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.
Gay
(978) 849-3332
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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Steven Bernstein
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LADC Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes. I've been in practice for 15 years. I work with a variety of clients and situations, treating depression, anxiety, adjustment-related issues, loss, lonliness, and other concerns. My approach encompasses cognitive, psychodynamic, and spiritual orientations, depending on one's needs. My method seeks to be gentle, yet goal-directed. Couple's Therapy is a particular area of interest, as is Dream Work.
Gay
(978) 767-8082
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes. I've been in practice for 15 years. I work with a variety of clients and situations, treating depression, anxiety, adjustment-related issues, loss, lonliness, and other concerns. My approach encompasses cognitive, psychodynamic, and spiritual orientations, depending on one's needs. My method seeks to be gentle, yet goal-directed. Couple's Therapy is a particular area of interest, as is Dream Work.
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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.
Gay
(617) 237-6869
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
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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Christine Musello, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Update November 2020: If you viewed this profile recently, please note that I've moved! In addition, currently all meetings are remote and openings are rare. I currently work with teens, young adults, and adults. Mood disorders, parent guidance, veterans, family relationships, trauma and PTSD are areas of clinical interest. Those who seek to be responsible for their own happiness, whether through acceptance or through efforts to change and grow, are the people I hope to meet.
Gay
(978) 290-4977
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
Update November 2020: If you viewed this profile recently, please note that I've moved! In addition, currently all meetings are remote and openings are rare. I currently work with teens, young adults, and adults. Mood disorders, parent guidance, veterans, family relationships, trauma and PTSD are areas of clinical interest. Those who seek to be responsible for their own happiness, whether through acceptance or through efforts to change and grow, are the people I hope to meet.
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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.
Gay
(978) 705-6066
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
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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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.
Gay
(617) 826-1589
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
***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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Heather Leonardo
Counselor, LMHC, #6704 Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
*Please note that I am not currently taking new clients.* It is never too early or late in life to seek growth and find healthier ways to manage life's struggles. Whether you are experiencing a life transition or would like support for a long-standing concern, I will partner with you in working towards your goals, and developing new ways of thinking and living with emotions. I see adolescents and adults with a wide-range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, perinatal mental health, and major life transitions. My particular specializations are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
Gay
(978) 849-3081
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
*Please note that I am not currently taking new clients.* It is never too early or late in life to seek growth and find healthier ways to manage life's struggles. Whether you are experiencing a life transition or would like support for a long-standing concern, I will partner with you in working towards your goals, and developing new ways of thinking and living with emotions. I see adolescents and adults with a wide-range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, perinatal mental health, and major life transitions. My particular specializations are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
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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.
Gay
(978) 631-4505
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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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).
Gay
(978) 633-9987
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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Joshua Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ARTH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Welcome to my practice. I've been helping people who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges for 15 years. These include anxiety, video/phone/technology addictions, relationship issues, and grief work to name a few. In addition, I successfully treat conditions such as depression, couples issues, Eating disorders, Weight control/body image, and folks on the spectrum. I also help children, high schoolers, home schoolers, and young adults to address various academic and behavioral issues. With therapeutic guidance, every person can advance towards their goals. It is my intention to help you live the life you want to live. joshmillertherapy.com
Gay
(978) 331-0993
Verified

Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Gay
Welcome to my practice. I've been helping people who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges for 15 years. These include anxiety, video/phone/technology addictions, relationship issues, and grief work to name a few. In addition, I successfully treat conditions such as depression, couples issues, Eating disorders, Weight control/body image, and folks on the spectrum. I also help children, high schoolers, home schoolers, and young adults to address various academic and behavioral issues. With therapeutic guidance, every person can advance towards their goals. It is my intention to help you live the life you want to live. joshmillertherapy.com
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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.
Gay
(617) 500-0748
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
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.
Gay
(978) 264-0060
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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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.
Gay
(978) 412-4573
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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Jessica Beauchamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears, challenges, and hurts, and help them experience healing and restoration. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient and each of us has unique strengths. I work with my clients to build on these strengths, increase their insight, and develop the trust needed to achieve their goals.
Gay
(978) 228-3703
Verified
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears, challenges, and hurts, and help them experience healing and restoration. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient and each of us has unique strengths. I work with my clients to build on these strengths, increase their insight, and develop the trust needed to achieve their goals.
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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).
Gay
(857) 203-0549
Verified
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
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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Kate Imhoff
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
Gay
(978) 965-4836
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
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Cynthia A Petelle
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Seeking help is not always easy: figuring out what to say, how to say it and if the therapist will understand are amongst just some of the beginnings. Building a good treatment relationship is something that I enjoy with adults, teens and families. I have more than 20yrs experience in a variety of settings including group practice, private high schools, emergency rooms and insurance companies reviewing care with medical professionals. I can help you as an adult with anxiety, mood issues and overall stressors with work or life. We can figure out prospectives, increase coping options and resolve past unresolved issues, etc.
Gay
(978) 310-0644
Verified
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
Seeking help is not always easy: figuring out what to say, how to say it and if the therapist will understand are amongst just some of the beginnings. Building a good treatment relationship is something that I enjoy with adults, teens and families. I have more than 20yrs experience in a variety of settings including group practice, private high schools, emergency rooms and insurance companies reviewing care with medical professionals. I can help you as an adult with anxiety, mood issues and overall stressors with work or life. We can figure out prospectives, increase coping options and resolve past unresolved issues, etc.
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Diane Franciose-Webber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
My passion is aligning with people to empower themselves, improving marital communication and finding work/life balance. Transitions in work, parenting and relationships are places where people get stuck in depression, anxiety or addictions. My focus is getting clients moving again, appreciating the process of change in a warm and caring environment. Through positive psychology we evaluate strengths and plan how to reach your goals. Together we will gain a new way of looking at issues, reducing overwhelm and clarifying your values to create your vision for the future.
Gay
(978) 412-4749
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Acton, MA 01720
Gay
My passion is aligning with people to empower themselves, improving marital communication and finding work/life balance. Transitions in work, parenting and relationships are places where people get stuck in depression, anxiety or addictions. My focus is getting clients moving again, appreciating the process of change in a warm and caring environment. Through positive psychology we evaluate strengths and plan how to reach your goals. Together we will gain a new way of looking at issues, reducing overwhelm and clarifying your values to create your vision for the future.
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Suzanne Lake Giles
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
I believe that one of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the connection between the therapist and the client. I offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust and mutual respect. I believe many clients have the unconscious wisdom to guide themselves through difficult life events, and my role is to help the individual explore and discover themselves. I use a strength based approach to healing and problem solving, while always providing unconditional respect and nonjudgmental regard for the individual's personal therapeutic journey.
Gay
(978) 296-7222
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
I believe that one of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the connection between the therapist and the client. I offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust and mutual respect. I believe many clients have the unconscious wisdom to guide themselves through difficult life events, and my role is to help the individual explore and discover themselves. I use a strength based approach to healing and problem solving, while always providing unconditional respect and nonjudgmental regard for the individual's personal therapeutic journey.
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Sacks and Associates Counseling Center
Counselor, MEd, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.
Gay
(978) 309-6205
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Acton, MA 01718
Gay
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Acton or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Acton or for an Acton gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Acton, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Acton, LGBTQ or Acton GLBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
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.