I saw Dr. Berman for over a year around 2008-2009 and my mother continued seeing him for another 8 years. In the time I worked with Berman, he never taught me a single coping skill or encouraged a different method of thought. He would start the session with a “He said/ She said” method that would keep my mother and me going in circles for the entire hour. After we had proceeded to emotionally bring up every hurt, he would then push us out of the office and talk abut what incredible progress we would make the next week. This continued visit after visit. | At my mothers request, I went to visit with them both in 2016. Dr. Berman repeatedly commented that he just could not believe I was doing so well on my own. He also hinted that he thought by adulthood I would be a drug addict who could not function in a traditional job. For years he had been feeding my mother information abut BPD and saying I must be suffering from it. His mis-diagnosis (BPD was never mentioned to my face during any of my visits with him) caused additional rifts in my relationship with my mother that otherwise would not have been continued through adulthood. | I initially came to CFI for an eating disorder. Within 2 months of seeing Berman, he recommended I see Dr. Alan Hasagawa once a quarter to get a prescription for adderall and a sleep aid. 30mg of Adderall a day and 12.5 MG of Ambien CR was NOT an acceptable recommendation for a College Freshman with a history of Anorexia and Bulimia. | Over 10 years, Berman managed to charge a small fortune in visits, while never moving past the evaluation stage of therapy. If you have considered working with Dr. Berman, please do yourself and your loved ones a favor by researching alternative psychotherapy providers in the Tulsa area.
Name: Christian Family Institute
Country: United States
Address: 6846 S. Canton, Suite 50