English Speaking Psychiatrist & Counseling Services in Asia by phone or Skype. Doug Berger, M.D., Ph.D, Psychiatrist and Therapist Counselor
Skype or Phone Counseling and Psychotherapy available for expatriates in the following cities: London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Jakarta, Katmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Oslo, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Kabul, Karachi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Miami, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Seattle, Toronto, Vienna, Vancouver, Seoul, Tehran.
Dr. Berger is an English and Japanese speaking American Board-Certified Psychiatrist therapist available by phone or Skype for psychotherapy and counseling for expatriates and local persons living in London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Dussedorf, Geneva, Jakarta, Katmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Oslo, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Kabul, Karachi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Miami, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Seattle, Toronto, Vienna, Vancouver, Seoul, Tehran.
Many expatriate persons find the experience of living in a foreign and non-English speaking country daunting and have psychological, psychiatric, or other mental health needs. Dr. Berger has many years of experience treating expatriates working abroad and has found therapy by phone or Skype to be an effective method of treatment. He is experienced as a psychotherapist in individual mental health counseling, marriage and couples counseling, child and adolescent counseling, family therapy, and group psychotherapy. He is a native English speaker, located in Tokyo, fully fluent in Japanese, and conversational in Chinese. Advice and guidance on the use of psychiatric medications is also available.
Dr. Berger is particularly experienced in the treatment of depression, please refer to the Counseling Tokyo: Depression & Anxiety Specialists page for more information. Dr. Berger also has considerable experience in the treatment of child and adolescent disturbances. Please refer to the Tokyo Child and Adolescent Counseling Service home page for information on the mental health care of children and adolescents in Tokyo. Further details on specific conditions can be seen in the description of case examples.
City life is becoming the norm for the majority of the human population. In fact, most of humanity now lives in a city. Cities bring opportunity for creativity and wealth because the frequency and intensity of human contact fosters exchange of ideas and collaborations that are harder to muster up in non-urban areas. Eco-planning and gentrification have made city life more desirable. While the quality of life in a modern city may be quite high, there are still some stresses that go along with city life that can cause mental health issues. Over-crowding, lack of free space, lack of nature, areas of poor sanitation, and having to deal with a multitude of personalities can all cause mental over-load leading to psychological symptoms.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Berger if you are in need of counseling or psychiatric care. Aside from his long experience in Japan, Dr. Berger has experience treating persons from the following cities: London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Jakarta, Katmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Oslo, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Kabul, Karachi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Miami, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Seattle, Toronto, Vienna, Vancouver, Seoul, Tehran.
Dr. Berger strives to create a friendly and compassionate atmosphere in his counseling style that has an eclectic approach to psychotherapy. This means that a balance of the different major types of therapy (cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, supportive, group psychotherapy, and others) is employed to fit with what each individual requires in order to achieve the goals set in the counselling sessions.
Sometimes an illness like severe depression or anxiety may require medication in order to allow talk therapy to jump-start. Dr. Berger has considerable experience in using psychiatric medications and keeps up to date with the many medications used in Western countries that are not yet available in many other countries. Dr. Berger can provide you with information and recommendations regarding psychiatric medication. It may be possible for Dr. Berger to help guide medications you may receive from a Dr. in your country, or alternatively, Dr. Berger can arrange for you to have an on-line or phone meeting with a Japanese physician he works with in Japan. This Japanese physician can then post you a prescription for medications that Dr. Berger recommends in English, and you can order this medication from an overseas export pharmacy if the country you reside in allows personal imports (you would need to confirm the latest regulations in your country).
The Therapy Approach page has detailed descriptions of some of the therapies mentioned here.
Dr. Berger is a graduate of New York Medical College where he obtained his Medical Doctor's (M.D.) degree. He then completed a 4-year residency program in psychiatry at the New York Medical College Department of Psychiatry and qualified as an American Board-Certified Psychiatrist
(Certificate No. 34086). Dr. Berger's Board Certification in Psychiatry can be verified through the web site of the American Board of Medical Specialties (you first have to register to use this service, then enter the name as: Douglas Berger, in the search). Now based in Tokyo, Dr. Berger had served on the Faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in New York as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. Berger's Japanese qualifications include a Ph.D. in Medical Science from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine (Registration No.11965), received while at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Tokyo University. Dr. Berger also has many years of experience in Japan as a medical student, psychiatric researcher, and psychotherapist.
Further profile details can be seen on the About Dr. Berger page.
Telephone Inquiries regarding counseling and psychotherapy, or for advice on psychiatric medications, can be addressed to Dr. Berger at Tel: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 outside of Japan). Long distance/International professional phone or Skype consultation is also available. Please leave a message on the answering machine, most calls will be returned within a few hours, up to 10:45pm, unless requested otherwise. Also, please note that as your call may be forwarded to a mobile phone, you may need to wait a few seconds for transfer, and because of this there is no fax function.
E-mail inquiries may be sent using the E-mail Submission Form or click the photo at the page top. Please provide your telephone numbers (home, work, and cellular) if you send an e-mail. All inquiries will be replied to promptly either by Dr. Berger or one of his associates. Please call if you do not receive a reply within 2 days, as the server may be down on occasion.
Therapy hours are by appointment and include mornings and evenings Monday through Thursday, and mornings on Friday, Saturday, and national holidays (all Japan local time).
Click here: Practice Details for further information..
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