Garrett Berna
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Wellesley, MA 02481
I have worked with diverse populations and people of all ages ranging from 4-74 years old while working in community mental health. My clinical experience also includes treating children and adolescents with trauma and severe emotional and behavioral issues at two residential schools. I currently focus on children, teens/adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy working with (and working alongside) athletes, taking a sports psychology approach. I also have a strong history of working well with clients who have not responded/had difficulty engaging in traditional therapy.
(508) 544-0258
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Wellesley, MA 02481
I have worked with diverse populations and people of all ages ranging from 4-74 years old while working in community mental health. My clinical experience also includes treating children and adolescents with trauma and severe emotional and behavioral issues at two residential schools. I currently focus on children, teens/adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy working with (and working alongside) athletes, taking a sports psychology approach. I also have a strong history of working well with clients who have not responded/had difficulty engaging in traditional therapy.
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Cara Colgate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
When people feel better, they do better.  This is true for children, adults and couples.  And in families, when one person is doing better, everyone is better. You may be feeling overwhelmed or dissatisfied at home, school, work, or in an important relationship. You may be feeling like your life is not going how you had hoped or expected. Your child or teen may be struggling at home or school.  If you're a parent supporting a kid or partner who is struggling, you probably feel lonely, frustrated and discouraged. These are some of the difficulties that bring people to my office.
(781) 705-7302
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
When people feel better, they do better.  This is true for children, adults and couples.  And in families, when one person is doing better, everyone is better. You may be feeling overwhelmed or dissatisfied at home, school, work, or in an important relationship. You may be feeling like your life is not going how you had hoped or expected. Your child or teen may be struggling at home or school.  If you're a parent supporting a kid or partner who is struggling, you probably feel lonely, frustrated and discouraged. These are some of the difficulties that bring people to my office.
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Jackie Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults/college students, adults/parents, and families.
Welcome! My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, warm, safe space for individuals and families to process their thoughts, feelings, obstacles, and traumas. Whether it’s every day stressors, debilitating anxiety, depression, or significant family conflict, my hope is that the therapeutic process will provide insight and skills for my clients to live their best lives.
(781) 705-7321
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults/college students, adults/parents, and families.
Welcome! My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, warm, safe space for individuals and families to process their thoughts, feelings, obstacles, and traumas. Whether it’s every day stressors, debilitating anxiety, depression, or significant family conflict, my hope is that the therapeutic process will provide insight and skills for my clients to live their best lives.
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Kathleen MacNaughton
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, adolescent and adults in individual and family therapy.
Ready to find peace with specific problems you face or make changes that will alter how you feel about yourself, your life and your relationships? Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money and energy, so finding a therapist you match well with is essential. My approach is very interactive, supportive and engaged. My first goal is to help you shed light on issues you may be struggling with. Next, we actively work to make expedient changes that will qualitatively change the way you feel on a daily basis with yourself and in your relationships.
(617) 702-2505
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, adolescent and adults in individual and family therapy.
Ready to find peace with specific problems you face or make changes that will alter how you feel about yourself, your life and your relationships? Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money and energy, so finding a therapist you match well with is essential. My approach is very interactive, supportive and engaged. My first goal is to help you shed light on issues you may be struggling with. Next, we actively work to make expedient changes that will qualitatively change the way you feel on a daily basis with yourself and in your relationships.
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
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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Wellesley, MA 02482
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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Lauren K. Marchette
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I provide state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral parent training, along with school consultation when needed, to treat a broad range of emotional and behavioral challenges among children and teenagers. I specialize in the treatment of youth anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. I can also assist parents in navigating the complex school system to ensure their children are receiving appropriate school support services. I use scientifically proven practices to alleviate mental health difficulties with the overarching goal of promoting the positive development of my clients.
(617) 340-2511
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I provide state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral parent training, along with school consultation when needed, to treat a broad range of emotional and behavioral challenges among children and teenagers. I specialize in the treatment of youth anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. I can also assist parents in navigating the complex school system to ensure their children are receiving appropriate school support services. I use scientifically proven practices to alleviate mental health difficulties with the overarching goal of promoting the positive development of my clients.
