Dr. Marge Torrance MSW PsyD

Dr. Marge Iurato Torrance MSW PsyD

I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland with an emphasis in Clinical Social Work and Social Advocacy, a Doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Psychodynamic Family Therapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry.

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
  • Pre-surgical
  • Anxiety, panic attacks
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders - PTSD
  • Sexual assault

We welcome UC Berkeley students and accept SHIP insurance along with Anthem Blue Cross!