Bernard has worked with diverse populations, including, youth, families, re-entry, D&A, MH, and more, in clinical and therapeutic settings for over 10 years. He has interacted with varying groups including a wide range of ages, professions, as well as, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. He has provided peer support, psycho-education and therapy on substance abuse, co-occurrence, recovery support, maintenance, crisis intervention, community support services, as well as, facilitated individual and group therapy in residential and outpatient settings. He is experienced with collaboration across city-wide behavioral and human service systems, including behavioral health, child welfare, probation and parole, and judicial entities. Bernard is knowledgeable in Philadelphia’s behavioral health systems structure and services. He has provided formal and informal group training on quality of life, effective parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, mental health disorders, career and educational transitions, recidivism, toxic masculinity and spirituality, to name a few. His work has consistently highlighted the value of evidence-based trauma-informed care and cultural relevance, and has a particular passion and expertise with working with underserved and marginalized communities; and believe that social justice is an important component of holistic therapeutic healing. He earned his Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from Mission Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary).