Clients find Chris Berger’s style to be a healthy balance of warm compassion, skilled support, and gentle confrontation. He encourages clients’ active participation in achieving results while providing a comfortable, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment. He focuses on empowering clients to make positive life changes.

At Foundations Counseling, Chris Berger sees clients who present with a variety of issues, which can be divided into three primary areas:

  • Relationship Dynamics - Adolescent development, affair recovery, anger management, attachment issues and disorders, codependency, conflict resolution, couples communication skills, divorce recovery, family relationships, intimacy concerns, marital difficulties, parenting skills and training, pre-marriage counseling, school problems, second marriages, sexual issues 
  • Growth-Oriented Counseling – Career counseling, grief and loss, life coaching  
  • Mental Health Counseling / Health and Wellness – anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction recovery, obesity and weight loss, sex and porn addiction recovery, sleep disorders, stress-related issues, trauma and abuse recovery

Chris has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families throughout Colorado. He provides a wide variety of counseling services and has worked closely with medical providers, school counselors, judicial services, and other therapists to coordinate client care.

Chris is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a member of his profession’s national honor society: Chi Sigma Iota. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Production from New York University. 

Chris received Primary Certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) after studying directly with Dr. Albert Ellis. He is a Certified Prepare/Enrich marriage counselor, has received facilitation training for divorce recovery workshops based on the seminal work of Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alberti, “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends,” and has also received specialized training in treating sexual addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (CMFCA)
Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP)
Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
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