Beth Bardovi received her Masters of Psychology degree from Antioch University in 1983 and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 1985. Since earning her license she has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California specializing in working with adolescents, individuals and couples.
Beth is a Certified Master Psychotherapist and Teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP). Since 1989 she has been teaching at IBP Institutes in the United States, Canada and Italy. Beth is the Executive Directory of IBP Italy. She has been a somatic psychotherapist since 1985 incorporating many disciplines including, somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, cognitive approaches, transpersonal psychology and eastern philosophies and practices.
Her goal is to tap into the innate wisdom of the body to liberate human potential. She uses breath to balance the nervous system, to change and release old habitual holding patterns and to allow a deeper more authentic experience of self. This builds new neural pathways that creates a body sense of well-being and deep and lasting transformation.
Beth has presented her work to various organizations including the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, CAMFT chapters, Secondary Education Institutes, Promises Treatment Centers – Malibu and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. She was interviewed on the Cutting Edge Consciousness Radio program. Beth co-wrote an article titled, Integrative Body Psychotherapy and the Treatment of Trauma, published in the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy Conference Proceedings 2010.
When not working, Beth loves hiking, yoga, traveling and ceramics. Her most favorite thing is spending time with her husband and their two adult children.