Therapist Profile

Name:
Bonnie J. Bernstein, MEd
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2114 Bellview Drive Palo Alto, CA 94303-3403
Phone:
(415) 855-9114
Website:
License Number
LMFT24813
Practicing Since:
1990
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I received my California MFT license (1989) after 10 years as a certified dance/movement therapist in New York City. My approach includes the expressive arts and attention to the psychophysical components of feelings. Mentored by pioneer dance therapist Blanche Evan (1970-1982), my insight oriented therapy includes expressive movement is an integral part of the healing process. Freeing creativity and building psycho-physical flexibility and resiliency empowers the individual, strengthening relationships and improving communication within families. In the therapy process clients learn how to utilize movement along with dialogue as a resource for insight, growth and life change.

I am skilled in providing therapy for a wide range of life issues, and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual trauma. To learn more about my approach, refer to my chapter “Dancing Beyond Trauma” in “Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies: when words are Not Enough”. Levy, F. (ed.) Routledge, 1995.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.Ed., Counseling, Boston University, 1979

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Assertiveness Training
Children
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
PsychoEducational
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Supervision
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Certifications
Dance Therapist
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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