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Dr. Bernard Seif

Clinical Psychology
Brodheadsville, PA
41 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

Tuesday: 10am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Capital Blue Cross

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Medicare

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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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Xylitol is a natural: Sugar that can helpful for teeth and gums. It comes in gum form called Spry, toothpaste, and mouthwash and is available in health food stores. Pleas... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Why do you ask?: If you have GI symptoms, or any other symptoms, please see your doc. There are lab tests available that will tell you if you have parasites and which... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Vitamin C: The quality of vitamin c tablets (and powder) is rather standard. The key thing to keep in mind is that vitamin c has a half-life of about 12 hours s... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Painful urination: You MAY have an infection, especially if what you are experiencing is burning. There MAY also be a prostate issue. Please see your doc who will diag... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Teostoserone level: needs to be measured by your doc. When you know that he/she can provide T cream if appropriate. There are other male hormones that need to me measur... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Dehydration: is never good. Heat/sweat can cause dehydration. Make sure to re-hydrate by sipping water during times of heat. Peace and good health.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Green tea is: a fat burner. The amount of fat it burns will not even begin to remove love handles. Please see your doc to be cleared for exercises that may help s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Leg and foot pain: There are many possibilities. Please see your doc so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. It could be a relatively mild cause or something ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Unknown bruise: reason indicates a need to see the doctor. You MAY have bumped it w/out remembering or you MAY have a clotting issue that needs addressing. Peace an... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Jet lag: Recovery from jet lag varies but for a 9 hour difference I estimate 3 to 5 days. It takes me 5 to 7 days for a 12 hour difference. Be sure to be in t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Tingle & Pain: in forearm. POSSIBLE pinched nerve or carpal tunnel. Please see your doc who can diagnose and treat as needed. Peace and good health.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Treatment team: Please see your doctor to identify/rule out any medical conditions and TRUST him/her. Then see a mental health professional to treat your health fear... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Paranoid schizophren: NOT necessarily. Intuition and subliminal communication can be a rational reason for wondering if people sense our thoughts. Also, one can have para... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
What is Normal?: Yes, a happy and productive life is possible after trauma expressed in conversion and functional disorders. There is a wide range in what we conside... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Excessive breast: tissue in males MAY be the result of hormonal imbalance. Please see your doc who may refer you to an endocrinologist. Peace and good health.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Emergency Dept.: at your local hospital is what is needed ASAP. Follow that up w/treatment by a mental health professional to get to the root of the cause for the ove... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Acne scars MAY: be helped w/vitamin E oil applied to the skin. You can find it in the drug store or health food store. Also, consider seeing a dermatologist. That ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Throat: You need to find out the cause of the muscle pain. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis. Then you will know how to treat it. Peace and good healt... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sounds like you have: an anxiety disorder. Please see your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional who can help you deal w/this. Anxiety can express itse... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Cardio: If you are otherwise healthy consider doing upper body exercise such as light hand weights or even canned vegetables in each hand. You just want to k... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Self-hypnosis: can be an excellent way to manage pain. Make sure your doc has diagnosed the cause of the pain first. You don't want to mask symptoms that need othe... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Types of Depression: 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Picking at fingers: This behavior MAY be a form of OCD. It needs to be treated by a mental health pro who specializes in OCD such as a clinical psychologist. Some self-h... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Tired & dizzy: and seeing things in the night. You need a doctor ASAP. The symptoms you mention MAY be at least in part due to sleep deprivation but you need to kn... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Smoking cessation: Congratulations on becoming smoke free. Keep up the good work. Staying healthy includes not smoking, eating a balanced diet of protein, fats, and car... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Low libido: You MAY hare a hormonal or vascular/blood flow issue. Please see your doctor. He/she will help you figure out what is happening and provide treatmen... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Methylated B12: is more bio-available, easier to absorb, than B 12. Taking a SUBLINGUAL B 12 that melts under the tongue can be used if your doc is ok w/that. Your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes, it is difficult: to slim one area of the body down. Overall weight loss is the typical response to lifestyle changes such as a better food plan and exercise. You can... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Nursing school: Wonderful goal. Sounds like you are just about ready to graduate. A guidance counselor at your high school will have information on various careers,... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Pinched nerve is: a POSSIBILITY, as is muscle strain. Your situation needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Peace and good health.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Bug in hair: Possible tick. Please see a health care professional to have it removed. The can carry various types of infections that can linger. Peace and good h... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Melatonin SR: is used by many people for sleep. Do not take more than the suggested dose, which is typically very low. Ask your doc if you can sit in his/her wait... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Heartburn: and GERD. You need to see your doctor to be certain. If GERD, consider using a natural supplement called DGL. It is a form of licorice processed to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Diagnosis needed: The symptoms you mention require a visit to your doc. There are many possibilities including diabetes, inner ear infection, etc. Peace and good healt... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Social phobia: and depression. The only way to deal w/these issues is to take a look at the fear that keeps you blocked from changing. A clinical psychologist can ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
OCD: There are clinical psychologists who specialize in OCD. A psychiatrist can help w/medication. Search for an App to help. One is called nOCD. Read ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Xlear: After getting a diagnosis from your doc, and especially if you get frequent sinus infections, consider using a natural nasal spray called Xlear. This... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Pressure in head: You MAY have a sinus infection or be experiencing migraines. Please see your doctor so he/she can find the cause and help. Peace and good health.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Fertility: Please see a fertility doctor. He/she can test you and your partner and help you. Your family doctor can refer you to the right kind of specialist. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Severe Anxiety: Congrats on doing what you can to cope w/a difficult situation. Please consider speaking w/your docs and adding such things as clinical hypnosis, bio... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Weight loss surgery: Please consider other options first. Start w/your family doctor. He/she will check for medical conditions. You may be given a referral to a nutriti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Ear pain: The lump on one side MAY be a sebaceous cyst but the fact that the other ear is also involved suggests the POSSIBILITY of an infection. Please see yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Vision & Headache: Please see your doc who may refer you to a neurologist. This MAY be a form of migraine or something else. Peace and good health.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Panic attacks: As we relax we let our guard down and panic when we realize it. Please start by seeing your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Itch under foreskin: Can you fully retract your foreskin? If so, wash under it regularly. If not, please see your doctor. Also, see doc and ask about possible infection... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
BPD & Narcissim: Narcissim means that we tend to be very self-absorbed, see the world through our own eyes and not take into account the thoughts and feelings of other... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Green tea: There are many kinds of green tea so you are likely to find one you enjoy at the Chinese store, perhaps Jasmine green tea. Please read the label on t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Look for a brand: that has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if pos... 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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