Kiara Bernhart Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Counseling in Los Angeles, California, 90034

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

Offices

2717 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034

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My Approach to Helping

I am a bilingual, bicultural self-starter who is currently accepting new individual clients and couples. I offer an open, compassionate approach and believe that a valuable lesson lies behind every uncomfortable or confusing emotion. As we collaborate, we will understand the purpose these feelings serve within you. Together, we can start to reframe all of your experiences and emotions as adaptive. Change begins with acceptance and self-compassion. We will work on understanding YOU and get to know your truth, then turn to new pathways that encourage your growth. I also offer therapy in Spanish and hold groups every week.

I was raised by an American father and Peruvian mother in Lima, Peru, an upbringing that has given me a lens that holds and respects culture, complexity, and perspective. I obtained my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. During my studies, I also found Buddhism and like to incorporate breathing and meditation when possible.

Together, we can explore trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as how they arise in the present-moment felt experience. By exploring what happens in both the mind and body, we can start to calm anxious, depressive thoughts and feelings. I aim to honor each of your needs and create a collaborative, safe space that gives you a say in how your therapy operates.

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's best.

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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