Tabitha BernalLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
If you are reading this and looking for someone who can join alongside you and support you on your journey towards healing and thriving, I would love to assist in that.
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Dealing with the daily struggles of life doesn't have to be faced alone. Focusing on self-growth and resiliency leads to tangible changes in our lives and fosters a mind-body connection. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or seek proactive change in your life, seeking help is the first step. I'm here to guide that change while helping us focus on measurable results to improve your life. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your contact information to have a conversation.
While I provide therapy to people from all walks of life, the goals I collaborate in developing with clients are mainly focused on: LGBTQ+ and their families, gender identity following the WPATH Standards of Care, grief and loss, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, HIV/AIDS, and spirituality. I work with adults, teens, couples, and families, including monogamous and polyamorous relationships, and alternative sexualities.
My clients will benefit from my expertise and guidance to behave in their best interest My Clients will receive effective treatment interventions to heal trauma, experience emotional wellbeing, sobriety, increase social skills in autism, anger and stress regulation and a successful life I simplify how to transcend personal concerns or complex trauma from being an obstacle to integration and fulfillment
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, & lost? Is your day filled with racing thoughts about a million different things? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself to succeed but feel like you always come up short? You might not feel like yourself & find it exhausting going through the daily responsibilities of life. Are these feelings interfering with your career, schooling, family, relationships, & social life? You want to make changes and feel better, but you don't know where to start.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Are you constantly thinking about what you could've done better in the past, or how to create a future that pleases your family, mentors, friends, and yourself? Maybe you lie awake at night distracting yourself with music, a podcast, or a video game so to not allow your brain to think. A little anxiety is totally normal but when it starts to overtake your thoughts and fog up your head at school and work, it's time to call and get some support. In a time full of decisions and pressure, I can help
When you decided to explore non-monogamy, you never realized you had a jealousy monster inside. You're fed up with feeling not good enough in your relationship or tired of jealousy ruining date nights. You can't even remember when things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to put an end to doubting your relationship and get a good night’s sleep. You’re ready to feel confident in yourself. You’re ready to embrace love and conquer jealousy!
My clients come from all races, sexual and faith orientations, occupations and genders. Our work together may include relationship issues, infidelity and affairs, anxiety, stress, depression, sex therapy, out of control sexual behavior and more. My approach to therapy is authentic, relational, and trust based.
Welcome to nontraditional couples and individual therapy that deals with whatever issues you have, not what someone else’s definition of what a relationship or person should look like. Everyone should feel heard and seen. Whether you want to openly explore new areas of your relationship, have common communication issues that exist in many relationships, or want one on one therapy, often a nonjudgment third party is needed. No subject is taboo. If it is on your mind, you should talk about it!
I sincerely believe that everyone’s spirituality, race, culture, gender, and sexual orientation must be valued because all remain as vital components that compose who we are. I am dedicated to helping members of the LGBTQ community who struggle with depression, anxiety, coming out, life transitions, HIV diagnosis, relationships, and social factors. I have also dedicated my life to helping those who suffer from addiction issues, including alcohol, drugs, sex, and gambling.
I have worked with an array of concerns including depression, anxiety, multicultural issues, trauma, life transitions/stressors and LGBTQ+ related issues. As a multicultural counselor, I know that your story and identities have a huge role in how you navigate the world. If you are looking for some help heading in the right direction, then I can offer support.
My ideal client is someone who has been dealt an unfair hand by life and as a result has experienced a degree of trauma (severe or otherwise). Their needs are not "to fix themselves" because there is nothing wrong with them but to relieve themselves of the burdensome perspective that they may be defective because of their past experiences. Therefore their goals are to work through their past to be able to leave it behind so that they may adopt a new perspective and get a new lease on life.
I specialize in couples and helping you get heard or improve your relationship. I will teach you tools that I personally use in my marriage of 18 years. I go beyond in support and advocacy for my clients. My clients will say I'm very supportive even after hours to get you in and make a difference that your needing. My exp. in different mental health fields gets you answers when others can't. I'm trained in EMDR to reduce traumas of abuse and neglect. I’m passionate to find solutions.
Do you struggle with your sexual or gender identity? Do you find yourself searching for things outside yourself to fill the void? Sometimes this is food, alcohol, other addictive behaviors...Do you feel anxious or depressed for seemingly no reason? Do you feel like you are working hard just to survive and want so much to thrive yet aren't sure how to do that? With a little help, you can live your life free of past trauma, free of unhealthy habits while embracing your true self completely!
I work with youth and adults. I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist that support individuals of all genders and sexual orientations to feel more connected to themselves, partners, friends & community. I provide a open space to talk about issues related to gender identity and sexuality. Counseling for children and teens is a strength & passion of mine. I have found success connecting with youth in these cases to help them reach their personal goals while also helping the family unit heal.