Bernadette Alers,LCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

I provide my clients with things that, perhaps, they have always needed. A sense of being heard, without judgement and validation. A listening ear, someone who understands and someone who can help. I'm their cheerleader; someone who believes in them and someone who genuinely cares. I believe that they walk away knowing that they have a working partnership with me, as their therapist and that's something that is very important.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

In my clinical practice, I utilize psychoeducation, mindfulness and psychotherapy (integrated models). I also like to incorporate meditations in my work with clients.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Self Harm

General Expertise

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Florida Blue

Humana

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Licensure

FL, LCSW, SW12711