Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
*As of August 2020 I am not taking new clients*. I am interested in supporting young clinicians in their practices if they need supervision or want supervision around particular types of cases and populations. Notably--Adolescent/young adult mental health, anxiety, eating disorders and medical social work.
(413) 853-3794
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Amherst, MA 01002
*As of August 2020 I am not taking new clients*. I am interested in supporting young clinicians in their practices if they need supervision or want supervision around particular types of cases and populations. Notably--Adolescent/young adult mental health, anxiety, eating disorders and medical social work.
Photo of Sev Kolysko, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
We all encounter times in life when we just feel stuck and overwhelmed, sometimes unsure of why we feel this way and unable to move forward. Psychotherapy helps us to achieve a sense of well-being and make changes in our lives. My goal is to maintain a safe and supportive therapeutic process, which will allow you to achieve personal growth. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies with components of mindfulness and solution-focused approaches. I work with adults of all ages and older adolescents. My primary areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, and related challenging coping patterns.
(413) 362-7658
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Amherst, MA 01002
We all encounter times in life when we just feel stuck and overwhelmed, sometimes unsure of why we feel this way and unable to move forward. Psychotherapy helps us to achieve a sense of well-being and make changes in our lives. My goal is to maintain a safe and supportive therapeutic process, which will allow you to achieve personal growth. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies with components of mindfulness and solution-focused approaches. I work with adults of all ages and older adolescents. My primary areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, and related challenging coping patterns.
Photo of Edward Plimpton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Anxious children are the exclusive focus of my practice. A large part of my practice involves seeing children and adolescents with OCD. Other forms of anxiety that are a regular part of my practice include: selective mutism, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobia, panic, hoarding and hair pulling/face picking. Therapy for these conditions primarily involves cognitive-behavior therapy, however I also use somatic experiencing therapy, EMDR and standard play therapy as indicated.
(413) 314-3182
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Amherst, MA 01002
Anxious children are the exclusive focus of my practice. A large part of my practice involves seeing children and adolescents with OCD. Other forms of anxiety that are a regular part of my practice include: selective mutism, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobia, panic, hoarding and hair pulling/face picking. Therapy for these conditions primarily involves cognitive-behavior therapy, however I also use somatic experiencing therapy, EMDR and standard play therapy as indicated.
Photo of Cari Chapderlane-Cox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Cari is dedicated to increasing the functioning, self-determination, and stability of youth, adults, and families struggling with disabilities and complex mental health needs. I have a solid background working with children and young adults but have also worked with individuals of all ages. have a history of and passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families supporting them. I am Committed to therapeutic practice that fosters diversity and inclusion. I have worked closely to advocate for LGBTQ rights and have comprehensive knowledge regarding the clinical needs of LGBTQ individuals.
(413) 300-6761
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Amherst, MA 01002
Cari is dedicated to increasing the functioning, self-determination, and stability of youth, adults, and families struggling with disabilities and complex mental health needs. I have a solid background working with children and young adults but have also worked with individuals of all ages. have a history of and passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families supporting them. I am Committed to therapeutic practice that fosters diversity and inclusion. I have worked closely to advocate for LGBTQ rights and have comprehensive knowledge regarding the clinical needs of LGBTQ individuals.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
MY PRIVATE PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. I am currently a video/phone-based psychotherapist who specializes in working with individuals, groups, and couples who want to have complex and transformative conversations about: Navigating life as a motivated person in eating disorder recovery trauma and its impact on the body (including queer/gender-non conforming and trans bodies and bodies impacted by intergenerational trauma), finding balance as a new or expectant parent, living sustainably with chronic health issues and Incorporating mindfulness practices and Buddhist psychology into psychotherapy sessions.
(646) 699-3844
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Amherst, MA 01002
MY PRIVATE PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. I am currently a video/phone-based psychotherapist who specializes in working with individuals, groups, and couples who want to have complex and transformative conversations about: Navigating life as a motivated person in eating disorder recovery trauma and its impact on the body (including queer/gender-non conforming and trans bodies and bodies impacted by intergenerational trauma), finding balance as a new or expectant parent, living sustainably with chronic health issues and Incorporating mindfulness practices and Buddhist psychology into psychotherapy sessions.
Photo of Chris Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
*Currently Full* Open to working with clients of all backgrounds and identities. Excited to work with indviduals looking to expand awareness about themselves, or work through challenging experiences in their lives. I am focused on bringing curiosity to the many beliefs and stories we tell about ourselves. This process will provide opportunities for clients to gain insight into their own patterns and routines, and begin to choose the best version of themselves they wish to occupy. This re-wiring experience will create more flexibility and adaptability beyond therapy.
