Pernell M.J. Bush, MSW, CNP is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern and earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. He specializes in first responders, couples, adolescent and adult males, with a range of concerns from life adjustment, emotional regulation, depression, trauma, and relationship issues with a focus on improving self-knowledge and self-confidence.

As a clinician, Pernell believes individuals can decide if an issue requires immediate action and change or if it can-or must-be accepted for what it is while they learn to make behavioral changes that can positively affect their situation. He works with clients to start the healing process through their own self-talk, or the way they talk about traumatic events, problematic relationships, toxic behaviors, physical limitations or other issues. Pernell and his clients work as a team to stop repeating thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to negative, hurtful, and self-destructive issues.

He creates a safe, nonjudgmental and understanding space for clients. His approach is eclectic- employing techniques from Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Strength-Based. There are valid alternatives to improve the way one thinks, and these include mindful behavior, attention to personal values, and commitment to action.

Pernell Bush strives to unlock his clients’ freedom through healing. He believes in an active approach to therapy that helps individuals connect with themselves, understand their feelings and improve their negative, hurtful, or self-destructive behavior.

To contact Pernell:

407-644-7671 or  Pernell.Bush@JFSorlando.org