Sue Bernt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to working with all humans to discover their strengths within.
Now and for the past 38 plus years, Sue has developed an awareness of how to support development of all ages. With natural and instinctive qualities, she has had a successful career as a teacher, a support to adults (Parents, Foster/Adopt Parents, and Teaching staff), and as a child and family therapist.
Sue is a dedicated advocate for quality services within communities, and strives to empower all human beings as they recognize the strengths they carry within themselves.
Sue specializes in working with children and their families. Her focus is on understanding the challenges of life brought about through relationships, self worth, behavior, trauma, depression, stress, and anxiety.
In order to maintain her credentials, Sue attends trainings to obtain Continuing Education Credits in the Mental Health field as well as keeping up-to-date on current research in the treatment of mental health and relationship issues. Sue attends trainings which focus on Attachment, Child and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma, and PTSD to name a few.
Education, Training & Experience
In 1980, Sue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Life from Oregon State University. Her career has led to years of teaching (0-6 year olds), management in Head Start programs, and professional child and family counseling at a Day Treatment Center for children ages 2- 6 years of age. Sue completed her Master’s in Social Work at Portland State University in 2004. Sue is licensed in Washington (LW 60084972) and in Oregon (L4288).
Sue is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and stays in touch with events offered through The Association of Play Therapy (APT).
Therapy with Sue includes working with attachment, behaviors, and abuse issues with adolescents and young children.
Adults also have a story to tell. Many adults are seeking to re-discover their strengths and coping tools they may have set aside. Sue has been working with adults through their work insurance, their Employee Assistance Programs, or through Medicare. Sue is a great listener.
Appointments are currently available some weekdays, evenings, and on Saturday!