Jerushah Duford, LPCA

I am thrilled to be a mental health counselor at Bloom Behavioral Therapy. Every day I pinch myself because I get to practice with a group of professionals that care for people the way my colleagues do. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Liberty University. I desired to pursue this field later in my life, after working with multiple non-profits that exposed me to the needs — and effectiveness — of mental health counseling. My passion is sitting down with people, hearing their story and providing them with hope and resilience. I strongly believe that once an individual has the opportunity to share their experiences in a safe environment, that they begin to understand themselves and their relationships in a way that creates lasting change. My experience with the foster care system, the LGBTQ+ community, and couples and families that are walking through conflict has helped me discover what a joy and honor it is to come alongside those in need and help give them the tools needed to thrive. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and couples and would consider it a privilege to hear your story. “Sometimes the bravest, most important thing, you can do is just show up,” —Brené Brown