Anxiety comes in many forms. You might feel worried about work. Perhaps you are in a stressful or toxic relationship and you feel overwhelmed. Maybe you ruminate on certain thoughts or overthink things too much.
The good news is that anxiety is treatable. Some people are hard-wired to be anxious, while others experience anxiety during certain times in their lives or in regards to specific situations. If you get anxiety or panic attacks, seeking help for anxiety from a trained therapist or psychologist may provide relief and comfort. At Behr Psychology we will help you work through the origins of your anxiety and build skills to manage stress, panic, and overwhelm.
Depression is a common reason people seek treatment for their mental health. Clinical depression includes symptoms such as chronic sadness, lack of motivation, increase or decrease in appetite, sleeping too much, or not sleeping enough.
Depression can be related to situations in life, such as the loss of a loved one or relationship, but it can also be the result of a chemical imbalance or an overactive nervous system. Feelings of sadness, feeling down, lacking energy, feeling withdrawn, and low are all signs that you may be depressed.
Therapy can help with depression by working through the challenges you are facing. You and your therapist or psychologist can process your experience with depression and find tools and coping skills to manage the symptoms. Through therapy, you can better understand the origins of your depression and learn to better manage symptoms of your depression.
Relationships are hard! You may be experiencing cultural and religious differences, financial struggles, communication issues, or lack of connecting on an emotional or intimate level. Relationships require maintenance and hard work. At Behr Psychology we work with you and your partner(s) to come up with solutions.
Individual therapy can help your relationships by understanding your history, your patterns and your exposure to relationship dynamics. You can build insight into your relationship goals and strategies and build better communication skills. Couples therapy can help relationship problems by improving communication, fostering a sense of understanding, shared values and conflict resolution. We provide both marital and premarital therapy. It’s never too late or too early to start couples therapy. It’s an opportunity to get closer and resolve conflict in a safe environment. We work with all types of couples and relationship styles. We provide therapy to religious couples, people in non-monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, non-traditional relationships, and for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Finding a healthy work-life balance can be difficult for many people. For those who work from home, or work long hours it can be a challenge to separate yourself from your work. For people who work high-stress jobs, it may be hard to manage families and relationships. There are also financial stressors that may prevent you from doing the things you want to do. When work controls your life it can cause incredible stress, social strain and problems that bleed into the rest of your life.
It can also be difficult to manage a work-life balance if you are transitioning into adulthood or a new stage in life. At Behr Psychology we will help you process your experiences, needs, and desires. We are here to help you build assertiveness, set healthy boundaries, and learn when to ask for what you need.
At Behr Psychology, we promote religious and cultural exploration. Some people are highly religious. Others are seeking new religious paths. Perhaps you’re exploring your culture and heritage. Maybe you are focusing on your own spirituality.
We work with people who are experiencing cultural assimilation as well as separation and individuation. We work with individuals as well as couples, depending on the issues you are seeking treatment for. We want to help you reach a sense of self-actualization in how you identify religiously, spiritually, and culturally.
Many people experience dual identity, which is when a person identifies with both their ethnocultural minority in-group and their society of residence. People of mixed race and ethnicity may experience this. We also work with people who are culturally assimilating and finding their racial and ethnic identity.
We help people differentiate religion and culture for themselves. Often we see people who are struggling in relationships to reconcile their religion and culture. We work with clients in those areas as well. We will also help you work through any sociopolitical dynamics you are experiencing.
Trauma can result from any difficult experience that causes adverse emotional and physical reactions. It includes, but is not limited to, emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. Trauma doesn’t have to be connected to abuse, however. It could be a car accident, witnessing something terrible, or being in an unhealthy relationship. You might be experiencing a traumatic response from the pandemic or from the state of socio-political conflict.
While trauma can occur after extreme life-threatening experiences such as war or sexual assault, trauma also can occur from less obvious sources. In fact, all of us are susceptible to trauma in our lives. Trauma from childhood, from recent events or a behavioral reaction of panic with no known are all valid reasons to seek therapy. We treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is a result of a traumatic event or experience and help you work through your experience so that it does not run your life.
We provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can share freely your experience with sexual function and begin a plan for treating your condition or circumstance. We work with erectile dysfunction, low libido, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, porn addiction, sex addiction, pain with sex and other sexual health conditions.
We are interested in helping you make changes in your sexual health if you are struggling with health-related or medical-related sexual dysfunction. If your issues are medically-related, we might refer you to a psychiatrist or other specialist if medication assistance is needed. We will collaborate on your treatment with any medical professional you are referred to.
We offer individual or couples therapy for sexual health and dysfunction, depending on your needs. Part of sexual health is recognizing your sexual needs. We work with people in the kink, bdsm, asexual and other alternative communities.
There are many life transitions that can be overwhelming and challenging to handle by yourself. At Behr Psychology, we will support your emotional health through these difficult times. We will support your needs and provide therapy appropriate for big life transitions. There are no transitions too big or small for therapy. We see people who are dealing with transitions ranging from moving to starting a family to losing a loved one.
Issues with self-esteem are common areas that people come to therapy to work on. Self-esteem has to do with the way we value ourselves and others. Struggles with self-esteem can lead to depression and anxiety. We also treat body image disorders and eating disorders including binge-eating, mindful eating and restrictive eating.
Self-esteem can also be greatly affected by family and society. Your self-esteem might be low from all those hours of scrolling through social media. Pop culture plays a large role in self-esteem, especially with young adults. Social media especially can lead to comparing oneself to unrealistic ideals leading to depressed mood. Therapy can help to support your sense of self-acceptance and appreciation.
Anyone can struggle with assertiveness and we work with all types of people on improving their comfortability with being strong and direct. This is common in the workplace and also in relationships. We can help you find your voice, advocate for yourself, and set boundaries, both at work and in relationships. Being assertive can also help boost your confidence and increase your ability to communicate clearly.
Therapy is an opportunity to learn more about yourself. You do not need a diagnosis or even a specific issue to come to therapy. Your therapist or psychologist will ask introspective questions to help you get going. Therapy will provide you with a place to practice and learn about self-care. It is also a great place for reflection. Therapy is a healthy practice and is for everyone who wants to learn more about themselves and how to make real changes in their lives.