Dr. Michelle Berg
Dr. Berg earned her B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University, her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University, and her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has several years of clinical experience in a university setting including DePaul University in Chicago and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In her doctoral program, Dr. Berg interviewed prospective applicants as part of the admissions team. She sat in on the decision making process for applicants and actively contributed feedback.
Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Berg provided individual, family and group therapy to adolescents and young adults in various outpatient settings. She formulated diagnoses, developed treatment plans, made recommendations for school placement and attended Independent Education Plan meetings on her clients’ behalf. Many of her clients were students with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (LD/ADD/ADHD). Dr. Berg took a special interest in these students and has focused her college advising and placement practice on students with LD/ADD/ADHD. In addition to offering advising and placement services for students with special needs, Dr. Berg is also the parent of a child with learning disabilities.
Dr. Berg visits many of the colleges and universities that she recommends to students. She has developed a database of schools that offer substantial academic support and/or programs that help high school students transition to college life. She meets with individuals from Admissions and from Disability Services to clearly understand what services are offered and what the academic expectations are for students. Dr. Berg considers each student’s academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as other issues such as executive functioning (ability to plan, organize, problem solve, initiate activities, etc.)