As a life coach, psychologist and psychotherapist, I have been helping people reach their most important goals for 38 years. I have loved all the things I've been privileged to do in my work. Part of what I love about being a life coach is that it allows me to use the experience and skills I've developed over decades of being a psychologist and psychotherapist, to help empower an even broader range of people to reach for an even broader range of goals. It is such a joy to be part of the growth process that characterizes life coaching.
Coaching with me is always tailored to meet your unique needs. My style is highly collaborative, utilizing an array of established change and life coaching techniques, in combination with Positive Psychology principles. I am committed to ensuring that my coaching clients experience a sense of safety and acceptance, in order to more fully participate in the process of self-exploration. After 38 years of helping people, I believe I have cultivated and nourished a deep intuition that benefits the clients I work with now.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1981, after completing my internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Strong Memorial Hospital). I then worked as an inpatient psychologist for 4 years, after which I accepted a position as Assistant Director of the Counseling Center of the Rochester Institute of Technology. I opened a full-time private practice in 1987. I received life coach training from the Mentor Coach program, which specializes in training experienced psychotherapists to use Positive Psychology principles in the life coaching process.
If you want to get to know me better, to experience my coaching style, and to see if you feel like we are a good fit, please complete the contact form on the CONTACT page, to arrange for a complimentary coaching session.
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More Divorces Among 55+ Crowd. Jan/Feb. 2014 article from the magazine "55+." Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is interviewed on the topic of the increasing rate of divorce among baby boomers. Click here to read it online.
When Your Spouse Has ADD. Oct. 2014 article from the magazine "In Good Health." Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is interviewed about the impact that ADHD has on a marriage. Click here to read it online.
Why You Should Hire A Life Coach by Audrey Berger, Ph.D. Jan. 2015 article from the magazine "In Good Health." Our coach describes life coaching, and how to decide whether you'd benefit more from life coaching or psychotherapy, and also provides examples of the types of issues that can be addressed in life coaching. Click here to read it online.
Holiday Blues - Dec. 2015 article from the magazine "In Good Health." Our coach, Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is among the professionals interviewed about how people can try to minimize the "holiday blues" that many people experience around the holidays. Click here to read it online.
Depression Not Uncommon Among the Elderly - Aug. 2016 article from the magazine "In Good Health." Our coach, Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is one of the professionals interviewed about the ways that Depression tends to show up in older adults, and what to do if you are an older adult and you notice these signs in yourself. Click here to read it online.
Planning For the Empty Nest Retirement Years - Nov. 2017 article from the magazine "In Good Health." Our coach, Audrey Berger, Ph.D. is one of the professionals interviewed about the importance of planning ahead for social and emotional changes that often accompany retirement. To read it online click here.