About Brittany Bate, Ph.D. (she/her)
Accepting New Clients?: Yes, individual, relationship, and family therapy as well as forensic evaluations. Limited times. No after school hours. As a PSYPACT provider, Dr. Bate can see clients in up to 26 states. See the list here
Days/Times Available: Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Telehealth/in-person: Telehealth only with limited in-person for testing only
Specialty areas: Queer and/or gender diverse folx, couples/relationships, and families. Trauma, PTSD, grief, bereavement, loss. Substance use/substance misuse, addictions. Relationship stressors and communication issues. Student-athlete stress. Court-ordered therapy and sex offender treatment. Mental health evaluations in the context of high-conflict divorce. Criminal and Civil Forensic Assessment.
I help people who feel stuck, numb, or who are gripped by grief, loss, and unresolved trauma experience deeper, more fulfilling relationships and life outcomes. I assist people and families working through addiction find a path towards wellness. I work with individuals who may feel lost, scared, or alone to better understand their gender identity, sexual, relational, and romantic orientations. I also help intimate partners and families understand each other and communicate more effectively, including about matters of identity.
Does it sound like we could be a good fit? Or, maybe you are wanting to learn a little more about Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting? Send me an email at DrBate@beboldpsychnc.com ! I would love to know more about you and get you connected with whatever support you are seeking.
A little more about who I love to work with:
In addition to seeing individual clients, I also provide family, couples, and relationship therapy. I work primarily with folx ages 13 and up; however, I do work with children (and their families) who have expressed or are exploring diversity in their gender and/or sexual orientation and are looking for a space to further explore these topics in a safe, developmentally appropriate way.
My “big three” therapeutic focus areas include:
- Gender therapy services (gender questioning, transgender, trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, etc.). I also work with those who are LGBQIA+, queer, non-monogamous, and anyone else who wants to be sure they will be in a non-judgmental, affirming environment when we are doing our work.
- Trauma-focused therapy. I know it can be incredibly scary and overwhelming to even think about opening up that box you tied shut, stuffed down deep inside, and have left there for months, years, or even decades. That is why you will not be alone in this journey -we will open that box together. I utilize research-based approaches and travel alongside you as you work through past traumas and make links to how those traumatic experiences are impacting your mental and physical wellbeing today. I also do a lot of work surrounding grief/loss, a specific kind of trauma that deserves its own section.
- Substance use/addictions services for individuals, couples, and families. People are diverse, and so are their pathways to addiction. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to addictions work. What this means is I do not ascribe solely to an “abstinence-only” model, a “12-step” model, or any other singular approach to recovery. Rather, I utilize an individualized, collaborative, research-based, relapse management and recovery approach to help you better understand and change your relationship with [insert addiction/s here].
Forensic psychological services:
I also have specialized education and training in forensic psychology and offer a variety of criminal and civil forensic psychological services. For more information on my forensic services, please click here.
Press, Speaking Engagements, and Workshops:
- 2/6/2014. The Jury Expert: Defense Responses to Jailhouse Informant Testimony
- 3/30/2021: Interview for In Her Sight article – 4 Grounding Techniques to Keep You Calm
- 4/13/2021: Interview for In Her Sight article – 11 Remarkable Traits of People with Positive Self-Perception
- 06/28/2021: Interview for In Her Sight article – What the Emotion Wheel Is & How to Tune Into Your Feelings
- 2/4/2021 North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services: Understanding the Differing Roles of Forensic Mental Health Practitioners: Do I need an expert, a consultant, or both?
- 11/9/2021 Guilford County Systems of Care Collaborative: Understanding and Supporting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents
- 11/9/2021 North Carolina Psychological Association’s Ask a Psychologist Community Resource: Managing Holiday Stress
- Student-Athlete Stress Management Workshops
- Norfolk University Softball
- Capital University Softball
- Coping with Stress – Workshop for Community Members
- Talking About Talking: Communication Skills Workshop for Community Members
- American Psychology-Law Society
- APA Division 44 – Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
- APA Section 354 – Section on Sexual and Gender Diversity
- APA Division 50 – Society of Addiction Psychology
- North Carolina Psychological Association
- Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
You can view my CV here.