About Us

The Trauma and Stress Recovery Center was founded in 1981 by Corey Bercun, Ph.D. With a strong background in behavioral medicine, Dr. Bercun worked for many years performing research on the connection between psychological factors and health, wellness, and prevention of heart disease and cancer as well as recovery from trauma, injury, and illness.

Over the past 35 years the Trauma and Stress Recovery Center (TSRC) has been providing mental health services to private individuals and companies as well as public institutions and safety organizations.

The TSRC staff (comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse specialists, and psychological technicians) has offered a broad range of psychological and psychiatric services. Our center provides clinical consultations and a full range of treatment services including psychotherapy, stress management and biofeedback.

Evaluation services include Med-Legal Evaluations, psychiatric fitness for duty examinations, pre-surgical psychological evaluations, independent medical examinations, and forensic examinations for personal-injury legal cases. Psychological testing is administered as a component of comprehensive examinations.

The Trauma and Stress Recovery Center is very familiar with the Workers' Compensation system and offers comprehensive consultation and treatment services.

Harvey Lerchin, M.D., our senior psychiatric consultant, is a recognized expert with extensive experience with Independent Medical Examinations (IME's) and Agreed Medical Examinations (AME's).

The services of our center have been utilized by numerous workers’ compensation attorneys as well as insurance companies including Fireman's Fund, CNA Rsko, Liberty Mutual, Republic Indemnity, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund.

We have also provided services to many organizations including: American Express, UPS, PG&E, the Wyatt Company, County of Alameda, City and County of San Francisco, County of Marin, Department of Motor Vehicles, Mariott Hotel, San Francisco Unified School District, US Postal Service, the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, the U.S. Park Police, Bank of America, Mechanics Bank, Bank of the West, United Airlines, Chevron, KQED, KGO Radio, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Boston Market. Many first responders from fire departments, police departments, and the California Highway Patrol have received treatment at the Trauma and Stress Recovery Center.

Should you or your staff recognize the need for our services, your inquiry is most welcome. We are available to discuss any concerns about prospective referrals. Please feel free to call us at (415) 346-8640.


Our Staff

Corey Bercun, Ph.D.


Brenda Bercun, CNS, MSN

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mental Health

Katie Connelly, RN

Clinical Coordinator


Licensed Psychologist


Licensed Psychologist

Ariela Shalev, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kimberly Stalker, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Duy Vu, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Timothy Winslow, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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