Mariya Charnaya

Berkeley Downtown

Mariya Charnaya


LIC NO. 89645

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight. I am excited to work in the community where I received my undergraduate degree. I immigrated to the US from Russia as a child and my heart has belonged to California ever since. Knowing I wanted to pursue a career in therapy since adolescence, I went on to complete my BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and MSW from UCLA. I have experience working in several different environments such as non-profits, treatment centers, outpatient clinics and schools. In doing so, I have built therapeutic relationships with a variety of populations and have found passion in working with individual adults and couples. Being privy to people’s internal working models and hardships has solidified my love for this work. My areas of experience include depression, anxiety, relationship counseling, self-esteem issues, body image issues, trauma, and couples therapy. My main therapeutic orientations are psychodynamic therapy, CBT, solution-focused therapy, attachment theory and EMDR. I utilize different modalities and interventions in order to cater treatment plans to each individual client. I believe that the most important aspect of psychotherapy is creating a supportive and nurturing therapeutic alliance that holds space for difficult feelings, symptoms, and revelations. It’s an honor to be allowed in on someone’s struggles and achievements and I look forward to being part of your journey.


  • Anxiety
  • Body Image (Concerns/Issues)
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD