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Marilyn Bryan DeBernardo, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Grief Depression
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About me

Hello. I am a NY Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Counselor with a gambling certification (CASAC-G). I have a combined OMH and NY OASAS Certificate to work with clients with Co-existing disorders (IMHATT). I have over 20 years of experience working as a counselor throughout the Capital Region. I specialize in treating adults, family members and loved ones experiencing problems associated with Addictions, Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders. I have a long history of providing services for Addictions, Codependency, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Trauma and Coping with Anxiety and other Stressors. If you need help to overcome life's hurdles and reach your fullest potential, developing a therapeutic partnership can help you achieve that. If you are tired of feeling powerless to change your circumstances, seeking help is the first step toward finding and living the life you have always wanted. I look forward to becoming a catalyst of positive change in your life and someone who can point you to resources that will best help you achieve that.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Sex Addiction, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NY LMHC 002250-1

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marilyn Bryan DeBernardo. 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 approached Marilyn twice when I have found myself in desperate need of someone to talk to and both times she has been there to listen and guide in as much as is possible because we don’t know one another that well. Yes I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Marilyn for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Marilyn is a fantastic therapist. She really listens and has made a huge change in my wellness journey. I could not recommend her highly enough.

Written on Jun 25, 2023 after therapy with Marilyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marilyn is an amazing counselor to work with. I have seen many counselors throughout the course of my life time and I have never felt more seen and heard as I do when talking with her. She is very informative on coping strategies and often points out narratives I never considered when dealing with unique situations. I’ve appreciated our work together and would recommend her to anyone seeking mental health services!

Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Marilyn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This was my first time in therapy and Marilyn is a fantastic person, she has helped me look at relationship/work situations I've been dealing with in a new perspective and it has really has been great connecting with her.

Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Marilyn for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Marilyn is very easy to talk to and I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Marilyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I love the work weve done! And as soon as I'm able to I will be going back to her!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Marilyn for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders