Beth Berta, MA, NCC, LPC
Beth Berta, MA, NCC, LPC
You are worth knowing…
You have come so far already. You’ve managed to learn, adapt, and keep your head above water. Everything you’ve been through – your experiences, your relationships, your recalibrations – has made you exactly who you are today: a nuanced, complex, unique individual who is worth knowing.
But sometimes, despite everything, you still don’t feel like you fit. Like you can’t just “be” – that you are enough.
You are enough.
You don’t have to settle with things as they are. And you don’t have to go through this alone. I will help you learn to trust yourself – to tune into your whole person and be fully aware of the moment as you trust your ability to be safe with others.
You are capable and resilient – you’ve proven that time and again, but sometimes it can be as if you’re hiding behind a protective mask. Not daring to let anyone close to the real you – the vulnerable you. You recognize that experiences of your past are still impacting you in a negative way no matter what you do to move forward.
You are the expert in your life.
Our sessions are a safe non-judgmental place for you to tell your story. Together, we work to explore and understand how your experiences have shaped your patterns, habits, expectations, needs, and hopes. Your mind and body are rich, wise sources of information, and we collaborate to pick out and explore each piece to help you better understand and integrate your personal lens.
Your experience is important to me. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and relaxed. Sessions resemble a conversation – not a traditional doctor/patient visit. Therapy works because I meet you where you are – you are the expert and I rely on your input throughout our work together. It is my job to make you comfortable and safe while we explore what has brought you to therapy. We focus on the issues that you bring to create movement and change towards a positive outcome.
More About Me
My background in movement and the arts, as well as the medical field, allows me to take a holistic approach to developing self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. Appreciating the integration of felt experiences in the body with thoughts and adaptive wiring in the mind, I approach the therapy session as a curious, open-minded exploration. Sometimes the work can be difficult and painful, and other times it can be playful and novel.
Clinical focus includes life transitions, clients dealing with complex trauma, clients who are in recovery (maintenance) from substance misuse, clients working on identity development, and clients with panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. I have experience with post-partum issues, sexuality/gender identity development, co-occurring medical issues/illness, and career development. I work under the supervision of Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW.
Regardless of the reason for seeking therapy, everyone has their own experience and perspective – it is an honor to work with each person.
I am currently accepting new clients. I look forward to talking with you, please contact me and schedule an appointment. My practice is limited to telehealth, and I am open to working with anyone in the state of Illinois. Sessions are conducted via a secure HIPAA compliant video call platform. Contact me to get started.
Medical Issues & Illness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Sexuality/Gender Identity Development
Substance Abuse/Misuse (Maintenance)