About Me

Barry earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Yeshiva University, his Master of Social Work (MSW) from Touro College's Graduate School of Social Work, and specializes in the treatment of individuals with histories of anxiety, depression, trauma, and severe and persistent mental illness.

He has over 7 years of experience working with adults, the elderly, and their families. He utilizes various therapeutic techniques and methods during his sessions in order to meet his clients' needs and establish a trusting and comfortable relationship. In turn, Barry aims to provide clients with a safe environment in which they feel comfortable expressing themselves and exploring obstacles that hinder quality of life, all while working towards the achievement of their short and long term goals.

He has worked with adults of various ages across different settings including a mental health homeless shelter and a transitional residence for adults with mental illness. He also has experience facilitating group therapy sessions and mental health case management, both of which have proven to be beneficial to both clients and their families. Barry's experience has helped him focus on taking into account all factors that influence the well-being of his clients. Barry values supportive therapeutic partnerships, assertiveness, and open-mindedness; these form the foundation of his therapeutic style. Each therapy session or family meeting is viewed as a new opportunity to find ways to achieve and promote sustained personal growth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05895200 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #088762 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barry Wasser. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 2 years

Gives great advice, extremely confident

Written by J.E. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Barry seems very wise and is very caring. He checks in with me between sessions and makes me feel supported.

Written by M.I. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Barry has helped me begin the journey of my self improvement. I have been slowly becoming more and more the person I want to be because of his help and I couldn’t be happier. The work NEEDS to be done and he is not a magical wizard to whisk your issues away, but he is a tremendous guide in helping you realize which way you feel you need to go

Written by M.E. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

He helps me a lot

Written by G.A. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Great therapist listens and provides valuable feedback

Written by M.A. on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion

Barry is very sympathetic and knowledgeable about healthy alternatives and resolutions for conflicts.

Written by E.L. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Barry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He’s great

Written by J.E. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I always look forward to my sessions with Barry. He’s not the kind of therapist who will just agree with you to make you feel better. He’s good at what he does…he’s super knowledgeable…and if I’m depressed or crying before the session, he always makes me feel better!

Written by R.A. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Barry was great. I was in a rough spot and not even sure what it was that was bothering me. I think he's very detail oriented, approachable and friendly. I recommend Barry greatly.

Written by E.R. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Barry is very supportive and always available. He goes out of his way to give you time if needed.

Written by M.A. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s great.

Written by C.R. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Good counseler

Written by A.N. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Barry is knowledgeable and compassionate. He offers so many perspectives that I never would have explored without his expertise. His guidance is supportive and encouraging. Barry is the best and I highly recommend his services!

Written by A.M. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Just started a few weeks ago with Barry but already getting great stuff from
Him!

Written by A.L. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I have had anxiety since I was 11 and I never really got the help that I needed and I also went through a really dark time where I shut everyone out. I wanted nothing to do with talking to anybody about my anxiety and then I made the decision to get help and I started talking with Barry a few months ago and he has helped me overcome so many things in my life. I don’t know where I would be without his help

Written by D.O. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Easy to talk to

Written by M.A. on Feb 20, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Barry is very knowledgeable and supportive.

Written by A.P. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Barry is very helpful and has been a major reason of my mental health progress.

Written by I.V. on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only had Barry for a few weeks but he is understanding of each of my issues and takes the time to read my messages and thoughtfully provide me with advice. I highly recommend him.

Written by L.A. on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have had only positive experiences with Barry so far. He is open to listening to anything and everything I have to say, he is able to flow, and his responses show genuine insight, reflection and direction, which all help me to achieve those same things. I like this therapist very much.

Written by M.I. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Barry is very professional and has a lot of knowledge.

Written by C.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Barry for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I enjoyed my time with Barry Wasser as my counselor. He absolutely listened to me and supported me. Most importantly, Barry Wasser gave me great tools and knowledge to address my problems and cope with my feelings. I am so glad I tried BetterHelp, and I feel so lucky to have gotten Barry Wasser!

Written by A.L. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Berry has been very supportive and helpful. Making me feeling comfortable to open up to him.

Written by C.H. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Barry Wasser is an extremely nice man. He listens very well and gives excellent feedback. I feel that he really cares about me and my wellbeing. I am already learning so much from him about how to cope and how to understand why people act the way they do. He has been a great fit for me. My only problem is that I didn't start sooner! I can't be more grateful for his help.

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