Ms. Betsy Tismeer is a bilingual (Spanish/English) nurse/psychotherapist with over 45 years professional experience working with families, adults and children. As a therapist Ms. Tismeer feels she is prepared to be your emotional advocate, and to assist you with the challenges you are facing. Building trust in the therapeutic relationship in a respectful, non-judgmental environment is essential. She believes that every client situation is unique, and she combines an eclectic theoretical approach with professional experience in order to assess, set goals and implement a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Having worked as a nurse in obstetrics, labor and delivery, and being a certified specialist in postpartum depression and anxiety, Ms. Tismeer is uniquely equipped to work with mothers experiencing these problems. With her many years of experience and subsequent wisdom she strives to come from a place of understanding and empathy when working with clients.
Working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with identity formation and the challenges of becoming independent is an area of specialization. This work often involves parents and other family members as part of the therapy. Women's mental health and couples counseling are also areas that are an important part of Ms. Tismeer's practice.
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
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Years of Experience: 21 years
Betsy Tismeer Counseling, Psychotherapist in private practice, 2001 - Present
Ventura County Psychiatric Hospital, Psychiatric Nurse/Mobile Crisis Team , 1998 - 2001
Conejo Counseling Center, Assistant LMFT/Therapist, 1998 - 2001
California DDS-Regional Center, Nurse Coordinator-High Risk Infants, 1985 - 1998
Houston Independ School District, Maternal Child Health Nurse, 1977 - 1980
Duke Unversity Medical Center, Nursing Labor/Delivery/Obstetrics, 1975 - 1977
California Lutheran University , Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2001
University of Texas Public Health School, Masters in Public Health, 1981
Duke University, Bachelor in Nursing, 1977