Dr. Marcie Berman

Clinical Psychology
Linden, PA
41 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

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
See your doctor: The bloating you are describing does not sound like a typical weight gain. It could be related to your irritable bowel syndrome but you won't know wi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Not sure what you me: Panic attacks can be extremely frightening, especially with a new baby in the house. But I am not sure what you mean by everything seems so long ago.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Get supervision: You are trying to change lots of things at the same time which seems like a positive step. However, if you have been taking Valium consistently for t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Newborns change: It is hard to know what a newborn baby will look like from month to month. They change very rapidly and it may take a while to,see a family resemblan... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Absolutely: Peroxide will bleach your,hair.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Many factors: Women's' sexuality is linked to how they feel about themselves physically and emotionally. Many factors can affect,this such as age, menopause, weight... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Probably not: If you are careful as you describe, you are not likely pregnant. Periods can be late sometimes, especially at your age and especially if you are stre... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Slowly with help: If you have been on an SSRI for any period of time, going off requires a slow weaning process. Your doctor can help you to develop a schedule for thi... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It depends: There are many meds that treat these conditions. Some are stimulants and some are not. There is not one pill that,helps everyone the most. Some peo... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Balance your diet: Your diet is out of balance which is probably why you are not feeling your,best. While protein is known to be the energy food, if not eaten in balanc... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
What type: I would need to know what you are having trouble with to make any useful suggestions.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Melatonin, sleep rou: While many OTC meds help with sleep including PM aspirin, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and specific sleep products. These often leave people feeling hun... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It depends: I know that is almost always my answer regarding medication side effects, but the fact is that every person is different. Both lithium and ability ha... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Can't tell: Only seeing a doctor will explain what it is.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Your responsibility.: If your parents are not supportive, and even if they were supportive, this is your personal mission. There are ways to eat healthily even when busy a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Uncommon but possibl: Did you recently begin taking Luvox (fluvoxamine)? Sometimes medications can have unpredictable effects. No matter what the cause, however, homicida... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Good therapy topic: there are two parts to your question. Being unable to say no can be due to many emotional issues which are best addressed in therapy. However, being... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Did you run to catch: A train or bus? Did you play basketball or any other sport involving rinning? Almost,spunds like shin splints.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
See your doc: Any alcohol related blackout should be taken seriously. Whether or not you are diabetic, if you are blacking out you are having a problem with drinki... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Depends on your use: Drug test results very widely depending in the drugs involved and use profile, especially frequency and dosage. While there are many approaches which... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Uncertain: Antidepressants impact people's weight differently. Many considered to be "weight neutral" actually lead some people to gain. Only Wellbutrin (bupro... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Absolutely: Any sort of self-expression that you enjoy can reduce stress and increase your sense of well being. If you enjoy singing, it is a great idea.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Generally, yes: Lexapro (escitalopram) often has early side effects which should disappear over the next few weeks. If any of the symptoms you are feeling in your he... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Not occasionally: Occasional birthday cupcakes won't hurt you. Eating birthday cake instead of a balanced diet will. How well you eat is determined by the overall bal... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Don't judge: Your feelings are not wrong or unusual. People who have close relationships with mentally disordered people can feel that way. Try and remember that... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sometimes: For some people, watching porn is one of many aspects of their sexual expression. They are not driven toward it, although they may frequently enjoy i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It is possible: Any extreme weight change in either direction can affect your period. Sometimes these changes are based in emotional causes which also affect women's... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
See a doctor: You may be feeling depressed and hopeless but,that does not mean you should ignore other,health issues. Have you had a full physical lately? In addi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It varies: Many people with bipolar disorder find tegretol very effective over time. Others have had less luck. People vary in how they respond to medications ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Possible but unlikel: From what I understand. You said that you have had these reactions to activity all of your life. It is possible that anxiety has displayed itself this... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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