Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1992)

National Register Member Since

Marge Torrance, PsyD

I was in private practice in Princeton, NJ for twenty years. During that time I worked extensively with undergraduate and graduate students. I also worked with teenagers and people who needed help with depression, anxiety or other emotional difficulties. I served as a pain-management psychologist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. I have an extensive background in hypnosis, including advanced training and more than fifteen years of practical experience. Working with diverse populations and with a wide range of issues has prepared me to bring balance into the lives of my clients.

My experience at the Native American Health Center in San Francisco allowed me to connect with my own Cherokee background and the Native American community of San Francisco. I was fortunate to work with and learn from Native American staff members and Traditional Consultants and I have integrated those practices into my work.

My education, experience, and training are the foundation for my work at Strawberry Creek Counseling. I have a holistic approach to assessment, therapy, counseling and hypnosis. I work actively with clients to engage them in the approaches that provide them the most benefits.

Special Interests:

-Individual and couples counseling and therapy with adults and adolescents
-Undergraduate and graduate students
-First generation students
-Native Americans
-Women’s issues
-Phobias, performance anxiety, test anxiety
-Enhanced sports performance
-Attention disorders – ADD/ADHD
-Pain, chronic medical conditions, allergies, asthma, infertility and difficult pregnancies
-Anxiety, panic attacks
-Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders – PTSD
-Sexual assault

Learn more about me on my website:

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Childhood and Adolescent Problems (e.g., ADHD, school/learning problems, social withdrawal, autism, recurrent abdominal pain, aggressive or oppositional behavior)
  • School Psychology (e.g., individualized education planning, placement, conduct problems, advanced placement)

Ages Served

  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment


  • Licensed California Psychologist
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Family Therapy
  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psycholocal Association
  • San Francisco Psychological Association

Fee Information/Office Policy

  • Preferred Method of Contact: Through website.
  • Insurance Plans

    • Anthem Blue Cross of California

    Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    2140 Shattuck Ave.
    Ste. 711
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    P: 510-982-6162 (Office)
    F: 415-484-7813