About Me

I am licensed in Utah with three years of experience as a therapist. I started my career with eight years of experience on rural municipal ambulances, and four years of experience on federal wildland fire crews. As an EMT I developed an interest in identifying solutions for unsolved community problems that lead to the overuse of emergency services. Since I have worked in group homes with youth transitioning out of foster care, juvenile corrections reform, and wilderness therapy.
I enjoy somatic processing and experiential therapy, finding new ways for people to reconnect with themselves after trauma as it's not always the cognitive thoughts that cause distress. I also enjoy the effectiveness and quick resolution of Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma and texting therapy platforms are highly effective. My goal is to quickly get to know you and help you resolve your distress. I enjoy working with all backgrounds including LGBTQ and those with non-nuclear family backgrounds.


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #10757993-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jerry Berndt. 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.

Written by S.A. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Have only had a few sessions with Jerry…but he’s already helping me feel like I’m getting back to my core self…

Written by R.A. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Work with me!