Dr. Steve Barsky, Psy.D, LCSW, LMFT, Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida, 32217

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

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

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
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
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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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To be effective, a therapist needs to have a patient who wants to change more than anything else. After that, to be truly effective you need a therapist who has excellent training, decades of clinical experience and have seen thousands of patients. Three crucial therapist qualities must exist: 1) They must be likable, knowledgeable and a people person; 2) your therapist must be able to communicate effectively to you and 3) most importantly, the therapist must have the capacity to know what your unconscious motivation is and have the capacity to effectively interpret it to you. Therapist help you by telling you and helping you know what you don't know. To truly be effective, a therapist needs to have excellent training, decades of clinical experience and have seen thousands of patients. Three crucial therapist qualities must exist: 1) They must be likable and a people person; 2) your therapist must be able to communicate effectively to you and 3) most importantly, the therapist must have the capacity to know what your unconscious motivation is and have the capacity to effectively interpret it to you. Therapist help you by telling you and helping you know what you don't know.

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. I graduated from Barry University, the University of Miami and the Miami Institute of Psychology. I have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, 40 years of clinical work, I've seen thousands of patients and had my own psychoanalysis. I've been in private practice since 1988. 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 avoidant, isolating and withdrawn from others. I've treated people with mood disorders and schizophrenia. I've had specialized training in PTSD, crisis intervention and marital and family therapy.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Deciding to enter psychotherapy is one of the best decisions you can make for your life and for your loved ones. I want you to know therapists practice what they preach. They go to therapy too. Therapists know having their own psychotherapy or psychoanalysis allows them to feel better and help others to feel better. Therapy is more than giving advice, tools or tips on how to cope more effectively or handle certain situations. Therapy is an opportunity to really look and understand "why" you struggle and not improve your life. By understanding "why"and the "predetermined roadblocks" your mind wants you to?portray" can you change erroneous and negative tendencies and be calm and clear.

My Therapy Focus

If you are an adult, my focus is to help you feel understood, supported and increase your ability to realize and understand situations around you, to regulate your moods and impulses in a healthy way, to relate to others for healthy purposes in a mature fashion, and to increase your self-esteem. My focus ranges from to have you cope better to increase your ability to let your hair down.

For children, my focus is the same: to have them feel understood and then work through their disappointments and resentments, so they don't need to internalize or act-out negative behaviors.

What Makes up a Problem?

You could say, "If it is not one thing, it is a "mother". Then you need to look a little "father" but in the end it is "spilled milk" (the negatives in you life that have occurred) but "you have to cry over it". The world says you can't cry over spilled milk but in therapy, you have to. Psychological problems are rooted in childhood, traumas, disappointments and resentments. This is not bashing parents. They had negative childhood experiences too. Nonetheless, to resolve emotional issues, you have to: remember, repeat (grieve the old disappointments and resentments) and work them through (talk and talk about them in your therapy sessions). A problem is a secret regressive behavior that comes from childhood which can have you cut your nose to spite someone else. However, your face suffers too.

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 I Treat

  • 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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