Susan Berger,M.F.T.

Susan Berger,M.F.T.

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MA21193
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Evening Availability


1415 Oakland Blvd
Walnut creek, California 94596

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My Approach to Helping

Does your life feel like it shouldn't be this difficult? Is it hard to understand why you don't enjoy a sense of well being more of the time? Maybe anxiety or depression has gotten the best of you, even though you can't figure out why.

Therapy with me would look like a deepening conversation that would come to reverberate in your life in sometimes surprising ways. I bring to this conversation decades of experience, curiosity, intelligence, depth, kindness and empathy. I believe that the strongest tool we have to help you heal is the quality of our relationship

I have a strong sense of how race, culture, ethnicity and class can influence, and shape how we experience ourselves and others. I find that one's own culture is most strongly felt in multicultural relationships where suddenly what we thought was "normal" may be very different from our partner's perspective.

I enjoy helping individuals and couples heal from affairs. An affair does not necessarily mean the end of your marriage. It does mean that there will be intense emotions involved that may feel overwhelming. Even though affairs are not uncommon, they are still frequently traumatic experiences for everyone involved and deserve the utmost in terms of delicate and thoughtful attention. Many couples heal from affairs and in the process form a much deeper bond than ever before.

More Info About My Practice

I have been seeing clients for 39 years and have taught at New College of California and U.C. Berkeley Extension., I currently serve on the Clinical Services Committee at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley and have participated in Anti-Racism Groups For White Psychotherapists for several years.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Relationship issues, depression, loss, addiction recovery, loneliness, ethnic and cultural diversity, Infidelity, extra-marital affairs

Industries & Communities Served


Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dreamwork
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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