Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD

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Alan Kanner, PhD, Psychologist in Amherst
(413) 992-3359

Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD


Location

26 South Prospect Street
Suite #5
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
(413) 992-3359

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Walking into a therapist's office is an act of courage. Psychotherapy is challenging, collaborative work. A pivotal piece of psychotherapy is finding the right match in selecting your therapist. In my practice, the therapeutic alliance is formed only after the client feels truly heard and understood. Thereafter, a treatment plan is formulated and the work begins.

My orientation has been and continues to be an ongoing evolution of several therapeutic foundations that are woven together. Family systems theory remains the centerpiece while cognitive behavioral approaches have been subsequently added. More recently, I have incorporated ideas and practices associated with Buddhist thought into my work.

Throughout 40 years of practice, I have maintained a client-centered approach. The interests, goals & needs of the client form the basis of the therapy. Creating an active feedback loop, the work continues – supporting client’s strengths and capabilities – until the client decides enough work has been accomplished and a satisfying closure has been achieved.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 40 Years
  • School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Year Graduated: 1989
  • License and State: 4998 Massachusetts

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BMC Health Net
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health New England (HNE)
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
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Location

26 South Prospect Street
Suite #5
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
(413) 992-3359

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Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020
Alan Kanner, PhD, Psychologist in Amherst

Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD