Dr. Michael Berry
Dr. Michael Berry is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (C.P.B.C. #2416). Michael works in private practice, providing psychological services to individuals and couples in Victoria (BC).
The clinical approach Michael uses is humanistic and integrative, meaning that he takes a highly compassionate, down-to-earth approach, using humour, warmth, and evidence-based practices to help his clients.
Overview of Services
Michael provides psychological services to adults, and adolescents (14 years and older). He specializes in several areas, including the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, adhd, autism spectrum disorder, addictions, PTSD, OCD, and family and couple issues.
What is Clinical Psychology all about, anyway?
Clinical psychologists can help with assessment and diagnosis, care management, and psychotherapy. With your psychologist, you will have the opportunity to talk about the issues that matter to you most. These topics include:
- mental health disorders, like PTSD and OCD
- neurodevelopmental disorders, like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder
- addictions (both substance addictions and addictions to behaviours, like video gaming or gambling)
- mood and anxiety difficulties
- stressors in your day-to-day life
- problems at work/school
- difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and
- behaviours and habits that you want to change.
Just talking these things through with a non-judgmental, trained professional can be powerfully transformative! A clinical psychologist is first and foremost an excellent listener! A skillful psychologist will do more than just listen, though. Your psychologist will also help you find the right care and supports, to help you to:
- reduce painful feelings and
- gain mastery and meaning in your life.
From that, your psychologist will help you figure out how to develop the skills and tools to manage challenging aspects of your life (including your own emotions).