Barry Ginsberg - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Family Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Psychologist, Speaker/Presenter - Doylestown, PA
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Barry Ginsberg (ABPP,LMFT,LP,MFT,PhD)


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Phone 215-3482424

Barry Ginsberg, PhD, ABPP, CFLE, who founded CORE in 1981, is the Director of the Center of Relationship Enhancement and of Ginsberg Associates (a child and family clinical practice). As a child and family psychologist, he has provided relationship enhancement therapy and enrichment programs to families and trained professionals throughout the USA and Canada since 1969. He is the originator of the parent-adolescent relationship development (PARD) program. 

I believe that the quality of our lives is dependent on the closeness and security of our important relationships. The problems we encounter arise in the context of our relationships with others. The best way to help is in context with people who are important to us. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples, families, relationships and organizations for more than 35 years. I am the author of 50 Wonderful Ways to be a Single-Parent (New Harbinger, 2003) & Relationship Enhancement Family Therapy (Wiley, 1997). I am certified in marriage & family & play therapy. Please see my website for more information.

I am an applied developmental psychologist which means that rather than being diagnostic, I understand problems in light of an individual & family's development; the stage of life individuals/families are in; and how to address these problems in their present context. Improving emotional openness and flexibility leads to change.

I emphasize working with children and adolescents in their family contexts. I provide couples therapy & education, parent therapy and family therapy including family of-origin consultation. I offer programs in couple & family education from birth to death. My work is based on the principles & methods of Relationship Enhancement and Filial Therapy.

Professional Training

The Center of Relationship Enhancement (CORE) offers professional training in Child/Play/Filial Therapy/Enrichment, Family Therapy, Parent-Adolescent Therapy and therapy for individuals, couples and groups.

These programs can be used for prevention and intervention, and to foster constructive change. RE programs and methods can also be adapted for use in organizational and work environments.

Participants in the training programs at CORE learn to integrate the principles, skills and methods of RE in their work and personal lives, and to become skilled in providing structured RE programs. All programs can be tailored to the needs of the organization or individual.

If you are interested in receiving certification in any of the RE programs described below, contact Dr. Ginsberg for requirements and an application form. Training sessions are conducted as:

  • single-day intensive training workshops
  • a series of day-long training workshops
  • weekly, in two-hour training segments (in Doylestown, Pa)
  • on-site training

All training sessions are didactic, and use videotaped demonstrations, role-play practice and modeling.

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Barry Ginsberg

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Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Barry Ginsberg

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Couples/Marital Issues

Family Support




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:


Family Coach

Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage Educator



I offer my services:

At my office


By Email

Via Skype

Via a webcam

Other, please inquire

Licence information:

Expiration 11/30/14
Number Ps2088-L

Articles by Barry Ginsberg
Yes No Maybe

Parenting in the Age of Technology

Should you allow use of today's technology as a means to entertain your child while in a restaurant?

Oh My

The Petraeus Affair

Don't let your relationship become rigid and resistant to change.


Filial Therapy Web Conference - Skill Training Family Therapy

Web Conference is designed to help clinicians learn more about the power of this effective approach.

Mother Son

Thriving As A Single-Parent Famiy

Family is multi-dimensional

Baby Hand

Talking With.... Young Children

Young children express themselves mostly through play.

Barry Ginsberg

All Specialties

ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Learning Disorders, Other, Parenting, Sexuality, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness