Bernice McKenzie, LMSW, is a highly experienced Social Work Therapist with a unique educational background and over 14 years in psychotherapy. Specializing in a range of therapeutic services, Bernice is dedicated to guiding clients through their personal journeys.

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Bernice McKenzie, LMSW

Experienced Psychotherapist

Bernice McKenzie, LMSW, brings over 14 years of experience as a Social Work Therapist, complemented by 12 years in career, academic, and mental health counseling. Her education from Andrews University in rural Michigan and a PhD from Yeshiva University in urban New York City reflects her diverse academic background.

Bernice offers compassionate, confidential, custom-tailored therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups across various stages of life. Her therapeutic experience spans multiple levels of care including community/home care, assisted living, hospital settings, psych-ICU, online, and in-office outpatient care.

Her expertise includes a range of therapeutic approaches such as long-term supportive therapy, shorter-term solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

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Bernice McKenzie, LMSW – Experienced Psychotherapist
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Personal Philosophy or Approach

Bernice McKenzie believes in a holistic approach to health, encouraging a balance of physical, spiritual, medical, and therapeutic interventions. She views entering therapy as a significant step in a personal journey and prides herself on being a compassionate, confidential, and empowering professional.

Her current approach is interactive and warm, primarily drawing from a strengths-based psychodynamic perspective with behavioral interventions rooted in CBT. She uses a relational style to help clients understand the root of their struggles, identify barriers, and create pathways forward. Bernice is committed to empowering her clients with the tools to adapt to life’s dynamic nature and embrace the uncertainty that change brings.

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Insurances Accepted & Appointment Information

Bernice McKenzie accepts a variety of insurance plans to ensure accessible mental health care:

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

Start your journey towards a fulfilling life today. Schedule an appointment with Bernice McKenzie, LMSW, and take the first step towards healing and personal growth. 

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