• Clinician’s at Birch employ psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral approaches. Psychodynamic therapy calls on our past in an effort to understand our present. Behavior therapy, practiced from a contemporary acceptance-based perspective, looks to shift ineffective coping methods by providing more functional techniques for addressing mental health concerns. The practice is culturally informed, meaning that the work conducted in the therapy room never dismisses the importance of an individual’s cultural identity. Additional areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma informed therapy, parenting support, grief and loss, and working with individuals that have left their own country for their own safety and protection (i.e., individuals with refugee and asylum status).


  • The field of perinatal mental health encompasses the period of pregnancy through the first year after birth. Our psychologists work with postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy and newborn loss, trauma, infertility, identity changes and general family transitions. Our practice firmly believes that support during these transitions can have a positive impact on relationships, families, and children.  


  • Losing someone or something you care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the waves of pain and sadness are never-ending. These are normal reactions to a significant loss (which can be a death, a divorce or relationship breakup, loss of a job, financial stability, miscarriage, hopes/dreams, culture and so on). While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, our clinicians can help you explore and identify healthy ways to cope with the pain, which in time may lead to renewal and increased purpose after a loss.  


  • Couples therapy is an opportunity to focus on the bond within a relationship. This process ranges from the basics of strengthening communication to the complexities of increasing intimacy.  


  • Health psychology involves the knowledge of how emotional and cognitive factors influence health behaviors (e.g., weight, sleep, smoking, treatment adherence) and impact physical well-being (including response to, and recovery from, illness and injury). This specialty area focuses on the interrelationships among behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social and biological components in health. Health psychology is also known as medical psychology or behavioral medicine.