Last updated: 1/30/2019

Carolyn Beth Bersak, DSW, LCSW (845) 452-1553
Last Updated: 1/30/2019
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Degrees:
DSW
MS

Years of Experience: 32

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English
French

Licensing:
NY - LCSW [R-013947]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Psychoanalysis, Certified in
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Individual and couples therapy, utilizing a psychodynamic approach.

Office and Contact Information
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Carolyn Bersak
24 Tamidan Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  

(845) 452-1553


Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

Accessibility:
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Parenting Issues Phobias Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Existential Psychotherapy Holistic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Education Consultation Evaluation/Diagnostic Feminist Information and Referral Long-Term Play Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychodynamic Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce
Cancer Patients Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF) National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $90
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $90

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
Information & Referral

Insurance:
AETNA (HMO) Horizon Healthcare
AETNA (Open Choice) Hudson Health Plan
AETNA (PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Aetna Behavioral Health Managed Health Network
AETNA Health MHN
Anthem Health (Capital and Metro Access Plan) MultiPlan
Beacon Health MVP Health Care
BlueCross and BlueShield of Central NY (BluePreferred/BluePPO) MVP Health Plan (PPO)
Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Oxford Health Plans
ComPsych Pomco
EmblemHealth St. Barnabas Community Health Plan (Partners in Health)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire HealthChoice HMO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
GHI HMO United Healthcare
Group Health Incorporated United HealthCare (Medicare PPO)
Health Net United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Horizon Behavioral Services WellCare

Groups