Deborah Bernal

Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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(714) 905-5934

Deborah Bernal

Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

4132 Katella Avenue
Suite 104
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(714) 905-5934
Offers online therapy

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About

I work with those who are having difficulty or trouble in relationships or in relating to a difficult person. You will find me easy to talk with as together we find solutions for your difficulties. I will encourage you as I walk beside you to systematically discover the answers that you already have within. I will not force or push but gently challenge you to become your best. This journey of counseling will have a beginning and an end. We will be a team every step of the way. I look forward to meeting with you. Let's get started. You will find the help you are seeking.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps us explore our thinking and feeling and the actions we take based on those thoughts and feelings. Emotional Focused Therapy looks at how we interact with people based on a pattern we learned in our family. Knowing ourself better helps us find our answers and gives us more joy.
I am a Graduate of the “Couples Institute” developed by Ellen Bader Ph.D. I help couples address patterns in their relationship that may not be giving them the connection and joy they desire. I gently guide each member of the couple to understand how and why they got stuck. Together we move through the difficulties towards healing and renewal.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beech Street
  • CompCare
  • MultiPlan
  • PPO Plans
  • Out of Network
All PPO Plans accepted. I will be happy to discuss how your PPO Plan works during our initial phone conversation.
Email me or call (714) 905-5934 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: California / MFC 42284
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 1996

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Couples Institute Graduate of Developmental Model
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Location

4132 Katella Avenue
Suite 104
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(714) 905-5934
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Specialist - Certified Developmental Model
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Women’s Life Transitions
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Couple Therapy Developmental Model
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Deborah Bernal

Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MA, LMFT