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Dave Berger

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Albany, California, 94706
(Northern California)
United States of America

About Dave Berger

Dave has been in the field of Somatics for almost 40 years having first found his way into it by developing his own undergraduate program, Somatopsychology, at the University of Maryland. He went on for graduate degrees in physical therapy at Stanford and Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been significantly influenced by Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing, Marion Rosen and Rosen Method Bodywork, Paul Linden’s Being In Movement and other Somatics practices as well as family systems, psychodynamic psychotherapy, manual physical therapy, visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy. Dave is a faculty member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute teaching Somatic Experiencing® trainings and has developed BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education™ a touch training for trauma practitiners. Dave also teaches post advanced specialty workshops on Relational Development, Rupture and Repair, and on Concussions and PTSD.  His clinical work spans work with PTSD, couples, individuals, anxiety, chronic pain, medical syndromes/chronic distress and acute musculoskeletal problems. His professional passion is working along the continuum of behavioral and physical health, and to teach other practitioners to do the same.
His personal passion is his family and spending time outdoors.


  • Veterans
  • Active Duty Military
  • Families of Veterans
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Faculty

Professional Title:

Somatic Psychotherapist, Physical Therapist

Professional Certifications:

Marraige and Family Therapist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Bodywork and Somatic Education for Trauma Therapists (Developer)

Post Advanced Certificates:

Eye of the Needle, BASE Practitioner (Bodywork and Somatic Education for trauma therapists)

Business Phone

(415) 689-1099


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Contact Dave Berger by phone: (415) 689-1099 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.