English Speaking Mental Health Center and Doctors in Tokyo
English speaking doctor and American board-certified M.D. physician psychiatrist, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) therapist, and Japan-certified Tokyo psychologist staff provide caring and compassionate psychological counseling, psychotherapy, support & life coaching, marital/divorce and family counseling, and guidance on the use of psychiatric medications, at this psychology service and mental health care counseling service for the international community in the Shibuya-Ebisu area of Tokyo Japan (Meguro-ku, Shibuya-ku, Setagaya-ku, Minato-ku area of Tokyo, 25 minutes from Yokohama). Phone or Skype counseling is also available.
English Speaking doctor and psychiatrist in Tokyo
Douglas Berger, M.D., Ph.D., an American doctor in Tokyo, is the Director of the Meguro Counseling Center, and a fully bilingual American board certified psychiatrist. Dr. Berger is a graduate of New York Medical College where he also completed a 4-year residency program in psychiatry. He has also completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Now based in Tokyo, he had served on the Faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in New York as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Berger's Japanese qualifications include a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine (Registration No.11965), received for psychiatric research done while at the Tokyo University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Dr. Berger works closely with a number of Japan-licensed physicians who can provide you with a prescription for medications recommended by Dr. Berger (the Japanese National Health Insurance will pay seventy-percent of the doctor and medication costs). He has considerable experience and knowledge on the use of psychiatric medications (anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, etc.) and can provide you with information and make specific medication recommendations to you if you have these needs. Dr. Berger can do counseling and psychotherapy but does not directly provide medical care in Japan. He can help guide and recommend any psychiatric medicines with the physicians affiliated with his practice.
Please see the Psychiatric Medication page for details on referral for psychiatric medication.
Dr. Berger's Qualifications
Dr. Berger's American Board Certification in Psychiatry (Certificate No. 34086) can be verified through the web site of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or the web site of the American Board of Medical Specialties (you first have to register to use this service, then enter name as: Douglas Berger in the search).
You can also click here to see a cached version of Dr. Berger's Board Certification search results from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology website, or click here to see a cached version of Dr. Berger's Board Certification search results from the American Board of Medical Specialties website.
Please feel free to contact the Center if you or a loved one is in need of help.
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The Meguro Counseling Center consists of American Board-Certified therapists able to provide face-to-face mental-health care for the American military community in Japan. The American therapists at the Meguro Counseling Center have extensive experience treating persons associated with the military and DoD in Japan.
The Meguro Counseling Center provides community education on mental health topics through the Tokyo Families Magazine.