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Alison Ratner Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
At Child Therapy Boston, we have a passion for working with children, teens, siblings, families and groups. We are confident that we can help individuals and families struggling with diagnoses including ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Attachment. We enjoy working with clients who are struggling with self-esteem, family relationships, grief and loss, bullying, life transitions, and stress management. We also offer specialized counseling for LGBTQIA+ youth.
(781) 471-4302
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
At Child Therapy Boston, we have a passion for working with children, teens, siblings, families and groups. We are confident that we can help individuals and families struggling with diagnoses including ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Attachment. We enjoy working with clients who are struggling with self-esteem, family relationships, grief and loss, bullying, life transitions, and stress management. We also offer specialized counseling for LGBTQIA+ youth.
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Jeff Levin
MAT, MSW
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
If you are worried because your child is anxious, acting out, or pushing themselves too hard; you are having trouble communicating; things are going haywire at school or home, therapy was not a good fit for your child; or your child is returning from a wilderness program, I can help.
I offer home-based life coaching for teens, 20-somethings, athletes, adults, and their families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond. I work with clients at home in a positive, flexible, proactive way, emphasizing measurable, practical, and sustainable change. My approach is relaxed, non-hierarchical, and results-oriented. Although I also work with adults, I primarily help teens and 20-somethings, from kids who lack confidence and/are overly stressed or anxious to those with athletic/academic performance issues or who are really acting out, having issues with anger, substance abuse, school refusal and the like.
(617) 936-8728
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
If you are worried because your child is anxious, acting out, or pushing themselves too hard; you are having trouble communicating; things are going haywire at school or home, therapy was not a good fit for your child; or your child is returning from a wilderness program, I can help.
I offer home-based life coaching for teens, 20-somethings, athletes, adults, and their families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond. I work with clients at home in a positive, flexible, proactive way, emphasizing measurable, practical, and sustainable change. My approach is relaxed, non-hierarchical, and results-oriented. Although I also work with adults, I primarily help teens and 20-somethings, from kids who lack confidence and/are overly stressed or anxious to those with athletic/academic performance issues or who are really acting out, having issues with anger, substance abuse, school refusal and the like.
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Barbara Weinberg
Psychologist, MEd, EdD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Parents are coached in behavior management and in child development so that you can better understand your child's social-emotional functioning and help him/her generalize new skills at home, in school and in social settings.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to target your child's and your family's unique set of needs. Depending on your child's age and challenges, my approach blends components of developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, family systems and neuropsychology. I specialize in helping children learn strategies for managing anxiety, emotional regulation, depression, learning/developmental disabilities, Autism, and ADHD, to name a few.
(508) 928-9066
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Parents are coached in behavior management and in child development so that you can better understand your child's social-emotional functioning and help him/her generalize new skills at home, in school and in social settings.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to target your child's and your family's unique set of needs. Depending on your child's age and challenges, my approach blends components of developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, family systems and neuropsychology. I specialize in helping children learn strategies for managing anxiety, emotional regulation, depression, learning/developmental disabilities, Autism, and ADHD, to name a few.
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Lawrence Brown
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
in Clinical Psychology and additional training as a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst.
I have been in practice for 25 years and work in my private, comfortable home office. People find me easy to talk to and often say I have the right balance between empathy and challenging them when necessary. People come to therapy because they are having difficulties handling their emotions in their work (or school) and personal relationships. As an Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, I have considerable experience working with a wide range of people from 3 years old and up to mature adulthood. I particularly like working with preschoolers, under-achieving "gifted" children, seemingly "lost" adolescents, adults and Seniors dealing with aging and retirement.
(617) 244-7587
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
in Clinical Psychology and additional training as a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst.
I have been in practice for 25 years and work in my private, comfortable home office. People find me easy to talk to and often say I have the right balance between empathy and challenging them when necessary. People come to therapy because they are having difficulties handling their emotions in their work (or school) and personal relationships. As an Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, I have considerable experience working with a wide range of people from 3 years old and up to mature adulthood. I particularly like working with preschoolers, under-achieving "gifted" children, seemingly "lost" adolescents, adults and Seniors dealing with aging and retirement.
