Virginia S Elliott
Counselor, LMHC, PsyA, MA, MEd Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
My specialty is CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. I would be pleased to see your child or teen via phone or Zoom until offices are open again. The children and teens I see often have difficulty with behavior, impulsivity and self-regulation, with anxiety, depression and self-esteem, or attention and focus at home or in relation to school. Many have a history of struggles making and keeping friends and some get so discouraged at school that they either give up and withdraw or resort to behavior that gets them into trouble.
(857) 239-0074
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Brookline, MA 02446
My specialty is CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. I would be pleased to see your child or teen via phone or Zoom until offices are open again. The children and teens I see often have difficulty with behavior, impulsivity and self-regulation, with anxiety, depression and self-esteem, or attention and focus at home or in relation to school. Many have a history of struggles making and keeping friends and some get so discouraged at school that they either give up and withdraw or resort to behavior that gets them into trouble.
Sarah Fine Kosa
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I have over 15 years of experience treating children under 10 and their families. I understand the intense worry and uncertainty that can come when a child is struggling—as well as the stress, exhaustion, and even guilt that results from grappling with complex parenting issues—and I’m here to help. Behavioral and emotional problems that crop up in the first decade of life are often very treatable, and taking action early can help put your child on a better path for the future. My goal is to help clients target specific problems, experience rapid, sustainable, meaningful improvement, and move forward with confidence, skill, and joy.
(857) 957-4812
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I have over 15 years of experience treating children under 10 and their families. I understand the intense worry and uncertainty that can come when a child is struggling—as well as the stress, exhaustion, and even guilt that results from grappling with complex parenting issues—and I’m here to help. Behavioral and emotional problems that crop up in the first decade of life are often very treatable, and taking action early can help put your child on a better path for the future. My goal is to help clients target specific problems, experience rapid, sustainable, meaningful improvement, and move forward with confidence, skill, and joy.
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Wesleigh McMahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Brookline, MA, as well as a staff appointment at Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital. I offer a warm, collaborative and compassionate approach utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and DBT + Prolonged Exposure for anxiety disorders and trauma. I specialize in providing individualized care to teenagers, young adults and adults who are facing emotional, behavioral, and/or relational obstacles. I have extensive experience working with children and adults in outpatient, residential and hospital settings, with expertise in treating depression, anxiety, self harm, trauma/PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Brookline, MA, as well as a staff appointment at Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital. I offer a warm, collaborative and compassionate approach utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and DBT + Prolonged Exposure for anxiety disorders and trauma. I specialize in providing individualized care to teenagers, young adults and adults who are facing emotional, behavioral, and/or relational obstacles. I have extensive experience working with children and adults in outpatient, residential and hospital settings, with expertise in treating depression, anxiety, self harm, trauma/PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Marty Krakowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
The demands of school, work, family and other relationships can be overwhelming for people of all ages. Societal pressures may add to our stress. We all need support as we navigate the different stages of our lives. We can get stuck, feel very low, or become increasingly anxious along the way. Children and adolescents may express or cope with these difficult emotions with troubling behavior. Parents often feel helpless or lost trying to support their children. Individual and family psychotherapy can help us better understand and manage our emotions, increase our sense of worth and control, and live a more fulfilling life.
(617) 533-0690
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
The demands of school, work, family and other relationships can be overwhelming for people of all ages. Societal pressures may add to our stress. We all need support as we navigate the different stages of our lives. We can get stuck, feel very low, or become increasingly anxious along the way. Children and adolescents may express or cope with these difficult emotions with troubling behavior. Parents often feel helpless or lost trying to support their children. Individual and family psychotherapy can help us better understand and manage our emotions, increase our sense of worth and control, and live a more fulfilling life.
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Julia Coleman LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a safe place where growth, change, and healing can happen within the context of a trusting relationship. I work with children, adolescents, college students and adults, using a collaborative approach to address and work through challenges including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, learning differences, and other issues. I use an eclectic approach, and my clients have described me as warm, open and respectful. In addition to my private practice, I am a therapist at The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health.
