I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (LADC). I have a Masters of Education in mental health, addictions, and marriage and family therapy. I have worked with families, adolescents and adults for over the last 10 years in outpatient, in-home therapy settings, detox/inpatient rehab and hospital settings. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Structural Therapy.
My counseling work is focused on adolescents and young adults. I feel it is invaluable for young people to have an advocate and sounding board while navigating these years of great change and evolution. I look forward to getting to know you and exploring how we can work together toward healing and growth. With my younger clients, I often support them through roadblocks at home, in school, and with friends. We may explore topics such as identity, family dynamics, and forming healthy relationships, habits and beliefs. In addition, I have extensive experience working with clients with learning differences such as ADHD, and dyslexia.
I am a Harvard-trained physician who practiced Neurology for 25 years before completing a post-graduate psychotherapy fellowship to allow me to help others in a different way. This major life change informs my work as a psychotherapist. No matter where along the trajectory of our life we find ourselves, and no matter how distressed, stuck or trapped we feel, we can always come to know ourselves more fully and to make changes in the service of a more satisfying, meaningful and fulfilling life.
I am able to create a warm, comfortable space through active listening along with genuine curiosity to establish a feeling of ease within the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a collaborative environment in which you are the expert of your own experiences.
Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you feel "not good enough"? Do you think you don't even know HOW to have fulfilling relationships? I work with individuals and couples so that they can communicate more effectively, create more satisfying relationships, and feel better in their own skin. It can be especially challenging to maintain healthy relationships and self esteem if your are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, parenting, a high pressured job, or a recent loss. I can help.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, pragmatic, and theoretically grounded in the biopsychosocial model. When assessing clients and their treatment needs, I recognize individuals are embedded within a complex web of social relationships and are influenced by larger political, economic, and environmental forces.
UNABLE to accept new clients at this time. AVAILABle for Clinical Supervision ONLY. Licensed clinicians are never supposed to fly without a net! We must seek support for the often murky work of psychotherapy; and we have the right to examine, in privacy and safety, our clinical stuck points, losses, insights and triumphs. If you lack appropriate support and supervision for your work, be sure to correct that, to get what you need. Ms MacArthur was Director of Emergency Diagnostics and Admissions for a DMH/MA hospital. With 45 years' experience in private practice, she is reflective, down-to-earth, pragmatic, and client-centered.
Currently Accepting New Clients - People share common struggles that are nevertheless profoundly individual. My commitment is to honor your unique situation and provide a space to consider whatever issues and circumstances feel relevant. This may be something new and unfamiliar, or something that is all too familiar that might benefit from a new perspective. It may be a circumstance that simply needs to be recognized and validated for the impact and importance in your life, or you may find that a more active approach helps to shift energy and possibility.
I am a Social Worker (LICSW) who earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment problems, grief, and conflict. I have experience working in a variety of settings, including residential programs, sexual assault crisis centers, and community health centers. My practice is rooted in trauma-informed and anti-oppressive frameworks and I utilize a person-centered approach that is welcoming of intersecting identities and experiences.
I provide individual and couple psychotherapy and have experience working with people who struggle with a variety of life challenges and emotional concerns including relationship issues, work and academic struggles, family difficulties, codependence, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. My practice welcomes adults with all gender identities and diverse backgrounds. I specialize primarily in psychodynamic and psychoanalytically-oriented therapy and integrate different treatment approaches, when appropriate, to address the unique needs and concerns of each person.
I aim to create a compassionate and collaborative environment where you can identify and understand patterns in their past and present, explore and foster your sense of self, and develop coping skills for managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Therapy is a valuable resource when navigating life’s challenges. The therapeutic process builds confidence, improves the ability to cope, increases the capacity for connection and intimacy, and expands self-knowledge and understanding. I offer therapy to individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities suffering from anxiety, depression, stage-of-life issues, and grief and loss.
Seeking help during a time of need can be an overwhelming experience. Yet, this first courageous step can lead us to finding ways to handle life's many stresses, ways that will ultimately lead to a stronger, positive sense of self.
I look forward to hearing about your dreams, your challenges, your life purpose. I practice mindfulness, energy psychology, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to empower clients to meet life's challenges with grace, confidence, and with purpose. I work with many clients who are "sandwiched" caring for others- children, parents, home schooling, and who are fatigued, self-neglected, anxious, or have lost their sense of purpose. Together we focus on increasing positivity, moments of gratitude, increased self care, and unhooking from the negative self bias and mindfully detaching from the racing mind to a daily practice of self care.
Helping clients struggling with unhealthy relationship patterns, finding love, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, childhood trauma, are my interests. Spiritual guidance is my newly evolving skill and passion. Providing a safe place to discuss your struggles and challenges is my priority. Having various experiences with life, I operate from a nonjudgmental and curious standpoint. I use my expertise and knowledge in biology, psychology, trauma focused theories, eastern philosophy to help you evolve in mind-body, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Please checkout my website life tree transformation to learn more
Lenna is an international award-winning artist, art psychotherapist, licensed mental health counselor, and yoga teacher. Through an integrative holistic approach she works with clients to balance and awaken their internal healing capacity and live with greater meaning, connection, and happiness. Offering mindfulness-based art and yoga therapy in addition to CBT, DBT, and IFS, Lenna provides a space of safety, acceptance, creativity, and healing. Lenna has a range of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, burnout and stress, spirituality, and life transitions. Lenna currently offers virtual therapy services.
For 39 years I've had the privilege of providing psychotherapy to a wide variety of clients. My specialties include trauma, stress reduction, grief/loss, relationships, self esteem/confidence, life transitions, women's issues, depression, anxiety. I believe people have the innate wisdom to heal themselves and can do so with compassionate guidance and tools to live more peacefully and better cope with life's stressors. I have received advanced training in EMDR, IFS and other somatic therapies, all effective in healing trauma and significantly improving confidence, anxiety, depression, relationships.
I see psychotherapy as an exploration of the self, as guided introspection, where the itinerary is determined by the unique circumstances of each person's history. It's about raising expectations, and there is both hope and risk in deciding to accept the consequences of wanting something more. Most of us begin therapy unaware of the peculiarities of our personal histories. The often harsh patterns of interaction that have been carried through generations, are home, they seem normal, and thus, are often invisible. Yet they have stealthily shaped our personality from birth.
UNFORTUNATELY, I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE OPENINGS FOR NEW CLIENTS (5/24/22). I WILL UPDATE HERE WHEN MY AVAILABILITY CHANGES. I am a clinical psychologist practicing in the heart of Harvard Square, helping graduate students, adults and couples to live their lives more fully and creatively. People describe me as a kind, welcoming, and thoughtful psychologist with a sense of humor and a practical and caring approach to psychotherapy. Over the past 25 years, I have worked privately and at local institutions, including Harvard University, Emerson College, Boston College, Tufts University, and Beth Israel Deaconess.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cambridgeport, Cambridge 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 Cambridgeport, Cambridge 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 Cambridgeport, Cambridge 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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