Bernie-Bernadine Gleason, M.S.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
License #: 89079
Is sharing your life with a stranger comfortable for you? It’s not easy for anyone and yet from my own experience and from the testimony of others (clients/friends/family), therapy has proven to be a positive life-changing experience that I would like to offer to you. I count it a privilege to be invited into your life and heart and I wouldn’t take that lightly. My goals are to make therapy a “safe place” by welcoming you with empathy, validation, affirmation, assistance and tender care (the way we all want to be treated). Maybe you’re suffering from trauma or loss or hurt or…please give me an opportunity to work with you to make your life a new and safe place. I also offer faith-based counseling.
I have helped clients who suffer from trauma using AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model) & I have worked with some couples using (Emotionally Focused Therapy). I work with many populations helping with Boundaries/Codependency, Coping Skills, Parenting, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Betrayal, Domestic Violence & Emotional Abuse.
I have a Master’s of Science degree from California State University, Northridge whereby my thesis includes a workbook I created to assist clients with processing shame issues and attachment injuries from their childhood, a process that has been helpful for my clients who have applied it. I would love to work with you to help build a new and more hopeful future together no matter what the issue. You are important because I don’t take my role as your therapist lightly!