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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #71900 (Expires: 2023-09-30)
LCSW #L13045 (Expires: 2023-10-30)
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"Toni" is a very experienced therapist in the areas of trauma and grief. She has real tools to deal with them. I am very excited to do the deep inner work that she has mapped out for me.
Toni is a really lovely person and a great listener. She helped me deal with grief related to the loss of a family member and I emerged feeling better than I have in years.
Toni helps me understand the reasoning behind some of my more perplexing emotions and how to process my feelings. She always shows me the utmost respect and care. I appreciate her guidance more than I can put into words.
Bernadette Wood is a great therapist! She fulfills my needs and takes my thought into consideration when speaking with me. She also gives a variety of ways that she thinks will work with my needs in my therapy. She is amazing!
Bernadette is amazing and has a way to make you pull out things you never knew you had and helps you understand yourself
Absolutely an amazing soul who I genuinely feel like they wanna help and see people in their maximum potential
I absolutely LOVE Bernadette! I just completed counseling with her for a total of 6 months. I started off counseling feeling so lost in so many avenues from family, to immigration, and caregiving. I probably had the biggest blow up I've had when I first started counseling. From then, I really found ways to calm down. She really understood my situation and knew what I needed to incorporate: self-care, boundaries, meditation, earthing, hobbies, being a listening board to my spouse, accepting it is as it is, but most importantly taking time for myself and having a life for myself outside of caregiving. I cannot thank her enough. She is not only a counselor, but she really speaks to you as a friend. I would recommend Bernadette to anybody!!
She is awesome
Bernadette is a very good listener and immediately walks with you to a possible solution for what you're b
Bernadette not only listens and helps but cares about her clients on a personal level and you will really feel that in doing therapy with her. She has been helping me navigate a major life change and without her I would have been lost.
She has a great deal of life experience which makes her unique.
She’s a great therapist and Ive been with her for 9 months already
I really appreciate her, she is very kind and caring, and understanding of my absence when they occur.
I feel Bernadette was perfectly matched with me. She quickly understood what I needed help with and had a keen sense of what I was feeling and what my issues were (stress, depression, parenting & relationship issues). Talking with her in combination with doing her journaling prompts was very helpful and I will definitely recommend her as a therapist.
She is amazing and has been very helpful in processing.
This is my favorite counselor. She understands my issues. For the most part our sessions feel to me like I am talking to a friend that has the wisdom I need!
Been working with Toni for a few months and feel so stable and emotionally supported. She is lovely and so open minded, witty and helpful. Highly recommend her! I am in school becoming a therapist myself, and she truly is extremely well trained, professional and warm
Thank you Tori for your help. I know we only did two sessions but it’s helped me a lot with just those two. I will continue to write in my journals.
Tori is an amazing counselor and I am glad I had her as my counselor.
Really understanding, gives lots of great tips on manging self care, stress and all that. Couldnt say enough good things about her and I would recommend her to anyone
She was what I needed in life.
Toni is fantastic. She is very down-to-Earth and straightforward. Because of her, I feel completely safe during our sessions and always at ease. She is without a doubt the best!
She is so patient and kind. And she really understands what I'm going through
Bernadette/Toni has been great! I’ve had two sessions so far and already feel like I’ve benefitted from her support. I like that she has years of experience and is accommodating to schedule changes.
She was ver considerate with rescheduling and gave me helpful tips on how to put my schedule back on track.
Bernadette is confident and capable in a way that makes me feel completely safe and supported. I have full faith in her abilities to assist in incredibly difficult cases and at the same time she is such an authentic person. I appreciate her work and would highly recommend her to those of us going through the toughest of human circumstances.
She is an amazing soul. She really cares about her clients and gives great advice. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling with their mental health.
Toni is helping me put together the various aspects we have been working on and tying them all together. I appreciate everything she has done for me and look forward to the incremental improvement each day/session! Thanks Toni!
Bernadette is excellent. I love working with her , and she has really helped me figure out and work on my issues. She provided valuable advice, guidance and tools. She is a great listener and is very easy to talk to . When I needed urgent advice she responded quickly, and her input was very helpful. I am very grateful.
Very rare to find someone so skillful yet so empathetic.
I was previously paired with a counsellor who I did not gel with and I am so happy that I followed my intuition to move to Toni instead. She has already helped me so much in a short time.
Toni is great listener and has been great to talk to. She's very empathetic and I would recommend her to anyone I know :)
Bernadette has been amazing in many ways .. but for me the most amazing thing is that she has the ability to tell you what you need to do without making you feel bad about yourself , not making you feel that you’ve make poor decisions all the way though .. she’s extremely honest .. doesn’t sugar cost anything and will give you tools
To be able to make decisions yourself , set healthy boundaries , goals and foundations for the future ... she’s been an angel
I have seen about 10 people for help in my life. I like Bernadette the best. She is helpful and understands my issues. Give me very good ways to deal with thing and try to move forwards.
She’s the best
I have spent years searching for a counselor that I could connect with but i never had luck so i had given up for a couple of years. I had hit a rough patch and couldn't put it off any longer so I reached out and signed up for Betterhelp. It took a couple tries but eventually I was matched with Bernadette. She has been very responsive , warm and takes the time to understand my needs. It feels effortless to open up and share the difficult parts of my life. She is very straightforward while maintaining her warm and positive energy. She maintains a safe space to allow me to feel comfortable to open up and grow through this process. I felt immediate relief once I was matched with Bernadette. Through our first meeting I knew I had been matched with the right counselor. I am just starting my journey here but im very confident that I've found someone who can help me grow through this challenging time.
She is amazing. I’ve really enjoyed talking to her and connected the first time we spoke. Very easy to say things too, with a welcoming and open energy
Bernadette is very supportive. She is an excellent listener and has give enough me many tools to deal with my current stress. She is extremely responsive to messages which is so helpful. I would highly recommend her.
Bernadette Wood is a great listener. She goes out of her way, and is with you through thick and thin. I am very appreciative of her help, and the conversations we have had that have helped me cope with trauma and accompanying substance abuse issues. Many thanks!!
I feel safe to express myself to her. She understands and listens to my story. I have had several new insights about myself during our therapy sessions. She is very responsive and flexible with meeting times.