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LCSW Bernadette Wood

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Bernadette Wood is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 3
State: CA

Hi and welcome. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and have worked in the field of social services for over 31 years. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploitation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. I have a laid back approach and am here to support the changes you want to make in your life. I am available nights and weekends and can work with those who have varying or irregular schedules.

I understand how vital support can be during difficult times, and I am here for you. I want to know your story and I want to work with you to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I want you to feel comfortable sharing your story with me and working with me through the therapeutic modality you feel is most beneficial to you and your support. I will work with you so we can determine your most important concerns and needs and what therapeutic goals you have. I will ensure that we stay on target with those goals so that you have a successful therapeutic process.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Awesome listener and adviser too.

Feb 02, 2023


Toni has been great in helping me work through childhood trauma, and she does a great job of expressing that what I went through isn't normal or okay.

Jan 30, 2023


Bernadette Wood will always be on your side, no matter what. She is supportive, insightful, and very willing to truly help you out. If you get paired with her, please do not reject her!

Jan 23, 2023


Toni was amazing to work with. I was able to meet the goals I had set for myself in counseling. Would highly recommend!

Dec 17, 2022


Toni is a wonderful therapist with a pure heart. She helped me unpack my overflowing and never previously addressed trauma bucket. She guided me through work-related trauma and stress and helped me see how unhealthy my job was, how it was negatively impacting my family and friends, and gave me the courage to get a new job. She helped me navigate family stressors and provided me with resources and tools to help me help my kids and spouse. She built a relationship of trust and understanding with me. She patiently waited and gave me the space to get to a point where I could address the childhood sexual abuse that I experienced. Toni has helped me address my trauma and has allowed me to be in a beautiful space of growth and presence. Thank you Toni for the gifts of peace and self-understanding!

Dec 16, 2022


Bernadette is able to point out where I need to focus most and that’s exactly what I need.

Dec 08, 2022


Bernadette is awesome! All work and no play..... is not her style, which is helpful for me. I was nervous about the clinical nature of therapy but she is very personable, and real, not just someone who asks "and how does that make you feel". I recommended betterhelp and bernadette to friends and family after only 2 sessions.

Nov 30, 2022


I feel heard and seen, which is important to me.

Nov 18, 2022


Toni is one of the kindest souls I think I have ever met. She is completely non-judgmental, takes time to listen to my concerns, and has helped me learn so much about myself. Especially when it comes to what events and adverse situations in my childhood have contributed to my reactions and relationship styles as an adult. I have been working with Toni for just about 10 months now, and I appreciate every moment of her time. Thank you, Toni, for all that you do to help me live a happier, healthier life.

Nov 01, 2022


Wow, I feel so lucky to have found Bernadette Wood AKA Toni! She is the Therapist's Therapist and has an answer for every question that I ask! She is respectful and encouraging and practical! I also enjoy her Get-back-to-Nature approach.

Sep 14, 2022


Bernadette (Toni) is the best. She's direct, kind, and as a bonus she likes cats. 10/10, would recommend.

Sep 13, 2022


I was matched perfectly with Bernadette Wood. Her personality accentuates mine. Her expertise has exactly matched my needs. I believe I have made so much positive progress with her aid and guidance. I would definitely stick with her if I were a new patron!

Aug 26, 2022


She's awesome

D.E.·Aug 16, 2022


We’ve only connected once so far through a video session but I can tell that she’s very attentive and caring. She seems like someone who can also hold me accountable when I am not putting the effort in that I should be. I feel like she will be someone great to have beside me as I grow and meld into the mom, wife, and person I would like to show up as. Thank you so far.

K.A.·Jul 15, 2022


Good practices and effective use of time

J.E.·Jul 13, 2022


She’s great

J.O.·Jun 28, 2022


She is a great listener and really tries to help with the trauma process. Very respectful too.

H.O.·Jun 02, 2022


Toni is an amazing therapist and has helped me to realize a lot of my triggers and some of the thingsi had signed off as okat

B.R.·May 31, 2022


"Toni" is a very experienced therapist in the areas of trauma and grief. She has real tools to deal with them. I am very excited to do the deep inner work that she has mapped out for me.

