With over 10 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health, Substance Use, and Trauma, I value the uniqueness of each individual and seek to explore what would work best for the client to achieve the change and understanding they are pursuing. I work from an empathetic and non-judgmental mind-set and offer a holistic, person-centered approach to help clients identify limiting beliefs and work to achieve lasting change.
I am a Portuguese speaking therapist that empowers individuals to achieve their life goals. My passion to empower individuals has been the driving force behind my practice with a focus on working with persons across the lifespan who struggle with mood and substance abuse disorders, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work with clients to manage their mental health symptoms rather than be defined by them so that they may achieve balance. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, EMDR & EFT Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner I use a trauma-informed, somatic approach to therapy.
Often times people experience challenges in their lives. During these difficult times it's not always easy to ask for help. Whether it's life transitions, school or work that is holding you back and preventing you from being who you want to be I offer a safe non judgmental, confidential space for you to explore your therapy needs. My approach varies according to needs of my clientele.
I am well-known in the North Shore North Suburban area as a therapist whose strength is building warm, supportive, positive relationships with my clients, with 25 years of experience as a private practitioner of counseling psychotherapy in Lynnfield. I feel that it is important to put you at ease to allow you a safe, confidential forum for expression of your emotional needs and desires. My style is "Solution-Focused," helping you to evaluate your well-being and helping you to actualize change. If you want to move forward in a more positive direction in life, call me! I look forward to working with you...
I regret to say I am not accepting new cases. As a psychologist for over 30 years, I have a broad range of experience working with clients with a variety of problem areas and diagnoses. My initial goal is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to assist you in identifying and addressing the issues, concerns and emotional pain that has led you to seek help. My style as a therapist is warm, direct and collaborative. I use my training in CBT, client-focused and psychodynamic psychology, and attachment theory to develop the best fit of a treatment approach which will effectively help you meet your needs and goals from therapy.
“ Accepting telehealth clients” I am a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing for the past 6 years. My training in in-home therapy has helped me develop a trauma informed, person centered approach. I approach therapy by meeting each unique client where they are at. I am able to facilitate a process to help them get closer to their preferred ways of being. I’ve worked with clients with a range of mental health concerns including, trauma, depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety and parenting challenges.
People say- "You have a problem, get it fixed- go see someone!" I say- "You have 'feelings'- go share them with someone!" 'Problems/issues' has a negative connotation; there are only feelings to start with- it can be fear, love, guilt, desire, anger, inhibition, disappointment, uncertainty. These are a part of human experience and totally normal, you are bound to have them...unless they become extreme or unbearable (that is when they become problems). I will help you in dealing with yourself and not let these feelings become the so-called 'problems'. I am a coach and learning expert that can help you learn 'you'. Let's learn!
**I am not taking new clients at this time** I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adolescents, adults and families in need of support. I seek to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship to foster a process of hope, healing and transformation. My counseling interests include helping those struggling with stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, relationships, parenting, and issues with self esteem and self image.
Are you worried it will take you forever in therapy to start feeling good? Do you desire a conversation focused on well-being instead of problems? I help people find peace of mind and live their best lives. Together we find unique ways to address your life issues, manage overwhelming feelings and find solutions to problems.
I am here to help you! You may be feeling overwhelmed or are having difficulty reflecting back on things that have happened to you in the past. You might find yourself feeling distracted and stuck and that it has started to affect your relationships, your job, your sleep, everything! You may be thinking, "Can therapy really help me? Talking to a complete stranger?" I believe sometimes people simply need a little help to learn better coping tools to manage stress and whatever else life might throw their way. Unfortunately, we are not often taught these tools growing up.
"As a therapist, I strive to create a safe and therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable exploring life's experiences and challenges. I will help you to define your challenges, create unique goals and develop a plan that encourages personal growth, insight and healing. I welcome the opportunity to work with you."
I am the owner of Wakefield Psychotherapy Associates and have been a practicing psychologist for the past 24 years. I have a warm and informal style which I believe serves my clients well. I use techniques that best fit the needs of my clients. I have an active, directive approach in my clinical work. I do not hesitate to give direct feedback and advice to my clients, and will give homework to clients when necessary. At the start of therapy, I prefer to see clients weekly or once every other week in order to establish continuity in the therapy.
Whether on a journey seeking personal awareness, understanding and growth or dealing with major life transitions, traumatic events or relationship issues, my purpose is to help people achieve an improved quality of life.
*Certified CBT Therapist* My approach to therapy allows me to conduct solution-focused therapy; meaning that together we will work towards solving whatever questions you may have through changing thoughts and/or behaviors. I also perform Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where my work focuses on helping people change problematic behaviors. With a teaching style heavily rooted in behavior therapy, I am able to work with people to problem solve in the here and now, where we will work to turn the issues of yesterday and today into a better tomorrow.
My areas of expertise are the treatment of anxiety, depression and relationship issues in adults. I particularly enjoy counseling millennials. As a warm and understanding therapist, I have successfully worked with clients with a wide variety of life problems to help them decrease distress and lead fuller lives. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy, using a combination of cognitive behavioral and insight oriented techniques.
In listening deeply to you we will work together to pause and reflect on how to to effectively prioritize problems and solve them to make your life more manageable. Some of our work together might include defining boundaries, discovering strengths and developing higher self esteem in your life by taking reasonable risks. Experimenting with some new ways of approaching problems. Developing greater optimism in your life by creating a vision and taking the steps needed to move toward your goals. Poet Mary Oliver says" Tell me what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?"
I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice concentrates on adults and teens. One of the most important parts of therapy is to feel a connection with your therapist so that a trusting relationship can develop. Within this safe environment, changes can occur within your life, both emotionally and behaviorally. I encourage you to come in and meet with me to see if we can find that path to change together.
Anxiety does not need to control your life! It is possible to live life feeling calm, peaceful, happy and comfortable in your own skin. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, disconnected, lonely or stuck living on auto pilot. You may spend lots of time in your head regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. You want to quiet the inner critic but you don't know how. I will walk along side you to help you learn, understand & implement new tools & Breathwork strategies that will help you transform your relationship with anxiety. I help guide you from surviving to thriving in your life, career & relationships.
You're smart and ambitious, but things in your life aren't going as well as you hoped. If you're searching for new possibilities to get the most out of life and you're ready to do what it takes to have the life you've always wanted, I'm happy you're here! With over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with women and professionals battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My approaches are tailored to your unique needs, and together, we'll develop the best plan for you to reach your desired outcomes.
Daytime openings available for adults seeking a therapist. I have provided clinical mental health therapy for over 9 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, major mental illness, and trauma. I utilize evidenced-based practices specific to the presenting problem, ages, and stages of the client. These include but are not limited to CBT/DBT, play therapy, family therapy, narrative therapy, progressive counting, client-focused, and strength based therapy. I am passionate about helping clients overcome challenges and difficulties so that they can reach their full potential.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lynnfield 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 Lynnfield 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 Lynnfield, or Child Psychologists in Lynnfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lynnfield 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 Lynnfield 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.