Dr. Steve Barsky, Psy.D, LCSW, LMFT

Dr. Steve Barsky, Psy.D, LCSW, LMFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 146
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - 333
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 21078
Office 1
Brightway Insurance Center
3733 University Blvd. West Suite 212
Jacksonville, Florida 32217 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Medicare
  • Tricare

Fees: One hour sessions cost $90.00.

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If you are reading this, you are looking for help, either for yourself or for someone you love. Deciding to go into psychotherapy is a big step but a great decision. The next decision is, who, should be your therapist. There are several very good therapists in town from which you can choose. Now-a-days you can search for a therapist online, see what the therapist looks like and read how they think as they describe their philosophy to treatment. Another option is you can consult your physician, clergy or a friend who may feel comfortable recommending a therapist. You may even get a recommendation from another therapist. All are good sources. Your potential therapist's clinical training and clinical experience and their effectiveness are important treatment factors to consider as well as the compatibility and trust you feel with your therapist. You should know, for a therapist to do this type of work it greatly helps your therapy if your therapist had their own psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. A therapist who has excellent training, decades of clinical experience, who has seen thousands of people and has had superior supervision and enjoys supervising other therapists, is a therapist, worth considering to be your therapist. In addition to the extensiveness of their training and clinical experiences, and their own personal therapy, 3 crucial therapist qualities must exist: 1) they must have the ability to place themselves in your shoes and have unconditional positive regard for you no matter what; 2) a therapist must be able to communicate in a way to you, that allows you to feel supported, understood so as to allow you to understand your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and especially your reluctance to therapy and the therapist has to do it in a way that causes you to feel better; 3) and most importantly, the therapist must have the capacity to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with you, so as to help you see the what and the why you think and feel the way you do and tie it together (from your past) in a way, that causes a positive emotional change and corrective experience for you.

Email or Call Dr. Steve Barsky, Psy.D, LCSW, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21078

More Info About My Practice

I attended Rutgers University, university of Miami and the Miami Institute of Psychology. I have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, 39 years of clinical work, I've seen thousands of patients and had my own psychoanalysis. My practice consists of treating children and adults. I have 3 specialties: psychotherapy with children, couples and Asperger's Syndrome individuals. Over the years, I have treated people with depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, eating disturbances, self-injurious behaviors, relationship problems and those who are particularly avoidant, isolating and withdrawn. I've treated people with neuroses, personality disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. I've had specialized training in PTSD, crisis intervention and family therapy.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy helps in 2 ways: 1) strengthening you internally and 2) increasing your own personal awareness so you can see yourself and other people and situations, circumstances and events accurately. Psychotherapy does this by using your motivation to change along with the therapist's skill in having you see how you are blocking your own progress and most importantly why you are.

My Therapy Focus

If you are an adult, my focus is to increase your ability to perceive and understand situations around you, to regulate your moods and impulses in a healthy way, select and relate to others for healthy purposes and in a mature fashion, and to increase your self-esteem, cope better with anxiety and increase your ability to let your hair down.

For children, my focus is to have them feel understood and work through their disappointments and resentments and not internalize or act-out negative behaviors.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Asperger's Syndrome, Veterans and couples.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

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