Education

I am licensed as a psychologist in California (PSY 17183) since 2001.  I have a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from Baylor University, and a Masters of Education (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University.  I am a current candidate and active member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Professional Career

I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and couples since 1992, and started my Berkeley private practice in 2002.  

My background speaks to my diverse interests and specialties.  I was affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs (Northern California) for over 15 years.  I am past clinical director of Pacific Center for Human Growth, a mental health clinic serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Berkeley.  I have also worked at the University of California, Berkeley counseling center, and continue to provide periodic trainings to their staff.  Additionally, I provide numerous workshops on conducting depth-oriented psychotherapy, supervision, and working with specific psychological issues (please contact me for a list of courses taught) to various agencies.

"Patrick Neer was in a study group that I led and I have had the pleasure of seeing how his mind and heart work. He has a superior intellect which enables him to grasp how psychology is influencing the difficulties a patient is having. In addition, he is deeply empathic about patients’ suffering, always reaching to understand more deeply the sources of that suffering. He works creatively tofind ways to speak to the patient that promote self understanding. His deep feeling of respect for patients creates a feeling of safety in his consulting room. He is an exceptional clinician and I recommend him enthusiastically."

Holly Gordon, DMH
Associate Clinical Faculty, UCSF
Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis