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Dr. Marcie Berman

Clinical Psychology
Linden, PA
40 years experience female

Locations

Marcie Berman, Ph.D

PA

Address

224-B N York Rd, Hatboro,19040;, 255 S. 17th St, Philadelphia,19103, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Medicare

Aetna

Marcie Berman, Ph.D., Independent Practice of Psychology

Hatboro, PA

About

Bio

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania, practicing in and near Philadelphia where I was raised. Prior to landing back in my home town, I lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. From a very young age, I knew that I would either be a therapist of some sort or a vet! Although my home is full of animals, I made the right choice. Over the past 25 years, I have worked with many sorts of people and helped with their problems. Although I am currently almost entirely in private practice, I,have worked along side that in a variety of agencies. I believe in giving back, and that no problem is too small to listen to. I have received advanced training in yoga and meditation and find these to be valuable skills to have learned and to pass on.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Clinical Psychology

Addiction Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

348 Answers
273 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Need more imformatio: What makes you think you could have an eating disorder? Explaining your symptoms and struggles could help to answer your question. Please try again ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Depression : Can be part of the picture in an eating disorder and a part of what keeps,it going. However, the issues involved are more complicated and vary betwee... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Many: Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease in itself. It can cause many areas of difficulty physically, the most common being liver problems, pa... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Very likely: These feelings are common on people with depression. The more important question right now is figuring out how long this has been going on and what s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Pattern of eating: While binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating both use food,to deal with emotional issues, they do,so in different ways. The binge eater over... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Either could help: If you think you are depressed, you probably are not feeling well. This can range from lack of interest, sadness, irritability,loss of appetite among... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Using drugs!: In some ways you answered your own question. Vulnerability to sexual assault can arise out of a history of trauma and abuse for the perpetrator as we... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
See doctor: Anxiety can show up in many different ways and breathing issues can vary at different times and in different circumstances . However, to reassure you... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
More options: SSRIs are not the only antidepressant meds. A psychiatric consult can help you to understand the medication possibilities. Medications alone are on... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Small changes: Strict diets create a sense of deprivattion making them hard to stick to. Making small changes in your diet and adding activity to your daily routine ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Problem?: Aside from being underage, I am not sure what your problem is. Are you saying that you can't get drunk? How much do you drink at these times?' Your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Probably exercise: Since you are on birth control, it makes sense to see your doctor to rule out any clotting and relieve your,worry. However, riding a bike would cert... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Follow order: I am hoping that these are prescribed by a doctor that knows you. If they are, then follow whatever directions you were given. If not, you need to f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Sleep Routine: Establishing a regular sleep routine if helpful including relaxing activity prior to sleep. It is helpful to avoid stimuli such as TV or music while ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Many possible reason: At your age, you may still be figuring many things out about yourself and your social world. It is a time of social pressures, school pressures , a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Can't tell: Only seeing a doctor will explain what it is.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
When: When angry, ignore your first thoughts before speaking. Take a break and think first.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Ignore: Better to quickly tell your doc about worrisome mood changes than risk any full scale episode.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Ignore: Eating candy can help reduce cravings when getting sober. Your body misses the sugar in alcohol.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Possibly: It is not a great idea to take a medication like lithium, or any mood stabilizer, in an otc method. You may not get the results that are best and bei... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
What type: I would need to know what you are having trouble with to make any useful suggestions.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
For what purpose?: If you are using it daily for stress reduction or as a sleep aid, it is probably more useful to figure out why you are having these problems. Then yo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
