Michael Berger, Therapist in Boca Raton, Florida — Zencare
Michael  Berger
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Michael Berger

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Florida Accepting Online
Boca Raton Accepting In-person
Updated June 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Codependency
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Addiction

Professional statement

Mr. Bergers' include a master’s degree in Adult Education with an emphasis on Training & Staff Development, and a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. As an adult educator, Mr. Berger taught several courses to those seeking certification in addiction counseling. He is licensed in the state of Florida [ License #SW 10725.] In addition to doing his own personal healing and development work Mr. Berger gained invaluable clinical experiences including treating the mentally ill in community mental health settings, providing in home family counseling, maintaining a private practice, and treating countless individuals struggling with chemical as well as behavioral addictions (i.e., codependency, sex love, and pornography).

During Michaels' time working as a therapist in substance abuse treatment he acquired specialized training in relapse prevention, psychodrama, trauma and treating a variety of personality disorders. Moreover, he developed a strong interest in group therapy. This interest evolved into a passion and subsequent creation of a therapy group in 2012 which addressed the unique challenges experienced by men.

Through the years Mr. Berger received specialized training in providing couples' therapy. Michael has helped many couples regain a loving connection with one another. Lastly, Michael has had the great privilege of working as a personal development instructor teaching experiential-based courses helping adults break free from the survival strategies formed as a child which have kept them stuck in their lives.


Message to clients

You are a strong person. Perhaps you’ve been strong for too long. Even the strongest amongst us need help to work through life’s challenges. We all have battles to fight and hurdles to overcome. Whether you struggle with anxiety, grief, self-doubt, shame, or the difficulty of transitioning to the next stage in your life, you are not alone. There is hope for a better tomorrow.

I believe there is a hero within all of us. As your therapist, my greatest intention is to assist you in tapping into this hero within you. The road ahead becomes clear as you begin to experience greater hope for what is possible in your life. It does get better, things can change, you are in the right place.

My work with you is informed not only by my professional training but by my own personal experiences working through these very same challenges. I too have felt the despair of not knowing what’s next. I remember all too well struggling with the shame that comes with self-doubt, indecision, and fear of an uncertain future. I remember, head in hands, thinking “How can things ever improve? I don’t see a path forward; I can’t do this by myself.” But for the help of trusted guides in my life, I may not have experienced the healing and clarity which motivates you to reach out.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (120min)
  • Extended couples therapy: $195 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Boca Raton practice
1900 Glades Road, Suite 352, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am- 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 7pm
  • Thu 11am to 7:30pm
  • Fri 9am -4pm
  • Sat 9am -1pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Michael Berger Therapy & Consulting Services , Private Practice Owner, 2021 - Present

USF School of Social Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2018
Recovery Associates, Psychodrama , 2011
Gorski Method, Gorski Relapse Prevention, 2010
Florida State University, Masters of Clinical Social Work, 2007
University of South Florida, Masters of Adult Education w/ emphasis on Training & Staff Development, 2005


Licensure

Florida: SW10725


Languages

English