Keiko Lane, MFT

The impact of collective historic and public events on lives marginalized by dominant cultures often goes unrecognized. Especially for women, LGBT, and queer-identified people, people of color, people living with HIV, and other people marginalized by dominant power paradigms the body is often a site of cultural dislocation.

For those who move between merely surviving in dominant cultures and flourishing in chosen communities families and alternative spaces, the body bears witness to that tension and movement often manifesting in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, illness, and disconnection from ones full experience. By working directly with the cultural messages and lessons that have been integrated often unconsciously onto the body and psyche we can begin to create new stories meanings and choices about being members of our communities and cultures.

Interpersonally and at the policy level, I am deeply invested in interrogating and the ways in which HIV stigma especially targets trans and GNC people of color (both seropositive and seronegative), and informs decisions about safer sex practices, testing options, health care treatment, and sex and risk discussions with partners and care providers.

I am an adjunct faculty member in the Somatic Psychology Department at CIIS where I mentor students, develop and teach queer feminist relational and postmodern theory, and design curriculum around queer and multicultural psychology. I provide clinical supervision and training at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy.

At the Women's Therapy Center in El Cerrito I teach the Psychodynamics of Social Justice. I am a consultant with HIVE (HIV education and fertility services), and a member of Bay Area Gender Therapists.

LicENSE: MFT44341

Phone: (510) 527-6188
Office hours: varied

Clinical Approach

Feminist, Somatic, Psychodynamic, Relational, deeply informed by and deep attention to cultural context.

Areas of clinical focus:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Intersex Issues

  • Gender, Transgender and Genderqueer Identities

  • Queer Family Planning

  • Multicultural Individuals and Couples

  • Social Justice and Postcolonial Activists

  • Artists

  • Healthcare Practitioners and Advocates

  • Students

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Sexuality

  • Kink/BDSM/Poly Issues

  • Sex Work

  • Balancing Work and Family Life

  • HIV (newly diagnosed, seropositive and seronegative long term survivors, serodifferent couples, navigating HIV and family planning, HIV and aging)

  • Intimacy and Communication in Couples of All Genders

  • Consultation for clinicians


Individual, couple/relationship, family planning with parenting partners and donors.


Please call to inquire about fees.


No insurance accepted/billed, but I’m able to provide monthly statements for submission to your insurance company for reimbursement for people whose insurance offers out of network reimbursement options.

Office location: 3120 Telegraph Ave., Suite 11, Berkeley CA 94705

Office is not ADA accessible. 3rd floor walk up with well-lit indoor wide stairs with railings.