Richard BergerMA, LMFT
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I view counseling as a collaborative experience and a safe place where self-discovery, learning, and healing takes place. To best support you, I need to get to know you and to understand your feelings and experiences as much as possible. The key to effective counseling is providing a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a positive and non-judgmental atmosphere. I will listen to you, help you clarify your thoughts and feelings, and support you in beginning to gain a better understanding of yourself.
I am a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy) providing individual, couple, children and family therapy. I specialize in domestic violence recovery. I have worked with many abuse survivors, including adults, children and families. I also specialize in parenting/family support. As a certified advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting I am uniquely qualified to support you in the challenges you may face as a parent or family.
Education: I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle specializing in Couple and Family Therapy. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from City University.
Additional Training: I am a certified advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting.
Professional Activities and Memberships: I am an active associate member in both AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) as well as WAMFT (Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
Aetna and Premera.