Licensed Professional Counselor

Dr. L. Paul Bernard has more than 20 years of experience in clinical counseling, church ministry, public education, and university teaching, and supervision. He was the Founding Pastor and Senior Pastor of TEN27 Church for over 12 years, a school counselor, a licensed mental health professional, and a professor at Azusa Pacific University, Liberty University and Bethel University.

As a mental health professional, Dr. Bernard has worked in schools as a credentialed school counselor. He also experienced first-hand the depth of love and sacrifice of the foster care provider as the biological child of foster parents. This foundational experience established a core practice model for helping others who navigate through the child welfare and dependency system.

Dr. Bernard is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and works with individuals and families who desire a transformed life, working with adolescents and adults who deal with past issues such as overcoming self-destructive behavior, depression, managing stress, peer pressure, marital conflict, and relationship issues. He helps individuals find tools for unlocking their performance and to produce change…authentic change. He has extensive experience helping parents and teenagers to improve their relationship by showing mutual respect, developing better communication skills, and resolving conflicts. His research and experience include working with trauma, abuse, and attachment need as well as preventing burnout both personally and professionally.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC – California)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S – Virginia)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Clinical Certified Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential
  • School Counseling (California)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified