Carmen Pepicelli

Counselor, LMHC

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Carmen Pepicelli, LMHC, Counselor in Andover
(351) 777-8472

Carmen Pepicelli

Counselor, LMHC


Location

204 Andover Street
Suite 403
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
(351) 777-8472

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I am an experienced EMDR and trauma therapist. I believe that healing from trauma is possible (as opposed to just learning how to get used to post-traumatic symptoms). Clinically, I am warm, active, innovative and data-driven. I consider therapy a collaborative, creative process. While my primary treatment approach is relational EMDR therapy, I also rely on TF-CBT, clinical hypnosis, inner child work, EFT, guided imagery, mindfulness and other evidence-based strategies. I use many of these tools in my groups and facilitate both 12-week trauma groups and 40-week groups for individuals dealing with dissociation.

While most consider suffering demeaning, I have found that after acknowledging the impact of hardship and completing proper grief work, we often emerge with great self-awareness and resiliency. This approach calls for a strong motivation to change and a willingness to practice new skills.

I welcome new clients for both individual and group therapy, and I invite you to call or email me today. My practice is in a relaxing, bright office in Andover, right off I-93, close to MA-28 & MA-125, and walking distance from the Ballardvale MBTA station.

Qualifications

  • License and State: LMHC 10405 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $40 - $250
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I accept FSA and HSA cards. Your insurance may cover all or a portion of the fee for our sessions if you have "out-of-network" benefits.
Email me or call (351) 777-8472 with questions.

Carmen Pepicelli's Groups

Embracing the Child, Healing the Adult (Women)

In a 12-session group (Tuesday evenings, offered three times/year) for female survivors of childhood trauma, we investigate the origins of self-defeating adult behaviors and distressful symptoms by exploring negative childhood events such as abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection, trauma or significant loss. The primary focus of the program is on understanding the impact of trauma, practicing healing tools and processing the emotions that accompany such past events, so we can resolve grief and anguish. Exercises include: * Guided imagery meditations * Inner child work * CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) * EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) * Affirmations * Mindfulness and relaxation * Anger management skills * EMDR demo

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Embracing the Child, Healing the Adult (Men)

In a 12-session group (Tuesday evenings, offered three times/year) for male survivors of childhood trauma, we investigate the origins of self-defeating adult behaviors and distressful symptoms by exploring negative childhood events such as abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection, trauma or significant loss. The primary focus of the program is on understanding the impact of trauma, practicing healing tools and processing the emotions that accompany such past events, so we can resolve grief and anguish. Exercises include: * Guided imagery meditations * Inner child work * CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) * EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) * Affirmations * Mindfulness and relaxation * Anger management skills * EMDR demo

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Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation

In this 40-week group program for clients with complex trauma and dissociation, we identify how dissociation interferes with life goals, learn how to support inner communication between personality parts, practice emotion regulation skills and develop coping skills for trauma triggers. The primary focus of the program is symptom relief. Each week, we do this in four phases: 1) information, 2) skill-building, 3) debriefing, and 4) at-home practice. We use the following book as our primary learning tool: Boon, S., Steele, K., & Van der Hart, O. (2011). Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists. WW Norton & Company.

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Location

204 Andover Street
Suite 403
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
(351) 777-8472

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: German
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Inner child work
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019
Carmen Pepicelli, LMHC, Counselor in Andover

Carmen Pepicelli

Counselor, LMHC