(413) 287-1042
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Amherst, MA 01002
*Currently Full* Open to working with clients of all backgrounds and identities. Excited to work with indviduals looking to expand awareness about themselves, or work through challenging experiences in their lives. I am focused on bringing curiosity to the many beliefs and stories we tell about ourselves. This process will provide opportunities for clients to gain insight into their own patterns and routines, and begin to choose the best version of themselves they wish to occupy. This re-wiring experience will create more flexibility and adaptability beyond therapy.
Photo of Sheri Andon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
**** Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time. ****I am very interested in working with people who have the desire to make positive life changes. Sometimes life circumstances can throw us off balance, or habits that no longer serve us keep us stuck. It is my aim to work collaboratively with clients, utilizing their strengths and resources, in order to feel stronger, happier and more capable to face life's challenges. We all have wisdom and knowing, and through the therapeutic process clients can reconnect with their own inner resources.
(781) 534-9968
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
**** Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time. ****I am very interested in working with people who have the desire to make positive life changes. Sometimes life circumstances can throw us off balance, or habits that no longer serve us keep us stuck. It is my aim to work collaboratively with clients, utilizing their strengths and resources, in order to feel stronger, happier and more capable to face life's challenges. We all have wisdom and knowing, and through the therapeutic process clients can reconnect with their own inner resources.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Walking into a therapist's office is an act of courage. Psychotherapy is challenging, collaborative work. A pivotal piece of psychotherapy is finding the right match in selecting your therapist. In my practice, the therapeutic alliance is formed only after the client feels truly heard and understood. Thereafter, a treatment plan is formulated and the work begins.
(413) 992-3359
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Amherst, MA 01002
Walking into a therapist's office is an act of courage. Psychotherapy is challenging, collaborative work. A pivotal piece of psychotherapy is finding the right match in selecting your therapist. In my practice, the therapeutic alliance is formed only after the client feels truly heard and understood. Thereafter, a treatment plan is formulated and the work begins.
Counselor, LMHC, SEP Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
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.
(415) 323-3997
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
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.
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Counselor, MEd, LMHC Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
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 expression, deeper understanding, 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.
(413) 349-5589
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Amherst, MA 01002
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 expression, deeper understanding, 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.
Photo of Jamie D. Daniels, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
My office is conveniently located in the center of downtown, Amherst. I am trauma informed, and I approach treatment utilizing a social justice framework. My work is relationship based and culturally responsive. I address issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class oppression fluidly, and integrate identity development and social position in treatment. My clinical orientation is psychodynamic and relational, utilizing cognitive and behavioral strategies when appropriate. I have engaged a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, relational concerns, poverty and isolation.
(413) 340-3561
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Amherst, MA 01002
My office is conveniently located in the center of downtown, Amherst. I am trauma informed, and I approach treatment utilizing a social justice framework. My work is relationship based and culturally responsive. I address issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class oppression fluidly, and integrate identity development and social position in treatment. My clinical orientation is psychodynamic and relational, utilizing cognitive and behavioral strategies when appropriate. I have engaged a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, relational concerns, poverty and isolation.
Photo of Ruth Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, REAT, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Change is a natural part of life. If you want to develop resources to deal with a life crisis or transition, or are seeking new ways of responding to old patterns, I'd like to work with you to actively create a fresh approach to building the life you want to be living. I am easy to talk to, and bring a warm and open presence approaching therapy as a conversation. I listen closely and aim to ask questions that help to grow your own innate wisdom and inspire new ideas and solutions.
(617) 936-7077
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
Change is a natural part of life. If you want to develop resources to deal with a life crisis or transition, or are seeking new ways of responding to old patterns, I'd like to work with you to actively create a fresh approach to building the life you want to be living. I am easy to talk to, and bring a warm and open presence approaching therapy as a conversation. I listen closely and aim to ask questions that help to grow your own innate wisdom and inspire new ideas and solutions.
Photo of Carter J Carter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I provide individual psychotherapy from a psychodynamic perspective. This means that therapy focuses on getting to know you in a deep way--your history, your needs, your strengths and weaknesses, and how you'd like to lead your life. Really, we're both getting to know you, since this type of therapy serves to help you get to know yourself in a new way, and to help you use new insights to better address problems in your life. This isn't the old-fashioned Freudian silent treatment! It's relatable, evidence-based, trauma-focused, and produces long-lasting change.
