Sukey Bernard

I see therapy as a generative process that can help people feel freer and more engaged in the world as they’d like to be.

My approach is informed by contemporary psychoanalysis, family systems, DBT therapies, and my social work experience. I thus help people cope with but also better understand and put words to the full complexity of their emotions, moods, and thoughts—including those that uncover real-time in our work together. Over time, we unearth patterns of relating and being that got you to where you are, but may now be limiting your further expansion. As you build greater self understanding and compassion, psychic knots can loosen.

I have a special focus in working with those in creative fields and pursuits, adolescents and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those seeking support for challenges related to attachment wounds, trauma, and social alienation. I bring special attention to intergenerational trauma and the way identity and power impact us all, and welcome patients from all backgrounds.

I received my MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, where I studied relational psychotherapy and liberation health, and completed postgraduate training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute. I hold a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University.

To schedule a free phone consultation, contact me at I look forward to meeting you.