Barbera Myers

EDUCATION:



-University of Granada, Spain: Hispanic Studies 1971


-Kent State University: BA in psychology 1983


-Indiana University of Pennsylvania: MA (1986)and Psy.D.(1989) in clinical psychology


Family therapy and child psychotherapy focus. Neuropsychological testing. Transtheoretical training.



Internship:


-Child and Adolescent Service Center, Canton, OH


      June 1988-June 1989


Training in working with children and adolescents with diverse problems including behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and testing of children and adolescents. Assessment of family dynamics contributing to psychological problems.



WORK EXPERIENCE:


-Family Psychology Institute, Binghamton, NY.


August 1989-June 1991.


Work included treatment of children and their families, dealing with issues such as oppositional behaviors, anxiety and depression, phobias, adjustment disorders, peer problems, family dysfunction.



-Center for Psychological Services, Apalachin, NY


July 1991-present


Treating children, adolescents, and adults with the following issues: depression, anxiety and fears, adjustment issues, academic performance problems, sibling rivalry, family issues, gay/lesbian issues.



CLINICAL APPROACH:


My approaches include using behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, insight-oriented therapy, family therapy, and most recently pediatric hypnosis. PEDIATRIC HYPNOSIS has been useful with problems such as migraine headaches, other bodily pain, anxiety, performance issues (such as test-taking and sports), low self-esteem, and fears and phobias.



INSURANCE ACCEPTED:


I accept the following insurances, which may be in flux. (Check with the office for current insurance panel participation.)


Aetna, Excellus BC/BS, Monroe, Medicare, MHN, MVP, RMSCO, United Behavioral Health, VBH NYS, North American (NAA).