Rea Berg is a Clinical MSW Intern, supervised by Dr. Chia-Ying Chou (PSY30161) and Rachel Willimott, LCSW (#90887). She is a graduate student at the University of Denver, studying social work with a concentration in mental health and trauma. Rea provides support for the Better Treatment for Hoarding (BTH) program and welcomes prospective clients.
Rea brings experience working in peer mental health, where she provided support to individuals with diverse lived experiences, including trauma, identity-based abuse, depression, hoarding and cluttering, anxiety, and substance use. She has also worked with LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers and survivors of gender-based violence. She holds her 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training Certificate. Rea believes in meeting clients wherever they are in their mental health journey, creating a sacred, collaborative space of healing and connection.
Outside of work, Rea practices yin and vinyasa yoga, hikes with her golden retriever, and makes pottery.
- Intake interviews
- Space creating support
- Pre and post-treatment assessments
- Support for the CFT and CBT Groups for Hoarding
Rea’s areas of interest:
- Self-worth and self-compassion
- Hoarding and cluttering
- LGBTQIA+ identity development
- Interpersonal relationship challenges
- Healing from intimate partner violence
Words from Rea about her approach:
I believe we find healing in vulnerability and connection – allowing ourselves to be genuinely seen instead of hiding the parts that feel unworthy or shameful. This process is scary and uncomfortable at times, but it is also a release, a chance for restoration and growth.
As a graduate student of social work, I draw on a person-in-environment perspective. I consider how people and the environment are interconnected, understanding that our mental health is affected by relationships, communities, and broader policies.
I also believe there is wisdom in our somatic, or body, experience. How does your body react when you conjure memories? What does intuition feel like for you? Brenda Salgado writes, ‘We can’t always control the conditions surrounding us, but we can cultivate practices to cope and respond with a sense of choice, integrity, and wisdom.’ Through holistic, compassionate inquiry, we can begin to understand ourselves and our experiences with greater clarity, tapping into our power to choose what’s next.