Dr. Rebecca Berger, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca Berger is Clinical Director of MindWell NYC and a licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has particular expertise and interest in exposure therapy for anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Berger has significant experience treating college students and the college-age population. Dr. Berger provides individual, couples, and group therapy to adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Berger was a Staff Psychologist at SUNY Geneseo where she provided individual and group therapy to college students, supervised doctoral and masters level psychology students, and helped to develop campus policy regarding medical leave of absences and suicide prevention. Within her role at the counseling center, she specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition, Dr. Berger was engaged in her own private practice in the Rochester, NY community. Dr. Berger practices CBT and DBT and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She leads MindWell NYC’s ACT group.

Dr. Berger is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Berger earned her B.A. at SUNY Geneseo in Psychology and Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Berger has presented research related to anxiety disorders and exposure therapy for stuttering. Her dissertation research investigated the impact of therapist self-disclosure on the outcome of exposure therapy. Dr. Berger completed externships at Hofstra University’s Student Counseling Services as well as the Northport VA Medical Center. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center and is a licensed psychologist in NY state.

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