Bedford Palmer

Psychologist, PhD

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Bedford Palmer

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

B.F.P. Psychotherapy, Consulting, & Training
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 298-3362

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Announcement icon In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, all therapy will be conducted via video.
Bedford Palmer is not currently accepting new clients.
I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen.
I believe that it is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship, as well as paying close attention to what is happening for you in-the-moment. I find it helpful to work to understand the different beliefs that we bring into the room, and how these worldviews might affect our interactions.
I believe that understanding how you think and understanding how those thoughts are related to your behaviors can be empowering, and help you to actively account for your reality, and to make the changes that you find necessary in order to live life in a more healthy way.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Lyra
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • School: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License and State: 28058 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association of Black Psychologists
  • Certificate Date: 2005
  • Certificate: American Psychological Association
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Location

B.F.P. Psychotherapy, Consulting, & Training
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 298-3362
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Adjustment, Social Justice, Culture
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Bedford Palmer, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland

Bedford Palmer

Psychologist, PhD