About Me



Daniel J. Bernhardt, MS, LPC-S is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Surprise, AZ.  

Daniel is a licensed professional counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, he is also approved as a clinical supervisor.  Daniel has been in the field of mental and behavioral health for more than eighteen years, holding a variety of titles and positions over the years.  Daniel is certified as a clinical anxiety treatment professional, for both adults as well as children and adolescents.  

As a licensed professional counselor, Daniel's goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Daniel specializes in individual, couples and family counseling. Daniel also focuses on adolescent and young adult issues and has extensive experience in this area. As a bio-psycho-social-spiritual counselor, he believes in treating the whole person. He works from both a Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior approach to counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy while incorporating other approaches as clinically appropriate.  Daniel specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression along with a variety of life's transitions.

Psychotherapy requires an active effort and commitment from the client, this is important in order to most effectively identify areas of concern and desired treatment goals. Counseling is an exploration of deep, personal life issues and areas of one's life that may have been buried for any number of reasons.

Daniel is and Open Path provider so feel free to inquire about pricing if you are an Open Path member.  If you would like more information on becoming an Open Path member, please reach out to us for more information.  

Purpose Driven Counseling Services, LLC

West Side Location

Purpose Driven Counseling Services

Offering Convenient Hours Tuesday through Saturday, including evenings

Purpose Driven Counseling Services, LLC




9:00 am-2:00 pm


11:00 am-9:00 pm


11:00 am-9:00 pm


9:00 am-2:00 pm


8:00 am-4:00 pm



Contact Me

Cell: 602.206.5437, text is acceptable