Psychotherapy

I know it isn’t always easy to seek help when life is difficult, so I appreciate the courage it can take to even consider entering into a therapeutic relationship. In my practice, honoring each client’s unique journey toward wholeness and health is of the utmost importance; therefore, I strive to create a dynamic in which we collaborate to establish goals and set the pace for our work together. While I have strong therapeutic training and helpful insights into human nature and relationships, you are always the expert on yourself, your struggles, and your goals.

As a licensed professional counselor, I offer psychotherapeutic and counseling services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Areas of particular interest include:

  • Addictions & families of addicts
  • Sexual compulsions
  • Sexual identity
  • Gender identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Children of divorce
  • Trauma (EMDR Trained)
  • Emerging adulthood / college-age
  • Life transitions
  • Premarital counseling (Prepare/Enrich certified)

My desire is that through the therapeutic process individuals and families might find freedom from oppressive emotional experiences and thought structures, healing for trauma, and change in draining relationships with themselves and others. Psychotherapy creates space to uncover a better understanding of yourself and others and an opportunity to enhance your emotional, cognitive, relational, and spiritual lives. Although therapy often involves a considerable investment of time, energy, and money, the benefits can be substantial in terms of both temporary relief and more enduring change.

Bernie’s approach to psychotherapy is largely influenced by narrative, family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral modalities. These are well-established and researched therapies focusing on one’s present and past history, immediate and extended family relationships, intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics, and habitual and/or self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.