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Bernadette Talia

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1234 East Main Street
Suite 202
El Cajon, California, 92021
(Southern California)
United States of America

About Bernadette Talia

Bernadette Talia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW # 24868), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Approved Consultant in EMDR and Certified In EMDR. I have been assisting in Somatic Experiencing (SE) training since 2005 and am a qualified provider for individual and consultation sessions to students in levels beginning through advanced in SE Trainings. I have completed Level III: Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I have been assigned to a consultant to work toward obtaining my certification In the Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy. I Co-Founded Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services (CMSS) Program in San Diego and I founded Angels of Hope Counseling services where I currently offer Counseling. I worked for East County Mental Health Clinic for more than 11 Years, and I worked as a Clinical Director for Survivor of Torture Program at CMSS. I have been leading Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training Groups, educational, and supportive Middle Eastern women and men groups. Cultural sensitivity is very important to me as a Middle Eastern Chaldean Therapist who speaks Arabic and Aramaic. I have been providing Cross-Cultural Trainings on Iraqi population to bring awareness, sensitivity and education in the East County Region and through out San Diego County. I have counseled individuals, couples, families and groups of many cultures with a variety of treatment needs. My clients appreciate the fact that I am genuine, and passionate about my work. My style tends to be informal, high on support, warmth, compassion, honesty and understanding. My specialties include: Loss and grief, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual abuse, Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance abuse, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Children raised in Alcoholic families, relationship issues, couples, parenting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Christian Counseling, anger Management. Serving adults, elders, Adolescents, and children through individual and Group Therapy.


  • Families of Veterans
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Addiction
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Refugees
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists, Approved Consultant in EMDR and Certified in EMDR, Domestic Violence Counselor, Completed Level III; practicum Training in Gottman method Couples Therapy.

Post Advanced Certificates:

Touch Skills Training, Eye of the Needle

Business Phone

(619) 438-6150


Mobile Phone

(619) 339-7336


Alternate Phone

(619) 438-6150


Fax Number

(619) 438-6151


Insurance Accepted


Insurance Type(s):

Tri Care, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan, Life Synch Humana, PPOs are accepted, IEAP, Fee for Service


Contact Bernadette Talia by phone: (619) 438-6150 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.