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Amal Bernal, MS, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and Her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. Additionally, she has completed post graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University and Entrepreneurialism at Harvard University.

She has devoted over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, couples and families in a variety of settings including education, policy and safety, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and residential co-occurring adolescent treatment. Ms. Bernal has specialized experience working with children, teens and adults in the areas of attachment, trauma, depression, anger management, anxiety and domestic violence. She also has specialized training in the treatment of sexual abuse and abusers and is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. In addition to authoring several novel and effective interventions, she has a long tenure of the implementation of both Solution and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Play Therapy techniques to lead to a more individualized approach to client care.

In addition to private practice, Ms. Bernal has worked with non-profit organizations as both a sexual victim and offender counselor and was the Lead Therapist for a group home for adolescents and the Specialized Therapeutic Counselor for an in-home therapy agency providing services to at-risk children in foster care. She also has experience conducting psychological evaluations and assessments, participating in Judicial Review Hearings, providing supervised visitation for displaced parents and children and has been a Key Note Speaker at several nationally recognized human services organizations and foundations. She is a spokesperson for the Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children, a proponent for the Tahirih Justice Center for initiatives against forced marriage, and provides advocacy for victims of human trafficking and intimate partner abuse.

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Amal Bernal, MS, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and Her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. Additionally, she has completed post graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University and Entrepreneurialism at Harvard University.

She has devoted over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, couples and families in a variety of settings including education, policy and safety, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and residential co-occurring adolescent treatment. Ms. Bernal has specialized experience working with children, teens and adults in the areas of attachment, trauma, depression, anger management, anxiety and domestic violence. She also has specialized training in the treatment of sexual abuse and abusers and is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. In addition to authoring several novel and effective interventions, she has a long tenure of the implementation of both Solution and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Play Therapy techniques to lead to a more individualized approach to client care.

In addition to private practice, Ms. Bernal has worked with non-profit organizations as both a sexual victim and offender counselor and was the Lead Therapist for a group home for adolescents and the Specialized Therapeutic Counselor for an in-home therapy agency providing services to at-risk children in foster care. She also has experience conducting psychological evaluations and assessments, participating in Judicial Review Hearings, providing supervised visitation for displaced parents and children and has been a Key Note Speaker at several nationally recognized human services organizations and foundations. She is a spokesperson for the Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children, a proponent for the Tahirih Justice Center for initiatives against forced marriage, and provides advocacy for victims of human trafficking and intimate partner abuse.