I am a bicultural and bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adolescents, college students, adults and couples. My areas of specialization and interest include: substance abuse, anxiety, depression, health-related concerns (e.g., diet, exercise, smoking cessation), stress management, and relationship issues. My training in evidence-based practices and experience as a faculty member and active researcher inform how I tailor treatment in individual and group therapy, as well as for couples.
I believe our mental health in order to live a meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life is of paramount importance. I approach my work with great care and privilege. I actively work alongside individuals in their journey to achieve this mental health. I understand symptoms as a way for our bodies to communicate the existence of painful underlying emotions. My ideal client is someone who is interested in exploring why these symptoms have presented themselves and to work collaboratively in healing from these painful emotions and resulting symptoms.
I provide individual psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of clinical presentations and backgrounds. I practice from an integrative lens utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, with the goals of fostering a collaborative and authentic therapeutic environment to meet the individual needs of my clients. I have more specialized experience with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, family of origin concerns, college mental health, and trauma/PTSD.
We all face challenges in life and there are times when we need more support to get through them. I use a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic. Together, we will discover what works best for you. I believe that treatment success comes from a combination of addressing and managing your current symptoms like anxiety and depression along with working through long standing or deep rooted challenges.
There are times in our lives when we end up feeling sad, angry, anxious, or lost. Sometimes, we find ourselves in unhealthy patterns that lead to self-doubt, damaged relationships, failure to reach our potential and an inability to see our worth. Therapy can help people recognize these patterns and learn new ways to cope.
*** My practice is currently full*** I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating eating disorders, body image, athletic performance and exercise addiction in a wide range of age groups and populations. I have a strong background in DBT, CBT and family based treatment and have filled many roles within the eating disorder treatment field, including my previous role as clinical director of Monte Nido Laurel Hill and The Eating Disorder Center of Boston.
My work is my passion. I commit wholeheartedly to helping my clients improve the quality of their relationships with others as well as with themselves, to identify and clarify goals, and to provide an environment that will best support this exploration and growth. My therapeutic style is highly collaborative and interactive, and I will work with you to create a customized treatment approach to meet the specific needs that are bringing you to treatment.
Each of us has the potential to thrive but encounters obstacles to living freely and fully. These obstacles may be situational, environmental, emotional, or may be the consequence of habits acquired under stress. Sometimes you may just feel alone or stuck, unable to live the life you imagine for yourself and unsure why this is. I believe that you deserve enjoyment, love, and satisfaction from your life. A therapeutic relationship offers a safe context for discovering and understanding the sources of suffering that hold you back, and exploring new solutions together.
Together, we will work to identify your inner strengths and resources that will aid you in self-discovery and growth. I utilize mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches to further a client's journey towards positive change. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and the belief that all healing takes place in the context of relationships. I focus on creating a trusting client-therapist relationship by providing a safe, supportive and encouraging space to help facilitate self-discovery and enduring change.
Life is forever changing; the only constant is change. Managing change can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to be the best you possible within that change. Sometimes, you need support around those challenges you are going through. In our work together, we will explore these changes and everything that comes with them to make you more confident in your ever-evolving world. In safe, warm, and work a judgment free pace. I earned my master in mental health counseling and art therapy in 2015 from Lesley University. Since graduation, I have worked in multiple different types of settings with very diverse populations. I believe
Supporting you on your path towards wellness is my goal. Are you an adult who may be successful in most areas of life, but may find yourself struggling with the many complicated and stressful challenges in life? Is it harder to recognize and experience joy because of these challenges? I am a licensed clinical independent social worker, and have been practicing in the field since the early 2000s. If you are looking for realistic and effective methods of coping and managing your mental wellness, I can support you in doing so. I strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere where all parts of your identity are respected and affirmed.
TBCC focuses its services on providing individual therapy, group therapy, consultation and training for youth workers. Youth workers are individuals who spend the bulk of their time (vocational or volunteer) providing services for, mentoring, supporting, and/or teaching youth (ages 0-18). We are committed to healing the traumatic impact of systemic racism in Boston, and to build a more equitable Boston in which youth of color can thrive. TBCC brings clinical expertise and deep experience working with youth of color and youth-serving organizations in Boston to co-create communities for healing.
"What you resist persists." - Carl Jung. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in providing psychotherapy to adults. I treat individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, substance abuse, psychosis, and trauma.
I offer an empathetic, safe space for clients to grow and accomplish their goals. I frequently work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image and self-esteem issues, and/or relationship issues. I'm also experienced in supporting clients through life transitions, grief and loss, substance use concerns, and identity development. I use an integrated approach to treatment in order to find the most appropriate intervention for each individual client while maintaining a foundation in insight-oriented and multicultural models of therapy.
(Accepting new clients at our practice!) Everyone deserves the space to grow and to live a thriving life. In our therapy space—we will explore terrains of mountaintop and abyss, reflect on the past, present and future, and witness moments of epiphany, agony, and perhaps transformative insights. Life is an adventurous journey deserving of our attention and time, especially in critical moments such as loss, transitions, and unknowns.
Accepting NEW patients with PPO plans NOW! Looking from the outside, things look pretty good. You're successful, driven, and high-achieving. But, you're feeling burned out, or it's hard to do your job and make important decisions under the stress you constantly feel. You feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stuck, especially now. You want to make a change. You want to stop repeating the same patterns that aren't working anymore. But, you don't know what to change, how to change it, how to stop it, or don't have the time to add more to your to-do list. And on top of all that, you're surrounded by people, but still feel lonely.
Living a balanced, meaningful life is the most worthwhile endeavor in this age of change and challenge. Loving connections, a grounded sense of self-esteem and mindful self-care can be hard to achieve and maintain, yet success in these areas can change the way we experience and negotiate our world. Good therapy creates a clearer understanding of the obstacles and how to overcome them to create the life we want. My approach is warm, intellectually curious and collaborative, always keeping goals in mind and explaining the process along the way.
**THE CBT SPECIALIST** Finding a therapist is a daunting task. While I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety-related disorders and depression, I also incorporate elements of Mindfulness, Problem-Solving, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Gottman couples theory. In addition, I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) by the EMDR Institute. EMDR can provide an effective treatment synergy with CBT, especially for patients with trauma histories. My goal is to help you feel more hopeful, be happier, and be more in control of your life.
Dr. Gerald Reid works with children, adolescents, college students, and young adults. With his specialized, personable, and individualized approach, he provides COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) and NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING. Dr. Reid also specializes in providing SPORT AND PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY consultation. Dr. Reid's training includes Boston University, the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - a Harvard University Teaching Hospital. Dr. Reid's part-time faculty appointments have included Boston University and Suffolk University.
*PLEASE USE EMAIL TO CONTACT* My work in counseling psychology emerged from being an artist. While earning my BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, I was invited into my colleagues' lives and learned to share their experiences through their lenses and perceptions. My graduate training at NYU sharpened this insight to bring a unique perspective to the therapeutic process. Together we work to provide greater clarity, build a more authentic sense of self, and healthier relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston 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 Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston 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 Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston 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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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.