Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and their families in a variety of settings, which include the following: community organizations, hospital settings, residential, outpatient, in-home, and within the school setting. I have experience with a wide range of clinical issues, which includes, anxiety and stress related issues, depression, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger and aggression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism and trauma and abuse issues. Additionally, I’ve worked with family of origin issues, relationship issues and LGBTQ related issues.
My counseling style is client-centered, holistic in nature and culturally sensitive. I do my best to ensure that I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, warm and supportive. The techniques used during sessions are eclectic in nature. My approach is always determined by the individual client’s needs. I predominantly incorporate evidence based techniques such as mindfulness, narrative therapy, solution-focused counseling, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I strongly believe that everyone needs someone in their life that they can share their troubles and triumphs with. It takes a lot of courage to come to the realization that you could benefit from seeking assistance outside of yourself. Congratulations on taking the first step to self-discovery and inner healing. Good luck on your journey!!
Bernadette Alers, LCSW
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #SW12711 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Immediately made me feel comfortable with her, and it’s obvious that she’s listening to me and cares about my health. Bernadette makes me feel welcome, and she does a great job at empowering me.