Kari A. Beckman, PH.D. Licensed Phychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


Psychotherapy is not easily described. It best occurs as a collaborative process, and because of this, it is important to choose a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. Its’ nature and success depend upon both the patient and the therapist. The psychotherapeutic relationship is a special one in which a relationship can develop between you and your therapist which allows for an in depth understanding of yourself and your ways of experiencing and interacting with others in the world. This relationship also offers an opportunity for insight and transformation in the context of that present and evolving relationship. Psychotherapy best occurs within an atmosphere of openness, collaboration, non-judgment, patience, and with time and effort. Working together, we will decide on what treatment approach is best for you. I typically see people from one to four times per week, for 50 minute sessions. I work with individuals and couples.

Psychotherapy has both benefits and risks. Risks involve experiencing uncomfortable feelings or recalling painful memories. Benefits include discovering a better and more thorough understanding of your circumstances, yourself and your history, and the reasons for and causes of unhappiness or suffering in your life. Research has shown that regardless of the nature of people’s painful circumstances, that the ability to develop an understanding of oneself and those circumstances provides relief from suffering and pain, and can illuminate a path toward change.


I can bill your insurance company. Many insurances companies cover individual psychotherapy but not couples therapy. You may ask your insurance company if you have a Mental Health benefit to learn more.

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