Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling, Coaching
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mariage family therapist - 27680
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 10771
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Office 1
1197 Valencia Street
san francisco ca 94110
San Francisco, California 94110 - United States
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Office 2
925 Adams street
Albany, California 94706 - United States
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I provide a mindfulness structure for you to discover yourself. I help you get grounded in your here and now experience and find assess to your inner resources. For example, I can help you lessen your anxiety so you can find the next step inside yourself. I help you identify and undo triggers that set off your negative emotional cycles and spoil relationships. I help you get into a better relationship with your frustration and anger so that you can ultimately have more positive emotions and positive relational experiences. I help you identify old role patterns that keep you stuck in old patterns of relationship. I help you find the forks in the road in your life so that you can free up and deepen your relationship to yourself and others. Increased emotional aliveness and social intelligence are the goals of this work.

Email or Call Peter Bernhardt, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10771

More Info About My Practice

At all levels of my work, with individuals, couples or with my men's groups, I emphasize the power of systems thinking. We human beings suffer when we take system dynamics personally, while when we can see the bigger picture, we are able to get freed up and find unique refreshing outcomes rather than stay stuck in old repetitive solutions. In couples therapy seeing that both partners are building the system that creates both the suffering that so many couples feel, and also they can both build the positive systems that will free them. An example, in groups, we can utilize the power of collective consciousness to open up a discovery process when we learn to build positive systems.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in men's issues and men's groups that focus on anger management, relationships and mindfulness: San Francisco Groups: new group forming Mondays 5-630 PM: Albany Groups, Tues 7:30-9:00 AM and Tues 7:30-9:00 PM, Wed 7:15-9:00 PM: Monthly Men's Leadership Group, 1st Sundays, 4-7:30 PM, Albany

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in offering men a unique perspective on men's issues and offering men's groups. I also am very effective working with couples.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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