I am a clinical psychologist with 38 years of experience. I have worked with couples, families, individuals, groups, forensic clients including those in the criminal system as well as clients who are involved in the family court system. My core approach is to quickly appraise the psycho-social, biological, and spiritual components of my client's lives, seeking to target and move towards solutions seeking to ameliorate the suffering that their symptoms reflect. I am a non-judgemental therapist, who seeks to build an alliance with my clients to create a sense of safety and respect. I look at symptoms, such as anxiety or depression, as multi-modal, including early childhood attachment problems as well as cognitive dysfunctions and biological influences. I seek to view people wholistically, not as people who have problems, but instead as courageous individuals who have done the best they could as a result of what has happened to them. Most clients that I have worked with consider me as easy to talk to while also conceptualizing their issues well and intervening effectively.
I would love to work with you in a collaborative effort to solve and lessen the pain that you may be struggling with.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , First Responder Issues , Hoarding , Jealousy , Military and Veterans Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #071004954 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
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Dr. Bedell has been great so far! His insight on my past traumas and how they impact me in adulthood as well as how they cause me to regress has helped me recognize when I’m slipping into a bad headspace. I’ve also used these insights to not take other peoples behavior as personally as I once did and it has helped me to have more empathy and compassion towards others.
Reassuring presence, I feel that Dr Bedell knows his topic and is providing valuable guidance without judgment.