Tyler Gerdin, Psy.D.
I am a licensed psychologist and have earned my masters (M.A) and doctoral degrees (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at George Fox University. My doctoral internship was completed at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in eastern Pennsylvania. Given this, I have experience working with adults and adolescents with issues including depression, anxiety, identity issues, developmental challenges, coping with trauma, grief, spiritual concerns, and relationship issues.
The primary goal of psychotherapy is to provide relief from your immediate distress while also starting a process of personal insight and change. In turn, this will help you to cope with issues that arise even long after therapy ends. We do this by working together in an emotionally-safe therapeutic relationship to focus you productively on your problems. I take a holistic view of individuals and do not believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. After hearing your concerns, we’ll tailor-make a plan to help you with your experiences and struggles. As I listen, ask questions, and provide feedback, I’ll draw your attention to important aspects of your behavior, thoughts, feelings, and relationship patterns to make changes that will help you become a more satisfied, freed, healthy, and integrated person.
Another central part of my practice is that I complete comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults using personality, projective, cognitive, and neuropsychological assessment techniques. These assessments provide clarifying information and individualized recommendations to clients, families, and other providers.
Additionally, I provide comprehensive cognitive evaluations for older adults (cognitive, neuropsychological, emotional, and behavioral) to help patients and families differentiate neurocognitive disorders (various dementias) and the impacts of normal aging. With evaluations, I provide recommendations for next steps and treatment.