Israel Berger

Counselor/Therapist, MBBS, MPsych, PhD, CCTP
 therapist: Israel Berger,
In-Person in Rushworth, VIC 3612
Online in Australia
I offer online therapy to increase access to people who have trouble getting to an in person therapist or simply prefer online therapy. My psychotherapy approach is tailored to your needs and what works best for you. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and I have worked with refugees, neurodivergent people, poly people, gay/lesbian/bi people, trans people, and intersex people with a variety of mental health concerns. Helping people overcome trauma is something I'm especially passionate about. I am also able to provide ADOS-2 autism assessments for adults and older teens.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Jewish, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Native American, Persons with Disabilities clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Developmental
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Social Learning
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: I have been trained in a variety of approaches, so my approach depends on you. I like to know what has been helpful in the past and who you are before deciding on a particular approach. I have experience with structured psychotherapies such as CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing as well as more unstructured psychotherapies like psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. I am also trained in a form of psychodynamic psychotherapy called the Conversational Model.

Education & Credentials

Israel Berger MBBS, MPsych, PhD, CCTP
  • Male
  • License # MED0002060456
  • Practicing Since 2006
Education: I am a medical doctor with a PhD in psychology and Master of Psychiatry. I am currently completing an MMed in pain management and Master of Youth Psychiatry in addition to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry advanced certificate with RANZCP. I think it is important to continually learn and improve.


  • Average Session Fee 150
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Please talk to me if you are having financial difficulties. I am unable to bulk-bill but am happy to come to an agreement about fees that you can afford.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Check with your health fund on how to receive rebates on counselling services.

Israel Berger Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Rushworth, VIC 3612
  • Available Online for residents of Australia
  • Online Therapy Details: I mainly use Halaxy, but I am flexible if you prefer phone or a different video conferencing software.
Israel Berger Practice Description
At this time, I offering after hours online psychotherapy and autism assessments. I believe in online therapy, because more people can access quality therapy when available online from their location.

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