Bernard & Associates, P.C

Bernard & Associates, P.C

2 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

Short term & crisis intervention focused to get clients back into life.

Willing to travel or utilize technology.

Licensed in 1988.

Private practice since 1997

I enjoy assisting with life's problems and helping people get back into life ASAP.

I am an internship site for various universities and can provide a master or doctoral student who is working toward licensure at a much lower price. I will be supervising each session students do with you. So, it's like having two therapists.

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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Thorough assessment and collaboration on goals and expectations

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

- Licensed to practice in 1988,

- Educational achievements: PhD: Counseling Psychology; MA Clinical Psychology; BS: Psychology,

- Ongoing professional continuing education yearly,

- Adjunct faculty: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; SOutheran Adventist University; Chattanooga State Community College; East Tennessee State University

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I have flexible pricing for each client based on their ability to pay. My maximum fee is $150.00 per session.

Since I am an internship site and supervisor, I typically have masters or doctoral interns that can see clients at a significantly reduced fee.

How did you get started in this business?

After working for three psychiatric hospitals, two community mental health centers, and two mobile crisis teams, I decided to open my own private practice in 1997.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have provided psychological services for individuals of all ages. I have also provided groups for various populations from family, community, and business/industry.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In response the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have been providing online (Zoom) weekly support groups for Contact Tracers/COVID Workers, Chaplains, and Public Information Officers across the country since April 2020. I produced FaceBook Live nightly segments since March 2020 to address the psychological aspects of COVID-19.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

1. Make sure the person has a minimum of a master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage & family therapy from an accredited college/university that is recognized by state boards.

2. Make sure the person is LICENSED in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage & family therapy.

3. Does the professional have specialized training in your area of interest?

4. Does the professional maintain malpractice insurance?

5. Does the professional maintain the required number of yearly Continuing Education Units?

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

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