Kerry Berner, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC, RPT, Counselor in Merritt Island
I have been working with children, individuals, & families for over 20 years with anxiety, depression, parenting. Throughout my professional career, I have worked as a counselor,adoption specialist and a school counselor. I have always had a passion for working with children & adults and have had extensive training in play therapy (Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from UCF) and understand that play is the language that children use and is important for them in counseling. Play therapy can be used with children, adolescents, and even adults and is a non-directive approach which helps the individual express them-self freely.
I have helped many adoptive families explore their journey of adoption through private and state adoptions. I am well trained in preparing families for adoption, completing adoption homestudies,post placement supervision, and any adoption concern that may arise. Brevard Counseling is also a licensed child adoption placement agency by DCF.
I am a Registered Play Therapist. I provide individual, family counseling, play & expressive art counseling. I have worked with many children of all ages to help regulate their emotions & build coping skills. Additionally, I have been trained & specialize in CPRT (Child Parent Relationship Therapy) & hypnotherapy. FREE Consultation. Evenings & Weekend Appointments!!
Call or Email Kerry Berner for a free consultation now - (321) 274-4817

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Central Florida
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: MH 13997 Florida

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
  • EAP
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Central Florida/Play Therapy Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Membership: Association for Play Therapy (APT)
  • Member Since: 2014

Kerry Berner's Groups

The Joy of Adoption

This is a monthly training facilitated by Kerry Berner, MA, Ed.S, LMHC. Kerry is an Adoption Specialist and will walk families through the process of becoming an Adoptive Family. Topics such as homestudies, homevisitation, birthparents, and adoption agencies will be discussed. Don't miss this opprotunity to gather more information about adoption. Brevard Counseling is a Licensed Child Placement Agency. Training is held on the 1st Saturday of each month. Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat. Please email us at info@brevardcounseling or call the office a 321-323-9069

More about this group

Specialties

  • Adoption
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017
Kerry Berner, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC, RPT, Counselor in Merritt Island

Kerry Berner

Counselor, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC, RPT