About Me

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Hi! I’m Bernadette, a counselor, wife, and cat-lover from Chicago, Illinois.

Therapy and the City is a mental health blog that discusses and explores issues that affect young women.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2015 and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018, both from DePaul University. My areas of interest include trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, and sexual concerns. After graduate school, I wanted to keep researching, learning, and writing about various aspects of mental health–so a blog was born!

My mission is to provide reliable, relatable information about mental health, self-care, and sexuality.  Accuracy is important to me; I promise to only use trustworthy sources when researching my posts.  My ultimate goal, in both my career and my blog, is to use my knowledge to help others as we work together to try to figure life out.