Richard Garber, LMFT

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

The impact of trauma, stress and loss are treatable. I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, anger, stress and trauma. I use various treatment methods to help my clients manage the impact these issues have on their lives. In addition to my private practice, I worked at the Veterans administration counseling war zone veterans and military sexual trauma survivors for 11 years. I also provided grief support for military families. I bring to my private practice years of experience working with clients whose lives have been deeply impacted by trauma, anger, anxiety, stress, and loss. I am a US Marine Corps Veteran

Education & Experience

B.S. Education with Psychology Minor, Summa Cum Laude, NYU 1976 M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of Santa Monica 2001 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 2008 EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist 2015 EMDRIA Approved Consultant 2018

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

CAMFT East Bay CAMFT Psychology Today Therapist Finder

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Kaiser Permanente

Lyra Health, VA Community Care Network [CCN]