Sandra Berger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has over 12 years of experience providing mental health counseling to children, teens, and their families. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. Sandra’s varied experiences as a therapist include working in residential treatment, public and private schools, in-home services, emergency services and at the Alameda County receiving center. These experiences have given her vast clinical experiences to help patients with many different treatment issues such as child abuse, trauma, attachment disruption, immigration and acculturation, emotional dysregulation, depression, divorce, adoption, blended families, kinship, and foster care. She understands clinical and life issues from a diverse point of view that allows her to see the patient and their problems from many different perspectives. She works from an integrative framework of understanding that incorporates attachment, neuropsychology, and family systems, with Integrative Play Therapy and Expressive Arts to meet the varied needs of the children, teens, individual adults, and families she provides counseling services with.
Sandra has specialized training in working with adolescents, identity related problems, and attachment problems such as feeling connected and having a sense of belonging. She brings together a wealth of knowledge and life experiences to create a counseling experience for all those she serves that is safe, compassionate, supportive and offers the opportunity to grow and release what holds them back.