Jackie Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I also offer Family Therapy and Parent Support.
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 also offer Family Therapy and Parent Support.
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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Dianne Kilty Kraaijvanger
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC, LMFT, RN Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Imagine what it would feel like not to constantly worry about your relationship, family, or health and to know that you are equipped to handle the stresses that come your way.
Do you feel disconnected and overwhelmed in your life? Today's stress can start to feel like it’s closing in on you. In your relationship, you may feel alone and wonder if you can ever reconnect. You might wonder if your family will ever stop fighting and just talk to each other again. You all used to have fun together - what changed? If you’re a health care provider or managing health concerns yourself, you may feel unsure how to manage the cumulative aspect of stress or find balance in your life.
(339) 217-8782
Verified
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Imagine what it would feel like not to constantly worry about your relationship, family, or health and to know that you are equipped to handle the stresses that come your way.
Do you feel disconnected and overwhelmed in your life? Today's stress can start to feel like it’s closing in on you. In your relationship, you may feel alone and wonder if you can ever reconnect. You might wonder if your family will ever stop fighting and just talk to each other again. You all used to have fun together - what changed? If you’re a health care provider or managing health concerns yourself, you may feel unsure how to manage the cumulative aspect of stress or find balance in your life.
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Tracy Clemente
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, LMFT Verified
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working out of Wellesley, MA. I have worked with clients of all ages, from various backgrounds, and have successfully employed multiple therapeutic modalities (individual, family, and couples therapy). I have experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, family conflict, and marital/relationship issues. I have worked with clients struggling with addiction, infidelity, trauma, and abuse. I have worked closely with children, especially those displaying behavioral issues, and have helped families to foster successful parenting techniques.
(857) 320-3540
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Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working out of Wellesley, MA. I have worked with clients of all ages, from various backgrounds, and have successfully employed multiple therapeutic modalities (individual, family, and couples therapy). I have experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, family conflict, and marital/relationship issues. I have worked with clients struggling with addiction, infidelity, trauma, and abuse. I have worked closely with children, especially those displaying behavioral issues, and have helped families to foster successful parenting techniques.
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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
Verified
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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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Pamela Slater
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
As the Counseling Director at a girls’ boarding school for 25 years, I’ve treated innumerable adolescents, including international students, with social, academic, and family problems.
It takes courage to decide to change and to reach out to a therapist to join you on that journey. The best outcomes occur in the context of a therapeutic relationship that feels like a good match, the right match for you, in terms of the therapist's interpersonal style, approach, and expertise. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients to make the changes they are seeking in their mood, their self-understanding, their patterns of behavior, and their relationships. My approach is active, supportive, warm, respectful, compassionate, and strength-focused. I am committed to helping clients find solutions.
(781) 230-6218
Verified
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
As the Counseling Director at a girls’ boarding school for 25 years, I’ve treated innumerable adolescents, including international students, with social, academic, and family problems.
It takes courage to decide to change and to reach out to a therapist to join you on that journey. The best outcomes occur in the context of a therapeutic relationship that feels like a good match, the right match for you, in terms of the therapist's interpersonal style, approach, and expertise. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients to make the changes they are seeking in their mood, their self-understanding, their patterns of behavior, and their relationships. My approach is active, supportive, warm, respectful, compassionate, and strength-focused. I am committed to helping clients find solutions.
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Natasha Holiday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, PhD Verified
Wellesley, MA 02481
In these difficult times I offer phone/Face Time sessions to individuals and couples and a free 30 session session. I specialize in marital, pre-marital, and individual therapy. Let me guide you to find better self-awareness and clarity as you understand and change your negative cycles and old patterns. My twenty-five years of experience using insight oriented therapy will help you improve your interpersonal communication with your mate, family and co-workers. I will help you find strategies that will make your life happier and your relationships more fulfilling as you resolve conflicts in your life through short term support.
(781) 549-7431
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Wellesley, MA 02481
In these difficult times I offer phone/Face Time sessions to individuals and couples and a free 30 session session. I specialize in marital, pre-marital, and individual therapy. Let me guide you to find better self-awareness and clarity as you understand and change your negative cycles and old patterns. My twenty-five years of experience using insight oriented therapy will help you improve your interpersonal communication with your mate, family and co-workers. I will help you find strategies that will make your life happier and your relationships more fulfilling as you resolve conflicts in your life through short term support.