For you?: Are you asking for yourself? Hot flashes are common during menopause and leading up to it. But you are only 17 yrs old. Are you having hormonal or ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Fatigue is a symptom: Fatigue can be a symptom of many things, some serious and some not. How long has this been going on? If there are other emotional factors that are c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Give it a few days: OUCH!! That must have really hurt. It is not surprising that you are in pain and bruised. It doesn't sound like your skin was pierced and you can p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Diet and/or meds: If you are not diabetic,there could be many reasons for your thirst. I would begin by looking at your diet and your medications. Both could be caus... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Very dangerous: Stopping Valium or any meds in that class cold turkey can lead to seizures and even death. You must be careful to wean off with your doctor's supervi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Take a test: Don't try before two weeks but if negative , tale again the next week.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Not strong dose: Your doc likely increased it because your anxiety and depression were not sufficiently improved. Your dose is not high at all. However, it can take ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Most likely: That size weight gain will have an impact on the entire system. It is like carrying 25 plus weights in each hand all of the time so you are exertiing... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Many people do: The current world events could make anyone anxious. This is,where mindfulness and staying in the present are very helpful. When you recognize that i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Absolutely: Peroxide will bleach your,hair.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
How much despise: The answer depends on what lengths you go to in order to avoid germs. How many times a day do you wash your hands or use sanitizer? How often do you... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Yes, it is: Depression takes many forms which may be experienced as coming and going. Sometimes it is in reaction to a situation and ends when things are resolve... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Everyone is differen: Both Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Adderall are stimulating medications which help with focus, attention, and activation. However, Wellbutrin (bupropion... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Not worth it: Although smoking may reduce your weight by a few pounds, you will likely gain more than that back when you stop. You know the risks associated with s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Yes- not a sleep med: Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM is safe at the recommended dose for your child. However, it should be used if he or she is sick rather than as a sleep med... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Treat depression: Are you a new mom? That is very difficult for someone your age. It is also hard to find motivation to lose weight when you are exhausted. But you n... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Any age: If you see a doctor and they diagnose you, you have consented to be evaluated. However, legal or not, that does not mean the diagnosis is correct and... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Different versions: Both Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and Concerta (a long acting form of Ritalin) are both stimulants whose s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Ignore: Learning to meditate can help manage pain during flare ups. You will experience pain differently.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Trauma: Trauma is best dealt with slowly and steadily. Don't go for the "big breakthrough".
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Ignore: Don't judge your meditation practice. Know that you learn every time you notice something new.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
PTSD : People with mental health problems, especially PTSD , can often get dogs as support pets. Of course, you and your doc would have to document a need.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Address worry: You know from health class that you can't impregnante anyone with objects with semen on them. However, your concern about this is likely making your... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Neither: Both of these pills will at most give you a short term boost. If all of,the pills that claimed to help lose weight actually worked,why would so man... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Why do you ask?: Many people have various aspects of their personalities that are components of personality disorders. That does not mean they have a personality diso... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Absolutely not: Why drink alcohol if it makes you anxious? That is my first question for you. Your history of pancreatitis suggests that it is not good for. Alcoho... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Contact allergies?: Have you been outside more or,used any new products that may be making you itch? Any sign of a rash? If this persists, see your doc.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Why do you need to : What makes you think increasing your metabolism is what you need. It sounds like your diet and exercise regimen is good. What is the problem? I can... Read More

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May 13, 2015
Meet patients where they are in a warm, humane and effective way. Collaborates well with colleagues! I learn a lot from Dr. Berman and we are lucky to have her here on HealthTap!
Jun 7, 2014
Dr Berman always gives thoughtful advice.
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Apr 2, 2015
I'd like to talk but I don't have health tap prime. I'm looking for an ocd therapist also btw :) #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower2
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Thanks so much! My psychiatrist has been scolding me 4 gaining weight 2 slowly, causing me 2 almost spiral into binge eating. Feel alot better now. ;)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Opiates were my only drugs of abuse I didn't like effects of stimulant
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Thank you, this checklist was so helpful Im new into the 9nth grade and without this I'd get of to a bad start!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Clinical Psychology
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northern Illinois University
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

National Institute of MH, Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Completed 1980

Awards

Top Psychologist, First Place, Philadelphia Region - Summer
2014
Top Psychologist, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Fall
2014
Top Psychologist, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (A.P.A.), divisions of independent practice,psychotherapy, and health psychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
pennsylvania psychological association (PPA) fellow member
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