Bernadette Wood

(LCSW)
Therapist Bernadette  Wood Photo

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #71900 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She’s a great therapist and Ive been with her for 9 months already

Written by D.E. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She gets me, and is so down to earth. I felt comfortable talking to her from the very beginning. I think she is awesome!

Written by A.M. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate her, she is very kind and caring, and understanding of my absence when they occur.

Written by J.U. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

At this time, all the advice given to me by Bernadette has been helpful and I'm looking forward to explore more of my areas to work on.

Written by A.L. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by C.O. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is amazing and has been very helpful in processing.

Written by B.R. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by M.A. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very beneficial

Written by M.A. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by B.R. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

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

Written by A.N. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

She was what I needed in life.

Written by M.I. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

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!

Written by D.E. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is so patient and kind. And she really understands what I'm going through

Written by T.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.O. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She was ver considerate with rescheduling and gave me helpful tips on how to put my schedule back on track.

Written by L.I. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by M.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by G.E. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by Y.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

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.

Written by L.A. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

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.

Written by C.A. on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Toni is great listener and has been great to talk to. She's very empathetic and I would recommend her to anyone I know :)

Written by D.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by R.O. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks

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.

Written by E.R. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s the best

Written by O.L. on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by V.A. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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

Written by L.I. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by G.R. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

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!!

Written by S.I. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Bernadette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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.