Dr. Kerry Bernes

Registered Psychologist

Kerry Bernes, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist


Dr. Kerry Bernes is a highly regarded clinical psychologist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary. He is a tenured full professor of Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge and has over 25 years of experience in assessing and treating clients. He holds the prestigious designation of a Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. His research interests focus on career development, career planning and sport psychology.


At CRUX, Dr. Bernes offers online treatment and assessment services through easy-to-use technologies like Zoom. He treats various problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, separation and divorce (especially with men), sports psychology, stress management, grief, obesity and weight loss, career development, and relationship counselling. Dr. Bernes also specializes in treating trauma, abuse and neglect and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He commonly works with medical students and residents, professionals, athletes, graduate students, entrepreneurs, and other high performers. He also treats and strongly supports police officers, RCMP members, paramedics, military personnel and veterans. His treatment services draw upon best available research and are grounded in evidence-based treatment, including cognitive-behavioural therapy and exposure therapy.


Dr. Bernes offers assessment services, including forensic / legal, personal injury, mental health and comprehensive psychological assessments. He often assesses military veterans, and excels at pre-employment screening. Dr. Bernes also assesses diverse problems, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, aftermath of abuse, assault and sexual assault, personality disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Dr. Bernes treats and assesses adults (19 years of age or older). He is a licensed psychologist registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology, the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board, the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and the College of Alberta Psychologists. He works with clients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Alberta. For a copy of Dr. Bernes’ CV, click here.