In my work as a therapist, my first priority is to establish a comfortable, respectful working relationship that will allow my clients to begin to focus on the often difficult, painful and complex feelings, issues and situations that have brought them to counseling. My role is to listen carefully and thoughtfully, and to help guide and facilitate discussions that will help my clients to grow and change in beneficial ways, to resolve important conflicts and issues, and to reduce the severity of symptoms such as anxiety, depressed mood and difficulty managing anger.
If you have tried everything to make yourself happy without lasting success, I invite you to work with me in a comfortable, nurturing environment on making the changes you may have been avoiding. You want someone safe to walk the path with you, a Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience in helping clients just like you. Together, we will map out a strategy that fits your lifestyle while we take time to consider your personal struggles. If you have been languishing for too long with depression, stress or anxiety, let me guide you toward understanding and living life more fully.
Accepting new clients. Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience helping adults and adolescents overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. I use evidence based practices that help you overcome negative thoughts and feelings that can impact your ability to enjoy life or sustain fulfilling relationships. I can help you or your teen develop coping skills, build self esteem and feel in control of life again.
There are times that we need to connect with someone, to feel heard and to be respected. I will encourage you to grow to trust yourself and the decisions that you are about to make. My experience in working with people is focused on empowerment. I want to help you create a sense of certainty in your progress forward. Most who come through my door are seeking a place to be themselves, as flawed and misunderstood as they may feel. Outsiders find themselves worthy and cared for here.
It is never easy to make that initial phone call even when you are dealing with a personal or relationship problem, managing depression, anxiety, parenting, or going through a divorce. My practical and positive approach has helped many people for over the 25 years. In addition, I like to use humor whenever possible.I have a compassionate and gentle manner, listen carefully to the issues and decide with you, goals for therapy. While I draw on a range of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and psycho-educational, it is the strength of the relationship that leads to success in reaching your goals.
Through Ampersand Counseling, I offer individual therapy and short-term DBT-based skills groups for adolescents and young adults. DBT benefits people facing anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, and behavioral disruption, including self-harm. We hope all of our clients are ready and able to seek the support needed to make lasting changes in their lives. Ampersand can also offer consultation to families seeking support for their struggling teens (including service referrals, special education consultation, and diagnostic interviews) and supervision to other clinicians.
My passion is aligning with people to empower themselves, improving marital communication and finding work/life balance. Transitions in work, parenting and relationships are places where people get stuck in depression, anxiety or addictions. My focus is getting clients moving again, appreciating the process of change in a warm and caring environment. Through positive psychology we evaluate strengths and plan how to reach your goals. Together we will gain a new way of looking at issues, reducing overwhelm and clarifying your values to create your vision for the future.
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.
I am a seasoned psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 35 years experience. For most of my career I have divided my time between private practice and the training and supervision of family and couples therapists through the former Family Institute of Cambridge where I was a senior faculty member. I have also taught Advanced Family Therapy at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Presently I am a private practitioner. I see individuals, couples and families.
I am a Trauma and EMDR specialist/consultant and Mindfulness-based therapist, who will help identify past/current distress, Anxiety & Trauma using EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems. My focus is to help change thinking patterns and unhealthy coping techniques based on current research in Neuroscience, Positive Neuroplasticity, DBT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This helps clients with PTSD, High Anxiety, Phobia, Grief, Depression or Impulsivity. My goal is to increase mindfulness in thought and action, to effectively increase Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance & better Communication.
Are you an adolescent, young adult and/or adult seeking support around trauma, depression, anxiety, and/ or daily stressors? Are you a social worker, teacher, first responder who is feeling burnt out and overwhelmed by your work load and work demand? Are your symptoms impacting your daily functioning? If the answer is yes to any of these, you have come to the right place. You have taken the first step, that is huge. I would like to help you identify your goals and support you to learn to manage your symptoms or stressors.
Couples and relationship Coaching through EFT- come recognize negative patterns and cycles that keep you stuck. Adults or Teens struggling with Depression/ Anxiety or a life change. You are not alone. Our genes, temperament and mood, can keep you isolated, filled with self doubt lethargy and feeling like you don't fit it. Through the use of CBT, Reactive Emotive techniques, DBT, and a Strength Based approach to skill building, you will learn to feel more regulated, cope, increase awareness and insight, improve positive communication and learn skills to get unstuck, move forward and feel happier. Because every day matters...
I have a particular interest in working with women during their pregnancy and postpartum journeys and have advanced training in the field of perinatal mental health. I also enjoy working with adults of all ages who are going through challenging life transitions, dealing with feelings of depression or anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by life stressors. I believe seeking counseling can be a first step towards healing and enhancing your overall well-being.
Are you an adolescent or adult seeking support for mood, anxiety, or identity struggles? Do you need extra guidance on ways to manage symptoms that are getting in the way of school, work, home, or relationships? Have you been questioning your sexuality, gender, or romantic orientation and are looking for a queer competent provider to help you navigate those complicated dynamics? Are you managing difficult life transitions? If any of this sounds like you or your loved one, know that you're not alone and you've come to the right place!
I work with people who are struggling with emotional issues related to life challenges and transitions. I treat a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, and post-traumatic stress. I will help you tap into your inner resources and expand your coping skills, thereby helping you to feel empowered and in control of your life. Your relationship, comfort level, and trust in your therapist is vital to having a good therapeutic experience. I am active and engaging in therapy and provide a safe and open environment in which we can work together to help you feel better.
My first priority as your therapist is to provide an environment in which you can speak freely about your concerns while I listen and reflect back to you in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. You may need new coping skills, new perspectives or a way to heal beyond old difficulties that remain unresolved. I will help you clarify what your intentions are and help you to be more compassionate with yourself during the process. One of the goals is to be more content and more at peace with yourself and in your relationships with others.
Online Webcam counseling, or In-Office counseling, my approach to helping people is to clearly understand each person's way of thinking, feeling, understanding, and living - their unique personal psychology - and to tailor an effective method of helping to the individual, their strengths and their needs. Much of my life's enjoyment comes from helping people live happier, more fulfilling lives. In working with me as your counselor or life coach, you can expect someone who listens with a caring and empathic attitude - someone who will provide expert and effective feedback to help you reach your goals for a satisfying and joyful life!
Welcome. I believe that your experience of the therapeutic relationship should be comfortable and feel secure. I utilize an attachment based approach and believe that once feelings of safety are established in therapy that real changes in thoughts, feelings and relationships are possible. I have a warm and interested style of interacting with others and it is always important to me that you feel heard and valued in our time together. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to know more or have any questions.
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears, challenges, and hurts, and help them experience healing and restoration. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient and each of us has unique strengths. I work with my clients to build on these strengths, increase their insight, and develop the trust needed to achieve their goals.
Maturity, empathy and well developed listening skills are assets which I offer. I've been especially interested in helping women during pregnancy, and the postpartum period and resolving grief and loss from miscarriages. In addition, addressing issues of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress in men or women is especially gratifying to me. I often begin by teaching techniques for stress reduction, or in the case of lethargic depression, ways to energize the body, which help people function better quickly. Most important to me is helping people find hidden strengths and restore inner balance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Littleton 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 Littleton 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 Littleton, or Child Psychologists in Littleton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Littleton 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 Littleton 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.