Jody Bechtold

Jody Bechtold

LCSW, CEO

jody@betterinstitute.com

Jody brings over 30 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is a professional coach, Gambling Addiction Expert, International Speaker and Trainer, and MBTI Certified Facilitator.

Robert Bumbaco

Robert Bumbaco

LCSW, COO

rob@betterinstitute.com

Rob brings over 20 years of experience to The Better Institute. He is a former Division 1 hockey athlete, at-risk behavioral coach, and clinical social worker.

April Condemi

April Condemi

LPC, Director of Trauma Informed Care

april@betterinstitute.com

April brings over 10 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is the Director of Trauma Informed Care and is a professional resource for First Responders.

Robin Witt

Robin Witt

LPC, Director of Relationship Dynamics

robin@betterinstitute.com

Robin brings over 15 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is an expert on family relationships and dynamics.

Evan Dean

Evan Dean

LCSW, Director of Recovery Support

evan@betterinstitute.com

Evan brings over 5 years of clinical experience to the Better Institute as an expert in recovery from use, abuse and addiction. In addition, he is a professional musician that loves to work with creative people using the arts in the therapy process.

Individual Therapy

All of our therapists offer individual therapy.  We work with adolescents and adults.  All of our therapists offer daylight and evening availability to help meet the needs of their clients.  The following are a list of our specialty areas:

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Substance Use

    • Problem Gambling and Gaming

    • OCD

    • Stress Management

    • Relationship Issues

    • PTSD 

    • Grief and Loss

Couples Therapy

At The Better Institute, we offer couples counseling with a heavy emphasis on the Gottman Method.  The goals of the Gottman Method include increasing closeness addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together. The Gottman Method involves customizing principles from the research to each couple’s particular patterns and challenges.  After their initial session, couples can take the Gottman Relationship Check.  This assessment measures a number of categories and helps to identify areas of strength and weakness.  The results are used to establish a plan with the couple so that they are getting the most out of their therapeutic experience.

Programs at the The Better Institute®

Back in the Game®

ROB BUMBACO LCSW, CMC

SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAM HELPING ATHLETES DEVELOP THE MENTAL SKILLS TO TAKE THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Support for Moms at The Better Institute®

ROBIN WITT MS, LPC, CAADC, ICGC-1

SUPPORTING AND CELEBRATING MOMS OF NEWBORNS AND INFANTS 

First Responder Support at The Better Institute®

APRIL CONDEMI MS, LPC

COUNSELING SERVICES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, CERTIFIED CLINICAL TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL

Recovery Services at The Better Institute®

EVAN DEAN, LCSW

RECOVERY SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES IMPACTED BY ADDICTION, MEN’S RECOVERY GROUP