Behavioral health psychology focuses on the study and alteration of people's behaviors, including their actions, emotions and thoughts. Studies have shown how psychological and emotional states can greatly impact our physical and medical conditions. Chronic stress and anxiety have a physiological component, which can impede the body’s natural healing process.
Our behavioral health psychologists can work one-on-one with you to help you learn new tools to reduce stress, cope with anxiety and deal effectively with other emotions or unproductive thoughts. Individual therapy sessions can help transform negative patterns that occurs between one’s thoughts, emotions, and physical reactions.
Our Behavioral Health Psychologists work in conjunction with members of your healthcare team, including psychiatrists. Behavioral Medicine therapies incorporated into behavioral health sessions at the Osher Center include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback and Relaxation Techniques.
Group Visits and Classes
Dr. Helene Moore offers small group therapy with a Positive Psychology focus.
Common reasons to seek behavioral medicine treatment include:
Dr. Helene Moore received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health from the California School of Professional Psychology . Most recently, she completed a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Helene describes her treatment approach as eclectic, incorporating elements from cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychotherapy, with an emphasis on support and self- compassion. While Helene initially focuses on treating symptoms, she eventually goes beyond this point to help patients capitalize on their strengths. She also helps them increase positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment – all in an effort to not only help patients feel better, but to also achieve greater life satisfaction and well-being.
Dr. Victoria Bernard is a Clinical Health Psychologist who received a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in traumatic stress from Adler University. Victoria utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions based on individual patient needs, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, DBT, and ACT.
Victoria is passionate about collaborative care and strives to make therapy approachable and accessible for all.
“I believe that lasting change occurs when we are empowered to live authentically, set boundaries, and advocate for ourselves. My primary approach to therapy focuses on relationships—relationships with family and friends, the therapeutic relationship, relationships to different external systems, and the relationship to one’s own physical and mental health. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/work stressors, etc., we will work collaboratively to establish treatment goals and process past experiences and current stressors.”