I am a psychotherapist in private practice for 20 years. I work with individuals and couples, treating such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, couples and family issues and relationship challenges. I offer an initial free interview that enables you to interview me and talk about why you are looking for therapy.
Welcome to my page! I wanted to start by saying, I am happy you are making active steps to better manage your mental health. I know how challenging it can be to start the process. I wanted to share some information about my background, specialties and approach to help determine if I would be a good fit as your therapist. I graduated from Cambridge College in 2014 with an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Counseling. I have worked in an array of settings, including residential, inpatient and outpatient with individuals, families and groups. I also have experience with Vocational and Education Counseling and Case Management.
I help couples develop skills to restore trust, communicate and express feelings effectively, understand and resolve differences, and enhance intimacy. It is my passion to help couples repair their connections and create secure and lasting bonds with those who matter the most. I also offer supervision to advanced practitioners interested in learning more about working with couples. I am a Principal Staff member of NECCF and Psych Garden. I received my MSW from Columbia University in 1993 and went on to complete 5 years of specialist training in couples and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, in New York City.
Clients walk in my door because they want something to change. They want to worry less, drink less, be more motivated, have closer connections... They may have attempted various remedies for these issues, but, somehow, nothing has improved. Often clients say they feel stuck, in a rut, or that they just don't feel like themselves. In my initial meeting with a client I am often moved to acknowledge the wisdom it took to seek outside help. My social work background has ingrained in me a strength-based model where I am always scanning for moments of courage: the courage it takes to speak the truth or show vulnerability or take a risk.
PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL My approach is collaborative, respectful, and strengths-based with an emphasis on goodness of fit between client and therapist. I ask new clients to meet once weekly for three consecutive weeks, and then use the fourth session to discuss how best to go forward.
I am looking to help people gain insight into why they may respond to the world/relationships around them in the way they do, why they are feeling the way they feel. To help people create a narrative that is strength based and adaptive, to find hope. I hope to help clients start to feel like they have more control of their conscious mind, to step out of living life on autopilot and to find safety in their own bodies. In addition to trauma informed care, I am experienced in helping adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disturbance, emotion dysregulation, relational issues and adjustment to acute life stressors.
Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation with different psychotherapeutic approaches has been helpful for my clients. My previous training includes treatment of family of origin issues, trauma, ADHD, depression, and anxiety, drawing from a variety of disciplines, including psychodynamic, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy. I have recently completed Level 1 Training in IFS and am integrating this modality successfully into my approach to helping clients heal. Empowering people to participate actively in their own healing process through self exploration as well as gaining insight into how different aspects or parts within them affect their daily living and relationships.
If you are looking for support with self-exploration & self-esteem; experiencing relationship stress, depression or anxiety; adjusting to parenthood or big changes; or if you just feel like you need somewhere to unpack what you've been carrying for too long -- let's talk. I welcome your journey with radical acceptance - the grit, the shame, the parts we try to hide and bury away. The funny thing about those things is, we all have them. I love therapy because it gives that stuff some room to breathe - which gives YOU room to breathe. And reboot. And make plans for what comes next.
Zach works with adults suffering with both new and chronic conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, OCD, depression, and insomnia. His focus is on using process based techniques based in applied behavioral contextual science research. His style is aimed at establishing strong therapeutic relationships quickly and deeply as these are the keys to treatment success and satisfaction.
Welcome! I am a friendly, collaborative, and knowledgeable clinician who provides outpatient psychotherapy to adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and related conditions. I also work with individuals with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum OCD. My work is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, and acceptance and commitment therapy, and I have extensive training and experience treating OCD and related disorders.
Anna’s approaches are strength-based, humanistic, and collaborative. She works with clients to set goals and create individualized treatment plans to enhance mental well-being. Anna believes in the importance of client self-determination and engagement in treatment. She also recognizes that certain institutions can pose barriers in an individual’s life. She aims to help clients understand and liberate themselves from both internal and external oppressive measures. She leads with compassion and uses various therapeutic frameworks to facilitate healing, resilience, growth, and empowerment.
