Candace Beck, Psy.D.
Dr. Candace Beck is a licensed clinical psychologist in Ohio. She joined Macks Psychology Group after four years of practice as a psychologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital. While at the hospital, she served as the primary psychologist for the pain team, offering cognitive behavioral pain management for hundreds of youth and adolescents with conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic headaches/back pain/abdominal pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and juvenile arthritis. Dr. Beck also conducted therapy with youth and families coping with chronic medical conditions, and provided/supervised inpatient consultation-liaison services to families during their hospital admissions. She has presented to medical providers regarding the integration of psychology into pediatric care and on issues related to children’s grief.
Dr. Beck has worked with adults and youth in private practice as well. Within the hospital and private practice settings, she has conducted diagnostic assessments and provided individual and family therapy to children and adults for concerns related to ADHD, learning, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, behavioral issues, relationship problems, grief/loss, and divorce. She has volunteered with Oak Tree Corner since 2008, assisting with their grief support services to children and families. She is also the Training Director for Oak Tree, and gives presentations on bereavement and sibling loss.
Dr. Beck provides consultation to pastors and Christian counselors, as well as counsel and therapy to individuals within the Christian community. She respects the desire of individuals to incorporate faith based beliefs and practices in treatment.
Dr. Beck received her B.A in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to entering graduate training, she worked in the Cincinnati area for five years providing community mental health services as a case manager for adults and children, and as an educational coordinator for youth enrolled in a partial hospitalization program. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. During her graduate training, Dr. Beck completed the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program during a clinical rotation with Cincinnati Children’s Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Her internship was completed at Wright State University with rotations at Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Ellis Human Development Institute.
Dr. Beck is passionate about collaborating with individuals and families to gain insight into factors influencing their physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health, to build on identified areas of strength, and to offer effective and practical skills and strategies for optimizing functioning. Her noted warmth, empathy, and down to earth approach have especially aided her in effectively working with youth resistant to engage in the therapeutic process. Dr. Beck resides in Loveland with her husband and son, and enjoys outdoor activities.