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Meet Allen and Wendy Berger

Allen Berger, DC

 

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Allen Berger, DC has been practicing state-of-the-art alternative medicine in Denver since 1980. A lifelong learner, he has systematically pursued, learned, and incorporated the most advanced natural healing methods available, as patients with increasingly difficult and complex conditions sought him out for help. Patients from all over consult with him, often after trying multiple other health approaches without success. Dr Berger is one of the few practitioners in the world of Matrix Repatterning, a revolutionary and phenomenally effective new method of manual medicine. He also practices Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Laser Neuromodulation, NET, and other cutting-edge techniques. His work is applicable to all ages.

I had constant upper respiratory problems as a child. I was always sneezing and coughing, hacking and spewing, weeping and blinking and sniffling. I had colds all of the time, and pneumonia when I was in the second grade. When I was about eight years old my parents took me to an allergist, who tested me for allergies by injecting me with hundreds of syringes full of suspected antigens. He concluded that I was allergic to all green plants, all animal dander, and all dust and mold. In short, I was allergic to everything alive. We couldn’t have any pets, and I wasn’t supposed to be outside when my allergies were bad. For the next ten years I got eight injections a week to desensitize me, and I took ever-increasing doses of antihistamine medications, which made me drowsy, but I still had my debilitating allergies.

When I got ready to go to college I ordered a thousand antihistamine pills to last me until I came home. It turned out that the pharmacist got the pills in bottles of a hundred, and instead of transferring them to a huge prescription bottle labeled with only my name and dosage and the doctor’s name, he gave me the ten original bottles. Because of this, I got to read the label for the first time. (In those days it was unheard of for patients to see the prescribing information for drugs, and there was no internet.) What I read made me upset.

On only half of the dose I had taken all through puberty, you weren’t supposed to operate motor vehicles. I called my doctor and voiced my concerns to him about this. He answered “who’s the doctor, me or you?” I told him “neither one of us; you’re fired!”

This left me with a problem. I still had my allergies, which were basically unchanged after ten years of treatment, but I no longer had a doctor to take care of me. I was dependent on antihistamine horse-pills, but I only had a thousand, and I took at least three a day. I realized that “if it is to be, it is up to me,” and I began a search to find my own treatment. I discovered that if I modified my diet, all my symptoms went away. It was incredible. That discovery led me to the work I do today, and still inspires me.

I tried to learn as much as I could about nutrition and health. In the early 1970’s I helped found a natural foods cooperative. I kept learning about various ways to naturally approach health and health care, and ultimately enrolled in chiropractic school to formally study, and to enable me to have a professional practice in which I could help others with health problems that medical care couldn’t solve.

Patients kept coming in to see me with more and more difficult problems I couldn’t help them with, so I had to keep learning new skills. Over the years I have become proficient in many diverse healing techniques. Because I felt I needed to do more for my patients than just provide manual therapy, I became certified in acupuncture, and took training in many different aspects of clinical nutrition. When I realized the impact of emotions on health I learned to practice NET, the most effective form of psycho-emotional change work I know of. Seeking the most advanced and effective natural therapies available, I added the technological advances of low level laser and microcurrent electrostimulation therapy to my practice. When I discovered it, I became one of only a handful of practitioners in the world certified in the cutting-edge healing methods of Matrix Repatterning, which I believe to be the most advanced physical medicine on the planet.

I continue to strive to incorporate the most progressive, effective, and enlightened healing modalities available into my practice. I take great satisfaction in having been able to help many people with difficult, complex, chronic conditions, people who had previously received only minimal benefits from standard care, and who had given up hope.

National Science Foundation Secondary Science Training Program, summer scholarship to study at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, (now Carnegie-Mellon University), 1967

Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1969

Attended Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1970-1

BA, Humanistic Studies, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 1973

BS, Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, 1979

DC, Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, 1980

Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1979  

Licensed in Chiropractic, Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1980

Licensed in Acupuncture, Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1987

Proficiency Certification by Motion Palpation Institute 1989

Fellow, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, 1991  

Level One Accreditation, Colorado Division of Workers Compensation, 1991

Chairman, Interprofessional Relations Committee, Colorado Chiropractic Association, 1997- 1999

Faculty, Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2003

Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner, 2005

Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-2013

Extensive continuing professional education in a variety of therapeutic techniques, with concentrations in Matrix Repatterning, Applied Kinesiology, Motion Palpation, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Laser Neuromodulation, Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, and Neuro Emotional Technique.

Practice of Holistic and Alternative health care, concentrating on chronic and resistant internal and neuromusculoskeletal disorders, since 1980.

Wendy Berger, LPC

 

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Wendy Berger, LPC practices transformational psychotherapy. She takes psychotherapy far beyond its normal limits by incorporating NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) so that her clients’ healings happen at the deep, unconscious level and are not restricted to areas they remember or understand. She uses her profound intuitive gifts and her understanding of the various personality styles described in the Enneagram to guide her work, often helping her clients beyond what they think is possible.  Wendy offers personalized grounding meditation and relaxation techniques to her clients, sand tray work, and coaching for parenting and relationship issues. Wendy has been serving adults and children in private practice since 2000.

