Britta Boekamp, MBA, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist and Therapist

6 Strategies for Managing Anxiety


Sunday, April 08, 2018

Britta Boekamp, Psy.D., L.P.

  1. 16 Jul, 2018
    Things I wish my clients, and those considering therapy, knew
    There are common themes that arise when I speak to clients, especially those new to therapy, or people that have a lot of internalized judgements, or messages they took in from others, about therapy. The reality is that there is still a lot of stigma in society about mental health and seeking mental health services. This often keeps people from reaching out and when they do, clients often judge themselves or have fears associated with the therapeutic process.  So here are some of the common
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 30 Apr, 2018
    The Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with Depression and Hopelessness
    Depression and hopelessness can feel overwhelming and isolating. Often others, and even the individual themselves, judges the presence of depression which just enhances these feelings. Depression is a serious medical condition often requiring professional intervention. There are, however, things that you can do, to cope with symptoms of depression and ensure that symptoms do not become worse.  DO stay connected– Individuals with depression often isolate themselves from others, but connecting
  6. 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
  7. 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