I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Amherst, Massachusetts, providing treatment for adults, children and adolescents. My style is warm, genuine and collaborative. I work with clients to identify goals for therapy and pathways for reaching those goals. I use an integrative mind-body approach which may include: talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, self compassion and mindfulness therapy, sandplay therapy, art therapy, journaling, and play therapy. Visit my website for more information www.gabrielleslavin.com
"Compassionate and down-to-earth" sums up my style. We'll start by getting a handle on your confusing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; this usually helps people feel a little better fairly soon. Beyond that, you'll discover the story you unconsciously believe about who you are and what you're worth, and find out how it steers your life. Then, we build up the story--and life--you prefer, which is waiting inside you.
Shanti is an experienced counselor and art therapist who views therapy as a collaborative, judgement-free integrative process leading to personal growth. She understands it can be difficult for a client to just sit down, open up and talk about their feelings and uses various techniques to help the client feel more comfortable. She approaches therapy by meeting each unique client where they are and tailors her style to support their therapeutic process.
Psychotherapy is a doorway into new insights & perspectives that can be life changing. We learn how to get beyond our reactions, often shaped by our painful life experiences & create new ways of being in our lives. Therapy can help us see more possibilities & break free from the stuck & painful dilemmas that weigh us down. My practice is informed by spiritual and clinical perspectives. We all want to feel more love, more belonging & more wholeness. We do that by using what comes our way to grow wiser & experience more peace & balance. I work to help people release fear while developing more trust in their own unshakable center.
In life we all need hope, validation, just to know that today, "this too shall pass." I strive to connect with individuals with honesty, warmth, and empathy. When one makes that decision to seek emotional guidance, I understand the vulnerability and the bravery of that moment. While allowing one to take the time they need to reach their desires of the heart and/or identify what one desires through a space of compassion and mindfulness.
I work best with people who are interested in moving forward with their lives. Together we will identify your specific needs and goals as well as any barriers to your success. More importantly, we will devise a realistic and achievable plan to overcome challenges and to reach your potential.
Do you or a family member have ADD or ADHD? Do you or a family member have difficulty concentrating, completing tasks, or feeling "hyper"? My colleagues and I, at The Haffey Center for Attention & Memory, can provide specialized assessment to determine the presence and degree of attention difficulties, and provide recommendations and treatment to address these difficulties. We utilize information from the latest research on ADHD and ADD to guide our work with you. We also have extensive experience assessing and treating depression, anxiety, learning difficulties, and relationship problems utilizing a variety of approaches, including Mindfulness and CBT.
I specialize in working with people feeling challenged by relationships, work, parenting (from pregnancy through empty nest), and aging, as well as people struggling with trauma, grief, and loss. I start from the position that past experiences and attachments have profound effects on our everyday lives, and our abilities to move forward. I have an interest in working with those who navigate multiple cultures and communities (through, for example, racial identity, class background, immigration, religion, gender, and sexuality), as well as those who work in education, healthcare, nonprofit, and creative fields.
Therapy supports well-being when the relationship helps us tap into our strengths and resources. My commitment to you is to build this kind of relationship. Results include improved mood, relationships,increased energy,
motivation, self acceptance, and creativity. I practice a body-based therapy called Somatic Experiencing that is a gentle approach to healing PTSD and symptoms of trauma. These include anxiety, depression, physical symptoms, and difficulty staying grounded in the present. We may use methods informed by my experience and training in contemplative practices and expressive therapies along with psychodynamic and cognitive therapies.
My hope for my clients is that they will find a therapeutic space, which facilitates increased emotional self-knowledge and an understanding of and relief from emotional and behavioral struggles. Psychotherapy is the process of understanding oneself in the context of everyday life, with a primary focus on social and intimate relationships and on professional/personal identity. The social world is full of external stimulation, and psychotherapy is a place for quiet reflection on personal needs, desires, patterns, values and states of mind. Ordinary education, even the finest education, does not prepare people for these intimate aspects of life.
*My practice is full at this time* Life introduces so many challenges which can be painful and difficult. Sometimes we feel that we have no control over what is happening around us. Do you feel sad, stressed out, stuck in day to day life? I provide a safe, supportive, interactive, compassionate place where you can explore thoughts, feelings and identify patterns that do not serve you anymore.
Practice currently full. I have helped individuals and couples for 25 years in my private practice and outpatient mental health clinics who feel stuck, unclear or overwhelmed by the problems and issues they face. I utilize mind-body approaches to help individuals and couples access clearer emotions, deeper expression, healing and growth. I have helped clients dealing with issues of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational conflicts. I see my job as helping my clients come to terms with where they are, to help them find solutions, and then support and encourage them as they take their next steps forward in their healing.
My primary work is with children, adolescents, parents/families, or with adults struggling with parenting or experiencing a family crisis. My work is comprehensive, paying attention to family, school, medical and environmental issues that underly problems. Depending on the situation, I may work with children directly, engage in parent coaching/consultations or interface with other providers and schools to improve the conditions for wellness.
I offer gentle, attuned, non-judgmental care for adults and adolescents impacted by anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, emotional reactivity, self-criticism, relational difficulties and addictive habits. My steady intention is to create a trustworthy, collaborative relationship that honors your truth and your natural capacity to heal. With an attitude of curiosity and kindness, we can open to a deeper understanding of your needs and vulnerabilities, the conditions causing challenges in your life, and a wise way forward that builds on your strengths and addresses obstacles that may be blocking your capacity to fully engage in life.
I am excited to work with new clients seeking insight and change in their lives. I strive to create a partnership with those I work with in order to develop a trusting relationship that fosters emotional and spiritual growth while examining the issues that are preventing you from living up to your full potential. I work with women's health issues, multicultural and interfaith individuals and families and immigrant communities. I work with those impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, chronic illness, palliative, end of life issues and spirituality.
Amherst Cognitive Therapy is a group practice founded by Caroline Aller, LICSW dedicated to the treatment of stress, anxiety and mood disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. We serve children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. We also provide guidance to parents and caregivers of children struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.
In our work together my clients heal from within. Why? Because with deep core work, based upon epigenetics and other modalities, all the regular things in life will automatically fall into place. You will experience breakthrough counseling with tools for life, attaining deep self love, developinging new ways of thinking and feeling, being in charge of your brain, fearlessly listening within, learning helpful communication, and understanding choices from a new perspective. For couples, we do the same core work. All but one couple found renewed love. My work is my passion, and why I stay informed on working approaches.
Bob Chabot is a seasoned clinician who brings over 35 years of experience to his practice. He believes that therapy is a conversation in which the therapist functions as listener, facilitator, collaborator, witness and guide. Bob has helped children better fit into their families, and parents shape their home environments to better meet the needs of their children. He has helped couples renegotiate, rework, and repair their relationships and has helped individuals grow and move forward on their respective paths.
The most common complaint from couples is poor or a lack of communication, leading to increased stress and conflict. My experience as a certified sex therapist has taught me when an individual or couple experiences increased tension and conflict; there is a corresponding decrease in sexual intimacy. Over time, a lack of sexual intimacy and pleasure can result in conflict in other areas of the relationship. I can help you find common ground for open communication, help resolve performance anxiety and reduce conflict, and experience happiness and pleasure with your sex life
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Amherst. I work with individuals and couples who are feeling overwhelmed and troubled by symptoms such as anxiety or depression, or having difficulty with relationships. My therapy is collaborative and strength-based. I use the best practices emerging from current research and theory. I listen carefully to you to help identify the most effective approach that is personalized to your situation.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Amherst are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Amherst then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Amherst specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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