Claire Shindler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
Elders (65+)
(978) 849-3332
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
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Maura K Cole
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
I help adults in all phases of life. I help my clients work through new and past traumas, and through typical or unexpected life transitions. In therapy we can make meaning, find purpose, or forge new paths. Many clients come for help managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or addictions. If you need help but don't know what questions to ask, that's okay! You don't have to know exactly what's wrong or what you want. Finding out is part of the process! Therapy can be to heal, recover, sort through, reconnect, rejuvenate, strengthen, or change aspects of your life to make it more manageable & meaningful.
Elders (65+)
(351) 300-0491
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Elders (65+)
I help adults in all phases of life. I help my clients work through new and past traumas, and through typical or unexpected life transitions. In therapy we can make meaning, find purpose, or forge new paths. Many clients come for help managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or addictions. If you need help but don't know what questions to ask, that's okay! You don't have to know exactly what's wrong or what you want. Finding out is part of the process! Therapy can be to heal, recover, sort through, reconnect, rejuvenate, strengthen, or change aspects of your life to make it more manageable & meaningful.
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Taylor Neil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Humor is one of the most underrated tools utilized in therapy today. Not only does humor provide great stress relief, it also provides a chance to bond or form a connection with another person. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in therapy along with providing a non judgmental safe zone. Just like any other relationship, therapy will not work unless there is trust!
Elders (65+)
(617) 415-4537
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Acton, MA 01718
Elders (65+)
Humor is one of the most underrated tools utilized in therapy today. Not only does humor provide great stress relief, it also provides a chance to bond or form a connection with another person. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in therapy along with providing a non judgmental safe zone. Just like any other relationship, therapy will not work unless there is trust!
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Caroline Marvin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
I am a seasoned psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 35 years experience. For most of my career I have divided my time between private practice and the training and supervision of family and couples therapists through the former Family Institute of Cambridge where I was a senior faculty member. I have also taught Advanced Family Therapy at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Presently I am a private practitioner. I see individuals, couples and families.
Elders (65+)
(617) 237-6869
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Acton, MA 01718
Elders (65+)
I am a seasoned psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 35 years experience. For most of my career I have divided my time between private practice and the training and supervision of family and couples therapists through the former Family Institute of Cambridge where I was a senior faculty member. I have also taught Advanced Family Therapy at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Presently I am a private practitioner. I see individuals, couples and families.
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Jeri Ryan PhD, LMHC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges that bring you to therapy. I can help you understand the forces driving unhealthy behavior and develop healthier options. I can help when: *You have suffered trauma and can't move forward *You feel depressed, anxious, fearful, hopeless or are struggling with losses *You struggle communicating with people close to you, or colleagues. * You are unhappy and can't pinpoint why * You want relational closeness and an end to conflict.
Elders (65+)
(978) 705-6066
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Acton, MA 01718
Elders (65+)
I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges that bring you to therapy. I can help you understand the forces driving unhealthy behavior and develop healthier options. I can help when: *You have suffered trauma and can't move forward *You feel depressed, anxious, fearful, hopeless or are struggling with losses *You struggle communicating with people close to you, or colleagues. * You are unhappy and can't pinpoint why * You want relational closeness and an end to conflict.
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Noelle Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I've worked in the mental health field for the last 31 years and opened my private practice, Training4Recovery.com, in 2015. The mission of T4R is to provide quality clinical care to improve an individual's mental health, and provide current education to prevent and treat the disease of addiction, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD at an affordable cost. T4R provides the following services: Assessments, Education, Individual/group therapy sessions, Telepsych/video sessions, Individualized Planning, Referrals and Connections to additional services, and Case-management. We are currently expanding the practice and are accepting new clients!
Elders (65+)
(617) 229-5806
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
I've worked in the mental health field for the last 31 years and opened my private practice, Training4Recovery.com, in 2015. The mission of T4R is to provide quality clinical care to improve an individual's mental health, and provide current education to prevent and treat the disease of addiction, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD at an affordable cost. T4R provides the following services: Assessments, Education, Individual/group therapy sessions, Telepsych/video sessions, Individualized Planning, Referrals and Connections to additional services, and Case-management. We are currently expanding the practice and are accepting new clients!
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Nicole Jean Larocque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
***Please note I am currently at capacity and cannot accommodate new referrals*** I am a clinical social worker passionate about helping people find ways to their best selves. I provide a safe and supportive environment for the client in search of self-understanding. I believe people have the capacity to feel content, grateful and joyful but a lot of the time our preconceived notions of ourselves get in the way. Everyday I am amazed at people's resilience.
Elders (65+)
(617) 826-1589
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
***Please note I am currently at capacity and cannot accommodate new referrals*** I am a clinical social worker passionate about helping people find ways to their best selves. I provide a safe and supportive environment for the client in search of self-understanding. I believe people have the capacity to feel content, grateful and joyful but a lot of the time our preconceived notions of ourselves get in the way. Everyday I am amazed at people's resilience.
