Bethany Hendricks,
MA, AMFT

Life is complicated! And we are not meant to go it alone. I bring a unique, practical approach to problem solving, but my style is anchored in warmth, humor, optimism, and a fierce commitment to do the best by my clients. One of my greatest strengths is seeing the strengths in others and helping them to likewise see those qualities in themselves. It would be my privilege to work with you and help you to discover all the good you have to offer to this world, and also help you work through whatever challenges or struggles you are currently facing. Asking for help isn’t only the brave thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. My client-centered approach means that together we will seek the path that best helps you to thrive. It’s okay to laugh in therapy, it’s okay to cry in therapy, and it’s okay sometimes just to be quiet in therapy. This is your journey.

– Bethany Hendricks, MA, AMFT


Education

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UC Davis, and my Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Global Campus. 

I have also completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Brainspotting, a powerful, focused treatment method that helps access unprocessed trauma.

Professional

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My background is not that of a typical therapist.  I spent over 25 years working in the global investment management industry at an executive level, holding leadership positions where I was responsible for large groups of people and substantial budgets.  However, what I was always best at was the people side of the work:  finding the good in people, encouraging employees to understand their own potential, and helping leaders access and maximize the greatest strengths of their employees.  And now I do those same things with my clients.  

As a therapist, I have worked with a variety of ages groups, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities. It is an honor to work with motivated clients and witness true and meaningful change in their lives.  My clients often offer the observation that I’m not always “like other therapists.”  They describe me as “non-judgmental,” “full of ideas,” “friendly and compassionate,” “highly engaged and interactive,” and sometimes…… “funny!”  

I am a California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#131803, Supervised by Sean Davis, LMFT#45885).

Clinical Specialties

Although I enjoy working with all ages and all kinds of people, I particularly enjoy leveraging the experience I’ve gained from the two main jobs I’ve had in my life:  corporate executive and mom.

Therefore, much of my practice focuses on:

Helping parents, kids, and teens get through the growing up years.  Because I’ve raised two children, I have firsthand experience in parenting being the “long game,” and I love to help parents find ways of improving the family dynamic.  And being a kid?  It’s hard!  I likewise love to work with younger clients.  My open, casual, non-judgmental style is a good fit for teens, my love of creative play works well with smaller children, and my solution-focused approach with parents helps your family find some quick wins, and then builds toward greater goals such as improved communication, mutual respect, and increased harmony in your home.  

Helping high performers, such as professionals, business owners, C-suite executives, and entrepreneurs, balance their high powered lives with their minds and hearts.  

Given my corporate background, I’m keenly aware of the high pressure and stress that accompanies certain professional roles, and the isolation that can correspond to being in a leadership position.  I’m also aware you are still a human being—with a family, relationships, and feelings.  Let me help you to navigate your high-powered life, heal what needs to be healed, and find a new level of peace. 

Personal

I am a TEDx Speaker, a non-profit leader, and a former Wheel of Fortune contestant.  I like to keep life interesting!  I’m also a wife, a mom of two college-aged kids, and an avid Labrador Retriever fan.  I like to play tennis, pickleball, and ping-pong.  I enjoy a great meal (preferably one I didn’t have to cook myself), appreciating the beauty of nature, and spending time with those I love.