Joseph Chernick, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Clinical Staff Member

Dr. Chernick is a Senior Staff Psychologist and Executive Director at the Berkeley Therapy Institute.

Joseph Chernick, Ph.D.

Joseph Chernick, Ph.D.

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • Brief and long-term psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and the elderly
  • Crisis intervention and treatment
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Work-related stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (treatment for survivors of violent crime, war atrocities, and natural disasters)
  • Intergenerational transmission of trauma
  • Substance abuse and addictions
  • End-of-life issues
  • Grief therapy (death, dying, and bereavement – treatment for those with chronic and terminal illnesses, as well as those grieving the loss of significant others)
  • Couples therapy
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Supervision
  • Training and education of future therapists and psychologists
  • Consultation

Dr. Chernick is also a founding member of COPE, the Consortium Of Psychoanalytic Educators.