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.
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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L13045
CA LCSW 71900
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.
Awesome listener and adviser too.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Bernadette for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Toni has been great in helping me work through childhood trauma, and she does a great job of expressing that what I went through isn't normal or okay.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Bernadette Wood will always be on your side, no matter what. She is supportive, insightful, and very willing to truly help you out. If you get paired with her, please do not reject her!
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Toni was amazing to work with. I was able to meet the goals I had set for myself in counseling. Would highly recommend!
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Bernadette for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Toni is a wonderful therapist with a pure heart. She helped me unpack my overflowing and never previously addressed trauma bucket. She guided me through work-related trauma and stress and helped me see how unhealthy my job was, how it was negatively impacting my family and friends, and gave me the courage to get a new job. She helped me navigate family stressors and provided me with resources and tools to help me help my kids and spouse. She built a relationship of trust and understanding with me. She patiently waited and gave me the space to get to a point where I could address the childhood sexual abuse that I experienced. Toni has helped me address my trauma and has allowed me to be in a beautiful space of growth and presence. Thank you Toni for the gifts of peace and self-understanding!
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Bernadette for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Bernadette is able to point out where I need to focus most and that’s exactly what I need.
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Bernadette for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd