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Kelly Bernstein, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) based in Ohio. I received my Masters from the University of Cincinnati and have practiced for eleven years. I help adults with various issues, including life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, by providing emotional support through a client-centered, trauma-informed approach. In July 2023, I completed my training as a certified grief educator under David Kessler, one of the world's foremost experts on loss and founder of Grief.com.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and its effectiveness lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you better understand your challenges, the dynamics of your relationships, your history, and yourself in a safe and caring environment. My treatment style is rooted in an evidenced-based/strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques. At the center of my practice is a collaborative relationship with clients and the desire to support their development by encouraging self-understanding, skills development, and self-compassion.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

OH LISW I.2002098-SUPV

Reviews

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

From the few sessions we have had so far I am very satisfied with quality of my experience that Kelly has provided through better help.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kelly listens so carefully and gives great feedback! I always feel so much better after session with her!

Written on May 11, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Kelly is thoughtful, empathetic, and honest. I feel supported and encouraged every session!

Written on Apr 07, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kelly is very understanding and gives great advice. She listens well and has a way of understanding me quickly.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Kelly is a great listener and I would recommend her to anyone who is grieving a loss.

Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Kelly is empathetic, compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel so secure in our conversations, no matter if I am doing more of the talking or she is that session. Her validation in what I’m feeling and experiencing and the tools we have discussed to help continue to move forward in this journey are great. I hope everyone can have the same therapy experience that I am so far.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes