Bobbi BallardPsychologist, Ph.D. clinical psychology
I'm a licensed Psychologist working with creative adults & teens dealing with depression, anxiety, & burnout. All online. OCD/phobia expert.
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.
I love working with clients who have chosen alternative lifestyles, disenfranchised individuals, and those who face the stigma of being different! Facing stigma, prejudice, and judgemental ideologies can be traumatic. Getting the help you need, from a Psychologist with 25 years of experience working thru these issues will be a comforting and enlightening journey. I also specialize in trauma recovery and Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents. I am a PsyPact Psychologist and able to practice in
Do you feel caught up in indecisiveness, afraid of making the wrong decision? Or, maybe intimidated by the changes to come even if you make the right decision? Fear and doubt can feel debilitating and complex, impacting your relationships, work-life balance, ability to find pleasure or meaning, and your view of yourself. Navigated with thoughtfulness and purpose, talk therapy can facilitate growth as you feel understood and discover freedom to make new choices in your life.
Do you feel stuck, or at an impasse in your current life? Perhaps a certain behavior, worry, or the use of a substance has become a larger piece of your life than you wanted. It could be that anxiety or depression have kept you from achieving what you want, or being who you want to be. Maybe you’ve had a change in your life that’s been difficult to handle. I work with adults, teens, and children with a variety of needs to provide a safe and encouraging space to learn and grow.
I welcome people of all races, ethnicities, gender, and sexual orientations. People have worked with me to explore things like depression, anxiety, gender identity, grief/loss, life transitions, recovering from infidelity, and more. I specialize in working with trans, nonbinary, and queer-identified clients. I provide knowledgeable support through social and medical transition and provide HRT/surgery letters. I enjoy supporting and educating partners and family members through therapy as well.
We provide counseling services to children, teens, and adults and are able to help with concerns such as anxiety, depression, social issues, family issues, and academic struggles. We also provide diagnostic assessments for ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism, as well as other mental health issues.