(617) 539-2382
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a safe place where growth, change, and healing can happen within the context of a trusting relationship. I work with children, adolescents, college students and adults, using a collaborative approach to address and work through challenges including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, learning differences, and other issues. I use an eclectic approach, and my clients have described me as warm, open and respectful. In addition to my private practice, I am a therapist at The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health.
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Caryn Mushlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
If you are a parent and your preschool or elementary age child is having difficulties with impulsivity, peer relations, or behavior problems, we can work together to get you child back on track.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
(617) 446-3163
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
If you are a parent and your preschool or elementary age child is having difficulties with impulsivity, peer relations, or behavior problems, we can work together to get you child back on track.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
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Anika Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is working with young children from birth to 5 years old.
It is often not easy to be human. Development is an ongoing process that presents unique challenges throughout the lifespan. From the beginning of life, when developmental tasks involve regulating body states and forming primary attachments, to later when goals shift to negotiating romantic relationships, possibly starting a family, and balancing career and family goals, it can be hard to negotiate these challenges. Psychotherapy can ease the distress that can accompany life changes, allowing people reach their potential.
(617) 553-4079
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is working with young children from birth to 5 years old.
It is often not easy to be human. Development is an ongoing process that presents unique challenges throughout the lifespan. From the beginning of life, when developmental tasks involve regulating body states and forming primary attachments, to later when goals shift to negotiating romantic relationships, possibly starting a family, and balancing career and family goals, it can be hard to negotiate these challenges. Psychotherapy can ease the distress that can accompany life changes, allowing people reach their potential.
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Julie Gold
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Is your child, adolescent, or young adult struggling to learn, make friends, or stay focused? Has s/he lost interest in activities or become irritable and sad? Are you worried about how s/he is sleeping, engaging with family, or eating? Are you concerned s/he might have a disability, special learning style, mental health or social emotional challenge? Are you wondering if s/he needs an IEP, 504, ICAP, or therapy? If so, I can help determine what your child needs? I provide comprehensive evaluations that answer these questions and more. There is a solution and I can assist you in the journey to learning how to empower your family!
(857) 763-1688
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Is your child, adolescent, or young adult struggling to learn, make friends, or stay focused? Has s/he lost interest in activities or become irritable and sad? Are you worried about how s/he is sleeping, engaging with family, or eating? Are you concerned s/he might have a disability, special learning style, mental health or social emotional challenge? Are you wondering if s/he needs an IEP, 504, ICAP, or therapy? If so, I can help determine what your child needs? I provide comprehensive evaluations that answer these questions and more. There is a solution and I can assist you in the journey to learning how to empower your family!
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Andrea Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
My strengths include treating children from preschool through adolescence as well as adults of all ages.
I believe people are experts in their own lives; my goal is to partner with you to find answers and solutions to address the challenges you are facing. Whether you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy, you will find my approach to be collaborative and solution-focused with strong CBT leanings. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with an eating disorder, overwhelming anxiety or depression. We can work together to address these challenges.
(617) 934-5474
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Brookline, MA 02446
My strengths include treating children from preschool through adolescence as well as adults of all ages.
I believe people are experts in their own lives; my goal is to partner with you to find answers and solutions to address the challenges you are facing. Whether you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy, you will find my approach to be collaborative and solution-focused with strong CBT leanings. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with an eating disorder, overwhelming anxiety or depression. We can work together to address these challenges.
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
(617) 944-1025
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
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Kathryn Lazar
LMHC, CDBT Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
My goal is to provide treatment, counseling, psychoeducation, and coaching to children, adolescents, young adults, and families navigating hardships and regaining control of their environments.
I work with young people and their families who have never been in mental health treatment before, those who have felt unsuccessful in their previous care settings, and young people and their families who are simply interested in engaging in a therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced clinician with training in crisis management, outpatient, acute mental health services (including partial hospitalization, emergency rooms), mentorship and coaching and family systems.
