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Dr. Edward Cerny, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

My name is Edward, I am from Upstate NY. I have a degree in music therapy, counseling, and clinical psychology, and am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have experience providing in- home services with children, adolescents, and families. I have also worked in a forensic setting for 20 years in the State of California and have worked with clients who had either or both developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Regarding my treatment approaches, I have skills and training in behavior therapy, humanistic therapy, person centered therapy, and solution based therapy. I am currently working on getting board certified in EMDR, and hypo-therapy within the next year.

I am currently retired and wish to start a private practice which includes providing psychotherapy/counseling to various consumers through tele medicine (part-time). I am a member of the LGBTQ community and hope to serve and support LGBT individuals who would prefer working with an LGBTQ therapist.

My areas of clinical interest include but not limited to serving those with: mild to moderate depression and or anxiety, victims of trauma, individuals with other mood or thought disorders, those experiencing life-changes, and those experiencing job related stressors and or employment issues. I am willing to provide tele-behavioral medicine to individuals, couples, and families.

My hobbies and recreational interests include, fish-keeping (fresh and saltwater aquariums), health and exercise activates, volunteer activities to assist the homeless, and going to Renaissance Fairs.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA Psychologist 23136


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Edward Cerny. 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.

I have found my session with Dr. Cerny productive and hope to grow and heal as a person. I am thankful for the support I have received so far.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Highly recommended!

Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Dr. Cerny has been great help to me so far. He allows me to fully express myself and when he responds, he is calm, gentle and non judgemental - which is something I really need. The environment with Dr. Cerny feels very safe and his suggestions are actionable items that feel very natural for me

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great therapist I would reccomend

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Cerny, is caring and understanding by listening carefully and taking notes of our conversation. That shows a sense of connection between his patients and importance for what he does. He gives great advices that I’m so thank for. Dr. Cerny connected with me by sharing his experience that was similar to mine and that made me feel safe and confortable to talk to him. I highly recommend Dr. Cerny.

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

great therapist

Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes