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About Mihaela Bernard, MA, LCPC

Mihaela Bernard, MA, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor and founder of Inside Family Counseling, LLC in Chicago. She is a Professional Member of the American Counseling Association and a member of Chicago Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec, Canada. She is a graduate of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and was awarded the George J. Mohr Award for her paper “A Case of Childhood Psychosis: The Emergence of the Subject,” presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.

Mihaela is the author of Mental Health Digest electronic magazine, your free, easy-to-read electronic resource on common mental health issues affecting you and your family, plus some suggestions on how to address them.
She specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for troubled children and adolescents, who face behavioral and emotional challenges at home and at school. Her mission is to empower, support and guide children, adolescents and their parents to a happy and healthy family. You can also read her Parenting Blog, where parents find helpful resources and practical tips on how to support their child and adolescent’s behavioral and emotional development.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I had a passion for helping people. I dreamed of one day becoming a psychologist in private practice and advocating for the young members of our society and for the child, still living in the heart of every parent. I promised myself never to forget what it feels like to a be a child so that one day I can help parents and their young ones communicate, respect and love one another. Psychoanalysis has played a key role in my journey and I am so happy to be able to share my experience with you. I feel honored and privileged to be able to live my childhood dream and to provide hope, compassion and positive change to my clients.”

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2017
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