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Jon Cohan
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Are you or a loved one struggling with a problematic relationship to cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, stimulants, and other addictive substances or behaviors? I work with teens and adults to initiate positive change by establishing a personalized treatment plan based on their individual needs. I bring judgement-free compassion and over 12 years of clinical experience in substance use and mental health treatment to help navigate the difficult terrain of addiction. I also work with families to help them identify their own recovery, learn how to communicate with and support their loved one while maintaining healthy boundaries.
Elders (65+)
(617) 308-3555
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
Are you or a loved one struggling with a problematic relationship to cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, stimulants, and other addictive substances or behaviors? I work with teens and adults to initiate positive change by establishing a personalized treatment plan based on their individual needs. I bring judgement-free compassion and over 12 years of clinical experience in substance use and mental health treatment to help navigate the difficult terrain of addiction. I also work with families to help them identify their own recovery, learn how to communicate with and support their loved one while maintaining healthy boundaries.
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Ruth Lull
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Maturity, empathy and well developed listening skills are assets which I offer. I've been especially interested in helping women during pregnancy, and the postpartum period and resolving grief and loss from miscarriages. In addition, addressing issues of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress in men or women is especially gratifying to me. I often begin by teaching techniques for stress reduction, or in the case of lethargic depression, ways to energize the body, which help people function better quickly. Most important to me is helping people find hidden strengths and restore inner balance.
Elders (65+)
(978) 913-8927
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
Maturity, empathy and well developed listening skills are assets which I offer. I've been especially interested in helping women during pregnancy, and the postpartum period and resolving grief and loss from miscarriages. In addition, addressing issues of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress in men or women is especially gratifying to me. I often begin by teaching techniques for stress reduction, or in the case of lethargic depression, ways to energize the body, which help people function better quickly. Most important to me is helping people find hidden strengths and restore inner balance.
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Sheila Marie Tucke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CAGS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I have had a private therapy practice in Andover and Westford, Ma. for nearly 25 years. During this time, I have worked with those struggling with a variety of concerns including relationships, parenting, identity, work and careers, depression, anxiety, trauma, school and education, gender, and cultures. Generally, the individuals, couples, and families with whom I work come to my office in some sort of pain or discomfort as they move back and forth between their real and ideal lives.The conversations we have shed light on what is happening and to try to help reduce feelings of pain and distress.
Elders (65+)
(978) 631-4505
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
I have had a private therapy practice in Andover and Westford, Ma. for nearly 25 years. During this time, I have worked with those struggling with a variety of concerns including relationships, parenting, identity, work and careers, depression, anxiety, trauma, school and education, gender, and cultures. Generally, the individuals, couples, and families with whom I work come to my office in some sort of pain or discomfort as they move back and forth between their real and ideal lives.The conversations we have shed light on what is happening and to try to help reduce feelings of pain and distress.
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Eleanor Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
My expertise is in the area of major loss (illness, aging, dying, significant life change, bereavement) also caregiving and end-of-life planning. Such challenges are often overwhelming, even immobilizing. We can feel we have hit a brick wall, and may feel depressed, hopeless, anxious or numb. When we are able to be present to it we may discover surprising gifts, such as inner resources we might not know are there, ways to take better care of ourselves, and new understanding of what is most important to us. Some say that, amazingly, life can be transformed in ways that make it richer than ever.
Elders (65+)
(978) 705-6819
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Acton, MA 01718
Elders (65+)
My expertise is in the area of major loss (illness, aging, dying, significant life change, bereavement) also caregiving and end-of-life planning. Such challenges are often overwhelming, even immobilizing. We can feel we have hit a brick wall, and may feel depressed, hopeless, anxious or numb. When we are able to be present to it we may discover surprising gifts, such as inner resources we might not know are there, ways to take better care of ourselves, and new understanding of what is most important to us. Some say that, amazingly, life can be transformed in ways that make it richer than ever.
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John T Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning life holds for them. I serve as Director of Cambridge Counseling Associates and lecturer in psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, where I have participated since its inception. (See drchirban.com and sexual problems.com).
Elders (65+)
(978) 633-9987
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning life holds for them. I serve as Director of Cambridge Counseling Associates and lecturer in psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, where I have participated since its inception. (See drchirban.com and sexual problems.com).
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Bette Galligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
If you're a woman in young adulthood.. at various mid-life turning points.. or looking at your later adult years...and now struggling a bit, I invite you to get in touch. My time with you will start with the idea that everyone has strengths. We can rediscover, use and build on these to find solutions to your challenges. I will be listening without judging and exploring new possibilities, goals and next steps with you. Many people find talk therapy the key to feeling well and happy again. You can learn to replace fearfulness or feeling lost and live with more meaning & contentment. We can work briefly, as needed, or longer term.
