I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy and have worked with adults affected by persistent mental illness, young adults who received political asylum in the U.S. as survivors of torture and individuals and couples managing life challenges and transitions. I earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and completed post- graduate training at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. I bring prior professional experience as a teacher who worked closely with undergraduate students on finding their own voice.
**Not accepting new clients**. I believe personal growth, emotional healing, and creating lasting, positive changes in your life are possible. I draw from both personal and professional experience to provide mental health counseling for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and substance use/abuse. Through collaborative talk therapy, I aim to support you in your process of gaining awareness of underlying issues contributing to current symptoms, as well as improving your ability to manage those symptoms.
Thank you for visiting my page. Welcome! I know that choosing a therapist is a difficult task and that embarking in a therapeutic treatment requires a lot of courage. I am certain that the warm, and nonjudgmental environment that I provide will help you feel safe and supported as you explore the problems that interfere with the way that you want to live your life. I am pleased that you have enough self-awareness to realize that you need to act now.
If you have difficulty with professional or academic advancement, establishing or sustaining intimate relationships-if habitual behavioral patterns (i.e. inhibitions, anxiety, impulsiveness, lack of assertion or self-esteem) are interfering with achieving your goals, speaking with a therapist can help you discover why. I am an experienced clinician with extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I see adults in weekly psychotherapy and multiple sessions per week are available to individuals interested in engaging in a deeper therapeutic dialogue.
Hi, I am Dr. Viola C. Valcin. Are you experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Are you having trouble adjusting to a new season in your life? Are you wanting to improve how you relate to others and yourself? If any of these questions resonate with you, then let's set up an appointment to continue your journey towards healing. Additionally, I work with patients who have survived traumatic experiences and want to process how this is impacting their functioning. One of the other main presenting concerns I focus on is helping patients navigate family dynamics.
I am a licensed therapist and a certified life coach for girls in high school, college, and in their 20's. I help young women by providing them the space and the tools they need to truly understand themselves; necessities they often lack. From this foundation they begin to negotiate the complexities of relationships and other essential life skills.My approach makes the transition from adolescence to adulthood seem more manageable. Together, we develop skills to overcome the challenges which often plague young women, and unpack anxieties in a mindful safe way so that they can succeed in spite of them.
I work with individuals, couples and families, focusing on their interpersonal problems. I try to trace their origins in order to help my clients not repeat destructive old patterns of behavior. I maintain a positive attitude towards my client's lives and their futures and I support self acceptance and optimism.
Life is not easy, with all the stress, suffering and challenges, we may need someone who can always be there, listen to us, understand us and guide us through the most difficult times. I believe everyone of us deserves a success and healthy relationships. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, let's learn and deal with it together!
I have 20 years of experience as a mental health clinician. I provide therapy to identify solutions to change and challenges you are experiencing. In addition, I offer consultation to students and young adults managing anxiety, depression, academic pressure, and interpersonal conflict. In a collaborative and integrative approach, I employ a variety of therapy modalities, including Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based practice (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
I specialize equally in couple and individual treatment. For the latter I work w people who have self-esteem and relationship issues. I have been in practice 30 plus yrs and try to offer each person. each hour the attention and warmth they deserve. I want to contribute to my field in other ways too. I have founded and co direct a teaching program in short term treatment at a Harvard Medical school affiliated HMO. I have published 3 books and 20 articles about learning Psychotherapy. My office is adjacent to Boston College in Newton.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) experience treating adults and adolescents. I am a behaviorist at heart, although pull from my training in CBT, DBT, Exposure and Motivational Interviewing to help my client.
Is your child struggling, anxious, or depressed? Are you unhappy in your life, in your relationships, or in your work? Are you held back by sadness, anxiety, or lack of fulfillment? Are you unable to take action? I am experienced in working with people to overcome these problems in their or their children's lives. People who work with me greatly appreciate the improvement in their lives and the understanding they gain about their difficulties.
Our progress and personal development is often riddled with overwhelming challenges that can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes it’s helpful to have someone be with you while you’re trying to move forward. Everyone reaches out for help for different reasons; maybe you’re interested in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, or finding yourself wondering if you can move on from an unbearable heartbreak. Therapy is truly a collaborative effort, and it is my hope that we can cultivate a space that encourages your personal growth, forward direction, and reflective equilibrium.
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for patients to feel heard, respected, and understood. I offer an active and collaborative therapeutic style that allows the opportunity for clients to learn, grow, explore, challenge and live the life they want to be living. Treatment is tailored to fit your needs and goals, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, and Strengths based.
I specialize in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) and anxiety in adolescents and adults. My clinical work focuses on helping my clients develop behavioral strategies, learn stress-management skills, deal effectively with difficult emotions and strengthen their relationships. Therapy can help you feel more self-confident, change patterns of negative thinking and feel less stressed. My therapeutic style is active, warm and engaged as I help clients change the habits that are getting in their way.
*Currently offering telehealth appointments** My practice has primarily lended itself to the treatment of Eating disorders, and other co-occurring struggles that are commonly associated with this illness. Most recently, I was the Clinical Director of both an Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and a Psychiatric Unit, and now have transitioned to working in a University setting with college students. These experiences have provided me with the background of treating adolescents, adults, and families from all different backgrounds.
Together we will explore the events and patterns that have shaped your life in order to understand your current situation. As connections are made between past and present, you gain insight and perspective in a way that helps you to manage things more effectively. New skills replace old ways of coping in an approach that balances exploration with teaching practical and concrete ways to manage distress. My aim is for you to feel supported, understood and encouraged to learn more about yourself in order to experience your struggles differently.
Change is hard, but less so with help. I hope I can be your guide through the change process. I am a clinical psychologist trained in CBT. I have a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and am on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. I run a private practice on Sunday mornings and have intermittent availability during the rest of the week. I am comfortable providing treatment in an individual or family context, whichever better fits your needs. I am results driven, but also warm and sensitive.
When beginning psychotherapy, individuals often feel vulnerable and in need of a safe space in which to examine their struggles and work towards healing. With over 25 years of experience, and as a Harvard-trained psychologist, I provide such a space. I work with empathy and intellect to help clients address such diverse concerns as life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic and relational theories, and I use CBT and mindfulness techniques where appropriate to help clients understand themselves, achieve their goals, and find satisfaction in their lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Chestnut Hill 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 Chestnut Hill 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 Chestnut Hill, or Child Psychologists in Chestnut Hill.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Chestnut Hill 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 Chestnut Hill 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.