Dave Berger, MFT, LCMHC, PT, MA, SEP Somatic Psychotherapist Physical Therapist, Integrative Bodyworker, Developer of Bodywork and Somatic Education™ for Trauma Therapists (BASE™)
Dave has been in the field of Somatics for almost 40 years having first found his way into it by developing his own undergraduate program, somatopsychology, at the University of Maryland. He went on to obtain graduate degrees in physical therapy at Stanford and somatic psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been significantly influenced by Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing®, Marion Rosen and Rosen Method® bodywork, Paul Linden's Being In Movement® and other somatics practices, as well as family systems, psychodynamic psychotherapy, manual physical therapy, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy.
Dave is a faculty member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute teaching the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training and has developed BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education™ for trauma therapists. His clinical work spans work with PTSD, couples, individuals, anxiety, chronic pain, medical syndromes/chronic distress, and acute musculoskeletal problems. His professional passion is working along the continuum of behavioral and physical health and teaching other practitioners to do the same. His personal passions are his family and spending time outdoors.