I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for those in want and need. I am trained in many specialized treatments including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR). Sometimes my training assists you in making progress towards your goals, sometimes not; it can be something else. I bring my best self into each session, realizing that the session could be all we may have together. I believe success is defined by my clients and usually happens each time we meet. I also believe this special trusted relationship between client and therapist is enhanced by honesty, willingness, and humility. The therapeutic relationship is sometimes initially the only healthy, safe, and positive relationship clients know. I look forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 195
Bernard has been great support and helpful insight through a very challenging difficult time - I trust him completely.
Written on Oct 07, 2023 after therapy with Bernard for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Our sessions have been great thus far.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Bernard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
So far so gooo!
Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Bernard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Has been a very helpful individual with our sessions and have nothing but positive things to say about him
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Bernard for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Bernard is a good listener and helps me to better understand the things I need to do to take responsibility for my life and relationship/s. I have had six sessions so far and the time has been well invested to support my ongoing personal development to become a better version of myself. Thank you.
Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Bernard for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
I was a bit nervous when Better Help said it would match us to a therapist. I would have rather seen a list and picked myself. Nonetheless, we couldn't have picked better. Bernard does a great job of honing in on the core issues. I've been pleasantly surprised at how much ground we cover in our sessions. He's straightforward, and that style works really well for us.
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Bernard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse