Dr. Bernard Seif

Clinical Psychology
Brodheadsville, PA
42 years experience male

Locations

Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM

Brodheadsville, PA

Address

Frantz Road, Brodheadsville, PA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Capital Blue Cross

Cigna

Medicare

Aetna

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Geisinger Health Plans

About

Bio

Brother / Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM is a Christian monk in the Roman Catholic and Salesian traditions & a Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified in Behavioral Medicine. He is ASCH certified in Clinical Hypnosis & an Approved Consultant. Doctor Seif is a Doctor of Natural Medicine specializing in Chinese Medicine . Brother Bernard enjoys writing monastic mystery books and hiking as a way to keep balance in his life.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Holistic Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Languages spoken

Mandarin

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Epididymitis: Chronic means long-standing and when the tissue on top of a testicle becomes inflamed/infected it is called epididymitis. Your doctor or a urologist ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Health records: You can scan everything into a computer and file it. It can then be printed out and/or e-mailed to new health care providers. Your doctors will almo... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Vitamin D: You need to get tested by your doctor so you know your present vitamin D level. After that he/she and you can determine the best dose. 5K of D is fi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Centrum Silver: is better than nothing for health but in general over the counter multi's have just enough of each ingredient in them to make printing them on the lab... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Thighs: If your doc says nothing is wrong medically you can see a personal trainer at a gym. He/she will draw up a workout program that suits your needs. Th... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Fat burning pills: Fat burning pills are not safe w/out medical supervision and likely not effective. There are doctors called bariatricians who specialize in this if y... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Brain Supplement: Please do not take the supplement you mention. I don't know what is in it and even if you read the label something may be in it that is not mentioned... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Adapted Exercises: Please ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist who can create a plan that works safely and best for you. It may include a variety of b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Sciatica: You can get physical therapy and use anti-inflammatories. Please see your doctor for diagnosis if you have not done so. Natural anti-inflammatories ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
People need less: Calcium than previously thought. Please don't take it by itself but get a product that contains co-factors such as d, k, boron, etc, . They the calc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Acupuncture: does not cause scarring if done properly. The needles are not put in very deeply. Peace and good health.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Heat: You may have a thyroid or other hormone imbalance. Please see your doctor and he/she may test for you. Peace and good health.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Caregiving: Unfortunately, care giving is often left to one family member. Please start w/a gentle note to everyone asking for help and drawing up a suggested s... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Castor Oil Packs: are an old-fashioned treatment wherein you douse a folded wad of cloth and afix it to an area of of the body. I don't know about the effectiveness of... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
SIBO Probiotic: Please continue to see your health professional. Ask about Doctor Ohira’s Probiotics. It is a good brand. Look for multiple strands of probiotics i... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Back pain: Please see your doctor and ask about doing yoga. Some gentle yoga stretches can help both mind and body. You can also search John Sarno, MD for a mi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Back cramps: Need to be evaluated by your doctor. He/she will examine you and find the cause. You may be referred to physical therapy or a pain management doctor... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Music: You may mean music THERAPY, not music THEORY. It is unlikely but call your insurance company and find out. Perhaps if it is prescribed by a licensed... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Qi: is the Chinese name for vitality or the life force. Bioenergetics sounds like it is related to qi but one would need to see the definition of that wo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
SBE prophylaxis: Subacute bacterial endocarditis (sub-ah-cute back-teer-ee-al en-doe-car-dye-tis) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the heart valves... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Massage cream: If you have an allergy to something in the massage cream it can make a big difference. Please let your MT know about known allergies. Also, the crea... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Stomach & Vitamins: You need to find out the cause of your stomach pain by seeing a doctor. If the space between taking a vitamin and the discomfort is "a few days" it i... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Rules for 2 year old: Gently but firmly explain the consequences of his/her behaviors and follow through. Peace and good health.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Tea: Green tea is better than regular tea, and white tea is even a bit better than that. Tea contains caffeine so please keep that in mind unless you get ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Sauna: Please first check w/your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to use a sauna. Moderate sweating and use of the sauna can be good in general. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Body odor: It’s more of a question as to what foods to avoid which are things such as vegetables in the onion and garlic families. Please see your doctor to mak... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Caregiving: for in-laws is commendable. The most positive outcome is that your husband and family will be grateful to you. a negative possibility is that you wi... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Collaboration: Yes, providers can collaborate. It depends on the two practitioners involved. This can work especially well if the Chinese medicine doc works w/move... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