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Amy Harkins
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I have been a licensed Mental Health Counselor for 20 years, with a holistic approach to look at the individual's functioning in all aspects of their life. I will work with you to identify obstacles that are preventing you from having a happy and healthy lifestyle and develop a plan to achieve your personal goals. Some of the areas I focus on include family conflicts, relationship issues, sports psychology, self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
(617) 997-4052
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I have been a licensed Mental Health Counselor for 20 years, with a holistic approach to look at the individual's functioning in all aspects of their life. I will work with you to identify obstacles that are preventing you from having a happy and healthy lifestyle and develop a plan to achieve your personal goals. Some of the areas I focus on include family conflicts, relationship issues, sports psychology, self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
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Jeb Fowler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in treating people suffering from a range of problems, including, depression, anxiety, identity struggles, problems with thinking and attention, school and career difficulties and family and relationship struggles.
CURRENTLY: I am accepting new teletherapy patients. These sessions are reimbursable at the same rate as in-person therapy. As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I aim to help patients understand the trouble in their lives and make significant changes. I believe it is important to take the time to get to know patients' stories. My approach is both collaborative and challenging. Sometimes this involves helping people look at parts of themselves that are painful, or hard to see clearly. Many patients benefit from long-term, intensive therapy, while others find that shorter-term therapy helps them solve immediate problems.
(617) 300-0546
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Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in treating people suffering from a range of problems, including, depression, anxiety, identity struggles, problems with thinking and attention, school and career difficulties and family and relationship struggles.
CURRENTLY: I am accepting new teletherapy patients. These sessions are reimbursable at the same rate as in-person therapy. As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I aim to help patients understand the trouble in their lives and make significant changes. I believe it is important to take the time to get to know patients' stories. My approach is both collaborative and challenging. Sometimes this involves helping people look at parts of themselves that are painful, or hard to see clearly. Many patients benefit from long-term, intensive therapy, while others find that shorter-term therapy helps them solve immediate problems.
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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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Ann B Stambler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
A lot of thought can go into choosing a therapist for you or your family member. Therapy starts with a unique personal relationship that has appropriate professional boundaries and allows you to explore your present dilemma and its relationship to your inner life. With children I use play and talk. With older adolescents and adults therapy is primarily verbal but it is always important to keep a sense of playful exploration even when facing difficult or painful issues. If this approach sounds right for you contact me to set up an initial visit. I am only working virtually via Zoom and no longer working with children under 12.
(857) 290-4652
Verified
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
A lot of thought can go into choosing a therapist for you or your family member. Therapy starts with a unique personal relationship that has appropriate professional boundaries and allows you to explore your present dilemma and its relationship to your inner life. With children I use play and talk. With older adolescents and adults therapy is primarily verbal but it is always important to keep a sense of playful exploration even when facing difficult or painful issues. If this approach sounds right for you contact me to set up an initial visit. I am only working virtually via Zoom and no longer working with children under 12.
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Sally Plone
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Over the past 25+ years of practice, I have been trained in many modalities including Internal Family Systems, Expressive Arts Therapy, Couples/Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, & Mediation -- but find that my work with each person is unique to what they need and feel comfortable with.
I believe therapy is a unique opportunity -- to transform life's most painful, confusing and/or challenging times into growth, strength and clarity. Whether I am working with adults, couples, children or entire families, I am 100% committed to creating a safe and trusting relationship so my clients may feel understood and supported in who they are, what they have been through & where they want to go.
(617) 958-1861
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Over the past 25+ years of practice, I have been trained in many modalities including Internal Family Systems, Expressive Arts Therapy, Couples/Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, & Mediation -- but find that my work with each person is unique to what they need and feel comfortable with.
I believe therapy is a unique opportunity -- to transform life's most painful, confusing and/or challenging times into growth, strength and clarity. Whether I am working with adults, couples, children or entire families, I am 100% committed to creating a safe and trusting relationship so my clients may feel understood and supported in who they are, what they have been through & where they want to go.
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Tanya Gurevich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, JD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
In addition, I am also a trained divorce and family mediator and a divorce and parenting coach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/TELEHEALTH. Are you going through a divorce, facing a job loss or another stressful life transition? Are you seeking guidance on how to better parent your child or how to navigate a co-parenting relationship with an ex-spouse? Do you find yourself dealing with depression, anxiety, sadness or stress and are looking to talk to someone and help make sense of what you are feeling?
(781) 558-9088
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
In addition, I am also a trained divorce and family mediator and a divorce and parenting coach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/TELEHEALTH. Are you going through a divorce, facing a job loss or another stressful life transition? Are you seeking guidance on how to better parent your child or how to navigate a co-parenting relationship with an ex-spouse? Do you find yourself dealing with depression, anxiety, sadness or stress and are looking to talk to someone and help make sense of what you are feeling?
