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Authentic Living Counseling

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC #14243Authentic Living Counseling
Contact Person:
Gracie Berntsen 6196308397
Methods of Payment Accepted:
Credit Card, Debit Card, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account
Insurance:
Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, MHN, Optum, United Healthcare
Specialty/Interest:
Maternal Mental Health; Anxiety; Depression; Pregnancy Loss; Infertility
Bio:
Welcome! I am glad you are here. My goal is to help parents feel connected and supported throughout their fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum journeys. I know how anxiety and stress can be major factors during this time and I want to help people find the resources they need to manage whatever stressors they are dealing with. I also know the importance of having partners and family members understand the intensity of this time and am trained to help clients increase communication skills with their support system. I help clients navigate overwhelm, disappointment, frustration, guilt, and all the other emotions that can arise during times of stress. I know that strong attachment bonds are key in helping families thrive and aim to support my clients in feeling more at peace and connected through their road to creating a family. I ground my work in a person-centered lens, meaning the client is the expert in their life and I provide guidance and direction to help the client navigate their worries. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients recognize maladaptive thought patterns, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) to identify values and goals, and Inner Child Work to support internal validation and self-worth. I am currently accepting new clients for in person services in Rancho Bernardo or via telehealth for clients residing in California.