Dr. Brian Bermack is a psychologist in Arlington, MA. Dr. Bermack is passionate about helping his clients figure out the root cause of their sadness, anxiety, excessive worry, lack of energy, unhealthy habits, or emotional reactions to major life transitions. He emphasizes the importance of self-empowerment in all of his sessions, supporting his clients as they determine their own desires and next steps when it comes to mental health.
In a session with Dr. Bermack, he might ask the client to consider the rationality of his or her thoughts. This is a therapeutic technique that comes from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a well-researched style that draws on the connection between thought, emotion, and behavior. Alongside CBT, Dr. Bermack utilizes relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and hypnosis. His style creates a safe therapeutic atmosphere within which a client feels comfortable exploring past and present thoughts to learn more about their emotional reactions.
Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Bermack worked in the information technology field - because of this background, he enjoys working with those who have an affinity for science, technology, math, or engineering, as well as individuals who see themselves as shy or introverted. Dr. Bermack studied Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College), where he earned his PsyD.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Clinical hypnosis - Use of hypnosis as a clinical technique to aid with relaxation and change in the course of addressing issues including anxiety, habit control, pain management, and more.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Habit control - Reducing habits that have become counterproductive, such as smoking, unhealthy eating, skin picking, or procrastination, and increasing desired habits.
Brian Bermack is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Boston Neuropsychological Services, 2014 - Present
Integrative Psychology, PC, Staff Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Domingos & Associates, 2014 - 2017
Boston Behavioral Medicine, 2013 - 2014
Mass School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2014
Mass Institute of Technology, 1995