Counseling in Tokyo

Counseling Tokyo Staff

Doug Berger, M.D., Ph.D., Service Director

Dr. Berger is a graduate of New York Medical College where he obtained his Medical Doctor's (M.D.) degree. He then completed a 4-year residency program in psychiatry at the New York Medical College Department of Psychiatry and qualified as an American Board-Certified Psychiatrist (Certificate No. 34086).

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Akiko Owada M.S., Psychology Counsellor

Ms. Owada graduated from the Teikyo Heisei University Clinical Psychology Department, and is a Certified Psychologist in Japan. She is also certified in Japan as a Social Welfare Worker, and has volunteered at social-service facilities in Japan.

Ms.Owada has also completed the first term of the Doctoral course at Teikyo Heisei University Graduate School of Clinical Psychology and is expected to complete the Clinical Psychologist certification in Japan. Her undergraduate thesis was written on naricssism, and her graduate thesis was on intimacy in romantic relationships.

Ms. Owada has experience as a psychology counselor in the Clinical Psychology Center while in graduate school at Teikyo Heisei University and now works as a psychologist in Tokyo.

Mary Alice O'Dowd, M.D., External Advisor

Dr. O'Dowd is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in New York City. Dr. O'Dowd has written more than 100 articles, abstracts, and book chapters of a variety of topics in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. She is a graduate of New York Medical College and did her psychiatric Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. O'Dowd is a valuable asset in keeping the therapists at the Meguro Counseling Center at the cutting edge of psychotherapeutic treatment and in promoting excellence of the services provided.

Service Format

Counseling Tokyo is a forum for the associated therapists to share information on the latest treatments for anxiety and depression and to support each other professionally. Counseling Tokyo is not an incorporated entity and does not have an employment relationship with the therapists listed on this site. Each therapist associated with Counseling Tokyo works independently and takes individual responsibility for their counseling practice. Counseling Tokyo is not a medical clinic and can only provide advice and counseling. Counseling Tokyo makes all efforts to avoid using medications. If absolutely necessary, your therapist can provide you with information and make recommendations to you about medications and can refer you to an affiliated physician for the prescription.

Counseling Tokyo provides counseling, support, and advice, for both the international community in English, as well as the local Japanese community in Japanese; Counseling Tokyo is not a medical clinic or medical facility.