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 provided services to both children, teens and adults 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.

Along with my Masters Degree, I hold a Specialization in Children and Families. As a practicing school social worker for 22 years, I have a great deal of experience in providing counseling to Children and Teens as well as parents, grandparents and families. Supporting young people with a range of concerns including managing difficult emotions like anger, depression and anxiety, managing ADD , coping with COVID-19 related stresses, trauma, identity and self esteem and education issues are areas of expertise. In addition with providing counseling to teens, I am experienced in working with parents, grandparents and families in order to support them in supporting their Teens which is equally important.

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)


Written by J.O. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Yemen for 2 months

Yemen has gone above and beyond for our son! He was is extreme distress and just returning from a week of inpatient. Yemen helped us navigate that time and our safety plan. Now that he is stabilized, Yemen continues to be a support and open ear for him.

Written by N.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Yemen for 2 weeks

We have been with Yemen for only a short time but have been very impressed. We attempted to have our 14 year old son in therapy for a number of years but had not found a counselor who could connect well with him. But from the very first Yemen was able to have him comfortable and communicating. He is able to open up to her and I think actually looks forward to their sessions.