About Bernie


Before entering into private practice, I earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). While at Fuller, I completed practicum training at Citrus Counseling, providing individual and family therapy, as well as leading group therapy experiences for addicts, domestic violence perpetrators, and sexual offenders.

After receiving my Masters, I moved to Raleigh and began working at the Center for Psychological and Family Services. I was a member of the staff there for four years before founding Newton Psychotherapy and Consulting at the end of 2011. In order to enhance and deepen my work with clients, I’ve completed credentialing as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals and am currently enrolled in the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan (Sex Therapist & Sexuality Educator tracks).

Having received my MSMFT from Fuller, I’m able to offer a uniquely integrated perspective for those who are interested in exploring the intersection of mental health and spiritual life. While I have specific educational training in the theology and practices of the Christian tradition, I thoroughly enjoy exploring the myriad manifestations of spirituality in our world as I work with people from diverse spiritual and non-religious backgrounds.

In the early summer of 2015, I moved with my family to Washington Park, where we care for our 100-year-old house and tend to a piece of land that we hope will soon become home to some chickens and bees and a lush garden.