Dahlia Berkovitz, PhD, LMSW, LMFT
Dr. Berkovitz has a private practice in Novi, Michigan.
Dr. Berkovitz brings a caring and compassionate attitude along with a therapeutic philosophy of “the appropriate therapeutic touch and of the right amount of therapeutic intervention”. She has a Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University, College of Human Ecology, and a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University.
Berkovitz works with individuals, couples and families from all ages with relational issues that may include pre-marital counseling, relational conflict, divorce, blended families, and parenting skills and individual issues including: dealing with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation issues, and ego-strengthening to name a few.
Dr. Berkovitz has done extensive work with families, and especially with families going through divorce. Many of these cases involved high conflict situations with one, or both parents ,being a pathogen, and the situation resulting in parental alienation. It became apparent that there is a great need to educate the public as well as all professionals involved about this phenomenon.
Dr. Berkovitz is trained in clinical hypnosis and has successfully helped clients manage a wide variety of personal issues including smoking cession, sexual dysfunction, feelings of anxiety, and improved inter-personal relationships through hypnosis.
Until recently, Dr. Berkovitz was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, at the Social Work department and for twelve years has taught future therapists couples’ therapy and human sexuality.
She is very respectful of her colleagues and clients, and believes in providing strength-based services, allowing the individuals to maintain their dignity as they go through their healing process. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
In the past, Dr. Berkovitz worked with children in the foster care system. This experience provided her with a deeper understanding of attachment issues.