Assistant Director of the DBT CenterDBT Center
Dr. Berg works with adolescents, families, and adults in the DBT Center. They are also the Assistant Director of the DBT Center.
Dr. Berg is a licensed psychologist with advanced training and specialization in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to adolescents, families, and adults for the treatment of emotion dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidality. They also have considerable training and experience in the treatment of mood disorders, substance use, and trauma.
Dr. Berg received their B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, and then pursued graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Emory University, focusing on the role of impulsivity in behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Their passion for DBT began at the Emory University Child & Adolescent Mood Program, where they were a research assistant and trainee therapist on the DBT team for two years. During this time, they also attended a DBT intensive training facilitated by Drs. Lorie Ritschel and Tony DuBose.
Dr. Berg completed their 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, they were a member of the DBT treatment team at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, providing DBT to adults with co-occurring mood disorders and substance use in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) hospital setting. They subsequently completed their postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, where they received further specialized training in substance use treatment. After the completion of their fellowship, they joined the DBT team at EBTCS as a clinical psychologist.
In addition to DBT, Dr. Berg has extensive training in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Activation (BA), DBT for Substance Use (DBT-S), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). They enjoy working with adolescents and adults who struggle with emotion dysregulation and impulsive behaviors, and they are particularly interested in providing compassionate, affirmative mental health care to the LGBTQ+ community.
Dr. Berg is licensed in the state of Washington.
Berg, J. M., Malte, C. A., Reger, M. A., & Hawkins, E. J. (2018). Medical records flag for suicide risk: Predictors and subsequent use of care among veterans with substance use disorders. Psychiatric Services, 69, 993-1000.
Berg, J. M., Kennedy, J. C., Dunlop, B. W., Ramirez, C. L., Stewart, L. M., Nemeroff, C. B., … Craighead, W. E. (2017). The structure of personality disorders within a depressed sample: Implications for personalizing treatment. Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry, 1-2, 59-64.
Berg, J. M., Latzman, R. D., Bliwise, N. G., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2015). Parsing the heterogeneity of impulsivity: A meta-analytic review of the behavioral implications of the UPPS for psychopathology. Psychological Assessment, 27, 1129-1146.