Elders (65+)
(978) 290-5068
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
If you're a woman in young adulthood.. at various mid-life turning points.. or looking at your later adult years...and now struggling a bit, I invite you to get in touch. My time with you will start with the idea that everyone has strengths. We can rediscover, use and build on these to find solutions to your challenges. I will be listening without judging and exploring new possibilities, goals and next steps with you. Many people find talk therapy the key to feeling well and happy again. You can learn to replace fearfulness or feeling lost and live with more meaning & contentment. We can work briefly, as needed, or longer term.
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Mary Calabrese
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
Elders (65+)
(617) 500-0748
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Acton, MA 01718
Elders (65+)
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
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George B Thomson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Psychotherapy involves a commitment and 'fit' between therapist and client. Respect for the individual, creating an atmosphere of easy communication, focusing on the presenting issue(s), and a problem-solving approach are all elements that I particularly value and work to create and maintain. At the present time, early 2021, I am not taking new patients. That may change later in 2021.
Elders (65+)
(978) 264-0060
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
Psychotherapy involves a commitment and 'fit' between therapist and client. Respect for the individual, creating an atmosphere of easy communication, focusing on the presenting issue(s), and a problem-solving approach are all elements that I particularly value and work to create and maintain. At the present time, early 2021, I am not taking new patients. That may change later in 2021.
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Lara Harris-David
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
~NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS~ If there is one thing we can count on in life is change--expected or unexpected; wanted or unwanted. Perhaps it is a loss, a difficult transition, a new diagnosis, chronic pain, becoming a caregiver, parenting a child with a disability--it could be anything that significantly alters your life plans, your relationship, expectations, sense of self, and day-to-day functioning. People often experience depression, anxiety, relational tension, and feel overwhelmed when faced with a challenging life issue, whether it is short or long-term.
Elders (65+)
(978) 903-3715
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
~NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS~ If there is one thing we can count on in life is change--expected or unexpected; wanted or unwanted. Perhaps it is a loss, a difficult transition, a new diagnosis, chronic pain, becoming a caregiver, parenting a child with a disability--it could be anything that significantly alters your life plans, your relationship, expectations, sense of self, and day-to-day functioning. People often experience depression, anxiety, relational tension, and feel overwhelmed when faced with a challenging life issue, whether it is short or long-term.
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Melinda Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
Elders (65+)
(978) 412-4573
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
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Kelly A Arle
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC, LADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
When human beings are exposed to emotional and/or physical distress, they often suffer long term negative effects over the course of their lifespan. Anxiety and/or depression are often the result of these deeper-rooted difficulties. Coping skills can often be maladaptive leading to behaviors such as substance use disorder and other forms of self-harm. The primary purpose of treatment is to address the negative impact of these experiences and work together in a safe environment to establish both short and long term recovery goals in an effort to reinforce positive behavior change.
Elders (65+)
(978) 254-1964
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
When human beings are exposed to emotional and/or physical distress, they often suffer long term negative effects over the course of their lifespan. Anxiety and/or depression are often the result of these deeper-rooted difficulties. Coping skills can often be maladaptive leading to behaviors such as substance use disorder and other forms of self-harm. The primary purpose of treatment is to address the negative impact of these experiences and work together in a safe environment to establish both short and long term recovery goals in an effort to reinforce positive behavior change.
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John T. Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning life holds for them. I serve as Director of Cambridge Counseling Associates and lecturer in psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, where I have participated since its inception. (See drchirban.com and sexual problems.com).
Elders (65+)
(857) 203-0549
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning life holds for them. I serve as Director of Cambridge Counseling Associates and lecturer in psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, where I have participated since its inception. (See drchirban.com and sexual problems.com).
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Lana Emelyanov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Are you feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed? Unable to control important things in your life? Struggling with destructive behavior? Dealing with loss or separation? Worrying about your children and family? You don't need to face your challenges alone. I will provide a safe and warm environment where you will learn how to gain self-confidence, improve relationships, change behavior, and heal past wounds. If you are in a crisis, facing a challenging situation, or seeking help for your child, you will be able to gain insight into your problems and take control of your life.
Elders (65+)
(978) 393-1770
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Acton, MA 01720
Elders (65+)
Are you feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed? Unable to control important things in your life? Struggling with destructive behavior? Dealing with loss or separation? Worrying about your children and family? You don't need to face your challenges alone. I will provide a safe and warm environment where you will learn how to gain self-confidence, improve relationships, change behavior, and heal past wounds. If you are in a crisis, facing a challenging situation, or seeking help for your child, you will be able to gain insight into your problems and take control of your life.

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Elders (65+) (65+, Seniors) Therapists
The therapists listed here have identified their interest in elder therapy in Acton or help for Acton elderly people in therapy. Therapists who work with elders (for instance, elderly parents, elderly women or even elderly abuse) handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to caring for the elderly and homes for the elderly in Acton. Elderly depression is a common problem that can be helped by therapy for elderly people. Psychiatrists who work with the elderly are sometimes referred to as Acton geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

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Therapists in Acton are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Acton. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Acton

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Acton you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Acton and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Acton or family therapy in Acton.