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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.

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.

Kay Cooper-Thomas

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Kay Cooper-Thomas is a LMHC who specialize in children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. She works with and specialize in depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. Kay is also a qualified supervisor through the state of Florida helping interns to get licensure. Kay received her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has worked in Vocational Rehabilitation, community mental health, inpatient mental health, and the Florida prison system. 

Shawn Rekiel

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Shawn is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.  He graduated in 2004 with his BA in Psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and completed his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Florida in 2009.  Shawn’s preferred treatment modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience working with children, families and adult patients.  Shawn is currently working towards his LMHC license, which he hope to have completed by the end of 2023.