Bernice Young


About Me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois. I am a Christian and respect the faith of others. I have worked in the field of counseling for 26 years. My experience is diverse in working with individuals, parents, individuals on parole and probation, and adults seeking strategies for change. I have held a dual career for nearly 20 years as a 911 operator and understand the challenges faced by first responders as well. I am a PhD candidate with research specific to African American men and strategies for success. My work as a psychotherapist include helping people with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, parenting challenges, motivation and career challenges, race-based trauma, and beyond. I often work with high profile clients and understand the importance of your privacy in seeking therapy.

My counseling style is warm and engaging. I truly enjoy helping people while treating everyone with respect and meeting them where they are. Together, we will establish goals that meet your needs. My counseling approach is based on the personality and need of the client, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, existential therapy, reality therapy, client-centered, and solution-focused.

I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180007016 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by T.E. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling with Bernice for 3 weeks

Bernice is very proactive and inquisitive.
I belive these are great qualities to have. Hense, I really enjoyed our sessionsleft feeling highly positive that my situation will change and I shooud enjoy the process and find a balance.