My name is Dr. Beverly S. Adler and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Author, and Speaker. I specialize treating the emotional issues of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Known as “Dr. Bev” to my patients, I see adolescents, adults, and seniors in my private practice in Baldwin, New York. In addition to discussing issues of diabetes management, therapy focuses on processing feelings of denial, depression, anger, guilt, stress and anxiety regarding adjustment to this chronic illness. Utilizing a cognitive-behavioral orientation, I provide individual, family, and/or group therapy sessions.
I love what I do and feel that I am uniquely qualified to treat people with diabetes, as I have lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for more than 45 years. I feel that I am a good role model for my patients, as well as, someone with a lot of empathy for the daily coping that people with diabetes must face. My own personal philosophy is to manage my diabetes and not let diabetes control my life. My focus strongly endorses empowering the lives of people with diabetes.
Over the years, I have made numerous presentations to various diabetes support groups, as well as to healthcare professionals and diabetes educators.