Joel Bernstein

Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
(941) 444-5688

Joel Bernstein

Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA


Location

Offers online therapy

Joel Bernstein
520 Payne Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 444-5688

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This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon I welcome new clients with physical distancing. I conduct video and phone sessions with all clients.
Many of us struggle with conflicting thoughts and emotions. Facing challenging decisions, navigating intimate relationships and family, and carrying too many responsibilities can be overwhelming and often too difficult to work though alone. Unresolved issues and traumas can lead to feeling "stuck" rather than taking steps towards finding solutions and healing. Many people resort to "quick fixes" when feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed, instead of addressing the root cause of the pain and discomfort. My experiences and training allow me to help you find tools within yourself to discover new perspectives and cultivate new skills.
My goal is to work with you to help bring awareness to negative thinking patterns and help you navigate confusing times. Together, we can find coping tools to promote health and wellness, develop a lifelong process of self-kindness, and create more lightness from the inside out. I am an active listener, experienced, empathetic therapist, and Licensed Nurse.
I understand the process of awareness, acceptance, and motivation for change, which is the key to healing and happiness. You are your best teacher, but you are not alone. I am looking forward to working with motivated individuals (and couples) ; that are open to life changing results. I share years of learned life experiences.
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Joel Bernstein
“37 years of challenges, Three times reinventing self, 40 years relationship experience, knowledge in twelve step programs, good listener”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Cigna
  • CuraLinc Health Care
  • E4Health
  • Health Advocate
  • Humana
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Web TPA, New Directions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Florida / MH11715
  • School: University of South Florida
  • Year Graduated: 2010
Education and life lessons predominate my experiences. I am a gentle listener, help people develop greater insight, energy for themselves.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Division of Medical Quality Assurance / LPN 1158681
  • Certificate Date: 1995

Location

Joel Bernstein
520 Payne Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 444-5688
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sandwhiched between Elderly Parent, and children
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Understanding creating Positivity
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Health and Wellness
  • Holistic Approach
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Joel Bernstein, LMHC, LPN, MA, Counselor in Sarasota

Joel Bernstein

Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA