Braden Berkey, Psy.D.
Dr. Berkey is an associate professor in the Clinical Psy.D. Program at The Chicago School. Prior to joining the core faculty he was the director of clinical training at the Center on Halsted (www.centeronhalsted.org) where he created the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Institute to expand access to LGBT culturally competent mental health care. Braden also served as the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services at the Howard Brown Health Center (www.howardbrown.org) for six years. During his tenure there he developed the Recovering with Pride substance abuse program.
In 2008 Dr. Berkey worked with the Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) to create the annual Alternative Sexualities Conference, which has been accredited by the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Sex Counselors, Educator and Therapists to provide continuing education. Since its inception the event has been held in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Berkey holds a Certification in Nonprofit Management, which was conferred by the Great Cities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Chicago. Braden and his partner enjoy spending time with their schnauzer girls, Madison and Sara.