World situation: Modern communication brings news stories about danger and tragedy to us almost instantly. The world has always had dangerous places. The best we can... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Stress: is a normal part of life and we need to learn ways to cope w/stress. Natural or pharma meds can help to relieve the symptoms but do not address the r... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Anger: I don't know about the oil you mention but anger is a normal human emotion w/in bounds. The goal is for the constructive use of anger, not the opposi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Dieting: can be fun when supervised by your doctor or a nutritionist and you being to see the changes. Your body changes and your blood work results change to... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cau... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Vitamins D & C: Please get lab tested by your doctor or a another licensed health care professional. One size does not fit all. 10K IUs is a lot of D3. Many take 5... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Arthritis: Additionally, you can ask your doc for a referral to a physical therapist. Good quality marine fish oil is a good anti-inflammatory. Ask doc about t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
B 12 : Is good for us if needed. Your doctor or a natural health doctor can do lab tests to see if yours is low. If your doc suggests B 12 sublingual tabs ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Fat burning: Please ask your doc about ketogenic diet. That means high good fat such as coconut oil, olive oil, and avacado. Low on carbs such as bread, pasta, e... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Vitamin C: I think you are asking if Vitamin C lightens the skin. The answer is no. The healthiest thing to do is to be neat, clean, and and treat others the w... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Nutrition: The best nutrition is from our food but soil is depleted and food has chemical in it. A good multivitamin is an insurance for poor diet but not a rep... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Physical Fitness: Please start w/a doctor’s visit to make sure you are healthy enough to exercise. Then see a certified trainer at a gym for a program and follow it sl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Tension Headaches: Please first see doctor to obtain a diagnosis. Then consider biofeedback or clinical hynosis (www.aschn.et). Peace and good health.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Eating a low carb: and high protein diet will help. It can put you into a state where you burn fat rather than the byproduct of glucose. Check w/your doc first to make... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Muscle Building : Please start w/a visit to your doc to make sure all is well medically so you can exercise and then see a certified trainer at a gym who can create a p... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Headache/Head bump: Means you need to see your doctor. You may have had a concussion. Please and good health.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Ureaplasma: I understand that you have lab results but are you being treated? If not, please return to your doctor or a urologist to wipe out the infection. How... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Pea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Lump: Lumps need to be examined by your doctor. It may be as simple as an infected hair flocale or something more. Please follow through. Peace and good ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Hand Tingle: Lifestyle choices such as bike-riding can impact health, in this case sensations in fingers and hands. Please see your doctor. He/she may recommend ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Numb great toe: Yes, diabetes and pinched nerves are a possibility but you need to be certain. Please see your doctor. In any case, you need to be diagnosed and tre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Gout pain: Your dad needs a special diet and to be followed by his doctor. Also consider a mind-body approach to pain by doing a search for John Sarno, MD, on t... Read More
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Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Seif is an extremely knowledgeable and caring physician that has a great deal to offer his patients. From his experience in clinical psychology, study and understanding of both Eastern and Western...Read More
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 21, 2014
Dr. Bernard Seif provides insightful, holistic recommendations that addresses the body, mind, and spirit, and brings comfort to those seeking answers to difficult medical, and psychological conditions...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 28, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Bernard Seif as an expert consultant of HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. His comments are astute, insightful and educational to patients and clinicians alike. He is an asset to the ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am on Bisoprolol for a run of Nocturnal Sinus Tachycardia but a change to Propranolol may be good for Temp period for Panic .I will follow your advice. .Seeing a fog m...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much for saying that. Currently I m dealing with recovering from meth and gain tons of weight because of not only the drug but the lost of my son to cps t...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you.. I'm actually waiting on my doctors office to open right now. I've started getting really dizzy and nauseated now so if they can't work me in I think I should...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lehigh University
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Arkansas College of Natural Health
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

International Academy of Behavioral Medicine
Completed 1987

Awards

Building Bridges of Integration Award, presented by the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, New York NY, 10-18-2009
Counseling Assistantship, Centennial School, Lehigh University
Teaching Assistantship, Psychology Department, Lehigh University

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (A.P.A.)
Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) Fellow
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
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