Britta Boekamp, MBA, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist and Therapist

The Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with Depression and Hopelessness

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Britta Boekamp

  1. 05 Jun, 2018
    How to deal with work related stress
    Stress seems to be the norm in today’s society. People are managing multiple priorities between their jobs, family, and friends. Stress management is probably the number one discussion that I have with clients on a daily basis. Having a history of working in accounting and management positions for about 10 years, I understand this pressure to perform at work and “do it all”, all too well.  The inbox just seems to get larger, the outbox never increases, the expectations grow every year, and with
  2. 31 May, 2018
    What are Psychological Assessments or Testing and why do people get them?
    Psychological Assessments, or Psychological Testing, involves a combination of clinical interviews and testing that can assist in formulating a clinical diagnosis as well as ideas about an individual’s behaviors, personality, limitations and abilities.  Psychologists are the only licensed mental health professionals that receive expert training in the administration, integration and interpretation of psychological tests.  Who should look at getting assessments done? Parents often seek out
  3. 09 May, 2018
    How do I get my teenager to talk to me?
    The teenage years are complicated for most people. Teenagers are searching for their place in society, exploring where they want to take their life after school, dealing with educational stressors, navigating friendships and parental expectations, all the while their body is transitioning at break neck speedsthrough puberty.  During these times, teenagers often withdraw into their own world and stop communicating with parents or other adults.  This makes it challenging when the teen is dealing
  4. 26 Apr, 2018
    Do my mood swings mean I have Bipolar Disorder?
    The last few years has shown an increase in the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and it saddens me to see how many people are incorrectly diagnosed with this major mental health disorder. There has been a proliferation of this diagnosis, especially in Florida (Well that’s what I can speak too because this is where I have seen the problem).  Whether it is due to lack of knowledge of the disorder, inadequate assessments, or increased insurance payments for this diagnosis, Bipolar Disorder is a
  5. 22 Apr, 2018
    How do I find a good therapist?
    First off, congratulations on taking the first step in seeking help.  You have likely been thinking about seeking help for a while, and starting to take action can feel incredibly empowering.  Okay, so now what? The number of options for therapy can feel overwhelming to say the least. Do you want a therapist, counselor or life coach? Do you need someone with specific experience or theoretical orientation? Should you look for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social
  6. 08 Apr, 2018
    6 Strategies for Managing Anxiety
    One of the most common questions clients ask is: “How do I manage anxiety?” or “What do I do when my anxiety gets really bad?” Anxiety is probably one of the most widespread problems that exist in today’s society, whether we call it stress, worrying or anxiety. It’s that feeling of impending doom or that you will fail at something. Or it could be that feeling that you just can’t take one more task being added to your to-do list.  How anxiety plays out, however, can be highly variable and