The ultimate goal of educational therapy - as defined by the Association of Education Therapy - is to foster the development of self-confident, independent individuals who feel positively about themselves and their potential as lifelong learners.

In my work, I identify, remediate and support middle, high school, and college students who struggle academically and require the specialized instruction that private remediation and therapy offers.

Specifically, I provide individualized instruction - based on the student's learning style - in the areas of reading, writing, study skills, time management, organizational skills and test taking strategies.

Students diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, executive function disorder, anxiety, autism, processing issues, and dyslexia benefit from my professional training and years of experience.  My work in a variety of school settings, and in my private practice, enables me to hone in quickly on the student’s learning differences and needs.

Dara Berger is an invaluable resource. Without her dedication, critical attention to detail, and honesty, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I began meeting with her in my junior year of high school, when, admittedly, I was reluctant to ask for help, yet she worked with me, listened to me and personalized her approach in a way that would benefit me the most. She not only helped me achieve my academic goals, but she taught me to have the self-discipline necessary for self-sufficiency and success in future pursuits, whether that be college applications, personal affairs, academic work, or athletics. It has been almost four years since I met Dara and the lessons she instilled in me are still a central part of my life. She has truly supported me throughout my academic career and I am forever grateful to Dara for all she has taught me.
— Alexa | Student