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Bernadette Wood, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hi and welcome. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and have worked in the field of social services for over 31 years. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploitation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. I have a laid back approach and am here to support the changes you want to make in your life. I am available nights and weekends and can work with those who have varying or irregular schedules.

I understand how vital support can be during difficult times, and I am here for you. I want to know your story and I want to work with you to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I want you to feel comfortable sharing your story with me and working with me through the therapeutic modality you feel is most beneficial to you and your support. I will work with you so we can determine your most important concerns and needs and what therapeutic goals you have. I will ensure that we stay on target with those goals so that you have a successful therapeutic process.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OR LCSW L13045

CA LCSW 71900

WA LICSW LW61492114

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Bernadette Wood. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very amazing listener, and points you in a direction that you need to start working on!

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Bernadette! She’s always there no matter the day and always checks in on me and my head space in between sessions. And to make sure I’m taking care of MYSELF as well as everything else in my life. I feel like we self care very similar so getting new tools to deal with certain situations. I highly recommend her!!!

Written on May 17, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

When I first met Bernadette, her appearance was a bit startling. She’s got a vibrant, unconventional style with tattoos and piercings, almost like she’s from another cosmos. But don’t let that fool you—she’s incredibly intuitive and brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. Some of her ideas lean toward the “new age” side, but she balances that with a solid grounding in traditional therapy techniques and grounded academic knowledge. It’s clear that she’s up-to-date with the latest developments in her field.

I’ve worked with a few therapists before, and what I really appreciate about Bernadette is her efficiency. She doesn’t waste time and helps me tackle a lot of issues in a short amount of time. She’s also really proactive about giving homework, like journaling, reading, or other exercises, which has been super helpful. Plus, she offers plenty of handouts and even has me fill out surveys for assessment purposes.

Initially, I wouldn’t have chosen Bernadette based on her looks or style, but the more time I spend with her, the more I realize she’s exactly what I need.

Written on Apr 24, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

You're great!

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Bernadette really helped me through a difficult time I can't thank her enough

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Bernadette is an amazing active listener who provides help making realistic goals and changes.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd