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 not accepting new clients at this time. I do not anticipate openings before January 2024. I will open my waitlist when availability opens up.
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. My approach to therapy is relational with a trauma-informed, feminist and anti-oppressive lens. 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. It is important to consider the whole person and not just a diagnosis. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story, experiences, goals and objectives.
My passion is supporting persons who are seeking growth, self-discovery, and aligning to the highest-version of themselves. I use a depth psychology approach to treating adults and older adolescents on 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.
A 60 minute session costs $150. A 90 minute session costs $200. 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. 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.
Talk Therapy (Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapy, often called talk therapy, is when you talk with me. Psychotherapy helps people learn about their thoughts, moods, behaviors and how these influence your life, your self-image or identity, and your relationships. Talk therapy provides ways to restructure thinking and respond to stress and other conditions.
Skills Training and Psychoeducation
Skills training will also take on many forms and depends on your wants and needs. Examples include focusing on relational skills, anxiety management, and symptom management. Psychoeducation teaches you about mental health disorder, their symptoms and how manage them effectively.
Areas of Treatment
Love is a profound emotion. Seeking it, needing it, wanting it, avoiding it and getting it are all reasons that people come to therapy. There are different kinds of love, but most adults seek out love in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner. Others are seeking love in different relationships that provide meaning, and are a source deep fulfillment. Our ability to have healthy and loving relationships is not innate. Research and evidence show us that the ability to form a stable relationship begins in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Yes, this is why parents or caregivers often come up in therapy. Hurtful or failed relationships happen for many reasons and is often a source of great pain. All of us have to be mindful as we master the skills necessary to make our relationships flourish. Together, you can learn what you need to know to make your relationships last.
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:
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.
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.
Family of Origin
Family of Origin work is foundational work for psychotherapy. There are so many things to consider when you think of family: there's family roles, birth order, rivalries, the only child, to name a few. 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.
Your life may have not turned out like you expected or you are on a different timeline than hoped. You may experience vague or fleeting glimpses of your ideal Self, and therapy helps you to fully realize that Self. Often times, we remain stuck in old behaviors because we have not fully formed our new Self. You may be insecure in your identity and straddle two selves- the old and the new. Together, we can sort through these and create the Self that you desire.
Possessing little self-regard can lead you to become depressed, to fall short of your potential, or to tolerate toxic situations and relationships. Together we work to help you gain insight on and learn how to strike a balance between accurate self-knowledge and respect for who you are.
**My personal statements are formed from information is taken from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and the DSM 5-TR.