I use an approach that is both client-centered and evidence-based. I am integrative in my approach but have been trained in CBT, CPT, EMDR, ACT, and mindfulness, which I use to help each individual reach their goals. I let the client guide me where they want to go and what they want to achieve through treatment. Everyone has strengths that can be tapped into and people can use their personal wisdom with guidance to better manage their concerns. Progress from my perspective is wholly determined by the individual.
As a therapist, I will support you living into your most authentic and connected self. Oftentimes, the places that we feel stuck or seek change offer information about what’s important to us and how we want to live differently from what we’ve known. My practice focuses on creating space in which healing and change are possible by uncovering old patterns, making connections, and trying out new ways of being. Together, we can expand your awareness and self-understanding with compassion and curiosity, making room for transformation so that you can move with more ease, possibility and growth.
At times in our lives, we have all experienced confusing and sometimes painful events, whether it be the loss of a loved one, an unexpected illness or health issue, a life transition or trauma. Sometimes, the things we have done in the past to seek relief no longer work as they once did. Therapy can be helpful to find new ways to adjust to the challenges and complications of human life, whether it is rooted in a current life event needing temporary support or a more involved issue requiring long term exploration.
I believe that every person makes sense in context. You might wonder why you often feel anxious, uneasy, or discontent. You might wonder why you respond or react to others or life events strongly at times. I'd love to work with you to help cultivate a curious stance to better understand yourself in the fuller context of your life. I understand the sense of isolation which comes from feeling alienated from yourself or the ones who are most important to you. I want to help you improve your sense of connectedness with yourself, others, and the world around you while also helping you to more flexibly engage with your wants and needs.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, JD, LICSW
I have enjoyed practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years now. It is a great privilege to work with individuals from all backgrounds who are courageous enough to share the most intimate details of their lives and work towards self-improvement. I specialize in working with adults with a wide range of concerns, and am skilled in several theoretical frameworks including EMDR. In addition, as a licensed attorney, certified mediator and guardian ad litem I have significant experience in special education law and can help parents secure their special needs child's entitled supports and accommodations.
Currently accepting new clients. I have a special focus working with teens, young adults, and people experiencing work fatigue. I work collaboratively with clients, offering my outside perspective and insights, while encouraging self reflection throughout the process as well. I help provide clients with the time, space, and tools to be able to access their own place of wisdom.
NCYF offers a wide range of clinical options to children, teens, adults, and families. All of our clinical services are informed by evidence-based practices and services are delivered in a way that focuses on compassion and a respect for an individual's past trauma.
We live in a world that is both beautiful and painful. When the beauty seems hard to find, and the pain becomes too hard to hold, a therapist can help you move forward in your life to find joy and meaning. Therapy can help you move toward what matters most, feel more balanced and connected, and experience life intentionally in the imperfect present. If you have questions about my practice or would like to schedule a consultation, please visit my website at lizandersonlicswma.com or contact me via email (preferred) or phone.
We're fortunate to be in a time where there is so much access to good psychological information. But there can also be a lot of pressure to figure things out on our own and get things right. Therapy can be enormously helpful in gaining clarity about what we think and feel and identify what is important to us. With clarity it is easier to make choices or change or even let go of some of the things that have been holding us back.
I have experience working with various mental health and trauma related disorders. I am a client centered clinician that adapts to what the individuals needs are of the client. My technique includes focusing on what each clients strengths are and using them to develop long term coping strategies.
Feeling stuck? I base much of my approach on the idea that we are not programmed to be our own best friends, and that gets in the way. Our minds' default settings are not usually set up for us to feel extra self-confident, extra self-compassionate, or extra calm when the storms roll in. Life generally doesn't let us off the hook very easily, but if we can learn to look at things in new ways, we can find peace in knowing that we are doing the best we can with what life has dealt us.
I bring 20 years of experience working with clients who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health problems to my private practice. I help adult clients find and navigate their path in recovery as well support family members as they find ways to maintain connections in difficult situations. I believe that mindfulness creates a path to settle the mind and body and that a connection with nature nurtures the spirit.
In treatment we will work together to create a therapeutic environment that supports personal growth, self fulfillment and healing. I believe strongly in client autonomy and see my role as a supportive professional who will collaborate with you to develop a working relationship that promotes the safe and respectful exploration of your unique life challenges.
My 14+ years working in a therapeutic milieu as well as my time in private practice working with individuals, couples and families has contributed to developing an approach that seeks to help clients better navigate their systems (Families, Schools, Jobs, Relationships, Peer groups, etc.) as well as the issues they might be struggling with individually. Incorporating cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative and mindfulness based techniques, I strive to help the people I work with develop coping skills, improve self esteem/assertiveness, reduce anxiety/depression, cope with loss and trauma as well as improve relationships and overall sense of well being.
My years of experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, clinical therapy. I provide supportive space to individuals, families, and couples. I specialize in treating people for anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, grief, substance abuse, school phobia, learning disabilities and neurological and cognitive differences. As an adjunct to traditional talk therapy, I am certified in and use the following techniques to enhance treatment as needed: Clinical Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and ear acupressure as part of therapy sessions.
Being human is inherently stressful. My philosophy is that we can accept this reality while also connecting to our innate capacity for joy, purpose, healing and resiliency. Things don't always have to feel so heavy.
***Seeing clients by telehealth only - no available appointments after 2pm*** Through our work together, I want all of my clients to know two things; one is that they have value that cannot be taken away by anything or anyone and the other is that they do not have to struggle with mental health issues alone. Therapy is the place where you can be authentic and honest about struggles and can feel validated and heard rather than judged or dismissed.
Life transitions are inherent in the human experience. Sometimes we are resilient and are able to navigate life’s’ difficulties and other times we need to talk to someone who can truly hear us. I offer individual, family and couples counseling for adults of any age and provide a safe, supportive and empathic setting in which you will feel respected and heard regardless of race, gender identity/expression and sexual orientation.
Hello, FYI I am not accepting new clients at this time. I am a somatically-oriented therapist specializing in body-based healing. I have 20+ years of experience working with many populations and conditions. Recently I have specialized in couples therapy using the Developmental Model and Attachment work. While I am no longer accepting new couples, these approaches continue to inform my work. I also enjoy supporting individual clients to live the most vital and joyful life they can. I support people dealing with concerns around aging, body-image, sexuality, chronic pain, relationship struggles, anxiety, and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Easthampton 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 Easthampton 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?
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