I strive to help people find a more comfortable and richer relationship with themselves and the world around them. Drawing upon many years of clinical experience and my own personal journey, I assist clients to address their relationship difficulties, internal critics and stuck patterns of behavior with curiosity and compassion. Clients discover the energy within themselves to approach the world with less fear and more playfulness. My priority is always to create a safe, supportive environment. I enjoy getting to know my clients and am very grateful that I get to do the work I do.
Do you feel discontent with how your life is turning out? Are you troubled by recurrent feelings and behaviors? Are you frustrated by repetitive, nonproductive conflicts? Talking is still the best medicine. It can help you learn about how and why you get stuck and explore satisfying, constructive alternatives. Everyone makes mistakes and acts unskillfully-the question is how you react when this happens. I am committed to understanding your unique experience so you can become become freer, happier and more loving. Since change is inevitable, my hope is that you cultivate the flexibility and creativity needed to meet new situations.
I believe people sometimes underestimate the power of talking. Having someone listen with an attentive and empathetic ear can be a cathartic experience. I practice with the philosophy of working to fully understand and appreciate each and every client I work with. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space where you can say anything. I am fully committed to helping others achieve the goals they set for themselves. I know this can be no easy task. Let me offer my support so you do not have to face the challenge alone.
I have been working in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders for the past 14 years, with experience in inpatient, outpatient, and home-based settings. Utilizing an eclectic approach which includes the use of cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as motivational enhancement skills and trauma informed care, my focus is to help individuals overcome personal barriers and find balance in their lives.
I provide a warm and supportive therapeutic environment that encourages growth through validation and building on strengths. It is important to me that you feel like an active participant in your treatment and that we work together to establish treatment goals. I have broad experience treating a range of difficulties and specialized experience in several areas such as trauma, chronic pain, ADHD, and addictions such as gambling and internet use.
My name is Abou B Kamara, an individual and family therapist licensed in Massachusetts. For over 6 years I have had the honor of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds on issues that are impacting their lives. I approach treatment through a collaborative framework, recognizing that you are the expert of your life experience, and that my role is to accompany you through insightful exploration to help increase self-awareness, reach your goals, and bring about lasting change. I believe that incorporating life experience and being authentic is integral to building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed and finding it hard to experience the joy in life? Are you struggling with self-esteem issues preventing you from leading the life you want, or from having the quality of relationships you crave? Or perhaps you’ve experienced trauma and have not found healthy ways to cope and move forward? I’m passionate about helping people along their journey by providing a non-judgmental, safe environment where people feel comfortable to express themselves. In addition to working with adults, I find joy in working with older children and teens.
Everyone can benefit from better self-understanding. Sometimes our anxiety, depression, and internal conflicts can affect our relationships with others and the world in which we live. By creating a safe environment for expressing thoughts and feelings, I am able to help those who enter into a therapeutic alliance with me improve general satisfaction in interpersonal relationships and life.
Hey Busy Momma: Are you carrying the mental load of being the default parent? Never ending juggling of everyone’s wants and needs with very little support. No one can quite understand what is on your plate. Unspoken expectations feel unfair and unequal, but you would never complain. It doesn’t mean you don’t love being a Mom. You know you’re blessed and they are literally your heart outside of your body. The reality is, a person can’t continue like this without the risk of falling apart. And still, you keep moving forward somehow. You’ve heard the sayings: you can’t pour from an empty cup, or you need to put your own mask on first.
Something happened in your past- a single incident, like an assault, or a series of events, such as a traumatic childhood- that continues to impact you today. You have a good life now and hope for the future, but you continue to be bothered by upsetting memories. You want to learn to enjoy the happy moments in your life, feel more in control of your mind and body, and ease your anxiety. You want to work through your trauma so you can get past your past.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning that life holds for them. I serve as Director of Cambridge Counseling Associates and lecturer in psychology at Harvard Medical School, part time, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, where I have participated since its inception. (See drchirban.com and cambridgecounseling.com)
Psychotherapy is about taking time for yourself in the context of a supportive,respectful relationship.I believe that healing resides within your own resources and my job is to assist you in tapping into the wisdom that lies within you and to help you get out of your own way,so that you can live a more satisfying and fulfilling life and cultivate wellbeing.I view the process of psychotherapy as relational and collaborative and each therapy is different,depending on who you are,and what you bring for resolution.I bring warmth and humour to our work together.
With more than 20 years of working with adolescents, young adults, and adults, I am here to support those ready to take the next steps in prioritizing their mental health. With kindness, compassion, humor and focus, my goal is to provide guidance, perspective and insight in focusing on achievable steps to identify and strengthen your own skills to help you navigate any of the challenges or goals you are ready to tackle.
During these trying times we can benefit from a caring, warm, supportive, and knowledgeable person to help with life's challenges such as anxiety about current events, loss/grief, transitions, relationship difficulties, decision making, lack of motivation, identity issues including race, gender, and sexual orientation, and stress that can result in negative feelings including depression.
Adjustment to life transition is my practice focus. I help people coping with major defining life events such as career changes, midlife issues, grief and loss. Events like these can leave people feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced. This can result in panic attacks, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and mood changes, strong self-doubt and uncertainty regarding life purpose and goals. If you are concerned about the direction of your life, or trying to come to terms with elements of your past that impact you in the present, therapy can help. Much of my professional counseling career has been helping people at major turning points.
Looking for someone to talk to that really listens? Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? Therapy is a place where you can work on what is bothering you. Perhaps you need to work on issues for yourself. Maybe it includes those you love. I believe that therapy should be a place to really be yourself. Get honest with your feelings and work on creating ways to improve what you find troubling. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel understood, safe, and validated.
I bring warmth, compassion and years of experience, in my work as I help people heal, acquire skills and live with more ease in their lives. I have extensive training in couples counseling and parenting work. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance misuse, sexual issues, chronic illness, work and school issues, peer relationships, disordered eating, etc. I believe in continuing to grow and learn so that I may be of the most benefit to my clients. I work in an inter-actional, relational framework with people from 13 to 100 as individuals, couples, and families.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the passion to help people make positive changes for themselves. My work in an outpatient clinic has provided me with invaluable experience working with individuals, couples, and groups addressing a range of concerns from depression, anxiety, addiction, personality disorders, and thought disorders to life transitions, multicultural considerations, social justice, relationship challenges, and stress-management. I specialize in working with adolescents, college-age students, and adults.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and positive change. It can be scary to ask for help, but with a therapist who is the right fit, real improvements can be achieved. I work from a trauma-informed approach, and believe that looking at both our past and our present circumstances can provide a lot of insight into times we're feeling stuck. Utilizing warmth, empathy, humor, and tangible practices to affect change, I look forward to each session with each client to assist them on their journey to self-discovery.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle, or Child Psychologists in Carlisle.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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.