Bobbi BallardPsychologist, Ph.D. clinical psychology
I'm a licensed Psychologist working with creative adults & teens dealing with depression, anxiety, & burnout. All online sessions.
Gender identity issues, sometimes called gender dysphoria or gender conflict, occur when an individual feels an inconsistency between their physical gender and the gender they truly feel or identify with. This most commonly exhibits itself as a physical discomfort with the gender one was assigned at birth, including the feeling of being in the wrong body. Children with gender dysphoria may express disgust of their own genitals or a certainty that they will grow up to be the opposite sex. Some individuals with gender identity issues treat this feeling by physically modifying their bodies to better match their gender identity. Gender dysphoria comes with it an increased risk for depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and bullying. If you are experiencing gender identity issues, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified professionals today.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
My goal is to help guide you through any challenges, trauma, or unexpected life changes you may experience. I especially have a passion for working with sex workers, disordered eating, Ethical Non-Monogamy, LGBTQ+, suicidal ideation, multicultural couples/families, sexual issues, and trauma. I believe that clients have everything that they need to make positive changes in their lives within themselves. I focus on establishing reachable goals with clients that can be maintained after therapy.
I specialize in the following areas: sexual concerns, trauma (intergenerational, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical), infidelity, relational conflict, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families on the impacts that sexuality, relationship dynamics, and intimacy concerns can have in life. Additionally, I have enjoyed my years working with the overlapping systems of religion and sex.
My approach is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts & feelings, I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a fulfilling life. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, or gender and sexuality.