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Jennifer McLean
Psychologist, EdM, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
I am a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to providing compassionate, effective services for children, teens, parents, families, and adults. Every client is unique, bringing distinct strengths and vulnerabilities, a singular set of life experiences, and individual perspectives and goals. Using a flexible, creative approach to therapy and assessment, I offer tailored support designed to be responsive to each client's needs. I bring clinical experience from a wide range of settings (outpatient clinics, therapeutic/residential schools, inpatient/hospital facilities) and an extensive background as an educator/administrator in elementary and middle schools to my practice.
(617) 607-4441
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
I am a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to providing compassionate, effective services for children, teens, parents, families, and adults. Every client is unique, bringing distinct strengths and vulnerabilities, a singular set of life experiences, and individual perspectives and goals. Using a flexible, creative approach to therapy and assessment, I offer tailored support designed to be responsive to each client's needs. I bring clinical experience from a wide range of settings (outpatient clinics, therapeutic/residential schools, inpatient/hospital facilities) and an extensive background as an educator/administrator in elementary and middle schools to my practice.
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Esther F Kletter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Would you like things to work better in your life, to feel happier and more in control? Some difficulties stem from situational and environmental factors, others are rooted in developmental issues, personality traits, mood disorders or psychosis. Life can be challenging for children and adults of all ages. Learn to identify your personal life values, thoughts and feelings. Focus on current functioning and develop improved mind-body relaxation, error-free thinking and emotion management, reflection and communication. Explore early attachments and present family and relationship dynamics. Address developmental and learning related concerns. I support medication when appropriate and welcomed by you.
(617) 229-5701
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Would you like things to work better in your life, to feel happier and more in control? Some difficulties stem from situational and environmental factors, others are rooted in developmental issues, personality traits, mood disorders or psychosis. Life can be challenging for children and adults of all ages. Learn to identify your personal life values, thoughts and feelings. Focus on current functioning and develop improved mind-body relaxation, error-free thinking and emotion management, reflection and communication. Explore early attachments and present family and relationship dynamics. Address developmental and learning related concerns. I support medication when appropriate and welcomed by you.
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Deborah Wolozin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I welcome children, teen-agers and their parents, couples and adults to my practice. In individual, couple or play therapy, I focus on relationships: to other people, to our pasts, to our bodies, and to our thoughts and feelings. My goal is to establish a safe setting where together we can identify and work on challenging issues in your life with curiosity, understanding and compassion, while helping you to appreciate and make use of the unique resources and strengths that you bring to our work.
(508) 593-4159
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I welcome children, teen-agers and their parents, couples and adults to my practice. In individual, couple or play therapy, I focus on relationships: to other people, to our pasts, to our bodies, and to our thoughts and feelings. My goal is to establish a safe setting where together we can identify and work on challenging issues in your life with curiosity, understanding and compassion, while helping you to appreciate and make use of the unique resources and strengths that you bring to our work.
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Charles Glazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DCSW, CGP Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
NEW PARENT'S GROUP STARTING NOW: I am starting a parent group that provides a positive alternative, as effective as individual therapy for your child or teen. The group experience will energize you with insight and support so you can restore your child's own natural self-righting capacities. I have been a child and family therapist for 35 years. I offer psychotherapy without the psycho-babble, liberating people of any age to use common sense and their family's love to make the most of life's opportunities.
(617) 751-6441
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
NEW PARENT'S GROUP STARTING NOW: I am starting a parent group that provides a positive alternative, as effective as individual therapy for your child or teen. The group experience will energize you with insight and support so you can restore your child's own natural self-righting capacities. I have been a child and family therapist for 35 years. I offer psychotherapy without the psycho-babble, liberating people of any age to use common sense and their family's love to make the most of life's opportunities.
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Elana Schlesinger November
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
When I work with a child or adolescent, parent involvement is essential.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 18 years of experience. My specialties include Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Psychotherapy, Parent Consultation, Couples Therapy, and Special Education and 504 Plan Consultation. Through providing a safe, supportive, connected, compassionate environment for my clients, people find the strength to directly explore their struggles and carve a path toward greater peace, happiness, understanding, and acceptance.
