Behavioral Psychology Associates
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Behavioral Psychology

Our Clinicians

Clinicians at BPA have a range of expertise, training, and professional experience. Listed below are the types of providers available in our practice.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are doctorally-trained professionals who evaluate and treat a full range of emotional, behavioral, and psychological challenges; conduct functional assessments; and perform comprehensive testing. Licensure requires a Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) and at least two years of supervised experience in direct clinical service. Psychologists receive more education and training in psychology and behavioral health care than any other behavioral health professional; often requiring up to seven years beyond the undergraduate degree.

Psychiatric Services

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of behavioral health disorders. A psychiatrist has completed medical school (is an M.D. or D.O.) and an additional three or more years of residency training in psychiatry. As a medical doctor, a psychiatrist is licensed to write prescriptions. Many behavioral and/or psychological disorders; such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder; have a biological component that can benefit from the use of a specific medication.

Master’s Level Therapists

Master level therapists consist of either Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC's) or Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW's). Both LCPC's and LCSW's are qualified to provide counseling services to individuals, families, couples, and groups. A licensed clinical professional counselor has a master's degree (MA) in psychology, counseling, or related field. In order to be licensed, an LCPC also needs two additional years experience working with a qualified behavioral health professional after graduate school. A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) has at least a master's degree in social work and the requisite hours of clinical supervision needed to become licensed. Licensed Clinical Social Workers are also trained to advocate for their patients by linking them with appropriate community-based resources, services, and opportunities.

BPA is committed to treating the "whole person." We take into account relevant behavioral, psychological, and cultural issues in our attempt to offer the most effective evidence-based treatment.

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