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Sukey Bernard(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Anxiety -Attachment issues-Borderline personality disorder- Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Sukey Bernard is a psychotherapist in lower Manhattan. She currently offers both in-person and virtual sessions.

Sukey has a special focus in working with those in creative fields and pursuits, adolescents and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those seeking support for challenges related to attachment wounds, trauma, and social alienation. She brings special attention to intergenerational trauma and the way power and identity impact us all, and welcomes patients from all backgrounds.

Sukey received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, where she studied relational psychotherapy and liberation health, and completed postgraduate training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute. She graduated with a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University.

Message to clients

I see therapy as a generative process that can help people feel more comfortable in themselves and more empowered to make meaningful changes in their lives.

My approach is informed by contemporary psychoanalysis, family systems, DBT therapies, and my social work training. I help people cope with but also further understand and name their emotions, moods, and thoughts in their full complexity—including those that shift and uncover real-time in our work together. I believe that to create lasting change, we have to attend to your inner world: your unspoken thoughts, formative relationships, life experiences, and confounding stuck places — the deeper roots of your distress. We’ll unearth patterns of relating and being that got you to where you are, but may unwittingly be limiting your further expansion. As you build greater self understanding and compassion, psychic knots can loosen.

Feel free to reach out to schedule a free phone consultation if you think we could be a good fit. I look forward to meeting you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

William Alanson White Institute, Certificate in Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy , 2022
Smith School for Social Work, M.S.W., 2019
Wesleyan University , B.A. in Sociology , 2010


New York: 109439




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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional 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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


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

Locations & Hours


Sukey Bernard 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:$175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $175

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week