Benson Bernard, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

therapist Benson Bernard
Benson Bernard, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
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Benson Bernard, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Benson Bernard, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 8 years in the field. Benson specializes in substance use disorders, psychological trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, and other related disorders in adults. Benson also has training and experience working with couples and families.Grounded in evidence-based practices, Benson utilizes an integrative approach to therapy including cognitive-behavioral techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy, a variety of mindfulness interventions, the Gottman Method, and a family systems approach. Benson’s clients describe him as trustworthy, supportive and committed to helping his clients get a step closer to creating the change that they desire in life.

Top Specialties
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Identity
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress
  • Trauma
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)

Location / Map


1221 Brickell Ave,
Suite 900,
Miami, FL 33131
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Fort Lauderdale

2598 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Suite 2104,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

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How much does a therapist cost in Miami?

Like most major cities, therapy in Miami can cost between $100 and over $400, depending on your therapist’s experience and location. Thriving Center of Psychology doesn’t accept insurance, but we provide therapy services to suit a range of budgets from $150 to $400 per session.

Does bereavement counseling work?

A bereavement counselor can help you develop coping methods for your loss. Bereavement counseling can create a safe space to process painful feelings and determine the best way to support you as you adapt to a life with loss and start to heal.

What type of counseling is needed to get over the death of a loved one?

After the death of a loved one, grief counseling or grief therapy can help you process your feelings as you go through grief. Some people may need support from a professional counselor to go through the painful loss of a loved one.

What therapy treatments are good for grief?

Everyone is unique, and grief can look different, depending on your situation. Treatment techniques for grief include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Ultimately, the approach to treatment for grief will depend on your individual needs.

What is the most common treatment for prolonged grief?

For people who experience intense and ongoing symptoms of prolonged grief disorder, your therapist may use elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to help you cope and adapt to your loss.

How soon should you have bereavement counseling?

After losing a loved one, you will likely experience a wave of complex and challenging emotions. While grief is universal, the way it affects people is different. There is no right or wrong time to go to bereavement counseling. Whatever type of loss you’re experiencing, you don’t need to wait until it feels too much, and you don’t need to go through it alone.

What are the five stages of grief?

Although everyone can experience loss differently, the five stages of grief are typically denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The reality is that there’s no order to grief, and your experience of grief is unique to you. The grieving process takes time and requires patience to break the cycle of grief.

Are there therapists that specialize in bereavement counseling in Florida?

Yes, one of Benson’s specialties is helping patients going through grief and bereavement. If you’re struggling with loss, click “Book with Benson” to make an appointment with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and choose a date and time that’s best for you.

How do I find a therapist who specializes in grief in Miami, Florida?

To find a therapist specializing in grief in Miami, use our comprehensive directory of mental health professionals to narrow your search by specialty and location. Or you can book directly with Benson.