*Not taking new clients at this time* Therapy is about making the decision that something in your life isn’t working & needs to change so you no longer feel overwhelmed and out of control. Histories of addiction, trauma, unsafe coping skills, grief & loss, anxiety, depression and chronic pain are just some of the challenges that sabotage a life of well-being. It is possible to learn & use new coping skills and change negative patterns of behavior to be empowered to explore your world with confidence and a new passion for life.
In my experience I have found that the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a successful therapeutic experience. I use a client centered, non-judgemental approach to meet my clients where they are at and help them get to where they want to be. Our world has become increasingly stressful and as a result people are dealing with high levels of stress, anxiety and depression. I believe people are resilient and we try to work through these things on our own to the best of our ability. Therapy can offer a place of support, help and reassurance as the face the challenges of day to day life.
Are you experiencing feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, or having conflicts in your relationships? Do you have a teen or young adult child that is struggling at home and/or school? It can be overwhelming to know where to start when wanting to make positive changes in our lives. Building the self-confidence to accomplish your goals or even knowing what they are can feel impossible. If you are ready to begin working through the challenges you are experiencing or help your child to do so, you have already made the biggest step. I offer practical tools while working towards a deeper emotional healing to promote lasting change.
Do you feel stuck, not listened to or stressed by life and life's changes? I am greatly rewarded by helping people work through the stresses and problems in their lives. I am patient, understanding and creative.I especially enjoy helping people resolve conflicts within their family or personal life. I welcome clients seeking to deal with family pressures, relationship issues, transitional challenges and the need to develop control of their lives. My goal is to establish a sense of empowerment in my clients.
If you would like to learn how to manage overwhelming emotions, reduce stress or anxiety, change unhealthy behaviors, or feel more satisfied in your relationships, working with a therapist can help. Taking the first steps toward change can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone. I can provide a safe space for you to talk about what is bothering you, work with you to identify your personal goals, and offer tools and insights to support your journey.
I am passionate about helping people. I spent over 12 years working in prevention as a high school health educator and most recently have 5 years helping people who struggle with alcoholism, substance misuse, and addiction. I truly believe recovery is possible for everyone. I am familiar with various screening and assessments and will work with my clients to develop treatment plan goals that are appropiate. I have knowledge of multiple pathways of recovery, CBT, DBT and use a Humanistic approach while meeting people where they are at and using motivational interviewing to helping clients with ambivalence.
Every individual is extraordinary, and I want to help you accomplish your next step, whether it is overcoming depression or anxiety, working through a history of trauma, exploring what's next in your life with God, or changing your overall health and wellness. My philosophy is that we are all holistic people - mind, body, and soul; inter-connected and inter-dynamic. Crisis points trigger desire for change. The essence of my vocation is to assist you in living life to the fullest.
I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds--different ages, socioeconomic statuses, nationalities, and ethnicities. For the last 5 years I have worked primarily with teens and adults with complex trauma histories, resulting in all kinds of issues ranging from PTSD to anxiety, depression, and addiction. I work with the client to identify treatment goals and provide therapy that addresses both immediate and underlying issues.
Stress, anxiety and trauma impact our minds and bodies in many different ways. I approach therapy with a mind-body and strength based perspective. Through education and understanding, we can develop healthy relationships with these necessary and important survival responses in a more functional way. From chronic stress, anxiety to significant trauma, our bodies have are equipped to survive through these experiences. Recognizing the strengths, resources and body wisdom is so important to this process. Most importantly, I work with each client to develop a road map for their own healing.
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.
I am passionate about supporting children and adults to heal from past hurt, whether it be from an event they might name as "trauma" or from a series of challenges. I work to support the whole person- mind, body, and spirit- and I integrate different techniques (including expressive therapy). I also invite individuals to bring spiritual parts of themselves to the work, e.g., their passions, beliefs, values and meaning-making systems. I work from a self-as-instrument model and also am interested in supporting providers and caregivers so they can be their best for the people they support.
Do you need help managing a difficult life situation, a life transition, a crisis, phase of life change or other issue that is causing you to feel unsettled? People go to therapy because something is causing them to feel "off" and that feeling may be affecting their life in some way. My focus is to meet clients where they are at and come up with a plan together to help manage whatever it is that is causing the issue. I offer a judgement free environment where clients can open their hearts and minds to a better life.
Hi, I am Donna Bequette. In a warm and connected relationship the potential for healing begins. My skills-based approach to counseling promotes growth and well-being through collaboration, active listening, and effective interventions. My experience includes working with survivors of trauma along with many other issues...including but not limited to stress, depression, anxiety and loss. I also work with couples to resolve communication issues and loss of connection. In a holistic approach; we process on all levels; cognitive, emotional, somatic, social and if desired, a spiritual focus...combined, this can create lasting change.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and completed my Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. I approach the therapeutic alliance using a blend of client-focused, trauma-informed, strength-based, solution-focused and holistic approaches. Although trained across the mental health field, my areas of specializations include trauma, addiction and identity formation. My passion is to tailor my approach to the unique individual sitting across from me so that they experience the healing that can happen from feeling safe, seen, heard, valued, and understood.
My services are tailored to individuals struggling with a variety of mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, panic, mood disorder) and substance abuse issues. I work with all populations and provide home based therapy and outreach-- to the elderly-- and those diagnosed with complicated medical issues. My services are geared toward assessing one's baseline and identifying specific strengths, coping, limitations, vulnerabilities and grounding skills. I also incorporate the spiritual element of healing--which fosters personal growth for recovery.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" (Tao Te Ching). I know how hard that first step can be. I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and I'm here to help you through struggles and teach you techniques and coping skills that can help you manage your stress levels, communicate better with loved ones, achieve a balance between work and relaxation, and change patterns that no longer serve you. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families and used evidence based treatments to bring about relief.
I've been in private practice for 34 years. I've had extensive training in both theoretical and didactic psychotherapy. An important part of my training was my own work and research in understanding myself and my marriage and other important relationships. This is why I think I am so confident at being both a couples therapist and an individual therapist. I believe this is primarily an educational process or a re-educational process.
My greatest intention in working with you is to create an environment that helps you feel truly seen and heard. I aim to be a guide that helps you to navigate your challenging emotions, thoughts and experiences in a compassionate, genuinely curious and non-judgmental way. I aim to help you uncover and overcome emotional and cognitive blockages and behavior patterns that at one time may have helped you survive but are now holding you back from living out your highest potential.
Welcome! I offer individual psychotherapy to children ages 4+, adolescents, and emerging adults, as well as parental support and guidance. I work with clients who are experiencing a range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational concerns. I value working with clients of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. Using play, expressive, and talk therapy, I work collaboratively to help clients gain a deeper understanding of what is creating and maintaining challenges, and how attachment to self can help bring about sustainable change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Danvers 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 Danvers 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 Danvers, or Child Psychologists in Danvers.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Danvers 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 Danvers 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.