About Barbara Bernbaum, LMHC

I have been a practicing therapist for over forty years, receiving a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's in Counseling from Rollins College, and an Ed.D with a specialty in Early and Middle Childhood Development from Nova University. Initially my practice was focused on children, adolescents and families, particularly in the areas of Sexual Abuse, Eating Disorders and ADHD. Over the years I have transitioned to a practice that now serves adults and families, specializing in depression, anxiety, marital issues, and mood disorders.

I work hard at creating a supportive, nurturing and safe environment which is goal-directed and interactional between both therapist and patient. This also may include an inter-disciplinary team approach with other medical and mental health providers.

I am always attempting to gently encourage patient's to move forward to meet THEIR stated goals, using support, empathy and never, never blame. I attempt to give my patients tools to live well in the present and tools and hope for learning to live a future, happy life.

My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I particularly focus on what I describe as my patient's "self-bullying." By that I mean their own internal negative self talk which is then directly responsible for creating their feelings and behavioral choices.

Often my patient's comment and compliment me on my obvious care and concern for each of them personally, and my quick responsiveness to them when needed.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Rollins College

    Master's in Counseling

    Rollins College

    Bachelor's

    Nova Southeastern University

    Doctor of Education

    Locations

    Maitland, FL

    260 Lookout Place, Suite 202
    Maitland, FL 32751-4485