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Stacy Bernard, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in the field for over 35 years. I work primarily with adults who present with depression, anxiety, job stress, parenting stress, struggling with grief and loss. I also have experience in working with people who are dealing with the many transitions of life: marriage, divorce, retirement, aging parents and nearing end of life.

My counseling style is warm, friendly, with a bit of humor. I am client centered/focused. We will begin with where you are. Seeking help can be a difficult decision to make. You have made that first difficult step in exploring and seeking help. My training/approach is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psycho-dynamic. I tend to focus on teaching you skills to help you manage your symptoms, thinking process, and communication style. Your treatment plan will be individualized to meet your needs.

Change is difficult. Nobody likes change. But, if you are ready and willing to do the work, I am willing to be your guide and help you during this process. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

36yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MO LCSW 001070

Reviews

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

Stacy is a caring, professional, and knowledgeable resource for anyone going through any kind of struggle. She has helped me navigate grief, anxiety, and challenges with parenting young children. I would reccomend her to anyone going through similar challenges. Such a range of knowledge, she would be a great guide through many of life's challenges and I am very grateful to have been matched with her!

Written on Jul 04, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Stacy is very welcoming, friendly, and creates a safe and comfortable environment to open up and talk. She has a lot of experience and strong advice, backed up by statistics, research, worksheets and skills to offer clients to use. She gives the feeling that she cares and is actually interested in helping the people she has as clients. I love the vibe and way she works through therapy sessions. She is overall great!

Written on May 12, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have really enjoyed my sessions with Stacy. She has been very helpful. I now feel so much more equipped to manage my anxiety. I had a rough few months last year and having Stacy there to talk to made it it so much easier to handle.

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Stacy is one of the most empathetic, understanding and kind therapists I have ever had. I have been working with her for about 2 years and she has been patient and offers advice and help when necessary. She is professional and supportive. Anyone who has Stacy as a therapist is blessed.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, and eating disorders

Stacy is kind, caring and easy to talk to. I was very nervous with what to expect since this is my first time in therapy. Stacy’s personality and humor makes me feel more comfortable and safe confiding in her I truly feel that she wants to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend have her as a therapist.

Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wonderful. Prompt. Warm.

Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes