Kiara Bernhart

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kiara Bernhart

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jami Winkel, LMFT
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 107773
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $100-$150 per a 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

2717 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Peruvian-American therapist living and working on the westside of Los Angeles. I welcome Spanish & English speaking individuals, couples, families! Many things have led to me to this field, the primary one being: I want to hold space for people so they can heal. I believe that behind each difficult emotion or experience, there is a valuable lesson about who we are. In the midst of dealing with the overwhelm of life, our humanity is needing connection, compassion and acceptance. In the therapeutic space, I offer not only a "witnessing" of your humanity, but also a non judgmental look into how you came to be, so that feelings can be felt and not shut out. By inviting these "negative feelings" in, I allow people to be seen right where they are at. This compassionate approach rebuilds the relationship with yourself and gets to the root of change.

I believe change does not come from saying "this is where I want to be and I'm not there now," but change happens when we start to understand the purpose a behavior or feeling serves within us. If we can start to reframe our behaviors as adaptive to our experiences in life, then we can begin to have immense compassion and acceptance for who we are right now.

When we understand ourselves and how we have adapted to our pain, trauma or life experience, the need to repeat unhealthy behaviors or exacerbate negative feelings decreases. I am here to collaborate with you on how to rebuild the relationship with yourself by using all parts of you, the negative and positive and everything in between.

More Info About My Practice

I work under supervision at a community organization called The Relational Center. If I am not the right fit for you, please feel free to visit the website and check out other counselors. The center also offers groups and classes at very low rates.

I will work with you to set your rate and collaborate with you on what works.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is connecting you to you. I can only help guide you to your own truth and not define that for you. You have a wealth of experience and emotion that is not wrong or abnormal, but, in fact, actually valuable information about where you want to be and how you want to feel. I am a collaborator and guide to uncover some of that information and help you get more aligned with your needs and feelings. As your guide, I will also ask that you listen to your body and breath, which are the most valuables resources for you to feel at home in your own being.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Life Transitions
    Latinoax population
    LGBTQ population
    Women's Issues
    Multicultural Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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