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Bernard Mungin

Bernard Mungin


18 years of experience

I am a psychotherapist who works with a diverse population of people. My goal is to collaborate with individuals to assist them in achieving their therapy goal(S). My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches. Although I used these modalities, I do not use a one size fits all approach. I am a think-out-of-the-box clinician that will often challenge clients to try approaches that may be out of their comfort zone. Some examples of my experience include working with individual clients on developing skills in coping with mental health conditions/diagnosis, life stress, finding balance, and improving self-esteem. Although I use these approaches, my clients tell me it feels like we are having a conversation as opposed to feeling like they are in a therapy session. I have a specialization in working with Veterans, LGBTQI, men, and people of color populations. However, I work with all people who are seeking mental health services. I am licensed in DC (LICSW), VA (LCSW), MD (LCSW-C), and PA (LCSW). I have BS in Human Ecology, BA in Humanities from The Ohio State University, MSW from San Jose State University and Post Masters fellowship in mental health from Stanford University.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first session. I will assess you for treatment. We will discuss the therapeutic process. We will explore your therapeutic needs as well.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strength is providing clients with effective tools and strategies for managing their symptoms. I am a believer in being compassionate towards others and demonstrating how to show self-compassion.

About Bernard Mungin



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

This is basis of my practice. I utilize techniques to assist in management of mental health symptoms and development of healthy coping strategies.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

I utilize techniques to teach about grounding oneself, management of symptoms, stress reduction, and keep you in the present.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts. Evidence suggests that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders and suicidal ideation as well as for changing behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use. As directed, I teach the skills as directed.