Keonsha Bernard

(MEd, LPC)

About Me

**CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS WHO PREFER AND ARE A GOOD FIT FOR LIVE CHAT/MESSAGING"
If you have ever felt sad, alone, misunderstood, different, unheard, afraid, angry or “meh”, it means you are human. These are only a few of the many emotions people experience, so it makes sense that we may need help sorting through the woes of life. Since you are reading this, it shows that you are considering reaching out for help navigating those experiences – which is a huge step in helping you or your loved one achieve a sense of balance and psychological stability.

With 13 years of experience in counseling young children and adolescents in schools, I have decided to extend my skills beyond the academic setting in a capacity that allows more in-depth support than the school setting allows. I take great joy in helping adolescents navigate life, despite the obstacles, as they grow into young adults and become their best self. While the struggles in life will not disappear, it is important that necessary skills are learned and practiced to help address these challenges and emerge stronger and wiser than before.

I firmly believe that every individual has the capacity to achieve their desired potential if given the support they need become their best, whole self, despite their personal or environmental obstacles. To help clients address their concerns in ways that best fit their needs, I prefer to use an integrative approach to counseling including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, dialectical behavior, and acceptance & commitment therapies, as well as motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Through my experience in the school setting, I have helped students navigate challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, gender identity, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, anger, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, social interaction, divorce, academic struggles, family conflict, death/grief, and trauma. It is my goal to support adolescents in navigating the challenges of life and emerging as their best self each time.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LPC #73282 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Keonsha for 3 weeks

I have already recommended teen counseling and Keonsha to a friend.

Written by N.E. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Keonsha for 3 months

Keonsha is amazing. She worked with my fifteen year old daughter and have her clear steps that she could follow. My daughter is doing so much better after counseling sessions with Keonsha. To top it off, I feel like she counseled me as well. She would message me and talk through things with me while working with me daughter. I thought that was remarkable because parents suffer when their children are struggling, and she seemed very cognizant of that fact.

Written by R.E. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Keonsha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is great and respectful.

Written by T.I. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Keonsha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.