Teresita Berndes-Carlson

Marriage & Family Therapist , MA , MFT

(310) 400-5944
I enjoy working with adults and couples and view the therapeutic relationship as a significant agent of change for those seking to work on long standing issues or every day difficulties. My psychotherapeutic style combines psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions, depending on the needs of the individual or couple. This combination produces an empathic relationship that motivates, encourages and inspires clients to explore needed changes and helps to develop practical approaches to create those changes. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and a safe place that fosters exploration, change and growth. Please call with any questions you may have.
I assist and guide clients in pin-pointing core issues and help them to focus on healthier aspects of their potentials. I enjoy working with both men's and women's issues as well as marriages/couples. I am fluent in Spanish (bilingual/bi-cultural) and conduct therapy in both languages.
In addition, I hold certifications in critical incident response and Biblical counseling (for those that are interested in combining the Christian biblical principles of their faith with the psychological aspects of their issues). I see clients dealing with work stress issues, minority issues and provide wellness seminars to companies and groups throughout Los Angeles.
Call or Email Teresita Berndes-Carlson for a free phone consultation now - (310) 400-5944


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • License No. and State: MFC23575 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • United
  • Blue Shield PPO only, Magellan PPO only
  • MHN
  • PacifiCare
  • ValueOptions

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Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Int'l Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • Member Since: 2001


Access Healing Counseling & Associates
3831 Hughes Ave
Suite 708
Culver CityCalifornia 90232
(310) 400-5944
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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Career Counseling
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Codependency, Christian counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EAP/Workplace issues
  • Marital/Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution/Brief Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015