Bernadette Alers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bernadette Alers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping others heal emotionally, physically and mentally.

Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999.

I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and their families in a variety of settings, which include the following: community organizations, hospital settings, residential, outpatient, in-home, and within the school setting. I have experience with a wide range of clinical issues, which includes, anxiety and stress related issues, depression, anger and aggression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism , trauma and abuse issues. Additionally, I’ve worked with family of origin issues, relationship issues and LGBTQ related issues.

My counseling style is client-centered, holistic in nature and culturally sensitive. I do my best to ensure that I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, warm and supportive. The techniques used during sessions are eclectic in nature. My approach is always determined by the individual client’s needs. I predominantly incorporate evidence based techniques such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, , solution-focused counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

I strongly believe that everyone needs someone in their life that they can share their troubles and triumphs with. It takes a lot of courage to come to the realization that you could benefit from seeking assistance outside of yourself. Congratulations on taking the first step to self-discovery and inner healing. Good luck on your journey!!

Bernadette Alers, LCSW

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Utilize Guided Meditations

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$120.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Cigna
,
Humana
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
7
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
SW12711
Florida
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Columbia University
Master of Science
1997