Michael Berba is a dedicated addiction and recovery industry professional with 20+ years of experience helping addicts to overcome their battles with addiction and psychiatric disorders.
Michael began his recovery from addiction and trauma in the winter of 2000. Shortly after that, he immersed himself in a variety of behavioral health training methods. Today, he is one of the nation’s preeminent interventionists focusing on dysfunctional family systems work, chemical dependency, and clients experiencing psychiatric disorder crisis. Michael attended Loyola Marymount University’s Alcohol and Drug counseling program and is finishing a two-year program training under the watchful eye of Gestalt therapist and best-selling author Dr. Allen Berger (PsyD) at The Institute for Effective Psychotherapy.Michael is also a Certified Life Coach. As a coach, he has enhanced the focus of his work on chemical dependency and behavioral disorders to include the crucial life building skills and self-discovery needed to initiate a new start for those beginning recovery.
Michael is a former professional chef, expert-level snowboarder, and mountaineer. In his rare downtime, he can be found in mountain ranges worldwide, searching for deep snow.
Michael and his family reside in Los Angeles.