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Susan A. Berger

Susan A. Berger, EdD, LICSW, counsels people who are confronting significant loss and other life changes. She also trains professionals in using her unique approach to helping the bereaved. She has twenty-five years’ experience in the health and mental health fields as a researcher, practitioner, administrator, and consultant in both Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

She lectures widely in professional healthcare, business, government, and university settings. She has held faculty appointments at three colleges, teaching courses in human behavior and psychology. She has also served as a hospice volunteer. Dr. Berger is herself a survivor of early parental loss.

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Susan A. Berger, EdD, LICSW, has extensive experience counseling individuals confronting the death of loved ones and other significant life changes. She founded The Center for Loss, Bereavement, and Healing in Framingham, Massachusetts, a clinical practice that helps individuals, couples, and families cope with life stresses. She also provides workshops on her unique approach to lifelong grieving for community groups and professionals, including physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and hospices.

 

Berger holds a doctorate in education from Harvard, a master’s degree in social work from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, also from Boston University. She also holds a Certificate in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from the National Center for Death Education at Mt. Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.

 

Berger has served as a hospice volunteer for some time, working with the dying and bereaved families. She is herself the survivor of early parental loss.