Bernard Ivin, LCSW

Cognitive & Behavioral PsychologyMaleAge 56

Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology

Bernard Ivin, LCSW is a Cognitive & Behavioral Psychologist in Mount Arlington, NJ. His office accepts new patients.

Bernard Ivin, LCSW

Strength for Change, LLC

22 Howard Blvd Ste 101 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
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"CBT has been researched perhaps more than any other psychological therapy.  It is an evidence-based therapy proven highly effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and many other me..."

- Bernard Ivin, LCSW

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Bernard Ivin's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD Comorbidity
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Substance Abuse

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Bernard Ivin's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 26 ratings

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Bernie has helped us adjust/cope/communicate and grow in our relationships with our adult children. All I needed was a desire to be open, listen and communicate with Bernie and my perspective on life and my life itself, has transformed. I am happy, confident and at peace and so are my wife and my adult children. I am so grateful for the gift of his kind presence and gentle wisdom.
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Francis Farrell – Sep 09, 2021
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Time and time again, Bernie is always there for me. Never - not once - has he let me down. Shows me compassion and understanding when I am down. Gives me great feedback and insight when I feel lost. Helps me solve problems and find solutions with I feel stuck. Encourages and inspires me when I want to give up or chicken out of doing something that I am afraid but that is good for me. I am so grateful that Bernie is my therapist!
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NK – Dec 10, 2020
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I went to see Bernie after years of struggling with depression. I saw a couple of different therapists before working with him. All I can say is that he is a master at what he does. He made me feel understood and accepted, and he pushed and motivated me to work on improving my life. I use what he taught me nearly every day of my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom L – Aug 05, 2020
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When I think of Bernie I smile! He helped me overcome my anxiety and to live my best life. I learned probably around 15 coping strategies from him. I use many of them almost every day. More importantly, he always made me feel understood and cared about. There is nothing that I couldn't talk to him about. He is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KP – Oct 23, 2019
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Bernie hepled my young adult son through some very dark times. In fact I believe he saved my son's life. Bernie proved himself to be a kind, thoughtful and highly skilled therapist. Most importantly he never seemed frustated or discouraged by my son's slow progress and at times bad attitude. As far as I am concerned Bernie is the best of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SA in Sparta – Mar 02, 2019
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Bernie is s great therapist. I can always count on him to be there for me when I need him. He has taught me many coping strategies and always gives me great advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom in Mountian Lakes, NJ – May 16, 2018
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I saw Bernie for my depression and anxiety. I struggled for years before I saw he. I think he can best be described as a gentle giant. He is tall and very athletic looking, but he is a great listener and always made me feel understood and cared about. Our sessions were always productive. Half the time he let me vent about my week, the other half he taught me (and helped me practice) coping strategies. I highly recommend Bernie. I think it would be tough to find a better therapist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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RR in Mountain Lakes – Mar 25, 2018
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I am writing this review with mixed emotions.To be honest I did not like Bernie when I took my son to see him several years ago.He told me things I did not want to hear.He said that my son's treatment would be difficult and that it would take time and patience.My son really liked Bernie, but I took him to another therapist.Unfortunately, my son’s problems got much worse.At 30 my son went back to Bernie on his own.In the 2 years they have been working together my son has turned his life around.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary in Denville – Mar 21, 2018
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3 years ago I was looking for a new therapist. I found Bernie online. I liked his website because he gave a lot of information about his treatment. What I experienced with Bernie was very much what he described on his website. He took the time to get to know me, explained what he thought was causing my problems and taught me how to cope. During the time I worked with Bernie I stopped partying, met my girlfriend and found a great job. I don’t think any of that would have happened without him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven in Randolph – Feb 12, 2018
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I have worked with two other therapists before Bernie. He is by far the best therapist I have ever had. He took the time to get to know me. He always made me feel cared about and understood. He taught me so many great strategies for coping with my depression and anxiety. For the first time in my life I feel in control of my feelings. I really don't know where I would be without him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob in Mountain Lakes – Jan 31, 2018
