Frances Berniger LPC, M, Ed, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Beach
I strive to empower the client to move onward and upward with life. I want to meet the individual "where they are" thus learning what is and what is not working for him/her. They may feel depressed, anxious, questioning their past and present decisions. They may have relapsed or come to the reality of their having a dual disorder. They have experienced loss, mistreatment, or a major illness.Brief solution focused therapy methods may work for someone, while another may be ready for in depth long term approaches.
I have counseled in outpatient, substance abuse treatment , community mental health, partial hospital program. Individuals seeing me are receptive to a straightforward style. I create a safe environment which allows the individual to talk about the past with a non-judgmental therapist. I capitalize on the significance of change.
Life experiences are important. I will respect your views, personal beliefs ,and talents. I will respect YOUR life story. I am very mindful of the time, energy and money you are investing in therapy. This is indeed Your life, so let's begin to move onward and upward.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Frances Berniger LPC now - (757) 486-6955


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: University of Houston
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 0701005365 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: South Texas State University / Masters in Education
  • Year graduated: 1971


  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Self Esteem


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Baby Boomers/Transitions in Life
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017
Frances Berniger LPC, M, Ed, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Beach

Frances Berniger LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, M, Ed, LPC