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

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

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - 333
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: One hour sessions cost $120.00.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Brightway Insurance Center
3733 University Blvd. West Suite 212
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

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My Approach to Helping

I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA approved school. I have 47 years of clinical experience. I worked at a psychiatric trainingteaching hospital, which was affiliated with a university for 11 years. I was afforded excellent and specific training in individual psychotherapy and marital and family therapy. I work with an extensive variety of patients with varying degrees of emotional issues. I work with children, teens and adults. I've been in private practice for 42 years.

I do psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals who struggle with managing their emotions and their relationships. These individuals have unresolved emotional wounds. They may not be conscious of their past and the impact that it still has. As a result of these wounds, they had to erect defenses which prevent them from establishing their true identity and sense of self. How they see themselves and others is tainted by early childhood relationships. Their underlying fears, depression, trepidations and worries of being abandoned lies dormant and prevents them from being self-activating and attending to their needs adequately. Their relationships ,self-progress, and general happiness is sabotaged. I provide a therapeutic environment where you can work through your anxieties, depression, and self-sabotaging behaviors so that your true self can emerge and in a healthy way engage with your partner and others.

I do couples' therapy. I am a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. I help couples resolve interpersonal problems and improve their communications, so as to increase their ability to mature and connect with each other. I help the couple to look at themselves, see how their family of origin is contributing to their current problems, see how they are miscommunicating, and develop a healthier way of communicating with one another, without distortion. The therapeutic outcome is they become an emotionally competent, thriving, and a mutually emotionally satisfied couple. This also translates for the emotional betterment for their children as well.

I have a great deal of experience working with people on the autism-spectrum, on an individual basis and with neurodiverse couples, generally where one is on the spectrum and the other is neuro-typical. Sometimes, it is necessary to first make the diagnosis of being on the spectrum. The couple may not even know that their spouse or partner is on the spectrum or that they are misdiagnosing them. This could be a significant factor which can be negatively impacting the couples' relationship.

Whether it is individual or couples' treatment, during our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into your issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Individual patients see a lifting of symptoms and sustained improvement. Couples regain their respect and attraction for each other. For some, timely couples' therapy can be a game changer. I will provide the therapeutic environment but I will need your alliance to make it work.

I offer consultations, clinical evaluations and provide reports. I work with with children, teens and families as well. I can offer you pre-marital counseling and parental counseling as needed. I am also a Qualified Supervisor for registered interns seeking state licensure.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Individual psychotherapy
Marital and family therapy
High functioning autism
Qualified Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals (children, teens and adults); Couples; and Asperger's Syndrome.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family Problems
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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