***Please note that I am NOT accepting new clients at this time*** I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Expressive Arts Therapist, who received a masters degree from Lesley University in 2009. I spent the early part of my career as an emergency mental health clinician, providing crisis evaluations to children and adolescents in community based settings. Since that time, I have focused on providing individual outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults in both office based and home based locations.
My expertise is in helping people of all ages from very young to adult. Whether meeting with an individual, a family, or meeting with parents to help teach them concrete tools to aid their children in behavior management, I make sure to meet people "where they are at". I understand coming to counseling is overwhelming and difficult and no matter what: I treat others with unconditional positive regard. I want to help teach you tools so you can help yourself.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” -Hippocrates Within the therapeutic relationship, I work closely with individuals suffering from depression, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, etc. I believe in creating a warm, supportive & empathic environment that enhances positive outcomes for the client. I utilize an interactive, collaborative, supportive, positive/strength-based methodology.
****AVAILABILITY: starting in September I have availability most mornings for parent support/consultations. With the kids back in school, set some time aside to check in! **** I work with children from preschool age up until early adolescence by providing play therapy, expressive art, talk therapy and parent education. I have experience collaborating with schools, including special education departments to support children's abilities in and out of my office.
After more than 20 years of talking with people who are struggling with their lives both individually and in relationships, I am very aware of what helps people find their way. In part it is educational, helping to give an understanding of how our minds work. Knowledge is power. It is also, in part, helping to people to discover their own voice, their sense of self and the power they have to create the kind of life they wish to lead. We all have an innate desire to be fully human. I see it as my task to help people discover their humanity.
Life is sometimes overwhelming and when we run out of solutions, therapy can help create possibilities. Let's talk and develop new skills for managing your stress. You will be listened to, believed in, acknowledged, and seen. I am here to support you and teach you skills to empower you and help you cope. I specialize in working with teens and young adults. I also provide clinical supervision for other LCSW therapists. I am a LGBTQ+, queer, transgender, fat-positive therapist and a BLM advocate. I strive to create an inclusive and safe space for all clients.
I enjoy working with a variety of ages and issues. I am most skilled at helping those with issues related to trauma, anxiety and dissociative disorders. I generally see folks from ages 12 to 99. I am gentle, caring, and have over 20 years of psychotherapy experience. I listen carefully and aim to make all who come feel safe and comfortable.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I have worked in various settings over the last 15 years including the public school system, in home, and outpatient settings. I enjoy learning about each individual client and tailoring sessions to those needs most relevant to you. I believe the client is in the driver's seat while in treatment and my role is to help create a safe path to get to the end result.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I received my Masters in Social Work from Boston University. I have worked in various settings in the field as a school based counselor, in-home family therapist and outpatient mental health clinician. I work with adolescents and adults using a strength-based approach.
I have been been in private practice for over 20 years and find I remain engaged and excited about my work. I strive to develop good rapport and an empathetic connection with each person, to be an ally and guide, and to develop a good working relationship where together clients and I can focus on their desired changes. My goal is to foster a safe and supportive place for clients to work to transform their challenges regarding mood, addiction, relationship, spirituality, parenting, life transitions, illness, loss, divorce, creative/performance blocks, body image and self esteem.
My clients and I work together to facilitate the changes they would like to create in their lives. By utilizing a combination of cognitive behavioral and traditional psychotherapy, we develop a plan to promote personal growth, improve relationships and foster inner peace.
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW CLIENTS. IF YOU ARE A PAST CLIENT, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL: I provide counseling for individuals, couples, & families of all ages. I believe that my clients can effectively change their life by being an active participant in the therapy process. I provide an empathetic and nurturing environment for all my clients as well as offer bold advice to foster personal growth. I specialize in substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, anxiety/panic, trauma, and emotional and behavioral issues of children and adolescents.
I'm not taking any new clients at this time. I believe that happiness is a choice that you can make every day of your life -- an active, conscious choice. I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed -- not just endured. My clients tell me that I am easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. Clients come to me because they are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, career or relationship issues. I create a safe place where clients let go of the past, enjoy the present and embrace the future. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on mindfulness. Whatever you are going through, you do not have to go through it alone.
Transitions and the unexpected are an integral part of our life's journey! As a psychotherapist, I will walk with you along this path by being actively engaged in providing healing in which you experience a safe environment to feel respected, understood, and heard. Looking for a therapist is a courageous, pivotal step. Finding a harmonious match is crucial. In journeying through issues, therapy is a healing process whereby the therapist and client connect in a trusting path. My approach is collaborative with you to define goals building on your strengths to help you grow, change, and to feel empowered.
Therapy can provide an opportunity for reflection, growth, acceptance and forgiveness. I welcome the chance to meet with you and discuss your challenges and assist you with fulfilling your potential. I use a strength-based approach with a focus on setting and obtaining goals. My style is eclectic and is based on the needs of the client.
Whether you are seeking help during a crisis and/or wanting to explore and alter unhelpful life patterns, I welcome your call/email. I have over 20 years of experience in a wide range of areas including issues related to anxiety, depression and trauma. I work with individuals and couples. Many of the people with whom I work do not take psychotropic medication - I believe in the healing potential of psychotherapy along with non-pharmaceutical adjuncts (e.g., movement, pursuit of passion, nutrition and related self-care), when appropriate. My framework is primarily psychodynamic and I aim to work at a deep level.
Problems and stress happen to all of us but stick to every person a little differently depending on our biology and life experiences. The symptoms that result from a high degree of stress, like anxiety and depression, require interventions like any other medical issue, or they will worsen, creating more health problems. Healing and change require a lot of compassion and a partnership of constructive problem solving. Therapy helps us do 2 important things: 1) Better manage disruptive symptoms and stressors. 2) Recover and discover meaning and success in life.
I am a licensed mental health counselor and the owner of Kristen Sullivan and Associates Inc. I have a great deal of experience working with substance abuse issues. Clients and I work together to get to the root of the problem, and uncover the reasons behind their substance abuse. Once these past issues are conquered, they can start on the fresh path to living a sober and fulfilling life.
I provide psychotherapy for individual adults and families including parent guidance, supervision and case consultation. I also work with elderly adults and their caretaking families. My work with individual adults includes assistance with mood and anxiety disorders. I take an active, pragmatic approach based on the specific needs of each patient. My training and experience includes work with children and adults with histories of learning disorders and domestic abuse.
Thank you for considering me for your mental health needs. I work am trained and experienced in working with a variety of mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, mood disregulation, sleep problems, self injury, relationships issues, work issues, and others. I have experience working with a variety of populations from children and adolescents to adults. I am an ally to the LGBTQ community. As availability is frequently changing, please email me to inquire about current availability.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Foxboro 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 Foxboro 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 Foxboro 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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