My interest in psychotherapy began when I was a child, as I grew up in a family affected by many issues that can create challenges to optimal mental health, such as divorce, economic difficulties, anger management problems, poor communication skills, and more.  By the time I was an adolescent I was clear that I wanted my life to change, and since I couldn’t get what I needed in my family, I began treatment in a local mental health center, where I learned how to be more assertive and how to communicate more effectively with the people around me. I learned that, even though I was just a kid, I didn’t need to be a victim; I could make changes within myself to become more empowered, and that would change my relationship with the rest of the world. My study of psychology began with my personal experience.

When I went to college I began to study yoga and meditation in addition to my classes, to enhance my self-empowerment.  After two years of college, I felt like the academic life wasn’t giving me all that I needed, and I moved into a spiritual community, to further explore psychology in the context of yoga and meditation. We traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, and India, so I got to spend time at other spiritual communities as well. I lived this way for six years. For the last two years I was living in the spiritual community while I was at school at Naropa Institute in Boulder, studying Eastern and Western psychology.

After six years of this contemplative lifestyle, I realized that it was time to share the techniques of creating spiritual and psychological peace that I had learned. I returned to Denver, completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver, and was blessed to meet my husband and partner Allen. Together we studied with teacher and author Sondra Ray and her Loving Relationships Training program (LRT). This program taught about healing past trauma and the science of creating healthy relationships. My training with the LRT program was invaluable for teaching me the skills Allen and I use in our own relationship and that I teach to my clients.

My time parenting our daughters was a different program in psychological research, a crash course in family dynamics, early childhood development, sibling rivalry, behavior modification, and conflict resolution. I also served in La Leche League as Professional Liaison, interfacing between mothers in Colorado and Wyoming and the medical and legal communities, and as Human Relations Enrichment Trainer, teaching communication skills to league leaders and members throughout Colorado.

In 1992 I was hit head-on by a drunk driver at sixty miles per hour, and my life changed dramatically. I was forced to work through significant levels of pain and trauma associated with my multiple injuries, and to learn to find meaning, and even gifts, in this horrendous experience. Ultimately, this crash enabled me to see my entire life with a different and more healing perspective. It taught me much about compassion for myself and others, and about the importance of attitude in healing.

When my children went to school I resumed my formal training. I wanted to empower others with the principles of life and relationship mastery, so I obtained my master’s degree in counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. That program included an internship, which was divided between a local mental health center where I counseled adults with complex mental illnesses, and a DPS elementary school, where I served as the school counselor. Seeking further skills, I traveled to Los Angeles, California to become trained in NET, an amazing technique for psycho-emotional transformation and healing. NET is a great way to demonstrate the truth of the psychological principles I’ve learned and create changes in your life. I also received training in hypnotherapy, and a variety of meditation techniques.

My personal experience combined with my professional training have given me a passion for working with both children and adults, to help transform what appear to be problems into healing opportunities. I believe that when we open our hearts and minds to the larger picture, life challenges can be experienced as opportunities for heroic journeys of empowerment. I feel fortunate to frequently witness miracles of healing in my practice, thanks to the powerful techniques I use, such as NET, Sandplay therapy for children, and meditational healing. I invite you to explore these dynamic options as we work together toward your personal growth and healing.

EDUCATION:    

1977-1979: University of Colorado at Boulder

1982-1984: Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, Eastern and Western Psychology Program

1986-1988: University of Colorado at Denver                         

1988:            BA in Psychology, University Of Colorado at Denver      

1998-2001:  University of Northern Colorado

2001:           MA in Counseling, University of Northern Colorado

2013:           Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:

1979-1984: Intensive study of yoga and meditation, Circle of Friends residential yoga school  

1987-1988: Training in breath therapy and relationship counseling, Loving Relationships Training organization

1996-1997: Jungian Analyst study group, C. G. Jung Center, Denver, CO 

2001:          Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) training, Los Angeles, CA

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1986-1989: Breath therapist and relationship counselor using principles of Sondra Ray’s Loving Relationships Training

1989- Present: In-depth study and practice of many facets of counseling, coaching and conflict resolution, as mother of two daughters

1990 – 1994: Group leader running monthly support groups and doing phone counseling, La Leche League International, a non-profit international organization which provides support for nursing mothers and their children

1994-1996: Assistant Area Professional Liaison for Colorado/Wyoming La Leche League. Responsible for taking complex medical and legal phone calls and researching the solutions, and functioning as a liaison between nursing mothers and their breastfeeding infants and the healthcare community. 

1996-1999: Human Relations Enrichment Trainer, Colorado/Wyoming La Leche League. Ran workshops designed to increase effectiveness in communication, problem solving, parenting, and relationship skills.

1988- 2000: Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach/counselor, Confluence Wellness Center, P.C., Denver, CO. Counseled clients on diet and lifestyle changes that would augment their personal healing programs, and ran support groups.

2000-2001: Internship as school counselor, Children First Program at McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School, Denver Public Schools. Worked with children aged 4-10, conducting counseling sessions individually in play therapy sessions, and small art therapy groups. Also taught parenting techniques, conducted classroom ‘bully-proofing’ programs, and taught stress-management techniques to the school faculty and staff.

2000- 200:1Internship as Counselor, Maria Droste Services, Denver, CO. Counseled individuals with diverse conditions including borderline personality disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance abuse and addiction, as well as domestic violence offenders and victims.

2001- Present: Private Psychotherapy Practice, Confluence Wellness Center, P.C., Denver, CO.

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Sandplay Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Breath Therapy, Meditational Healing, Spiritual Counseling, and Energy Healing

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