Staff

Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC
Bernice Roberts Kennedy, Ph.D.,APRN, PMH-CNS, BC

Background
Dr. Bernice Roberts Kennedy received a Ph.D. in Health Services from Walden University and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from the University of South Carolina in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. While working as an Advanced Psychiatric Nurse (APRN) in the clinical setting, Dr. Kennedy worked in diverse inpatient and outpatient psychiatric/mental organizations. Also, as an APRN, she worked in Adult Psychiatry, Geropsychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry (i.e., Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry), Community Mental Health Outreach Program, and Correctional Psychiatry. She is a nationally board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Kennedy worked as a psychotherapist for over 45 years providing individual, group, and family therapy based on a Christian foundation.

In 1997, Dr. Kennedy received a Christian Ministry Certificate at the Columbia Institute for Biblical Studies, Columbia International College which prepared her for outreach ministry. She is the founder of Women in Network Ministry (WIN): Women Helping Women (A Global Health Ministry). WIN is a faith-based ministry focusing on global health issues of women and other vulnerable groups to assist with research, behavioral health interventions, education, information, resources, and support.

Presently, Dr. Kennedy is the Senior Practitioner at BRK Psychiatric Mental Health Services, LLC. This agency provides a holistic approach to mental health services focusing on the biopsychosocial-spiritual aspects of the person. These telehealth services provided psychosocial assessments of our clients based on their needs. Faith-based counselors provide emotional/psychological support and counseling to a person combining the principles of spirituality and theories of behavioral science. This counseling service will focus on behavioral health problems for adults such as depression, anxiety, caregiver stress and burden, grief, domestic violence (e.g., intimate partner violence, adult victims of abuse, family violence, etc.), workplace violence and spiritual abuse (e.g., church hurt).