About Me

Am I the right therapist for you?

Although I work with clients facing many different mental health issues, my main practice is focused on treating trauma and attachment. My trauma training and education is broad and ongoing. I provide treatment to clients of all ages and have worked with survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect.

What kind of therapy do I use?

When seeing adults, individual therapy is standard. I also encourage family therapy when appropriate and feasible because all family relationships suffer when a family member suffers. Of special interest to me is working with foster and adopted children using an attachment model that incorporates parenting skills and support. I provide crisis counseling to children, teens and adults and telephone support to clients in crisis. In addition, I find that most clients benefit from a general foundation of psychoeducation to normalize their experiences. When appropriate I suggest using EMDR to process unresolved trauma and to heal attachment injuries.

What are my sessions like?

One of the hardest steps to take is to walk through the door of a therapist’s office. Having done so myself on occasion, I am acutely aware of the need for clients to feel a sense of safety and trust as soon as they cross my office threshold. Clients with unresolved trauma, especially, often struggle with trust and vulnerability. Some clients need significant time and patience before fully engaging in the therapeutic process. Thus, from the initial session onward I work hard to be sensitive and attuned. My office reflects this approach and offers a safe space in a warm and inviting environment.

My therapeutic style is to offer ideas and insights that are non-judgmental, flexible and understanding. Above all, I respect you. Our work will be challenging and may take you out of your comfort zone at times, but ultimately you will be making the decisions about your treatment. Open communication is an essential component of effective therapy, and honesty on the part of both therapist and client is key. I strongly believe that my clients inherently know what they need and I depend on your self-knowledge to move forward. In our sessions I will support you to make choices and decisions that are thoughtful, healthy, and goal-oriented. My aim is to help you relieve your pain and find compassion and love within yourself and in your life.

Member of the following Associations:

    • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
    • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
    • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
    • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Here’s what one client had to say:

“My Grandchild who I recently adopted has been under the care of Beth for the past 2 and half years. During this period Beth has helped her to release so much pinned up anger and disappointment that was locked inside. It took many consistent counseling sessions along with Beth’s amazing Experience, Patience, and Techniques used to help her feel so much better. She has come a very long way and it was done by Beth someone I have come to admire. She continues to have counseling, however not as often due to the growth she has made.”



42 Henley Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

bbickel@bbcounseling.net
(484) 213-3616

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