Alexis graduated with her master’s degree in social work in 2017 from Simmons College and has been working in both inpatient and outpatient settings since. Alexis has worked with individuals with with disabilities, mood disorders, cognitive impairment, substance abuse issues, chronic mental health issues, and trauma histories. She believes that through the development of self awareness each individual can benefit from the strengths they already possess.
Are you looking for a supportive relationship with a therapist to overcome trauma, low self-esteem, mood disorders, relationship issues, disordered eating, or a history of bullying or abuse? I'd love to meet you. I'm a trauma-informed therapist with a down-to-earth way of relating to clients. I'm also certified in Equine-Assisted Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy for people who seek a more active, experiential way to heal and to create lasting change, or those who feel more comfortable in nature than in an office setting. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I'm an affirming provider for queer, gay, nonbinary, and trans folks.
Oftentimes we are taught that strength means not letting things like anxiety, fear, anger, and depression affect us. These feelings are natural life experiences and no matter how “strong” we are, we will go through these emotions and others at some point. There is no such thing as a wrong feeling, there are however more effective and healthy ways to help cope with the more difficult and powerful emotions.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Viktor E. Frankl - As a clinician, I am passionate about helping clients find their voice and empower them to foster personal growth and change to succeed toward their future goals. I am also a registered yoga teacher where I hope to encourage a positive exploration of oneself to enhance a healthy mind and lifestyle. By implementing a strength-based approach, I hope to help clients find strength in the present moment and freedom by creating a new narrative for themselves.
Psychotherapy focuses on restoring perspective and building confidence in addressing life's challenges. Counseling can be an exciting and challenging experience. Together we can help you focus on and repair struggles from day to day life. Whether it be stress, worry, depression, conflict or even feeling "off", whatever it may be let's start this journey together and focus on creating a new chapter.
My ideal client is aware that something is wrong, has some idea that they contribute to part of it, and are willing to try something new to see if things improve. The three groups of people who come to me the most are: substance users or the people who love them, people who have a trouble communicating, sometimes due to anger, and people who have suffered from trauma. I have been a therapist for > 30 years, and use a number of techniques depending on the situation. The most important factor is the relationship itself, both of us want 'a good fit'.
Life is tough and nobody gave you an instruction manual. We are often told to "just figure it out" without any direction or support. Further, talking to a stranger can be scary and overwhelming. We all feel these things about life and therapy, it takes a lot of bravery to reach out and ask for help. My approach is genuine, authentic, and experiential. I believe in the healing power of nature and animals and I work with clients along side animals to facilitate a healing process. If you are ready to get outside and leave behind a sterile office environment, then we may be a fit!
I have worked in residential programs, hospitals, schools, hospice organizations, in-home and outpatient settings. I also have extensive experience in foster care and adoption, working with the LGBTQ+ population and individuals who have experienced trauma. My clients are coming to meet with me from avenues across the globe, each one experiencing their own presenting issues. They are all wanting to shift into feeling better, healthier and more at ease in their lives. My goal is to meet each one of them where they are at, and provide tools and guidance, so they can continue on their journey in a way that feels good - creating change.
I am an LCSW who has the passion to help others. Whether you need to discuss past trauma, a current break up, or you think you are struggling with substance use, we can begin the process of healing. I use a laid-back, compassionate approach to therapy and focus on building a strong connection with my clients. I am trained in several approaches such as solution-focus, person-centered, and psycho-dynamic but will work together with my clients to create an individualized treatment approach.
Melanie (they/them) is a Mental Health Counselor from Puerto Rico with a diverse set of experiences across settings who strives to build trusting relationships and create a warm caring environment where you are invited to challenge ideas of judgement and critique, instead seeking to embrace self-compassion and build upon your strengths to help achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in day-to-day life. As well as supporting individuals and families with repair in relationships, building resiliency, and addressing the impact of systems issues, such as school support (IEP/504/CRA), hospitalizations, discrimination, among others.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a passion for helping others heal and discover their resilience and sources of joy in this world from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective. While my primary focus is building a genuine connection and individualizing my approach to each person’s specific needs, I am trained in numerous forms of therapy, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy.
Nikia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her BA from Clark University and her MSW from Boston University. Nikia has been practicing as a social worker for the last 4 years. Nikia is passionate about meeting clients where they are to establish a baseline and lines of supportive interventions. She believes the client knows best and she is just a vessel to assist in their therapeutic process. Nikia takes a holistic approach in assisting clients in their self-agency. We all have strengths but sometimes we need someone to help us dig up those diamonds!
Caitlin has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health struggles, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. She believes that it is also always important to work with a trauma informed and strength based approach. With client collaboration Caitlin is passionate about helping clients find their own potential.
At Aviv, our mission is to create healing spaces where true emotional growth can happen. I will empower you to share your story, and will support you as you navigate your way in the world. In the context of a safe environment, we will work together to process through any current challenges that you may be facing and explore ways to move towards healing.
With 10 years of experience in the field of social work, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations, all age ranges, and a wide variety of mental health diagnoses. I specialize in helping my clients work through challenges such as trauma, substance use, depression, and anxiety. I strive to create a person-centered, strength-based, compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and inclusive atmosphere.
Caitlin is an LMHC & yoga instructor who has spent most of her career working with clients who've experienced trauma, mood disorders, & behavioral disorders in a variety of settings. Caitlin has also worked with athletes, teams, and coaches as a Sport & Performance Psychology Coach. Caitlin is passionate about using creative techniques & experiences that align with clients' interests & values to ensure that the therapeutic process is tailored to the individual. She also believes that developing self-awareness, self-compassion, & understanding what fosters joy are key components to assisting clients on their path to wellness.
One of the biggest myths out there is that there are people who have “everything” together. You know the type: they seem to walk on water. They never stress about finances, they never run out of interesting things to say, they never have relationship problems, and they never seem to miss out on sharing pictures of their 5k run on social media. Out of breath? Here’s the truth: the “picture-perfect” scenario does not actually exist. We all have challenging moments. We all experience setbacks. In our time together, we will move beyond these difficulties by acknowledging, embracing, and then tackling these obstacles.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a kid. And talking about it with a stranger can be awkward. I believe in the power of play and animal friends as aids in the therapeutic journey. My goal is to work alongside children as a partner on this journey. Working with horses, goats, chickens, and other animals in a farm setting engages our healing in a more physical and fun way that is especially helpful for kids.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Berkley 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 Berkley 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 Berkley, or Child Psychologists in Berkley.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Berkley 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 Berkley 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.