About Me

Bernice ( Bernie) E. Komraus

I am a licensed counselor accredited as both an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and an NCC (National Certified Counselor) and a Certified Advanced Addiction and Drug Counselor (CAADC). After completing my master’s degree at Oakland University and requirements for licensure, I obtained additional expertise as a certified addiction counselor, mental health specialist-through Oakland University and training in critical incidence debriefing at Oakland Family Services. I have over 14 years of clinical counseling experience which includes one- on- one sessions as well as groups in varied setting which include work in a Methadone treatment clinic, inter-city non-profit agency, suburban non-profit agency, hospital employee situation and inter-city schools. I provide a comfortable non-threatening environment where clients can discuss, process and develop tools they can utilize to make the necessary changes in their lives.  I am a compassionate, empathic, dedicated counselor who allows my clients the room to grow, accept and become the person they wish to be.
Combined with my previous background in law, where as a paralegal, I was required to edit legal briefs and confer with the court; I provide the necessary experience to help my clients obtain maximum benefits from sessions. In addition, I can be helpful in being a supporting source as my clients or their family members maneuver through the court systems.  I provide client focused therapy balanced with compassion, empathy and a warm nurturing environment.
I utilize several different theoretical interventions including but not limited to cognitive behavioral, psycho dynamic, reality, solution focused, choice and motivational interviewing.
Additionally, I provide LLPC (Limited Licensed Professional Counselor) supervision. I have also worked at the University of Detroit/Mercy as an Adjunct Professor, supervising Practicum Students in the counseling department and manage the on-site inter-city clinic.
I have worked in the Employee Assistance Area providing on-site employee support at Troy Beaumont Hospital, and presented educational seminars on a corporate level covering topics including Stress Management, Violence in the Work Place, and Eating Healthy.

License and Certification:
Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor # 6401007208
Certified Advanced Addiction and Drug Counselor Certificate # C00356

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member of the Michigan Counselors Association (MCA)

Member of the International Marriage and Family Counselors ( IMFC)

Member of the Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor( ICAADC),
“I’m a dedicated Mental Health Specialist, committed to the well being and improvement of my clients lives.” ~ Bernie Komraus