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Dr. Doug Berger - Psychiatrist - Tokyo, Japan

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Dr. Douglas Berger is an American-and Japanese trained Psychiatrist presently working and living in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Berger is the Director of the Meguro Counseling Center, a Tokyo-based mental health center.


Dr. Berger offers psychotherapy and psychological counseling services to English-speaking foreigners visiting and living in Tokyo, as well as local Japanese patients, with an office locate in the Shibuya-Ebisu, Meguro-ku, Shibuya-ku, Setagaya-ku, Minato-ku area of central Tokyo.


As one of the few bilingual mental health professionals working in Tokyo, Dr. Doug Berger offers a variety of bilingual services in both English and Japanese. His full range of therapeutic/mental health services include individual mental health counseling, marriage counseling, couples counseling-particularly Japanese-Western couples, divorce counseling, life counseling, life coaching and career coaching, child and adolescent counseling, family therapy, and pharmacotherapy-integrated psychotherapy.


Dr. Doug Berger’s medical career started a world away from Japan in New York City, shortly after he obtained his Medical Doctor’s degree from New York Medical College.


From there, Dr. Berger went on to successfully finish a four-year psychiatry residency program at New York Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry, and then certified as an American Board-Certified Psychiatrist.


Before arriving in Tokyo, Dr. Berger also finished a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His work with the university continued when Dr. Berger served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.


While in Japan, Dr. Doug Berger furthered his studies at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine, where he earned his Ph.D. related to psychiatric research, which he completed while he was at the Tokyo University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine.


Utilizing the knowledge he gained in both New York and Japan, Dr. Berger operates and maintains the standards and mandates of the American Psychiatric Association. He also supplements his practicing experience with regular courses and programs with Continuing Medical Education studies.


Dr. Doug Berger is also a regular contributor to the Tokyo Families Magazine. His mental health expertise is often called by the magazine where he offers insight, guidance and community education on psychosocial topics and issues such as: childhood and adolescence, relationship, personality, culture & emotional, isolation in Japan, depression, efficacy of psychotherapy and ADD/ADHD treatment for readers.


In conjunction with the Meguro Counseling Center, Dr. Berger has created a series of educational resources accessible to patients and anyone wanting to view them online.


Dr. Berger also founded and sponsors the Douglas M. Berger Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship in Japan. This unique program offers a foreign psychiatry resident or Ph.D. candidate the opportunity to study clinical psychopharmacology in relation to psychiatric treatment.


In an effort to inspire the next generation of mental health research, a portion of the proceeds collected through counseling fees are donated to New York City’s Rockefeller University Neuroscience Research Department.



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