Bernard Douglas, Therapist in Pasadena, California — Zencare
Bernard  Douglas
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Bernard Douglas


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Bérnard is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Pasadena and Los Angeles (Beverly Hills adjacent) and has over thirty-five years of counseling experience working with individuals, and couples. Bérnard earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual & Depth Psychology with an additional specialization in Loss & Grief.

During the mid 1990’s Bérnard lived for a year in a closed monastic community in upstate New York after which he returned to New York City and served as Intake Coordinator and case manager for an Upper East Side serving dual and triple diagnosed homeless adults.  In 1998 he moved to Northern California where he worked with Homeless Children & Families until late 2001 when he was recruited by Kaiser Permanente Hospice to become the Director of Bereavement & Director of Clinical Volunteers.  In 2010 he moved to Los Angeles in Southern California to earn his Masters Degree and enter into private practice.

Bérnard is also a speaker, trainer and workshop presenter, and has received several awards and recognitions for his service.

Message to clients

Reclaim Your Life Today: Live the Life You Want to Live

I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, in California. My approach to therapy is commonsense, based in Dialog, reflective listening, mindfulness based cognitive therapy in conjunction with breath work, journaling and dream journaling and practicing being present.

Our experiences are a map of where we have been, and what it was like. Our ‘stories’ are a mixture of moments we are proud of, grateful for and moments which we would rather not repeat. Through the therapeutic dialog we can come to understand why we make the choices we make and have an opportunity to discover new choices and decide how our story unfolds from the present moment into the future; with courage and kindness toward ourselves we can reach for the life we want to live and be the person we want to be.

By the time my clients ‘graduate’ from therapy they will have developed tools which will continue being useful long after our work together has concluded. Personal responsibility and accountability are cornerstones of freedom.


Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Bernard Douglas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $190 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Pasadena practice
1055 East Colorado Boulevard, 5th Floor, Pasadena, California 91106
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Therapy (CA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2014 - Present
Airport Marina Counseling Services, 2013 - 2014

Antioch University, MAP, 2013
S.U.N.Y. College, BA


California: 102496