Counselor / Therapist
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Bruce Berman, PhD
Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Treatment for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
211 West 56th St   
Suite 34D   
New YorkNY 10019
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Practice Information:
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.
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
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Psychologist
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)
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, insurance
Monday through Friday, 8:30-7:15
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