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Psychotherapy
with Bethany Camp,  LCSW


Therapy provides a set time every week or every other week, for you to commit to seeing and accepting yourself. My time with you is non-judgmental, honest and respectful. Our talk therapy session is 50 minutes long. We can decide what type of therapy will work best for you during your intake and there is some flexibility in session structure. I am accepting new adult clients starting 7/1/24. Please email me to be placed on my call back list. 


Connection, safety and authenticity are central to a successful therapeutic relationship. I work best with persons that have high insight, are self-aware and are process oriented rather than skills focused.  When working together we focus on your personal stories that shape your feelings, actions and beliefs. Together, we create a process of reflection and integration for an accurate story. So many factors contribute to our individual experiences including social status, race, culture, age, trauma, religion, economic status, and environment, just to name a few. I place emphasis and value on working with the whole person and not just a diagnosis. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story, experiences, goals and objectives.


My practice is fem-centric and I welcome all persons. Most of my clients identify as LGBTQ+IA and as an ally I am trained in the specific issues you may face and endure. My approach to therapy is from a liberal perspective with a trauma-informed, feminist and anti-oppressive lens. Many of my clients experience existential crisis as relates to politics, legislation, and their identity and healing. Additionally, religious trauma and other forms of spiritual abuse are a prevalent issue that we continue to work through and heal. 


My passion is supporting persons who are seeking growth, self-discovery, and aligning to the highest-version of themselves. I use a psychodynamic approach to treating  issues related to anxiety, depression, and the individuation process. Additional areas of treatment include burnout, perfectionism, boundaries, codependency, self-esteem, Imposter Syndrome, bereavement, divorce, aging, midlife crisis, and other life transitions. And when you're working with me, you can expect an approach that is highly personalized to your personal growth, values, and the specific results you’re striving for. If you feel curious or hopeful while exploring this site, please email me. 


I am eclectic in my style. I draw from and combine different theories and techniques creating effective, individualized treatment  that works for you. Theories that I draw from include Psychodynamic Theory, Feminist Theory, and Existential Therapy. People that I draw from include Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, D.W. Winnicott, Melanie Klein, Nancy McWilliams, Brené Brown, and more. I strive to help clients honor their inner truths while empowering them with practical tools for living with intention, courage, and authenticity. 


Fees
A 50 minute session costs $140.  I accept HSA and FSA and card payment for out of pocket clients. I offer sliding scale for clients that ranges between $120-$150 per session. Therapy is an investment in your mental and physical health. Part of your  cost allows me to purchase books and attend training to continue my work and training and be the best therapist for you. 

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance only. If you wish to submit a claim to your insurance that is not BCBS, I will provide a bill that you can submit to insurance to pursue reimbursement for mental health services. I cannot guarantee that services will be reimbursed, but am happy to provide this paperwork to you to submit to your insurance. 


Areas of Treatment

​Intersectionality
Together we explore and understand how your individual and collective group identities form unique combinations of discrimination and privilege. We explore how you are impacted in all areas of your life and how to better manage, understand and accept the impacts. Our work together helps you find your voice and use it in thought, action and more. We work together to attach deep meaning along with your values and beliefs to your purpose, lifestyle and goals.


Depth Approach

Depth psychology states that the psyche process is partly conscious, partly unconscious, and partly semi-conscious. In practice, depth psychology seeks to explore underlying motives as an approach to various mental disorders. Psychotherapy involves you identifying and freeing the Self from unconscious patterns that interfere with effective relationships, appreciation of life, and creative development. The goal of psychotherapy is to allow the unique individuality of each client to unfold so that life becomes more creative, vital and meaningful.


This may include working through family of origin work. Working on issues related to your family helps you gain insight into relationship and behavioral patterns that are toxic or no longer useful today. Exploring your attachment helps us understand how you love and why you want love in your life. Communication style and patterns and self-esteem are formed by our families. We can also examine authority issues and work issues related to your family of origin. Together we work to identify areas of exploration and growth, especially individuation that relates to your family.


Intersectionality of Mental Health and Women's Reproductive Health

Women are increasingly experiencing loss of choice and control over their bodies and reproductive health.  Therapy with me offers a safe place to explore your experiences and health care in a trauma-informed and supportive partnership. Women's health care and mental health  historically have been ignored, misunderstood and mislabeled. Together we explore how your mental health may be affected by your menstrual cycle, abortion or access to health care and work to empower your voice and understanding of your body, mind and experience. 

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although PMS and PMDD both have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt daily life and damage relationships. Many women report extreme anxiety that leads to missing work or school or social events. In both PMDD and PMS, symptoms usually begin seven to 10 days before your period starts and continue for the first few days of your period.  Both PMDD and PMS may cause bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. In PMDD, however, at least one of these emotional and behavioral symptoms stands out:

  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Anxiety or tension
  • Extreme moodiness
  • Marked irritability or anger

The cause of PMDD isn't clear. Underlying depression and anxiety are common in both PMS and PMDD, so it's possible that the hormonal changes that trigger a menstrual period worsen the symptoms of mood disorders.


Grief and Loss 
Coping with losing a loved one (pet or person) is one of life's great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. It's important to note that not everyone grieves the same way: we each have individual patterns and outlets for grief.  For some, it can take from one to two years and others five years. And with important relationships, one never fully recovers. This is the human condition.  Mourning (grief) allows us to recover from deaths and losses; it is what allows us to recover from trauma; it is the healing process in psychotherapy. Grief work includes learning about the different stages in grief, accepting that grief is non-linear, telling your story as often as you'd like about the loss and memories of your loved one, learning how to not self-destruct in the healing process, and creating rituals to remember and honor your loved one. 


Aging
We feel called to review our lives as we age. This often comes with a Midlife Crisis or existential crisis. We want to recognize what we have made with the life we were given, or what it could have been if it had unfolded differently. We may want to examine the confusion, pain or uncertainty that we face as we age.  We can experience loneliness as we look to our mortality and the loss of friends, ability and more. We often face changes in our bodies and abilities. As we age, we face many aging myths and fears. Together we can look at at the complexity of aging  and offer you meaningful support through this complex time.