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Bernadette Kowalchuk, LMFT
Therapist
 

Hi, I'm Bernadette!

I love to spend time in prayer with my God, I love to walk, dance, read, spend time with friends and family. I like sports, especially football. I love learning. The beach is my happiest place. 

Bernadette is a caring, experienced therapist with extensive experience treating women and adolescents with eating disorders, depression, self harm, anxiety, trauma, and problems with self esteem and body image. She previously worked for over seven years at one of the top Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient  eating disorder centers in the country. 

 

She collaborates with each client and his or her family to develop a multi dimensional treatment plan that addresses each individual’s unique situation.  She utilizes evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Renfrew’s Unified Treatment Model. She is also able to provide counseling from a Christian perspective for those who may find this to be a helpful element to their recovery. 

At a glance

I work with 

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

I help people with

  • ​Eating Disorders:

    • Binge Eating Disorder​

    • Anorexia

    • Bulimia

    • Body Dysmorphia

    • Eating Disorder prevention/early intervention

  • Grief and loss

  • Religious/institutional trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Friendship/peer group difficulties

  • Dating and relationship difficulties

  • Marital problems

  • Parenting Issues

  • Self Esteem​​

My therapeutic approach

 

  • Individualized, person-centered

  • Unified Treatment Model

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution-focused

  • Faith-based/Christian

  • Relational