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 A.P. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Barry for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Barry has always been very understanding and supportive. The sessions definitely help a lot but more so because he has been prompt to respond even during the week. I highly recommend him.

Written by A.L. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I got matched with Barry a few weeks ago and told him all about my struggles with anxiety and family issues and relationship issues and it’s been very nice talking to him and it was very easy to talk to him and I haven’t been able to open up to a lot of people because of my anxiety and within the first few minutes of communicating with him, I was able to express a lot of my concerns that I don’t normally tell people. He is extremely helpful

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.

Written by K.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Barry for 2 weeks

Barry Wasser is understanding and willing to help me with my problem, he has a plan to get me back on track...to help me get back to being that person I once was. I appreciate his words of advice.