Jill K Bershad, Boca Raton Therapist
“Understand. Heal. Grow. We Can Do This Together.”
I believe that anyone interested in creating positive change in their life deserves the opportunity, coping skills, and supportive environment to do so. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I offer optional therapeutic approaches such as Hypnosis and EMDR that have been shown to successfully address the symptoms that result from traumatic life experiences.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping individuals overcome a range of issues, including:
- Substance Abuse
- Low Self Esteem
- Stress and Anxiety
- Fears and Phobias
- Self-Defeating Behaviors
- Family of Origin Issues
As a certified hypnotherapist, I’ve found this approach incredibly successful in treating many different issues in both adults and adolescents. Individuals I’ve worked with have seen astonishing results using hypnosis, from a chain smoker who was finally able to quit, to a 10 year old girl paralyzed by her fear of dogs now so comfortable with them that she has one, to a student who was able to overcome her test-taking anxiety and increase her SAT score by more than 200 points.
Before starting my own practice, I began my career with practicum and independent study work at the Hillsborough County Department of Children’s Services working in both their Family Treatment Program and at the Haven W Poe Adolescent Runaway Shelter. Additionally, I did an internship at the renowned Washton Institute in New York City, with a strong focus on intake evaluations with DSM-IV diagnoses on all 5 axes, as well as individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy in an outpatient environment for criminal offenders diagnosed with psychoactive substance abuse disorders. In addition to running my practice, in 2010 I spent three years at the Watershed’s inpatient rehabilitation treatment facility as a primary therapist.
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida
Bachelor of Science in Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
License Number: MH6133
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
License Number: CAP 4274
Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt)
License Number: R10182