Matt Berry, MA

 Doctoral Psychology Extern

Pronouns: he, him, his

I am a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Pacific University, and I received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University as well. My principal areas of learning and focus are in neuropsychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a student, I am seeking to expand my therapeutic skills in numerous other therapeutic orientations, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

As a therapist, I strive to approach patients with empathy and compassion, with the view that acceptance of where we are at is often the foundation from which we can make positive change. Love and compassion allow us the space to wrestle with suffering, be open to experience, and grow without so much pressure to have it all figured out. I believe it is important to consider mental health in a holistic manner, acknowledging the complex interplay between various aspects of our lives (e.g., thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physical health, diet, spirituality, culture, and community). 

Special areas of interest:

-Mindfulness and holistic approaches to mental health. 

-Exploration of spirituality and meaning.

-The impacts of culture and language on mental health and therapy.

-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

-Animal-Assisted Therapy.

I see patients through the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). My supervior is Dr. Erica Aten, PsyD.

Insurance Plans Accepted

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