Last edited 12/15/2021
Joel Bernstein LMHC
In Eastern Time
Learn more about my:
If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?
The book that I feel has been most gratifying in my life is The Five Agreements. The Five concepts of this book magnify important ideas. These ideas require practice, they are powerful, they can change you in positive ways and provide you with greater energy. I can show you how.
What is your style/approach to therapy?
My active listening skills enable me to help my clients gain insight for themselves. I listen to my clients and help them understand their motivation: thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I challenge them with interpretations helping expand their understanding, then I work with their awareness to enable the idea of change.
In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?
I have overcome many challenges in my family and professional life. I understand challenging relationships. Through my therapeutic work I discovered taking responsibility has brought me greater satisfaction and a happier life.
Medical Professionals' Mental Health
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$150|
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Training / Certifications
Sarasota County Technical Institute (1994) • LPN Graduate • PCA/HHA Patient Care Assistant/Home Health Aid/Psychiatric Technician • State University of New York, Oneonta, NY 1979 • Bachelor of Science/Food & Nutrition
- Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH11715
University of South Florida, M. A. (2010) • Licensed Mental Health Counselor • Rehabilitation Health Counseling •
Joel shares his knowledge and experience in dealing with anxiety issues, depressed moods, motivation, positive self-talk, rehabilitative health and wellness models. Joel has successfully run restaurants counseling employees, he has worked in Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a director of food service and as a Hospital Nurse. He worked with First Step of Sarasota and CenterPlace Health as a therapist for 5 years in addition to maintaining his Private Practice helping individuals and couples to understand their part in relationships. Living and being challenged by multiple situations in Sarasota for 43 years we have accepted change as part of our lives. By accepting change, retooling and consciously shifting our attitudes we survived and prospered in most areas of our lives. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Depression, Anxiety, Family Therapy/Relationship Issues, Positive Psychology, Energy preservation Techniques, and Wellness Models in my practice
Frequently Asked Questions About Joel Bernstein, LMHC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Joel Bernstein, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Joel Bernstein accepting new clients?
Yes, Joel Bernstein is accepting new clients.
Does Joel Bernstein accept insurance?
Yes, Joel Bernstein accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Joel Bernstein offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Florida can book Joel Bernstein for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Joel Bernstein offer online therapy?
Yes, Joel Bernstein offers online therapy to people in Florida.
How quickly can I see Joel Bernstein?
Joel Bernstein typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Joel Bernstein speak?
Joel Bernstein conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Joel Bernstein online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Joel Bernstein online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.
Find Similar Therapists Near You
- Therapists in Florida
- Therapists in Florida Accepting Aetna
- Therapists in Florida Accepting Cigna
- Therapists in Florida Accepting UMR
- Therapists in Florida Accepting UnitedHealthCare (UHC)
- Therapists in Florida Accepting All Savers Insurance
- Therapists in Florida Accepting Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
- Therapists in Florida Accepting Nippon Life Insurance Company of America
- Therapists in Florida Accepting Oscar Health