M.A.·May 12, 2022


Toni is a really lovely person and a great listener. She helped me deal with grief related to the loss of a family member and I emerged feeling better than I have in years.

A.L.·Apr 26, 2022


Toni helps me understand the reasoning behind some of my more perplexing emotions and how to process my feelings. She always shows me the utmost respect and care. I appreciate her guidance more than I can put into words.

K.A.·Apr 24, 2022


Bernadette Wood is a great therapist! She fulfills my needs and takes my thought into consideration when speaking with me. She also gives a variety of ways that she thinks will work with my needs in my therapy. She is amazing!

T.R.·Apr 05, 2022



T.O.·Mar 29, 2022


Bernadette is amazing and has a way to make you pull out things you never knew you had and helps you understand yourself

K.E.·Mar 16, 2022


Absolutely an amazing soul who I genuinely feel like they wanna help and see people in their maximum potential

J.A.·Mar 03, 2022


I absolutely LOVE Bernadette! I just completed counseling with her for a total of 6 months. I started off counseling feeling so lost in so many avenues from family, to immigration, and caregiving. I probably had the biggest blow up I've had when I first started counseling. From then, I really found ways to calm down. She really understood my situation and knew what I needed to incorporate: self-care, boundaries, meditation, earthing, hobbies, being a listening board to my spouse, accepting it is as it is, but most importantly taking time for myself and having a life for myself outside of caregiving. I cannot thank her enough. She is not only a counselor, but she really speaks to you as a friend. I would recommend Bernadette to anybody!!

K.A.·Feb 25, 2022


She is awesome

D.E.·Feb 16, 2022


Bernadette is a very good listener and immediately walks with you to a possible solution for what you're b

J.U.·Jan 19, 2022


Bernadette not only listens and helps but cares about her clients on a personal level and you will really feel that in doing therapy with her. She has been helping me navigate a major life change and without her I would have been lost.

K.I.·Dec 21, 2021


She has a great deal of life experience which makes her unique.

B.E.·Dec 02, 2021


She’s a great therapist and Ive been with her for 9 months already

J.E.·Nov 24, 2021


She gets me, and is so down to earth. I felt comfortable talking to her from the very beginning. I think she is awesome!

D.E.·Oct 17, 2021


I really appreciate her, she is very kind and caring, and understanding of my absence when they occur.

A.M.·Sep 21, 2021


At this time, all the advice given to me by Bernadette has been helpful and I'm looking forward to explore more of my areas to work on.

J.U.·Sep 19, 2021


I feel Bernadette was perfectly matched with me. She quickly understood what I needed help with and had a keen sense of what I was feeling and what my issues were (stress, depression, parenting & relationship issues). Talking with her in combination with doing her journaling prompts was very helpful and I will definitely recommend her as a therapist.

A.L.·Aug 24, 2021


She is amazing and has been very helpful in processing.

C.O.·Aug 23, 2021


This is my favorite counselor. She understands my issues. For the most part our sessions feel to me like I am talking to a friend that has the wisdom I need!

B.R.·Aug 10, 2021


Been working with Toni for a few months and feel so stable and emotionally supported. She is lovely and so open minded, witty and helpful. Highly recommend her! I am in school becoming a therapist myself, and she truly is extremely well trained, professional and warm

S.A.·Jun 23, 2021


We were a good fit from the beginning. BetterHelp matched me with someone who would be better suited for my needs. She's understanding, objective, and caring. It almost feels like I'm talking to a friend.

D.E.·Jun 17, 2021


Very beneficial

M.A.·Jun 16, 2021


Bernadette listens to me and offers constructive feedback on what I'm bringing.

J.U.·May 09, 2021


Thank you Tori for your help. I know we only did two sessions but it’s helped me a lot with just those two. I will continue to write in my journals. Tori is an amazing counselor and I am glad I had her as my counselor.

M.A.·May 08, 2021


Really understanding, gives lots of great tips on manging self care, stress and all that. Couldnt say enough good things about her and I would recommend her to anyone

B.R.·May 07, 2021


She was what I needed in life.

