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I'm Dr. Bethany Walker (she/her). I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois (License Number 071.010558). I help people live life to its fullest, with all the difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are a part of being human.

Experience and Education

I completed my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, and I earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Miami University. I completed my clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Oregon Health and Science University. I worked in a children's hospital and in a group private practice specializing in OCD and anxiety treatment before establishing my own private practice. I'm experienced working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including individuals from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, neurodiverse individuals, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Clinical Approach

My approach to therapy incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). My natural clinical style is direct and action oriented, with an emphasis on behavior change. As we get to know each other, we will clarify what is most important to you in your life, and we will come up with ideas to realign your life with your values. I will help keep you accountable to trying new things and following through with your plans. One of the ways I do that is through a new app called Psych Flex. I will give you free access to Psych Flex, and I will send you short activities for you to complete outside of session, which were developed by leading experts in the ACT field. Sessions with me also tend to involve visuals and analogies to make abstract ideas more concrete, evidence-based information and interventions, a friendly and light-hearted attitude, and lots of encouragement!

Why "Boldly You"?

Because I want you to take a good honest look at who you are and what is important to you, and I want to help you make the brave choice to step boldly in the direction of your values, even in the presence of fear, doubt, and other challenges life is presenting you with. I believe that my background in ERP and ACT can help us achieve this.

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