Joanna Berg, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist, DBT Center

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    Dr. Berg works with adolescents and adults in the DBT Center.

    About Dr. Berg

    Dr. Berg is a licensed psychologist with advanced training in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to adolescents, families, and adults. She has specialized training in the treatment of emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality, and substance use.

    Dr. Berg received her B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, and immediately pursued graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Emory University, focusing on the role of impulsivity in behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. She was a research assistant and trainee therapist on the DBT team at the Emory University Child & Adolescent Mood Program for two years, during which time she attended a DBT intensive training facilitated by Drs. Lorie Ritschel and Tony DuBose.

    Dr. Berg completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at Yale University under the supervision of Seth Axelrod, Ph.D. and Emily Cooney, Ph.D. As part of this training, she was a member of the DBT treatment team at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, and provided DBT to adults with co-occurring mood disorders and substance use in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) hospital setting. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, where she received further specialized training in substance use treatment. After the completion of her fellowship, she joined the DBT team at EBTCS as a clinical psychologist.

    Dr. Berg has extensive training in evidence-based treatments, including DBT, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Activation (BA), DBT for Substance Use (DBT-S), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Her clinical passions include working with adolescents and adults who struggle with mood disorders, emotion dysregulation, and impulsive behaviors, including self-harm, suicidality, and substance use. She is also interested in research on clinical outcomes and mechanisms of change.

    Dr. Berg is licensed in the state of Washington. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Association for Psychological Science (APS), and is a board member of the Science & Practice Committee within the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP).