Ongoing support can be a powerful tool when someone is struggling. Therapy can be a useful means of building self-awareness, recognizing patterns of behavior, exploring the why behind thoughts and behaviors, trying out new ways of doing things, and getting support and feedback throughout the process. Many of Dr. Bedford's therapy clients have completed an evaluation with him and continue to work him in therapy setting to monitor treatment recommendations and optimize outcomes.
Dr. Bedford tends to adopt a cognitive and behavioral approach to therapy. He's interested in uncovering patterns in thoughts and behaviors that might not always be adaptive. Once those patterns are more clear, he works with clients to adjust how they do things, and challenges them to try on new or different approaches. These methods can be useful for people who are struggling with attention and learning difficulties, as well as mental problems, like mood or anxiety.
In particular, Dr. Bedford enjoys working with high IQ individuals who are struggling with some of the negative consequences of being highly intelligent. In general, it has been his experience that intellectually gifted individual's are a highly misunderstood and underserved population.