About Anastasia Gand, Psy.D. (she/her)
Accepting New Clients?: Dr. Gand is accepting referrals for forensic, court-ordered, and psychological evaluations. Dr. Gand is not accepting new therapy clients at this time.
Days/Times Available: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Telehealth/in-person: Telehealth only (within North Carolina) with limited in-person for testing only
Specialty areas: Emotion regulation, anger management, trauma, substance use/addictions, relationship stressors and communication.
Choosing to engage in treatment may feel like an uncomfortable and vulnerable place to be. Maybe you’ve felt uncomfortable for a while, or maybe you’re seeking support as you work through a specific conflict, or trauma. I’m proud of you for making it here. Perhaps, like many, your substance use has increased over the last year or two, and you are wondering if this is normal. Maybe you are struggling to manage your anger or tolerate other uncomfortable emotions. It’s possible you feel embarrassed about how you’ve reacted in the past or are frustrated and hurt by what family/friends have said about your behaviors. You may have even started to question how your relationships could improve. I am here to help.
I provide affirming services to people of all genders and utilize an individualized, collaborative approach to therapy. We will work together to address the discomfort in your life. I will help you to develop insight into your thoughts and behaviors, and which patterns are getting in the way of leading a fulfilling life. Together, we will develop effective, useful strategies for you to grow.
If your reality is not matching your expectations, we will identify adaptive ways to move you forward. You have taken the first step, now let us take the next step together. Send me an email at DrGand@beboldpsychnc.com and I am happy to answer any questions or get you scheduled for a free 20-minute consult! I can’t wait to hear from you and am excited to learn how I can best support you in your process.
In addition to providing individual treatment services with adolescents and adults, Dr. Gand offers relationship and family therapy, letters for gender affirming procedures, and forensic and psychological evaluation services, including testing for adult ADHD.
Dr. Gand is a postdoctoral fellow with Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC as the Residential Drug Abuse Program track intern. Dr. Gand is a graduate of Spalding University.
A little more about who I love to work with:
I work with individual clients, families, couples, and provide relationship therapy. I primarily work with young adults and adults; however, I also work well with adolescents exploring various aspects of their identity. My clients’ identities are diverse and I enjoy working with them to explore aspects of themselves in a safe and affirming environment.
My “big three” therapeutic focus areas include:
- Personality Disorders: Working towards adaptive responses to life stressors is not always easy, and it is especially hard following a lifetime of responding in a rigid, or inflexible manner. Oftentimes, folx experiencing intense, or overwhelming emotions have developed maladaptive coping strategies in an attempt to obtain relief from these difficulties, and it is scary to take a step away from what was once comfortable. As we work together to effectively navigate these concerns, we will identify alternative responses to progress the client individually and within relationships with others.
- Trauma-focused therapy. Those experiences that have continued to surface in your life as memories, or manifested somatically, such as headaches and stomach pain, do not vanish on their own. Courageous attempts to resolve these experiences do not have to be made alone. I am here to process these experiences with you. Through evidence-based practices, we will work together to resolve the distressing effects related to traumatic experiences.
- Substance use/addictions services As human beings are varied and do not often share the same background, so too are their patterns of addiction. Through an individualized and collaborative approach, we will work together to identify which maladaptive patterns of addiction are getting in the way of leading a fulfilling life. In establishing adaptive patterns, we can work towards continued and lasting growth.