Lilia Berkovich, PsyD
Dr. Lilia Berkovich’s approach:
“Working from a relational-psychodynamic perspective, I believe that growth and change are achieved through learning new ways of being with others. Therefore, I strive for therapy to provide a safe, authentic and stimulating space to interact openly, as well as experience new emotions. These goals are achieved by processing feelings, thoughts, and behavioral patterns in one’s relationships, as well as addressing the “here-and-now” of the therapy session, to deepen one’s insight into the effective and ineffective patterns that get played out with others. Furthermore, as a multicultural clinician, I truly value exploration of culture, race, gender, sexuality, and other factors that shape identity and social interactions. As we work toward untangling these complex interplays and one’s experiences become less obscure, the client typically begins sensing a difference in their experience of themselves and others. For example, the client may feel more confident about expressing their true self, form more fulfilling connections with their environment, and find that they are better equipped to cope with distress and painful emotions.”
Dr. Lilia Berkovich is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with individuals and couples dealing with painful experiences related to their interactions with others, whether in romantic relationships, family, friendships, or in their work environment. This could involve a continuous sense of loneliness and feeling misunderstood, as well as experiences of sadness, worry, or substance abuse.
Dr. Berkovich received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining Psychological Services, PC, Dr. Berkovich has worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings, including hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers, the juvenile court/probation system, and schools; providing services to clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, and learning problems.