Melinda White - Professional Profile

Melinda White is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has worked extensively with adults, teens and children with ADHD, anxiety, depression, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania and panic disorder.  She is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist, certified trainer/consultant and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has been an affiliate of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. Melinda is also a professional member of the Anxiety Disorders Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. She served for two years as the Educational Coordinator for the U.C. Berkeley site of the National Institute of Mental Health’s multi-modal treatment study of ADHD. She was a special education teacher for 15 years and has a life credential as a learning disability specialist. She is currently in private practice in Berkeley, California.


Professional Associations

  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy, founding fellow
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified trainer/consultant
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders Association
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Association, professional member
  • East Bay California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • N.CA CBT Network- Steering Committee
  • Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
  • Tourette Syndrome Association
  • Trichotillomania Learning Center


Neil Howell- Professional Profile

Neil Howell, MS is a registered MFT intern and an PCC intern, working under Melinda White’s supervision. He comes to this practice having already trained with two other highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapists. He has been an active member of the Northern CA CBT Network for several years.

Neil has had a good deal of experience treating social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and depression. Neil is a self starter who has taken it upon himself to get specialized training on depression and anxiety from the Beck Institute as well as a Behavioral Tech course on exposure therapy.  He is enthusiastic about CBT, intelligent, warm and compassionate.

He works with children, teens, and adults with social anxiety, panic, depression, separation anxiety, general anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trichotillomania and skin picking.  He has a Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State East Bay and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

I am very excited to have Neil as a lower fee resource available to the community from my Berkeley office.

 Referrals can be made by having clients call Melinda White at 510-526-8208