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I've worked with Bernie for many years and can confidently say that therapy with Bernie has had an immeasurably positive impact on my life. Bernie has helped me work through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, organizational/motivational issues related to ADHD, and general life/change adjustments, and with his guidance I've learned to apply the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and intervention to everyday challenges. I highly recommend working with Bernie and Strength for Change.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jordan in New York, NY – Aug 01, 2017
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Bernie has guided me through a time where I didn't think I would be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. His mindful approach has helped me deal with fear of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. His sincere and attentive approach has helped not only myself, but my son and my husband. He continues to help me when the inevitable grip of anxiety shows up. I am truly grateful he is my therapist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daria in New Jersey – Jun 11, 2017
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Bernie is thoughtful and attentive. He has an amazing way of guiding one through challlneging thought processes and self reflection.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Maureen in New Jersey – Feb 24, 2017
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I can't thank Bernie enough for what he has helped me through. I have tried other Psychologist before but was unable to see improvements in myself. Bernie has a way to see the best in people and gives them the vision to work towards an optimistic future. He has changed my life and I would recommend him to any of my closest friends or relatives in a instant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mendham, NJ – Feb 04, 2017
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Bernie is unarguably a master of his craft. I have been suffering from anxiety for a good portion of my life, and have been to several different therapists over the years. I clicked instantly with him and came to realize that he had the skills to guide me down a path to manage my anxiety more effectively. His caring demeanor combined with his extensive knowledge and passion gave me the strength I needed to confront my anxiety and learn how to cope better. I highly recommend working with him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L.D. in Parsippany, NJ – Jan 06, 2017
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Bernard Ivan has been a life saver for the entire family. I have been going to Bernie since sophomore year in High School and he has helped me manage my anxiety, depression and moods. I still go to him now and I am now 24 years old. I used to be shy but people now look at me as extroverted because of the confidence I have gained. Bernie has become a part of our family in a way and without him we would not be as functional. He has been so helpful toward me and my family. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ken F in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 10, 2016
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I have been seen Bernie on and off for a number of years and he has helped me tremendously. He has taught me so much about myself and how to deal with stress, anxiety and depression. He has helped me to change my negative mindset and how to recognize the credible truth in situations that are upsetting to me. In addition to being a great teacher and coach, he has always shown me compassion and understanding. I highly recommend Bernie to anyone who wants to feel better & improve their lives!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob G. in Denville, NJ – Jun 17, 2016
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He is very attentive and listens to me. I see him twice a week. One day he listens to me vent and the second day he offers solutions and helps me build a plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dover, NJ – Jun 04, 2016
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Bernie really does care about his clients. He demonstrates this by remembering specific details and applying them to sessions. He listens carefully and validates feelings and provides insight to help in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kevin B in Keasbey, NJ – May 26, 2016
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When I first starting counseling, I was unknowingly falling into some of the same habits that had hurt so many of my family members. Bernie helped me see the truth clearly and is one of the single greatest influences in me getting my life on the right track. Bernie has been incredibly flexible with my busy schedule and immediately available in times of crisis. I openly suggest going to see him to all of my friends and family because there is simply no one better then Bernie.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dominic L in Sparta, NJ – May 20, 2016
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Care Philosophy

CBT has been researched perhaps more than any other psychological therapy.  It is an evidence-based therapy proven highly effective in the treatment...Read more

Biography

Bernard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive knowledge and experience (to date he has treated over 1200 clients) in Cognitive Behavioral...Read more

Specialties

  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling

Education

1993
Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus - MSW
1988
Moravian College - BA
Undergraduate School

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Bernard Ivin frequently treats ADHD Comorbidity, Anxiety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). See all procedures and conditions Bernard Ivin treats.

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Bernard Ivin's office is located at 22 Howard Blvd Ste 101, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Strength for Change, LLC

Strength for Change, LLC22 Howard Blvd Ste 101 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
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Strength for Change, LLC2035 Hamburg Tpke # 2035-G Wayne, NJ 07470
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