Megan Berndt, Therapist in South Kingstown, Rhode Island — Zencare
Megan  Berndt
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Megan Berndt

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts Waitlist Online
South Kingstown Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression
  • Compulsive behavior

Professional statement

Megan Berndt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is also licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults up to age 40. Areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting, behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorder, adjustment challenges, developmental disabilities and compulsive behavior.

Megan draws from her previous experience working in home-based therapies. She has worked in the helping field for the past 22 years, including the past 12 years as a clinical social worker. She works with clients to create goals to work on to help improve well-being and daily functioning. She welcomes feedback from clients and encourages partnership in treatment. She looks at the big picture in treatment: helping clients make environmental, personal, and relational changes. Megan very much thinks outside the box while utilizing evidence-based practices. Megan’s approach is full of empathy and great listening skills. She has a genuine and honest approach.


Message to clients

Finding a connection with a therapist can be tough. We will explore your needs and what you are seeking in treatment. If we both decide that we are a good match then we will begin. Should we feel that your needs may be better addressed by another therapist or approach I will help guide you to someone that may be a better fit, at any time before, during, or after treatment.


Specialties

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

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Megan Berndt 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: $125 (45min)
  • Initial session: $125 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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South Kingstown practice
23 North Road, Bldg A, Suite A28, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02879
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2013 - Present
Early Intervention Program, Social Work Consultant, 2014 - 2016
Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS), Clinical Supervisor, 2010 - 2014
Personal Assistance Services and Supports (PASS), Clinical Consultant, 2010 - 2014
HBTS and PASS Programs, Treatment Coordinator, 2006 - 2010
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Social Work, Social Work Intern, 2009 - 2010
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Behavioral Health, Social Work Intern, 2008 - 2009
HBTS, HBTS ABA, Transitional School Services, Adult Day Services and Respite Program, Behavior Specialist/Direct Support Professional, 2004 - 2006
Preschool/Afterschool Programs/Camps/Private Homes, Teacher Assistant/Internships/Nanny, 1998 - 2004

Rhode Island College, Master of Social Work, Clinical, 2010
University of Rhode Island, BS Human Development and Family Studies with a Concentration in Child Development, 2003
Community College of Rhode Island, AA Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, 2001


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02256

Connecticut: 11686

Massachusetts: 000124876


Languages

English