Yemen Bernal


About Me

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Arizona where I have worked and lived since moving here from New York State in 2001. My background is in mental health and over the past 22 years I have practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, in home, crisis centers and as part of a mobile response unit. I have worked with clients on a range of clinical areas including managing depression and anxiety, coping with loss and trauma, family relationships, crisis intervention, and issues pertaining to children and families.

My therapeutic style is open and authentic. I integrate a range of therapeutic approaches including Solution Focused, Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , all depending on client need and comfort. My goal is to always meet clients where they are and work along side individuals to determine the goals, pace and focus of our work together. I value diversity and equity and believe that acceptance and cultural competency are cornerstones for all practice.

In addition to my work with adults, I hold a Specialization in Children and Families. As a practicing school social worker for over 20 years, I have a great deal of experience in providing counseling to Children and Teens as well as parents, grandparents and families. Supporting parents and families with concerns about parenting, children's behavior and behavioral health concerns such as ADD and ODD, COVID-19 related stress, depression and anxiety, trauma, and education issues are areas of expertise.

I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals, big or small!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #11852 (Expires: 2021-10-31)