Clinical Practice

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Psychotherapy

(New Hampshire LCMHC Lic. #328, California LMFT Lic. #39176)

Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in improving their mental health. This usually includes increasing individual sense of well-being and reducing subjective discomforting experience. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).

Dave’s areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Relational/Marital Therapy
  • Life Transitions

Physical Therapy

(New Hampshire Lic. #2170, California Lic. # 10510)

Physical Therapy is the art and science of preventing, diagnosing, and treating movement dysfunctions due to pain, injury, illness or accident. The goal is the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities.

Dave works individually with patients who have:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Joint and Muscle Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Problems
  • Headaches
  • Traumatic Injury and Accidents

“I have worked in the healing arts profession as a manual physical therapist for the past (gulp!!:) 36 years and I find the SE work some of the most valuable that I have experienced.  The precise, focused and gentle way of cellularly accessing tissue intelligence is a beautiful dance of listening deeply, observing intently and facilitating exquisitely. My daughter, 22 at the time, had a session with Dave and she had been hit by a car when she was 16. She had much body work by the best of the best and still there was something locked deeply in the cells that was creating pain, heaviness in the chest, anxiety and depression. After a one-hour session, I heard her laugh–you know that deep, gut authentic laugh, that I hadn’t heard in years. She clearly was accessing a part of self that had been buried and cut off for some time. I am grateful for the lasting effects of this work and the artistic dance with the cells. Thank you so much for the availability of this work.”

~ Dee Ahern, RPT

“Physical, psychological and spiritual pain and anxiety have been woven and entwined into the fabric of my life. They colored my very existence because I have lived with physical disabilities and pain all my life.

My amazing recovery journey is a testimony to Dave Berger’s knowledge, skill, and compassionate demeanor; both as a physical therapist and psychotherapist. He is a healer who really knows the body/mind connection. I have a neurological condition—cerebral palsey. I have dealt with PTSD, crippling pain from back and neck disc issues, and excruciating nerve pain and spasms on a daily basis as a child and adult.

Presently, I am happy to be relatively stable and pain management is under control. I can now participate in activities of daily living with greater ease and independence;  I interact socially with more confidence.  I truly know my body, mind, and soul. I credit Dave Berger’s knowledge and expertise; my family and friends have strongly acknowledged this as well. I highly recommend Dave Berger as a physical therapist and psychotherapist.”

~ Female Client