Bergen  Pierson
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Bergen Pierson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Social Worker, LSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online

You may also self-schedule your free initial 15-minute consultation through my website.

Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Lyme disease
  • Mind-body connection
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Life transitions
  • Climate anxiety

Professional statement

Our work together is a collaborative process. Whether you are experiencing a life change, difficulties in your relationships, feeling trapped in familiar limiting patterns, or being visited by illness, you might be struggling to move forward. We will find our way out of these stuck places together. It’s your journey and I am here to support you.

In session, we may examine coping habits, witness parts of self, explore the mind-body connection, and uncover relationship patterns. We might work to set boundaries, shift dynamics, and let go of things that no longer serve you. Your internal wisdom is our guide as we craft a treatment plan to reach your goals. The therapeutic relationship is a safe space to process your experience. My goal is for you to feel safely embodied and to create an authentic life.

I take a person-in-environment perspective, listening closely for how societal systems and historical forces shape lived experience. I look for pathology first in the systems and environment surrounding a client, as I believe we are shaped by our environments. I am strengths-based, compassionate, trauma-informed, and direct.

As a Lyme literate therapist, I offer support to individuals affected by Lyme disease and co-infections. A comprehensive support system is essential in managing this illness. As your therapist, I will help you process your diagnosis, identify mental health symptoms, develop coping skills, and find hope.

Please contact me to schedule your complimentary 15-minute initial consultation to help you determine if I am a good fit.


Message to clients

Growth in therapy is facilitated by strong rapport in the therapeutic relationship. Your feedback is integral to guiding treatment. Together, we create a space conducive to growth and discovery.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Lyme disease - I will help you process your diagnosis, identify mental health symptoms, develop coping skills, and find hope. If requested, I will consult with your medical provider.

Mind-body connection - If comfortable/tolerable, practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally. An important component of trauma work.

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Climate anxiety - Coping with the unique stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster and finding outlets for advocacy




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Medicaid

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $115 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $40 - $115

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Private Practice, 2022 - Present
Maria Droste Counseling Center, Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, 2023 - Present

Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Master of Social Work, 2021
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Certificate in Human-Animal-Environment Interactions in Social Work, 2021
Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, 2011


Licensure

Colorado: LSW.0009923965


Languages

English