A.N.·Mar 26, 2021


Toni is fantastic. She is very down-to-Earth and straightforward. Because of her, I feel completely safe during our sessions and always at ease. She is without a doubt the best!

M.I.·Mar 25, 2021


She is so patient and kind. And she really understands what I'm going through

D.E.·Mar 09, 2021


Bernadette/Toni has been great! I’ve had two sessions so far and already feel like I’ve benefitted from her support. I like that she has years of experience and is accommodating to schedule changes.

T.A.·Feb 16, 2021


She is very open-minded, understanding, and is a good listener. I trust her and her expertise.

D.E.·Feb 15, 2021


She was ver considerate with rescheduling and gave me helpful tips on how to put my schedule back on track.

J.O.·Feb 14, 2021


Bernadette is confident and capable in a way that makes me feel completely safe and supported. I have full faith in her abilities to assist in incredibly difficult cases and at the same time she is such an authentic person. I appreciate her work and would highly recommend her to those of us going through the toughest of human circumstances.

L.I.·Feb 04, 2021


She is an amazing soul. She really cares about her clients and gives great advice. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling with their mental health.

M.E.·Jan 10, 2021


Toni is helping me put together the various aspects we have been working on and tying them all together. I appreciate everything she has done for me and look forward to the incremental improvement each day/session! Thanks Toni!

G.E.·Jan 08, 2021


Bernadette is excellent. I love working with her , and she has really helped me figure out and work on my issues. She provided valuable advice, guidance and tools. She is a great listener and is very easy to talk to . When I needed urgent advice she responded quickly, and her input was very helpful. I am very grateful.

Y.A.·Dec 30, 2020


Very rare to find someone so skillful yet so empathetic. I was previously paired with a counsellor who I did not gel with and I am so happy that I followed my intuition to move to Toni instead. She has already helped me so much in a short time.

L.A.·Dec 14, 2020


Toni is great listener and has been great to talk to. She's very empathetic and I would recommend her to anyone I know :)

C.A.·Dec 12, 2020


Bernadette has been amazing in many ways .. but for me the most amazing thing is that she has the ability to tell you what you need to do without making you feel bad about yourself , not making you feel that you’ve make poor decisions all the way though .. she’s extremely honest .. doesn’t sugar cost anything and will give you tools To be able to make decisions yourself , set healthy boundaries , goals and foundations for the future ... she’s been an angel

D.A.·Dec 02, 2020


I have seen about 10 people for help in my life. I like Bernadette the best. She is helpful and understands my issues. Give me very good ways to deal with thing and try to move forwards.

R.O.·Nov 30, 2020


She’s the best

E.R.·Nov 15, 2020


I have spent years searching for a counselor that I could connect with but i never had luck so i had given up for a couple of years. I had hit a rough patch and couldn't put it off any longer so I reached out and signed up for Betterhelp. It took a couple tries but eventually I was matched with Bernadette. She has been very responsive , warm and takes the time to understand my needs. It feels effortless to open up and share the difficult parts of my life. She is very straightforward while maintaining her warm and positive energy. She maintains a safe space to allow me to feel comfortable to open up and grow through this process. I felt immediate relief once I was matched with Bernadette. Through our first meeting I knew I had been matched with the right counselor. I am just starting my journey here but im very confident that I've found someone who can help me grow through this challenging time.

O.L.·Nov 11, 2020


She is amazing. I’ve really enjoyed talking to her and connected the first time we spoke. Very easy to say things too, with a welcoming and open energy

V.A.·Nov 09, 2020


Bernadette is very supportive. She is an excellent listener and has give enough me many tools to deal with my current stress. She is extremely responsive to messages which is so helpful. I would highly recommend her.

L.I.·Nov 06, 2020


Bernadette Wood is a great listener. She goes out of her way, and is with you through thick and thin. I am very appreciative of her help, and the conversations we have had that have helped me cope with trauma and accompanying substance abuse issues. Many thanks!!

G.R.·Nov 06, 2020


I feel safe to express myself to her. She understands and listens to my story. I have had several new insights about myself during our therapy sessions. She is very responsive and flexible with meeting times.

S.I.·Oct 31, 2020


Bernadette Wood offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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