Douglas Berger psychiatrist Tokyo is an American board certified psychiatrist and is the Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. He’s also fully bilingual in Japanese and English. Dr. Berger received his M.D. and psychiatry training from New York Medical College, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tokyo University School of Medicine. He speaks native-level Japanese. Dr. Berger utilizes a variety of approaches to psychiatry, which you can find here, and on the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center’s home page.

Dr. Berger can be contacted by phone: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 from outside of Japan). Please use this form if you wish to contact Dr. Douglas Berger psychiatrist in Tokyo.

 

> Dr. Berger’s credentials & publications can be found on this page.
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Some persons are so stressed at work that their mental state seems like they suffer from mental illness. The problem is that people are stuck at work with systems & people they can’t escape from disrupting the brain. Us: https://t.co/xJKjtzIjZq, https://t.co/bggAMvY10t

Affairs can be a knotty issue. A single or double triangle is evident even when one or two spouses are in the dark about the affair. Understanding the entire set of trianges is important in the treatment of infidelity. Us: https://t.co/xJKjtzIjZq , https://t.co/bggAMvY10t

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