Dr. Henry Beckwith, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, PLLC
· “I can’t turn off my head!”
· “I can’t stop worrying.”
· “I hate my job”.
· “My marriage is boring.”
· “My partner and I don’t connect like we used to”
· “I feel stuck in my relationships.”
· “I feel blah and have no energy.”
Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work? Maybe you’ve tried therapy or counseling before, but nothing really changed, despite all the work you put into it? Have your friends or family commented on your sadness… or your boredom… or your anger?”
I get it.I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who have shared these same experiences in my office…
· Exasperated men who feel like they can’t meet their spouses’ needs
· Frustrated women who wish their partners would open up and communicate more
· Depressed teenagers who struggle to focus on what’s in front of them
· Anxious adults who feel like their minds are going a mile a minute
· Anguished parents who are confused by their child’s behavior, or frustrated by their adult child’s substance abuse or “failure to launch.”
So here’s the truth: we ALL face issues like these. I know because I struggled with and overcame my feelings of own anxiety and depression, which is why I became a psychologist – it’s my mission to help others lead fulfilling lives, lives that aren’t controlled by depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship problems.
I believe that each one of us is doing the very best we can to get through life. However, when we get stuck or run out of tools, we need an outside perspective to help us gain clarity about our situation. As a therapist, that’s what I provide.
I also believe that we go through life with unfinished business – those beliefs and experiences that shape who we are and can seem scary to confront. However, it’s much more manageable (and much less scary) to deal with these issues when you have a well-trained, experienced, and compassionate professional working
I believe that families are resilient and intuitively know the right direction to take However, it’s easy for families to get stuck, caught in the same patterns of faulty communication or relating to one another.
Families can be complicated, so that’s why I often use a team approach to help you untangle the twisted knots of family relationships. I invite another family therapist into the session, and together we identify each family member’s strengths (and the strengths of the family as a whole), clarify the specific course of action to get your family back on track, and empower you to make the changes you want to see. In some cases, two heads are better than one, especially when dealing with complex family issues and addressing long-standing patterns.
Because your relationship with your husband, wife, or partner is so important, it’s just as important to choose a therapist who is well-trained and experienced in working with couples.
I believe using an evidence-based approach is the best way to achieve lasting positive change. That’s why I base my approach to couples therapy on the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman, or The Gottman Method, and other experts in the field, including Terrance Real.
First, I conduct an in-depth assessment of what key factorsare getting in the way of creating a fulfilling and rewarding relationship. Next, I provide a road mapfor addressing these factors, using tested interventions that provide lasting change in marriages and couples. Finally, we create personalized goals for you and your partner based on that road map, in order to take your relationship to the next level.
I enjoy working with people who are ready to dive in and change how they think about themselves and how they interact with the world. It’s important to understand how we developed thoughts and behaviors that once helped us, but are no longer serving us well. When you understand the different aspects of your personality (and how these aspects developed over time), you will better understand why you do the things you do – and what you want to do differently from now on.
In order to create change that lasts, I will help you develop practical ways of reducing and managing your unwanted thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT), which is a mindfulness-oriented cognitive behavioral approach that blends insight with action, allowing you to clarify what’s important to you, identify what’s standing in your way, and move towards the future you want.
Feel free to contact Dr. Beckwith by phone with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Office: (252) 633-9465
Fax: (252) 633-1005
Address: 1425 S. Glenburnie Road, Suite 5, New Bern NC 28562
Education and Experience:
Dr. Beckwith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He then received his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University, and spent two years providing in-home, school-based and community-based therapy and testing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. He then earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, and participated in the Family Institute of Virginia’s intensive monthly training program from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Beckwith believes that we never stop learning and growing, which is why education and self-development is at the core of his professional identity. He participates in regular supervision and consultation, and builds his expertise through continuing education and intensive training in psychological testing and psychotherapy. He is also trained in the Gottman Method, an evidence-based program for couples therapy. He also collaborates with experts in the field regarding forensic psychology, marriage and family counseling, and individual therapy.
Dr Beckwith has been in private practice in New Bern, NC since 2008, and provides individual therapy for adults, and family-based therapy for clients ages 16 and older. He sees clients in the following areas:
· Anxiety and worry
· Relationship and marital issues, including sexual addiction
· Communication difficulties in families
· Adult children who have “failed to launch”
· Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder