My name is Dr. Beverly S. Adler and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Diabetes Educator,
Author, and Speaker. Known as “Dr. Bev” to my patients, I see children,
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 am a member of the American Psychological Association and the
Nassau County Psychological Association. I am also a professional member of the American Diabetes Association as well
as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, I am also a member of the American Association
of Diabetes Educators.
I love what I do and feel that I am uniquely qualified to treat patients with diabetes, as I have had type
1 diabetes for the past 40 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. I am able to successfully treat patients with diabetes
with an understanding that comes from my own firsthand experience. My own personal philosophy is to take control of 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. I was honored to be twice-invited as the guest speaker to present the Keynote Address to the Long
Island Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at their Diabetes Education Seminar. I was honored
to be invited to speak at a Workshop Presentation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators' Annual Meeting
2012 to present the topic: "Women Living with Diabetes -- Success Stories." I was also invited to present the Keynote
Address at the JDRF Vancouver, BC, Canada Education Event titled "Type 1 Diabetes, the Unspoken Truths" in May 2014.
Most recently, in honor of National Diabetes Awareness month, I was invited to present the Keynote Address at the Divabetic
- Victory Over Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA in November 2015. My title for that presentation was
" Combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy and a Spiritual Approach to Achieve Diabetes Acceptance."
Additionally, I have published two books which include
insightful lessons of empowerment written by successful men and women with diabetes. I have published articles in print
and online about diabetes management - always with the focus on emotional adjustment. I have been quoted in numerous
magazines and contributed to a monthly diabetes advice column online. I am a frequent contributor to the
Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire, where I blog about diabetes topics from the psychological perspective.
Last, but not least, I have been an active member of
the Lions Clubs International since 2002. I was the co-chair of the 2014 Lions Strides Walk for diabetes awareness
and education. I was recently elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Lions' Diabetes Education
Center (Nassau County).