(617) 785-5219
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
When I work with a child or adolescent, parent involvement is essential.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 18 years of experience. My specialties include Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Psychotherapy, Parent Consultation, Couples Therapy, and Special Education and 504 Plan Consultation. Through providing a safe, supportive, connected, compassionate environment for my clients, people find the strength to directly explore their struggles and carve a path toward greater peace, happiness, understanding, and acceptance.
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Andrea Butterfield
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02181
I have a yoga practice of over 20 years and am also a yoga teacher for children,.
TELEHEALTH ONLY AT THIS TIME. Beginning therapy takes bravery. If anxiety, moodiness or depression won’t let go; or if you feel trapped by patterns that you cannot break, it is a signal to seek care. I would be honored to welcome you to my practice. If you’re a teenager whose worries or moods have become overwhelming, you aren’t alone. As adults we may find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. Perhaps life is changing, whether by design or as an intrusion to a life humming along. Perhaps you are struggling with questions of meaning and purpose. When your ability to engage in life has diminished, seeking help makes sense.
(857) 763-2901
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02181
I have a yoga practice of over 20 years and am also a yoga teacher for children,.
TELEHEALTH ONLY AT THIS TIME. Beginning therapy takes bravery. If anxiety, moodiness or depression won’t let go; or if you feel trapped by patterns that you cannot break, it is a signal to seek care. I would be honored to welcome you to my practice. If you’re a teenager whose worries or moods have become overwhelming, you aren’t alone. As adults we may find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. Perhaps life is changing, whether by design or as an intrusion to a life humming along. Perhaps you are struggling with questions of meaning and purpose. When your ability to engage in life has diminished, seeking help makes sense.
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Larissa A Morlock
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Is your child struggling at home or school with emotional, behavioral, or social difficulties? I specialize in treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, mood inconsistencies, social skills deficits, behavioral problems, poor self-esteem, ADHD, learning disabilities and adjustment problems (e.g., parental divorce). My particular area of expertise is working with children with ASD. My post-doctoral training was at Eden Autism Services supervised by Dr. Ron Comer, Director of Clinical Psychology at Princeton University. I am passionate about working with children and families to increase their happiness and quality of life.
(781) 474-3633
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Is your child struggling at home or school with emotional, behavioral, or social difficulties? I specialize in treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, mood inconsistencies, social skills deficits, behavioral problems, poor self-esteem, ADHD, learning disabilities and adjustment problems (e.g., parental divorce). My particular area of expertise is working with children with ASD. My post-doctoral training was at Eden Autism Services supervised by Dr. Ron Comer, Director of Clinical Psychology at Princeton University. I am passionate about working with children and families to increase their happiness and quality of life.
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Carolyn McLoughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
My work helps people having difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-destructive behaviors, parent-child issues, school difficulties, stress management, parental stress, life transitions, and developmental challenges.
I help adolescents, college students, adults and couples who are stuck in unsatisfying patterns of thinking and behavior create lasting change to grow and fulfill their full potential. I am a licensed clinical social worker, a psychoanalyst, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a former supervisor at Children's Hospital Boston and the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. I have a flexible approach to psychotherapy and include both an appreciation for how past experiences shape the present while also incorporating coping strategies to manage and change every day life in the short-term.
(617) 682-9042
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
My work helps people having difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-destructive behaviors, parent-child issues, school difficulties, stress management, parental stress, life transitions, and developmental challenges.
I help adolescents, college students, adults and couples who are stuck in unsatisfying patterns of thinking and behavior create lasting change to grow and fulfill their full potential. I am a licensed clinical social worker, a psychoanalyst, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a former supervisor at Children's Hospital Boston and the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. I have a flexible approach to psychotherapy and include both an appreciation for how past experiences shape the present while also incorporating coping strategies to manage and change every day life in the short-term.
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Julie Gold
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
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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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
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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Susan Manheim
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
"I've had the opportunity to work with children as they go through life transitions (such as entering adolescence or leaving home for college).
Dr. Susan Manheim is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Natick, MA. She has over thirty years of experience as a therapist for children, adolescents, parents and adults.
(774) 332-5456
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
"I've had the opportunity to work with children as they go through life transitions (such as entering adolescence or leaving home for college).
Dr. Susan Manheim is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Natick, MA. She has over thirty years of experience as a therapist for children, adolescents, parents and adults.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Wellesley, 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 Wellesley 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.