Dr. Barbara Beauchamp
Barbara Beauchamp believes there are times when a person simply needs a sanctuary in which one can focus on what is working and not working in life. Therapy is an ideal place for this type of reflection. Therapy is also an active process that requires considerable patience, empathy, and a willingness to explore those parts of ourselves that may need some attention if not change. Dr. Beauchamp recognizes that you are your own best expert, and she respectfully creates a space in which you are guided toward a more healthy and peaceful way of being.
Dr. Beauchamp has worked in the mental health and educational fields for over 20 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she focuses her practice on older adolescents and adults. Dr. Beauchamp enjoys a diverse case load that is densely populated by individuals for whom societal marginalization is all too familiar. Her areas of clinical passion lie within issues related to human diversity, including identity development, women's health, sexual orientation, gender experiences, and the effects of oppression/discrimination. She is also versed in mood disorders/emotional dysregulation, personality challenges, living with the aftermath of trauma, and families-in-transition (e.g., separation, divorce). Her interest in multicultural psychology is historically rooted in her own undergraduate and graduate educational experiences. She has held numerous leadership roles on committees and boards that focused on issues of diversity, social justice, and inclusionary practice.
Dr. Beauchamp is credited for the formation of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' Advocacy Coordinating Team that continues to work today advancing psychology's legislative agenda at the state and federal levels. Additionally, she holds a faculty appointment within the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University, where she historically served as the Director of Clinical Training, Diversity Committee Chair, and President and Senator-at-Large of the Faculty Senate. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Beauchamp is currently mentoring student leaders in charge of the Diversity Mission Society as well as the university's Psi Chi chapter.
Dr. Beauchamp received her B.A. from Denison University, M.A. from Xavier University, and Psy.D. from Spalding University. Her Predoctoral Internship was completed at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Student Counseling Services Center, and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrated Primary Care and Clinical Supervision/Administration at Spalding University. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association, various APA Divisions, and the Kentucky Psychological Association.