Jill T. Bernis, LPC-S, NCC

Jill is a licensed professional counselor with supervision privileges. She has provided mental health services to children and adults since 2000. She specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and Autism. She holds a license in Oklahoma and Louisiana and has National Certification (NBCC).

Jill obtained a Bachelors (1995) and a Master’s degree (2001) in Psychology from The University of Southwestern Louisiana which was later named The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While in training, Jill taught parenting classes, created and implemented small groups with children ages 5 – 9 with ADHD and other mental health issues, and worked with adults with severe mental health issues to improve their quality of life and prevent hospitalization.

Jill’s experiences include being a Mental Health Director, Children’s Clinician, Case Management Supervisor, Parish Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at the University and Community College levels, Parenting Instructor (pro bono), Mental Health Counselor and Student Supervisor/Trainer at OUHSC, and a Research Coordinator at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC).

Working and training in various settings has allowed Jill to become a well-rounded clinician. She has worked with families and children with mental health or behavioral issues, supervised case workers, managed a grant funded program, coordinated with other agencies, and networked with providers to conduct educational classes for parents and their children. She has also organized activities and outings in the community for children ages 6 through 16 in various programs. In addition to counseling, she has interviewed and helped train Psychology Interns, conducted outreach presentations to students, served as a liaison with multiple colleges at OUHSC, conducted couples workshops, served on the campus safety board to identify and prevent crisis situations, and raised funds for and helped to coordinate a yearly De-Stressfest for college students.

Jill’s love and passion for counseling and helping others led her to begin her private counseling practice, Bernis Counseling Services, where she counseled children and provided parenting skills to their parents. Most of her clients’ parents were Spanish-speaking, so she taught herself Spanish to better communicate with them. While not fluent, she continues to improve and practice her Spanish language skills to better serve her clients.

And now, at Moore Counseling Center, she is providing Telehealth services to clients from age 14 through 70. She has provided this service for clients on an as-needed basis over the last few years and she found it so rewarding that she has decided to continue it full-time. Jill looks forward to working with her clients to provide support, learn new skills, and improve the quality of their lives.