(617) 272-7912
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
My goal is to provide treatment, counseling, psychoeducation, and coaching to children, adolescents, young adults, and families navigating hardships and regaining control of their environments.
I work with young people and their families who have never been in mental health treatment before, those who have felt unsuccessful in their previous care settings, and young people and their families who are simply interested in engaging in a therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced clinician with training in crisis management, outpatient, acute mental health services (including partial hospitalization, emergency rooms), mentorship and coaching and family systems.
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Keneisha Sinclair-McBride
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. I have a small private practice for children, adolescents, and young adults. I am trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, disordered eating, and adjustment concerns. I strive to provide culturally responsive and sensitive care to clients from all backgrounds.
(857) 304-0082
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. I have a small private practice for children, adolescents, and young adults. I am trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, disordered eating, and adjustment concerns. I strive to provide culturally responsive and sensitive care to clients from all backgrounds.
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Sidney M Trantham
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I also provide psychological and neuropsychological assessment for school-aged children through adults to evaluate a variety of emotional and neurocognitive problems including anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, attention-based problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, and memory problems.
I approach each client as a whole person and strive to create a collaborative relationship where there is room for both problem-solving approaches and insight-oriented, transformative personal growth. Often clients seek me out to address issues of identity related to race, sexual orientation, gender identity and class & we work together to explore and integrate aspects of themselves, allowing them to thrive and be successful in relationships and work. Counseling often requires clients to do work outside of the session, and I support clients in continuing their self-exploration through readings, journaling and other self-care work.
(617) 858-6594
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I also provide psychological and neuropsychological assessment for school-aged children through adults to evaluate a variety of emotional and neurocognitive problems including anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, attention-based problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, and memory problems.
I approach each client as a whole person and strive to create a collaborative relationship where there is room for both problem-solving approaches and insight-oriented, transformative personal growth. Often clients seek me out to address issues of identity related to race, sexual orientation, gender identity and class & we work together to explore and integrate aspects of themselves, allowing them to thrive and be successful in relationships and work. Counseling often requires clients to do work outside of the session, and I support clients in continuing their self-exploration through readings, journaling and other self-care work.
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Shannon Hourigan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
My goal is to create a collaborative relationship where you and your child feel understood, respected, and supported.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School with a small private practice for children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in children and adolescents coping with anxiety, acute, chronic medical conditions, and with parents seeking to improve family harmony. I am trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and adjustment concerns. Culturally responsive care is my priority, and I welcome patients from all backgrounds.
(857) 666-8244
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
My goal is to create a collaborative relationship where you and your child feel understood, respected, and supported.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School with a small private practice for children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in children and adolescents coping with anxiety, acute, chronic medical conditions, and with parents seeking to improve family harmony. I am trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and adjustment concerns. Culturally responsive care is my priority, and I welcome patients from all backgrounds.
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Carl Waitz
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
You can trust that I will be transparent in my thinking, that I will provide education and support in navigating the complex field of mental health, and that I will take the time to get to know you or your child so our work together is tailored specifically to your needs.
I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, academic or work stress, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. I also work with a broad spectrum of other concerns and am happy to see whether I might be a good fit for your needs. If you aren't sure where to start, start here.
(857) 524-3944
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
You can trust that I will be transparent in my thinking, that I will provide education and support in navigating the complex field of mental health, and that I will take the time to get to know you or your child so our work together is tailored specifically to your needs.
I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, academic or work stress, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. I also work with a broad spectrum of other concerns and am happy to see whether I might be a good fit for your needs. If you aren't sure where to start, start here.
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Alison Leary
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
In addition, I have extensive experience assisting with child behavioral problems and in teaching effective parenting strategies.
