Coral Springs


1725 N. University Drive

Suite 350

Coral Springs, FL 33071

Telephone: (954) 227-2700

Fax: (954) 227-2704

Linda Berlin, Psy.D.


Psychological Associates

Boca Raton


7000 W. Palmetto Park Road

Suite 407

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Telephone: (561) 347-0997

Fax: (561) 347-0996




Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know whether I need a psychiatrist or a therapist or both?

A. In general, a therapist would be well-suited to helping you make this decision. Therefore, it is recommended that you make your initial appointment with a therapist in order to assist you with establishing an appropriate and effective course of treatment.

Q. What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist and a Therapist?

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Q. How do I choose a therapist?

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Q. Do we accept insurance and should you use it?

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Q. Which foreign languages do our clinicians speak?

Q. What hours are you open?

A. Our therapist are available Monday through Saturday, including evenings. Our Psychiatrists are available Monday through Friday, including evenings.










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By: Irina Kerzhnerman, Ph.D.

I recently had a conversation with someone that began, “I’m not going to do that anymore.”  Being the action-oriented person that I am, I asked, “That’s great!  How are you going to pull that off?”  The person on the receiving end of the question took a moment and said, “I don’t really know…just not do it I guess.”  Suddenly, I found myself concerned for her ability to be successful in meeting her goal.  For something so important, that answer left a lot of reassurance to be desired.

My next question was, “If I wanted to give you directions to get somewhere, would you be able to get there if the only thing I told you was ‘don’t turn right’?”  At that moment a light came on for both of us.  When we focus on what we’re not going to do, that simply does not give us enough information.  To travel a path, we need an active set of directions.

It is a fundamental law of nature that two mutually exclusive events cannot take place at the same time.  It is also a fundamental law of behavior that people act in the positive, not the negative.  Meaning, when we are not doing something (the negative) we are by definition doing something else (the positive).  So, to harness the power of the laws of nature and behavior, if we want to create success, we must focus on creating the mutually exclusive event.

For example, if you think “I don’t want to be a couch potato anymore”, how about making a commitment to go for a 20 minute walk after dinner every night?  How many walking couch potatoes do you know?  Or, if you don’t want to have stress headaches, how about choosing a stress management technique (yoga, meditation, acupuncture, exercise, etc) and sticking with it for a month?  Or, if you don’t want to continue the same negative relationship patterns, how about identifying specifics actions you can take to attract the person or relationship you want?

The important point here is you can give yourself a road map to your goals by focusing on giving yourself point-by-point directions rather than relying on the “don’t turn right” approach.  With an active road map, you can get anywhere you can imagine.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Kerzherman, click here or call to speak with Dr. Kerzhnerman, please call (954) 227-2700 or (561) 347-0997.



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