Barry Wasser

(LCSW)

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

Written by K.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Barry for 11 months

Barry is a very wise informative person....I respect his input...and advice.

Written by D.O. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Barry for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I have been talking to Barry for a few months now and every time I speak with him he finds new ways to help me overcome what I’m feeling or help me get out of a situation that I can’t escape from. He’s a very understanding person and that makes me feel good

Written by M.A. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Barry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He knows what he's talking about.

Written by A.L. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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.