Dr. Laurie Bergner

Psychotherapy in Bloomington, IL


Therapy Services

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Marital/Family therapy
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Couple/Parenting counseling
  • LGBT issues
  • Divorce issues
  • Blended family issues
  • Retirement/Career/Aging issues
  • Loss/Grief issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Consultant

"People who have mentioned their therapists seem to have one thing in common: several therapists. I've had one and I think that says something."

Barbara W.

Dr. Laurie Bergner, Supportive Psychotherapy in Bloomington, IL

Forty years of experience goes into my work with adults, couples and families. Individuals bring issues that include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and job and relationship difficulties. With a subspecialty in marital and family therapy, I help many couples improve their relationships and make decisions about them.

My Style of Therapy

  • Supportive;
  • Active in providing fresh ways to think about yourself and your relationships;
  • Experienced, bringing many years of professional and personal experience to my work;
  • Invested in creating a cooperative effort between myself and my clients, in which we work together to bring about solutions to their difficulties;
  • Committed to a goal of clients achieving more satisfying and empowered lives.
  • Read more about my approach to psychotherapy...

My Philosophy

Therapy is designed to help people live better lives. While life inevitably has its ups and downs, its losses and disappointments, it should also include its fair share of joys and satisfying, meaningful relationships and activities - both work and play. The inevitable frustrations, disappointments and irritations inherent in all relationships require an ability to live with them and to deal with them successfully. Especially crucial is having a good relationship with ourselves: knowing, accepting and working on our weaknesses and failings while still liking ourselves and appreciating our good qualities and strengths.

Therapy is not simply a passive, feel-good experience. It is an exploration of our lives and our ways of looking at ourselves and our world that can lead to having a more satisfying life. Often, it helps us see ourselves from a different perspective, one that opens up new opportunities and paths to change.

Therapy is not, as some believe, for "weak" people who cannot help themselves. Instead, it is for people who are ready to improve their lives, a quest that starts with a desire to better their lives and a commitment to work on making it happen. While most people discover new ways of thinking about themselves and their lives, with a good therapist, these discoveries are not negative and upsetting, but rather enlightening and empowering.


309-831-5385     901 E. Grove Street, Suite A6, Bloomington, IL 61701     info@DrLaurieBergner.com

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