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Dr. Bernice Young, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois. I have worked in the field of counseling for 26 years. My experience is diverse in working with individuals, parents, individuals on parole and probation, and adults seeking strategies for change. I have held a dual career for nearly 20 years as a 911 operator and understand the challenges faced by first responders as well. I am a PhD candidate with research specific to African American men and strategies for success. My work as a psychotherapist include helping people with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, parenting challenges, motivation and career challenges, race-based trauma, and beyond. I often work with high profile clients and understand the importance of your privacy in seeking therapy.

My counseling style is warm and engaging. I truly enjoy helping people while treating everyone with respect and meeting them where they are. Together, we will establish goals that meet your needs. My counseling approach is based on the personality and need of the client, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, existential therapy, reality therapy, client-centered, and solution-focused.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180007016


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Bernice Young. 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.

Excellent service and knowledgeable

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Bernice for 2 years and 2 months

Bernice has been my therapist for well over a year now and she has got me through some of the hardest moments in my life. She has helped me create tools and helped me through hard steps. Bernice is a no nonsense kind of woman, she gives me tough love in the best way possible. I strongly believe Bernice has helped me grow into the independent woman that I am today. If you’re looking for a therapist, Bernice is the perfect one.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Bernice for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Wonderful therapist with a wonderful heart. She takes her role seriously and genuine in her assistance.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Bernice for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had! My son told me he could see a difference in me since I’ve been in therapy with Bernice!

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Bernice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She has been an amazing help, full of insight and a variety of perspectives. Thank you for her!

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Bernice for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning addictions, and adhd

Bernice is so thorough. She listens and is able to respond to specific things I didn’t even notice I said. She checks in and sends kind messages as well, and makes herself available outside of our scheduled time. She has helped me so much!

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Bernice for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes