Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
Photo of Alan Kanner, PhD, Psychologist in Amherst
(413) 992-3359

Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Ask about video sessions

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Zips:
Announcement icon Currently Conducting Video Appointments Only
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.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Health New England (HNE)
  • MassHealth | MBHP
  • Medicare
  • UniCare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 41 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 4998
  • School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Year Graduated: 1989

Location

26 South Prospect Street
Suite #5
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 992-3359
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Cities:
Counties:
Zips:
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2021
Alan Kanner, PhD, Psychologist in Amherst

Alan Kanner

Psychologist, PhD