Cira Center for Behavioral Health (CCBH) is a small group practice that has a team of Licensed Clinical Psychologists. Therapy is based on research and science, both of which are incredibly important, but at CCBH, we believe that nothing is more important than feeling heard and understood without any judgment. When a strong, supportive relationship is combined with direct feedback and skill building, people change and lives improve. We primarily work with adults who are struggling with major life changes (divorce, starting a family, etc), stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem and trauma.
Both myself & all of my associates, Dr.'s Gehr, Brandenborg, and Vukotic, specialize in treating trauma & women's issues. Additionally, several of our providers are certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based intervention that has been proven effective for treating chronic as well as single incident trauma.
We are RELATIONAL: We're humans too. This is obvious but bears being really explicit about because walking into a doctor’s office doesn't always generate a feeling of humanness. We are profoundly affected by you - not a completely objective, blank slate. We get to know you and come to deeply care about you - not forget about you the moment you walk out the door. We think about our therapy with you as a real relationship that we put our souls into - not just a service we provide.
We are STRENGTH-BASED: One of our problems with the field of psychology is how negative it can skew - all stigma, symptoms and problems. But we believe that everyone acts, thinks, and feels for a REASON. At some point in your life, this problem that you're seeking treatment for, it served you. It helped you. I'm sure it's crazy to think about it that way but it's likely true. At CCBH, we want to help you see your strengths and that they exist even where it seems like there are only flaws.
We are FEMINIST: We recognize that people may have a lot of negative connotations to this word so let us just be very clear about what we mean. At CCBH, we believe that women have strength, power and value. Period. We simply believe that women are incredible and can make a profound difference in this world when the limitations we’ve struggled with are mitigated or removed. It's that simple...and complicated. Let us at CCBH help carry and understand your burden so someday you don't have to and can move on to your real purpose.