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Lisa Bearak Shuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD, QCSW, ACC Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I provide my clients with a safe environment for therapy or coaching, and ongoing respect. My clients share “their stories”, past, present, life, stress/transition, mental health, family/couple, goals & other. My style is interactive, I like to build upon my client's strengths as we work together to achieve their goals. As a Therapist & Life Coach, I strive to provide my clients with a positive experience. Treatment should conclude with them feeling better about themselves & having met "Their Goals”. The passion I felt for the career & people I worked with many year's ago, and today, remains.
(857) 342-3268
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
I provide my clients with a safe environment for therapy or coaching, and ongoing respect. My clients share “their stories”, past, present, life, stress/transition, mental health, family/couple, goals & other. My style is interactive, I like to build upon my client's strengths as we work together to achieve their goals. As a Therapist & Life Coach, I strive to provide my clients with a positive experience. Treatment should conclude with them feeling better about themselves & having met "Their Goals”. The passion I felt for the career & people I worked with many year's ago, and today, remains.
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Sandra Duggan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples experiencing many different struggles in areas that include Depression, Anxiety, parenting, relationship issues, adoption issues, ADHD, family stressors, transitions in families, job changes, interpersonal struggles, identity issues and much more.
I have eighteen years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer coaching and easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
(617) 420-7545
Verified
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02482
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples experiencing many different struggles in areas that include Depression, Anxiety, parenting, relationship issues, adoption issues, ADHD, family stressors, transitions in families, job changes, interpersonal struggles, identity issues and much more.
I have eighteen years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer coaching and easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
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Damon Blank
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
My clients are men and women who want satisfaction and success in their work, family and social relationships. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have been in private practice for 38 years. I believe that forming healthy, open, and constructive relationships with my clients becomes a model for healing and growth. I am an experiential psychotherapist. This means that my clients thinking, feeling and state of being is the focus for enhanced personal understanding and acceptance.
(508) 603-7782
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
My clients are men and women who want satisfaction and success in their work, family and social relationships. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have been in private practice for 38 years. I believe that forming healthy, open, and constructive relationships with my clients becomes a model for healing and growth. I am an experiential psychotherapist. This means that my clients thinking, feeling and state of being is the focus for enhanced personal understanding and acceptance.
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Jeff Levin
MAT, MSW
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
Offers online therapy
We work flexibly and organically as a partnership on whatever schedule makes the most sense for you and your child to customize a program for your entire family that will create positive change.
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
We work flexibly and organically as a partnership on whatever schedule makes the most sense for you and your child to customize a program for your entire family that will create positive change.
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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Linda M Palladino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I provide individual, family, and group therapy for persons who are concerned about their emotional health and well-being. With over 25 years of experience in the treatment of pre- teens, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues, divorce, career transitions, academic achievement, work/life balance, faith-based conflicts and other life stressors, my practice provides people with a safe, respectful, and healing environment. " Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen
(508) 332-7351
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I provide individual, family, and group therapy for persons who are concerned about their emotional health and well-being. With over 25 years of experience in the treatment of pre- teens, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues, divorce, career transitions, academic achievement, work/life balance, faith-based conflicts and other life stressors, my practice provides people with a safe, respectful, and healing environment. " Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen
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Andrew Balboni
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I am a private practitioner and I am accepting new clients. I maintain a general clinical practice and have extensive experience treating clients in various settings such as community mental health, school-based and private practice. In addition to my private practice, I am currently the district-wide adjustment counselor for Northbridge Public Schools. I bring an in-depth understanding of mood and anxiety disorders, relational/family issues as well as emotional dysregulation and impulse control issues to name a few.
(774) 314-6373
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Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I am a private practitioner and I am accepting new clients. I maintain a general clinical practice and have extensive experience treating clients in various settings such as community mental health, school-based and private practice. In addition to my private practice, I am currently the district-wide adjustment counselor for Northbridge Public Schools. I bring an in-depth understanding of mood and anxiety disorders, relational/family issues as well as emotional dysregulation and impulse control issues to name a few.
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Deborah Wolozin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Wellesley, MA 02481
I am a past board member and current faculty at the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England, and past president of Section VIII, Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis, within the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.
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 am a past board member and current faculty at the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England, and past president of Section VIII, Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis, within the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.
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
My experience working with people in family therapy and in therapy groups has taught me this: Your own investment in time, energy and risk is what makes change happen.
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
My experience working with people in family therapy and in therapy groups has taught me this: Your own investment in time, energy and risk is what makes change happen.
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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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Wellesley or for a Wellesley family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Wellesley using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.