Sommer Bergdale, MA – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I’m Sommer Bergdale, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and co-owner of Serenity Counseling and Support Services. I first started working in the mental health field over 20 years ago while I was an undergraduate in college. I began my mental health career at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics working in the child psychiatric inpatient unit. While working at the hospital, I grew to love the field of mental health and decided to pursue my masters degree in Counselor Education at the University of Iowa. After graduation, I moved to the Las Vegas area where I continued working in inpatient hospitals with children and adolescents. In 2010, I saw a lack of mental health services was fueling inpatient psychiatric admissions and founded Serenity Counseling and Support Services to increase care options within the Las Vegas valley.
Currently, I focus on working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and believe that the therapeutic relationship is a key component in effective therapy. I enjoy helping people navigate difficult transition periods in their life which often manifests in symptoms of depression and anxiety. I believe symptoms of mental illness often develop as a result of challenges in life and, when viewed through a development lens, make sense for what the person is experiencing.
Professionally, I have continued to develop my clinical skills over the years. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am working towards certification in EFT. I also have additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am fully licensed in the State of Nevada as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (CP#1266) and I act as a site supervisor for students pursuing their master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.
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Benefits of Counseling
- Ability to Set Boundaries
- Better Relationships
- Greater Self-Confidence
- Help with Depression / Phobias
- Improve Communication
- Increase Assertiveness
- Less Anxiety
- Reduce Problematic Behaviors
- Regain Emotional Balance
- Stress Relief
- Trauma Resolution