about us

Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP

Ms. Berlin is a a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  She is a specialist in addiction medicine, certified by the Department of Hearing Appeals and the Department of Homeland Security as a evaluator and clinician.  She has testified in numerous federal security clearance hearings as a subject matter expert.

Ms. Berlin is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) particularly as it relates to substance disorders.   In addition, she is able to address concerns of sexual misconduct or illicit on-line activity.

With over 20 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol, substance abuse, and trauma disorders, she has conducted over 400 Federal Security Clearance Evaluations. Kimberley brings her substance abuse and psychotherapy expertise to each client she serves.  

A former White House Appointee (Schedule C) she spent six years in the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Secretary, and four years at the National Defense University, Department of Defense.  Her familiarity with government processes, regulations and guidelines ensures a client will receive individual and specialized attention.

703-528-8668 Office          202-491-8687 Cell & Text          202-315-2595 Fax


Our Team

Our team includes some of the leading Subject Matter Experts (SME's) on data analytics, intelligence and collection and acquisition of both classified and unclassified data for the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD).  Each of our professionals have unique skills gleaned from decades working within the Community.

The Berlin Group, LLC,  subscribes to a worldwide network of computerized online databases with over 14,000 information sources worldwide; over 100 Social Media platforms; not including the entire Deep Web and Dark Web combined.   We have researched, developed and perfected proprietary products and processes unique to both Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and Sensitive Government Information (SGI) that are likewise used by government for their specific needs.

Our analysts are able to obtain in-depth background information through uniquely different  data sources that are not otherwise commercially available and are not US Government systems or assets. Our  expertise includes over 30 years of experience at some of the highest United States government levels. 

All of your information is protected by HIPPA, and ensured through our Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements, delivered via a password protected, encrypted platform. 

202-360-5229 Office      202-237-8642 Fax


"Thank you for your help with my security clearance. It probably would have turned out differently if you hadn't met with me so quickly and wrote the report the same night." 
 Client P.

"I wanted to write and thank you for testifying in the case in April. We received word we won the case in part because of your testimony! Thank you very much for your help. You did a great job."

Sean Bigley, JD

"Again thank you for the session, it was most likely the highlight of this process so far."  Client C.

"Good news - my clearance is being re-instated! thanks so much for your support on this.  The letter makes it very clear that your evaluation had a large weight in the decision. "  Client C. 

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