Dr. Ariel Berman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ariel Berman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center offering evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents and caregivers. Ariel provides dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents facing emotional dysregulation and a range of mood and behavior difficulties.

Ariel completed a research-focused Master’s in Psychology at Brandeis University and has been a visiting scholar there since 2014. Ariel earned a clinical Master’s degree from Western Michigan University and has completed all requirements for graduation with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in December of 2021.

Ariel has training and experience in a range of evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy modalities and neuropsychological assessment across development. Ariel’s clinical practica included an all-ages outpatient community-based therapy clinic, an adolescent acute inpatient hospital setting, and an outpatient neuropsychological evaluation placement all located in Kalamazoo, MI. Ariel was the predoctoral Child Clinical Intern at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma City VA Consortium. Rotations included trauma services for children, adolescents, and their families, integrated behavioral health with transgender and non-binary youth in adolescent medicine, pediatric gastroenterology and liver clinic, and group therapy at the Veteran’s Recovery Center of the Oklahoma City VA. Ariel is fully trained in PCIT and evidence-based group and family treatment for preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior (PSB-CBT). Additionally, Ariel is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse & Neglect at the Center on Child Abuse & Neglect at University of Oklahoma.

Ariel is guided by cultural-relational values and strives to meet each youth and family with authenticity and exactly where they are.