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Bonnie J. Bernstein, MEd
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2114 Bellview Drive Palo Alto, CA 94303-3403
(415) 855-9114
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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
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.Ed., Counseling, Boston University, 1979

Area of Specialty

Assertiveness Training
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


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


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