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Counselor / Therapist in New York, NY

Bruce Berman, PhD

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Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Treatment for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
I am a Clinical Psychologist in full time private practice in Manhattan. The services I provide include: individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults; couples and family therapy; parent guidance; divorce support; and supervision to other mental health professionals and professionals-in-training. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years and have experience working with a wide variety of issues including the following: relationship and family problems; symptoms of anxiety and depression; problems with academic and occupational performance, work-related stress, and career advancement;gay and lesbian issues; helping individuals establish and maintain their recovery from substance abuse; attention deficit disorder; anger management; and adjustment difficulties of childhood and adolescence.

As your therapist I will focus on developing a strong partnership with you to help you achieve a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, identify your strengths, and use your strengths and deeper understanding to overcome your difficulties.
Bio
Over the course of my career I have worked in a wide variety of settings including psychiatric inpatient and day treatment programs, alcoholism rehabilitation and spinal cord injury units, a child development center, and various outpatient mental health clinics as well as in private practice. This experience has involved providing evaluation and treatment as well as supervising the clinical work of graduate students and staff. It has also familiarized me with the range of problems people confront throughout their lives as well as the diverse cultural backgrounds of various ethnic groups and nationalities.

I have a particular interest in working with couples and have pursued training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy--a therapy designed to help couples move out of repetitive, negative patterns of interaction and develop stronger, more intimate bonds. In addition to providing psychotherapy, I serve as a divorce coach for couples undergoing collaborative divorce and supervise psychoanalysts-in-training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and the Postgraduate Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at Adelphi University. I also supervise clinical psychology graduate students at the City University of New York.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Men's Issues
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Psychoanalysis
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
Developing and broadening my skills as a mental health professional has always been important to me. Some of the significant educational and training opportunities I have pursued are:

Mediation Intensive Training Program, 2010
(The Center for Mediation in Law)

An EFT Approach to Trauma and Attachment Injuries, 2010
Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 2009
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 2008
(International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Specialization in Couples and Family Therapy, 2006-2007
(Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis,
New York University)

Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 1993
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1983
MA, Clinical Psychology, 1976
(Adelphi University)

BA, Psychology, 1970
(University of Wisconsin)
Memberships
American Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association
New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
New York Association for Collaborative Professionals
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance
Hours:Monday through Friday, 8:30-7:15
License:007713-1, New York
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Location
211 West 56th St
Suite 34D
New YorkNY 10019
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