DAVE BERGER, LCMHC, PT, MA has practiced physical therapy and psychotherapy for many years, uniquely integrating his practices for clients with physical pain and movement problems, trauma histories and anxiety disorders, and relationship and life change issues. Dave is both a mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist (California) and uses his training in verbal and somatic/body oriented psychotherapy in his work with clients. He understands that the relationship between an individual ‘s challenges, his or her family system dynamics, cultural issues, and work settings need to come together in their healing process.
Dave is a certified Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, consultant and teaching assistant for the long term trainings. He is also a Rosen Method Bodywork® practitioner. Dave is trained in manual therapy, craniosacral therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy technique, and several other manual approaches. He uses these approaches with exercise, movement education, and physical therapy modalities, blending them with somatics approaches such as Feldenkrais, Alexander technique and Authentic Movement.
Dave received his Bachelor’s degree in Somatopsychology from the University of Maryland. His graduate degrees are from Stanford University in Physical Therapy and California Institute of Integral Studies in Somatic Psychology. He has been a professor in physical therapy and is adjunct faculty at Vermont College, Union Institute and University, and Antioch Graduate College, and he teaches introductory workshops in Somatic Experiencing.
Dave enjoys spending time with his family bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and just relaxing at home.
You can visit Dave’s Website at www.DaveBerger.net