Dr. Berger’s Training, Credentials, and Accomplishments
Dr. Berger has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997. He received his Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University, and his PhD in Psychotherapy from the International University of Graduate Studies. He is licensed to practice by the State of New York.
He is a graduate of a 4-year Post Graduate program in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Associates of Pyschotherapy, NY. He is a certified practitioner of EMDR. He has studied the Imago method of relationship therapy with its inventor, Harville Hendrix.
Dr. Berger has a passion for Chinese philosophy, fairy tales, and Jungian psychology.
He is versed in the latest theories of trauma, ADD, and neuro-emotional development.
He is a collaborator with sex specialist, Don Shewey.
Dr. Berger is an active blogger and has dozens of articles published on multiple websites.
He is the inventor of a series of iPhone apps for emotional problems, called “Shrinky’s Remedies.”
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Dr. Berger spent 2 decades working in the music industry as a recording engineer, producer, composer, and singer. He has worked with luminaries including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bob Fosse, and Judy Collins.
Excerpts from his music memoir are available on the web.
He is the author of a children’s book, Princess Chantik and the Outside World.
Dr. Berger’s Personal Statement About His Work
Dr. Berger says, “I am passionate about the work I do and proud of the hundreds of people I have helped change, grow, and heal over the last 15 years.
“I am always learning and developing my skills, drawing from the greatest, time-tested, wisdom of the ages, the latest scientific research, and cutting-edge clinical techniques.
“As a musician, writer, and inventor, I also bring the perspective and understanding of the artist to my work.
“I am happily married, I have two children, and a dog named Ollie.
“I am passionate about doing work that makes the world a better place by helping to liberate the human spirit.
“Beyond any training, my qualities as a therapist come from my devotion to my own growth and my commitment to self-cultivation.
“My being reliable and dependable shows that your safety is my number one priority.
Because I will respect who you are, you will be able to trust me with your deepest truths.
“I listen deeply and will have compassion for your life story.
“I am wholly committed to my work. I will be with you through difficulties, setbacks, and triumphs.
“My humor provides perspective and will lighten your load.
“Through the connection we form, I will help you become stronger and more confident, solve your problems, and realize your dreams.”