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Dr. Steve Barsky


Steve Barsky - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Steve Barsky, Psy.D., LCSW, LMFT has been doing clinical psychotherapy for over 43 years. Dr. Barsky has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and two state licenses in good standing. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed marital and family therapist (LMFT). He received outstanding training at a university/hospital/psychiatric training facility (Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. Dr. Barsky has clinical experience with children, teens, and adults. He has extensive experience in Crisis Therapy, Group Psychotherapy, and working with psychiatric inpatient teenagers. He performs individual, couples, and family therapy.

Doctor Barsky treats major mental illnesses (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, and other psychotic disorders), along with specific treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship problems, Borderline Personalities and various other personality disorders, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and Asperger’s Syndrome. He performs psychological/mental health evaluations. He has special training (a fellowship) in the treatment of stress and trauma. He is also certified in Trauma Focused: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children. In addition, he is a certified clinical supervisor to other clinicians for the state of Florida, who are seeking licensure.

Doris Benrey Boguslavsky 

Registered Mental Health Counselor – MA, MHRI 21526

Doris Benrey

Doris Benrey is originally from Mexico where she obtained her License as Clinical Psychologist and did her child adolescent analytic training at The Anna Freud Centre in London, UK. Doris is fluent in 5 languages has practiced in Mexico City, U.K and Switzerland.. 

She obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychopedagogy from the University of Leon, Spain and her Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Southern University.  Doris did a four year training in Group Psychotherapy with the Association pour le Travail Groupal therapéutique et social (ASTRAG), in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Doris has worked with individuals and groups from different nationalities and diverse cultural backgrounds. She was a consultant for an intensive care neonatal unit (UCIN) at the Hospital Infantile “Federico Gómez” in Mexico City. She then worked as a consultant psychologist for The Early Childhood Center and Primary School at Zurich International School and for the United Nations Geneva International School, in Geneva, Switzerland. She has been private practice psychotherapy in Mexico, Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland for over 30 years. 

Doris is now based in Jacksonville, FL USA where she works as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents and adults. She published the article “Desperately Seeking a Mother: female adolescence the uses of the body” in The Anna Freud Tradition: Lines of Development -Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades. Edited by Norka T. Malberg and Joan Raphael Leff.

Marvin Black

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Marvin Black is a licensed mental health counselor that specializes in a variety of depression and mood disorders, as well as severe mental illness. The co-author of a parenting book, Marvin has a master’s degree in psychology. He has won numerous awards for his achievements and work as a clinician. Marvin is currently only accepting Medicaid PSR clients. 

Education: Nova University, 1990

Research Interests: Understanding brain functionality and how it processes information i.e. the senses, as it determines our sense of being, how ew think, feel, behave, and perceive our world as it is processed via our brain. “If you put bad stuff in, you get bad stuff back.”

Certifications: Certified Trauma Therapist, Certificate of Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Certified Teacher in Varying Exceptionalities/Developmentally Disabled, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Awards: Proclamation, City of Jacksonville; Award for Meritorious Service and Decade of Volunteering, Mental Health Association; Certificate of Appreciation, Florida Council for Community Mental Health, Director of the Year, Child Guidance Center; Clinician of the Year, Child Guidance Center; Special Recognition Award, Methodist Medical Center; Volunteer Community Service Aware, Jax Urban League; Outstanding Volunteer Awards, Mental Health Association, Florida Division.

Shawn Rekiel

Registered Mental Health Counselor