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist and I work with children, adolescents and adults. Within the context of a warm, supportive relationship, I focus on teaching skills that help clients to develop a sense of confidence in effectively managing their emotions and behavior. My treatment approach is primarily cognitive behavioral but I tailor the treatment to the needs of each client with an emphasis on finding the most evidence-based approach. I am collaborative and offer a lot of encouragement, humor and warmth.
(617) 600-6029
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Brookline, MA 02446
In addition, I have extensive experience assisting with child behavioral problems and in teaching effective parenting strategies.
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist and I work with children, adolescents and adults. Within the context of a warm, supportive relationship, I focus on teaching skills that help clients to develop a sense of confidence in effectively managing their emotions and behavior. My treatment approach is primarily cognitive behavioral but I tailor the treatment to the needs of each client with an emphasis on finding the most evidence-based approach. I am collaborative and offer a lot of encouragement, humor and warmth.
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Michael Schonberg
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, & adults.
Change is hard, but less so with help. I hope I can be your guide through the change process. I am a clinical psychologist trained in CBT. I have a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and am on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. I run a private practice on Sunday mornings and have intermittent availability during the rest of the week. I am comfortable providing treatment in an individual or family context, whichever better fits your needs. I am results driven, but also warm and sensitive.
(412) 419-2743
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, & adults.
Change is hard, but less so with help. I hope I can be your guide through the change process. I am a clinical psychologist trained in CBT. I have a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and am on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. I run a private practice on Sunday mornings and have intermittent availability during the rest of the week. I am comfortable providing treatment in an individual or family context, whichever better fits your needs. I am results driven, but also warm and sensitive.
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Lisa Shaw
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist and have been in practice for several years evaluating children, adolescents, and college age young adults I also have provided individual psychotherapy and parent consultation, addressing the impact of neurocognitively and emotionally-based challenges on young people’s everyday lives. My neuropsychological assessment practice currently is on hold, due to Covid-19, but I am offering individual psychotherapy and parent consultation services in virtual, on-line meetings.
(857) 425-2941
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Brookline, MA 02446
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist and have been in practice for several years evaluating children, adolescents, and college age young adults I also have provided individual psychotherapy and parent consultation, addressing the impact of neurocognitively and emotionally-based challenges on young people’s everyday lives. My neuropsychological assessment practice currently is on hold, due to Covid-19, but I am offering individual psychotherapy and parent consultation services in virtual, on-line meetings.
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Katharine Thomson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
In addition to my faculty and hospital-based roles, I have a private practice for children, adolescents, and adults. I am trained in evidence-based approaches, including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies (CBT and DBT), and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, trauma, somatization, and eating disorders. I am committed to working with LGBTQI+ youth, including those questioning their gender and/or sexuality. I welcome patients and families from all backgrounds and I strive for culturally responsive and attuned care.
(617) 600-5984
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
In addition to my faculty and hospital-based roles, I have a private practice for children, adolescents, and adults. I am trained in evidence-based approaches, including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies (CBT and DBT), and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, trauma, somatization, and eating disorders. I am committed to working with LGBTQI+ youth, including those questioning their gender and/or sexuality. I welcome patients and families from all backgrounds and I strive for culturally responsive and attuned care.
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Maya Peretzman
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents aged 6-18 to overcome personal obstacles and build resilience. I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for my clients to give them a safe space for emotional growth and positive change. I have a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and have developed a range of specialized techniques for the treatment of ADHD, self-control issues, aggression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, mood difficulties, attachment disorders and PTSD. My cross-cultural experience supports my work with diverse populations
(617) 751-6654
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents aged 6-18 to overcome personal obstacles and build resilience. I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for my clients to give them a safe space for emotional growth and positive change. I have a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and have developed a range of specialized techniques for the treatment of ADHD, self-control issues, aggression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, mood difficulties, attachment disorders and PTSD. My cross-cultural experience supports my work with diverse populations

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Brookline, MA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Brookline build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.