ONLINE VIDEO TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT OFFERED! I am a Harvard Medical School and MGH-affiliated psychologist offering a compassionate, non-judgmental, strengths-based perspective with an active, collaborative therapeutic style. I draw from integrative, holistic, time-tested approaches to mental health and well-being, guided by the current research, and based on your unique background and needs. We will take into account multi-dimensional factors such as the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural aspects for a whole-person perspective within the context of your unique experiences.
Do you struggle with feeling anxious, replaying past traumatic moments over and over, or constantly running worst-case scenarios in your head? Do you lie awake at night anxiously planning the next day? I am the kind of therapist who likes to partner with you to make sense of what is happening and work with your mind and body to heal. We’ll use mindfulness strategies, and breathing techniques to help you find more peace, and be more present in your day. If you’re curious and open to trying new things, I am committed to being open, and patient, to drop my assumptions, and to be flexible, so you have the freedom to heal.
If you are here, you have identified that there are things going on for you that are getting in the way of you achieving your goals and feeling good in day to day life. This may be feelings of depression- lack of motivation, feeling lost, feeling disconnected- or feelings of anxiety- worry about measuring up or failure, not knowing where to begin, feeling inadequate in some way. Perhaps you have found yourself struggling in your relationships- not sure where you stand with others or often finding yourself in distress or conflict with others.
CURRENTLY SEEING MA AND CT CLIENTS VIA TELEHEALTH. Do you want a more satisfying, connected, and supportive relationship with your partner? Is it difficult to work through current and past conflicts? Do you consistently have the same fight over and over again? I can help you to overcome these challenges and strengthen your relationship so that you and your partner are on the same team instead of stuck playing against each other. Through therapy, you will be able to better understand your partner’s and your own feelings and reactions, leading to greater compassion and understanding, and ultimately healing in your relationship.
I provide a warm, inclusive, collaborative, and supportive environment. I work with clients to address a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use struggles, difficulties in relationships, loss, and balancing work-life demands, among other issues. Integrating multiple models of care based on a patient's need, I utilize aspects of behavioral approaches (CBT, DBT, behavioral medicine), mindfulness-based interventions, humanistic approaches, relational and developmental theory, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic-informed care. [ Weekend hours sometimes available ]
Have you ever found it challenging to reach out for help? Beginning therapy is a brave step forward that can ultimately change your life. I am honored to support clients working through past and present challenges, such as feelings of anxiety and depression, managing stressors, navigating life transitions, improving relationships, setting boundaries, and boosting self-esteem. You can learn a lot about yourself and your own needs through the therapeutic process, as well as make choices that are meaningful to you. Often this goes hand-in-hand with an empathetic, caring, and relatable professional collaborating with you.
As a clinical psychologist I have over 30 years of experience treating eating disorders, body disturbances, and weight problems and am the founder and director of Feeding Ourselves. Feeding Ourselves is a comprehensive program for people who want to change the way they eat and the way they confront their weight problem. Many participants have a long history of battling extra pounds. Others may not be overweight, but suffer from compulsive over eating, binge eating or bulimia. The vulnerability they share is feeling out of control with food, and a preoccupation with eating and weight that drains their lives of valuable energy.
It takes tremendous courage to see a therapist. A safe environment and a trustful relationship are the first things I provide. People are complex; your ethnicity, sexuality, spirituality, personality, values, and unique background will be appreciated here. I will listen to you carefully and understand you deeply. Together we will find the best way to identify and meet your needs. I will help you with relationships, stress, anxiety, and shame. We will empower you from what is painful in your experience, so that you will feel more alive, have more compassion toward yourself, and create new meaning in your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington, or Child Psychologists in Arlington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Arlington 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 Arlington 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.