Experience and Interests

Lois E. Bernard, LCSW, Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1988.  Bachelor of Fine Art, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC, NY, 1971.

Appalachian Hall Psychiatric Hospital in Asheville, NC. with adolescents and children with severe emotional illness. 

Therapist/case manager for adolescents at Chestnut Hill Psychiatric Hospital in Travelers Rest, SC. 

Waypoint Program at New Hope Treatment Centers in Charleston, SC treating juvenile sex offenders under the supervision of Jonathan Ross, MA. Therapist/Case Manager.

Clinical Social Worker at Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center.

From 2002 to 2003,  The North Star program with adolescent survivors of sexual abuse.

2005-2006, Therapist for children at Child Abuse Prevention Services, Asheville, NC

2003 to present maintained private practice working with children, adolescents and adults.  PTSD, depression and/or anxiety.

Member of the International Cultic Studies Association and has worked with those who have been involved with a cult or cult-like relationship or organization.  

Lois trained with Richard Schwartz, Ph. D., in Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1 1999-2000. 

Internal Family Systems