(617) 396-3442
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
I provide individual psychotherapy from a psychodynamic perspective. This means that therapy focuses on getting to know you in a deep way--your history, your needs, your strengths and weaknesses, and how you'd like to lead your life. Really, we're both getting to know you, since this type of therapy serves to help you get to know yourself in a new way, and to help you use new insights to better address problems in your life. This isn't the old-fashioned Freudian silent treatment! It's relatable, evidence-based, trauma-focused, and produces long-lasting change.
Photo of Harry Remer, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
"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.
(781) 836-0835
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
"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.
Photo of Deborah Jai Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I offer a compassionate environment in which to heal and transform, beginning with embracing what IS, which allows for a more relaxed, gentle, clear and effective approach to our difficulties. Much of our emotional suffering stems from a disconnection from ourselves and our relationship with life. The work I offer facilitates a deep, authentic connection with oneself through somatic, experiential and psychodynamic work, self-inquiry, mindfulness and the support of the therapeutic relationship. Essentially I see that each person I work with has the full potential for healing already on board. We work to uncover and access that, so that full aliveness is restored.
(413) 422-0980
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
I offer a compassionate environment in which to heal and transform, beginning with embracing what IS, which allows for a more relaxed, gentle, clear and effective approach to our difficulties. Much of our emotional suffering stems from a disconnection from ourselves and our relationship with life. The work I offer facilitates a deep, authentic connection with oneself through somatic, experiential and psychodynamic work, self-inquiry, mindfulness and the support of the therapeutic relationship. Essentially I see that each person I work with has the full potential for healing already on board. We work to uncover and access that, so that full aliveness is restored.
Photo of LaVerne Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
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.
(413) 416-1324
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
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.
Photo of Scott Barvainis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
***Accepting New Teletherapy Patients *** ***Currently not accepting patients under 13.*** I consider the overlapping experiences of self, authenticity, identity and relationships as central to therapy and the ways in which we make sense of ourselves and others in the world. Within therapy I work with patients in an empathic, challenging, supportive and relational way toward life changes, as well as to discover coping skills tailored to their particular needs and life experience. I work from a relational, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiological perspective of the person as a whole.
(833) 274-9761
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Amherst, MA 01002
***Accepting New Teletherapy Patients *** ***Currently not accepting patients under 13.*** I consider the overlapping experiences of self, authenticity, identity and relationships as central to therapy and the ways in which we make sense of ourselves and others in the world. Within therapy I work with patients in an empathic, challenging, supportive and relational way toward life changes, as well as to discover coping skills tailored to their particular needs and life experience. I work from a relational, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiological perspective of the person as a whole.
Photo of Duarji Maliek Rivas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
My ideal client would be struggling with life transitions (divorce, change of school, loss of employment, etc). They would be a trauma survivor, seeking to process their unresolved trauma history.
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Amherst, MA 01002
My ideal client would be struggling with life transitions (divorce, change of school, loss of employment, etc). They would be a trauma survivor, seeking to process their unresolved trauma history.
Photo of Catherine Matejcek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
**Not accepting new clients at this time** Pursuing therapy is an admirable step; it takes a lot of courage and energy. As such, I approach therapy with a respectful, accepting attitude. Whether working with an adult, teen or entire family, I operate from the notion that everyone is doing their best, given their circumstances. I assume an active role in therapy: I quickly engage, listen deeply and reflect back. I will ask clarifying questions and offer interpretations.
(413) 349-4211
Verified
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Amherst, MA 01002
**Not accepting new clients at this time** Pursuing therapy is an admirable step; it takes a lot of courage and energy. As such, I approach therapy with a respectful, accepting attitude. Whether working with an adult, teen or entire family, I operate from the notion that everyone is doing their best, given their circumstances. I assume an active role in therapy: I quickly engage, listen deeply and reflect back. I will ask clarifying questions and offer interpretations.
Photo of Amanda Roberts Emdr, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I have a virtual practice in both Massachusetts and California. Online therapy is the new wave as a result of the pandemic and beyond. Telehealth offers not only additional safety but greater convenience in your already busy life. I studied psychology at Harvard University, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The California Institute in San Francisco. I also have an expertise in working with the expatriate community and a strong focus on global mental health.
(413) 327-9082
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Amherst, MA 01002
I have a virtual practice in both Massachusetts and California. Online therapy is the new wave as a result of the pandemic and beyond. Telehealth offers not only additional safety but greater convenience in your already busy life. I studied psychology at Harvard University, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The California Institute in San Francisco. I also have an expertise in working with the expatriate community and a strong focus on global mental health.

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