples and families in private practice for over 25 years. Before that, I worked for many years in Child Protective Services in San Francisco. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Family Psychology. Author of two popular relationship books:
Specializing in rejection and taking things personally – working with Adolescents Adults, Couples, and FamiliesI focus on the many ways rejection issues interfere with work and personal relationships – especially how we tend to take things personally. In fact, folks call me “The Queen of Rejection.”
I've developed a highly effective approach to working with clients – especially couples. Most couples notice significant changes in 8 to 10 sessions. Sometimes less. My style is interactive and solution-focused. I encourage teamwork – rolling up our sleeves and working together. In addition, I'm certified in Hypnotherapy and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.)
As a communication coach, the primary focus of my work is on managing misunderstandings, dealing with transitions and stress, and overcoming blocks to personal and career change. I can help you move past roadblocks to successful work and personal relationships, by understanding the impact of style differences, translating the confusion between someone's need for space and perceived rejection.
Focusing on the subtle and not-so-subtle ways rejection and taking things personally affect personal and work situations.
Working together we can identify the messages you have come to believe about yourself and others, determine how these beliefs are interfering in your work and personal relationships, and find effective ways to do something about it.
Elayne Savage is a member of:AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)EBCAMFT (East Bay Chapter of CAMFT)