Dr. Bert Pace, Psy.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Licensed Psychologist Candidate
I am a licensed psychologist candidate specializing in the treatment of chronic depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and general mental health issues. I know first-hand that starting therapy can be intimidating and that finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is essential. I work hard to offer a warm and therapeutic environment that is built on offering compassion and understanding to those I work with.
Education & Training
I received my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Throughout my training, I worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, university clinics, schools, and hospitals. I completed my predoctoral internship at Biola Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Doctoral Psychology Internship, Biola Counseling Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, APA Accredited Program
B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University
Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is psychodynamic. This means that I believe the root of most people's struggles to be their early relationships and experiences. I find that these relationships and experiences have a profound impact on the ways in which people think and behave, the range and the type of emotions they feel, and the patterns of relationships they form. In therapy I work to help grow a deeper understanding of how they have gotten where they are, while focusing on tangible ways they can make changes.
Although my primary clinical orientation is psychodynamic, I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques. I work to integrate varying treatment approaches as needed, in order to best meet the needs of those I work with.
Therapy can be both incredibly relieving and challenging, often at the same time. Because therapy is not always easy, I work hard to provide a supportive environment to each and every person I work with.
Following my training in Oregon and California, I am happy to be back in my home state of Colorado. Having grown up in Colorado, I love the outdoors. In my free time I enjoy walks/hikes with my family, fishing, woodworking, and playing lacrosse.