Hallie Berger, PsyD
My clinical approach emphasizes creating a safe, non-judgmental space where I integrate relational and psychodynamic models as well as creative techniques such as music and art. As a relational therapist I believe the therapeutic relationship is crucial to healing, so it is important that I build trust and connection with each unique person. I also believe that past experiences play a significant role in how we approach work, relationships, and responsibilities, so I collaboratively guide clients in making connections from the past to their present circumstances. Additionally, I find that identifying both short and long term, achievable goals can be the beginning of improved self esteem, insight, and health, so I am intentional about setting specific goals with each client.
During my final year of training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I completed an internship at a community mental health center in Cleveland, Ohio, where I worked with children, adolescents and young adults. I have also completed externships in inpatient hospital, school, and community mental health settings in the Chicagoland area.