My first passion has always been couples therapy. I've aided clients struggling with infidelity, high conflict, parenting issues, mental health diagnoses, substance abuse, and sexual problems. I also have significant experience with individual and family therapy. Even when I am doing individual therapy, I am exploring the larger systems that people live in in order to improve their relationships and overall well-being.
(Practice Full-waitlist) Anxiety, depression, stress in the family and it’s much worse during this time. What do you do? You are watching your child suffer but you just can’t find the right answers to help them. The entire home is turning into a battlefield. You know your child is in pain but they just won’t talk. Your own relationship with your partner is so strained you are both questioning how to carry on. Things have never seemed so hopeless but I am here to assure you there are answers. I am here to help your family confront these issues head on and overcome the adversity disrupting your lives.
"Choosing to use therapy as a support is a personal decision. Sometimes people believe they have an idea of what therapy is all about and others are not sure what to expect. The truth is, therapy can be a number of things from a place to decompress, a place to address personal issues/struggles, a place to learn new skills to include in your lifestyle, etc. What your therapeutic experience will be shall be defined by you, your therapist and what you have gained from therapy. Finding the right therapist you feel comfortable with is essential to this process.
I am a fully bilingual and culturally sensitive, trauma-informed Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, trained in diverse clinical modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am passionate about what I do and have great empathy as well as respect for my patients. I am dedicated to helping others and assisting them overcome whatever is holding them back.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I began my career in 2009 working in residential programs, and after earning my bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island College, I found myself inspired to pursue a concentrated clinical education. During my Master of Social Work graduate program at Bridgewater State University, I naturally determined the emerging adult population would be my focus.
I hold the foundational view that all of our stories occur within the context of the family, cultural, and social systems in which we live. Therefore, the pressure and supports that each of these systems provide are integral parts of both how we experience challenges and how we heal them. In each session, I utilize a strengths-based approach as well as my training in Family Systems Therapy to contour the work in order to find greater balance in client’s lives.
*I am not currently accepting new clients.* I am a licensed independent clinical social worker providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. It is my belief that therapy should be collaborative and supportive, while also facilitating real change in clients' lives. You may benefit from working with me if you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed; or are experiencing a high level of stress due to a life transition such as a new job or job loss/school or a divorce. Additionally, I have experience working with people struggling with disordered eating as well as those coping with chronic illness.
I coach motivated women who are interested in making sustainable change and in actualizing their best self. I am passionate about helping women get clear on what they want their life to be about and then in helping them move towards that vision, step by step. Together, we can identify where you might feel stuck; what thoughts and behaviors contribute to that and begin challenging old patterns that no longer serve you. My goal is to help you let go of patterns that don’t support you, optimize the ones that do and find new ways that allow you to show up for yourself and step fully into your life.
You are worried about your teenager. They look sad and anxious, closed in their room. You are afraid to ask, you want to give them space but you are worried that something is not right. They hardly talk and seem to be interested in very little. They used to socialize and be active but since the pandemic everything seems to have come to a standstill. When they were little it was easier, you knew what to say, how to engage with them and calm them down. But now it seems that anything you do is wrong. The tension in the house is high and all you want is for things to be like they used to,
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with an extensive background treating a variety of different ages, situations, emotional and mental health disorders in individuals and their families. I specialize in treating adolescents and college-age students, but also have significant expertise providing treatment to adults, families, and couples.
My expertise, foundation, and passion for work has been developed in a congregate care setting while treating a variety of diagnoses combined with cognitively limited, developmentally delayed patients stepping down from extensive periods of psychiatric hospitalization in need for stabilization. Clinically, I have significant experience working with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, PTSD, trauma, and much more.
Do you find yourself worrying about things that haven’t even happened yet? Anticipating the worst? Overthinking every little thing and letting your feelings spiral out of control? Are you a people pleaser but then find yourself overwhelmed, frustrated, irritable and always putting everyone else’s needs ahead of your own? Does everything feel harder than you think it should? Symptoms of anxiety and depression are often exacerbated by the way we think about and perceive a situation. By changing the way we think we can, in turn, change how we feel.
Many people come to therapy with specific goals, while others are looking for support and compassionate understanding about life's challenges and a desire to make a change. Whatever you are hoping to explore, I will work with you to help identify your goals and support your personal growth. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adults and families using a strengths-based model to improve their life circumstances. I have psycho-dynamic training and use a variety of treatment modalities, (CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy) to help understand and teach practical coping strategies for you to use in everyday life.
I work with clients from a relational perspective based on the attachment model. In the past 20 years, I have worked extensively with adult clients individually or as a couple to work through depression, anxiety, and other mental health illness as the result of the relational trauma with their significant others. We will work together to process through old relationship patterns that cause mental illness, rebuild a secure attachment experience, and build a new working model for your life. Our work together is to transform traumatic experiences into a fulfilled and satisfying life.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked with a variety of clients from children to adults. Over the past several years, my work has been focused on treating individuals with chronic and severe mental illness including addictions. I have worked in a variety of settings including individual outpatient clinics, therapeutic mentoring, adult day treatment and community based clinical services focused on helping people remain stable in the community. Through my experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse group of clients from many different cultures, ages, religions, and backgrounds.
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over ten years of clinical experience and a focus on providing counseling to adolescents and teenagers as well as adults. Much of my focus is on short-term, goal-oriented therapy, utilizing CBT, motivational interviewing, elements of DBT and trauma-recovery among others. Clinical issues which I have significant experience in managing include anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, issues of suicidality and self-harm. My goal is to build a connection, rapport and trust with everyone with whom I have the privilege of working.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with 15 years of experience working in the field of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other related issues. I provide care to individuals struggling with unhealthy relationships with food, exercise, body image, as well as co-occurring diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression. I have experience facilitating family, couples, and group therapies. I have also taken part in several speaking engagements and trainings at high schools, colleges, and primary care settings to educate those about feeding and eating disorders. I am also an advocate for anti-diet and intuitive eating approaches.
Life is not easy. Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances we never anticipated. Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we can't see the path ahead and we may feel we've lost our way. Unresolved past traumas or recent traumatic events may rob us of our peace and hope. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, habits that overtake us, chronic pain and phase of life issues may arise unexpectedly to hinder our progress towards our life goals.
I work with a diverse caseload of clients and specialize in helping those who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety and trauma disorders, addiction, and personality disorders. I take an eclectic approach to providing therapy and tend to utilize aspects of several methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to name a few. I use sessions to focus on psycho-educating clients to understand the relationships and connections between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and assist with learning how to sow the seeds of change through mindful exploration of unhealthy patterns.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Andover 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 Andover 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Andover, or Child Psychologists in Andover.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Andover psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Andover 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.