Are you tired of the way you have been feeling? Are you beginning to think your situation is hopeless? Have friends or relations mentioned your alcohol and/or drug use to you? Do you find you need to apologize for your behavior? Perhaps you have legal issues as a result of your use. Do you believe your alcohol and/or drug use may be to blame for the difficulty in your life? Or, instead, are you troubled by a loved one's substance use disorder? I am a professional who specializes in and has experience working with individuals, couples, and worried family members. If you are ready to take action, please contact me.
Sandra was awarded Massachusetts "Counselor of the Year " for 2016 and "National Counselor of the Year" at the annual NAADAC convention . A trained therapist that can help with relationships, which include couples and marriage counseling and couples co-dependency. I enjoy helping people with stress and anxiety issues as well as relapse prevention and drug and alcohol recovery counseling. Being in recovery for alcohol and drugs for over 20 years, I can relate well with the pain, losses, and chaos resulting from an addiction to substances. I have had good and bad times in recovery but a clean and sober life beats "using" any day !
Whether you are struggling with a loss, working through a life transition, challenged in a relationship, or wanting to change a pattern, it can be useful to have a compassionate, honest therapist helping you navigate. Life can be hard but with the right support, nothing is impossible. At different times in life we all become terrified, triggered, overwhelmed, or just realize things are not working. These times of crisis provide opportunities to look at things differently and make new, more grounded choices. I love this work and am comfortable with anything that might come up.
Has life become overwhelming,stressful,filled with anxiety or depression? My approach is empathetic, compassionate listening in a safe, supportive, judgement-free environment that fosters a sense of self and personal growth. Together we will seek to discover coping strategies to face and overcome life's challenges. Together we will seek to move forward and heal.
I have found that when someone is truly heard and understood that an internal shift occurs. This shift allows for greater flexibility, coping, and decision making. I work with people to clarify what they want, the options available to them, and the course of action that works best for them. This may mean working with thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors that inhibit the desired changes or learning new skills and attitudes that promote bringing about these changes. I work to support the inherent human capacity for adaptability which becomes worn down by daily stressors and/or stressful life events.
Therapy is about talking through your problems, but that’s only the beginning. When you develop a relationship with a caring, attuned therapist you will find new ways to solve problems, heal old wounds, and change the way you live. I’ve been a therapist for the better part of two decades. Working as a counselor and supporting hundreds of clients over the years has been an immense privilege. I am so glad to call it my life’s work. And it’s only the beginning. My goal is to assist you in becoming your most authentic self.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICW, CADACII, LADCI
Addiction ,depression ,anxiety and trauma are my specialties.I have worked with thousands of adolescents,couples. adults and familes over the last 29 years. Extensive training PTSD. MSW BOSTON COLLEGE LICENCE CLINCAL SOCIAL WORK. DRUG COUNSELOR IN MA. LADCI LICENCE. CERTIFED ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION COUNSELOR CADACII RAPID RESOLUTION TREATMENT CERTIFIED RRT
As your therapist, I believe in getting to know you and working together as a team through this process. I'm client-centered, and utilize a realistic, cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach although my counseling style is dependent upon your individual needs. To me, establishing a trusting, empathic, judgment free environment is the key to building a relationship that will support and empower people to achieve their best selves. We will spend the first couple of sessions working on getting to know your needs and together, coming up with topics and goals to focus on.
I believe that if you are seeking help now, then you have made the first step onto the road of recovery. The process of change can be very different for everyone, and I tailor my approach to wherever you are in your journey. My approach is goal directed, yet patient and empathic. I strive to help those motivated for change begin to find their true path in life. I also identify a more holistic/integrative approach to therapy, by looking at how mental health impacts the whole person (mind, body, soul). My practice will eventually expand to offer behavioral health with holistic wellness techniques and services.
All people are innately good and have the ability to heal themselves. Stressors are ever present in our everyday lives and are manifested through multiple ways. While these stressors can be the genesis of our problems, they are also the catalyst to starting the healing process. After making the decision to seek counseling and wellness care, the second most critical step is who will provide this care. At Westwind Counseling & Wellness we operate from a strong multicultural perspective providing time honored psychotherapy but with a focus on your whole health guided by the core values of Resiliency, Empowerment and Restoration.
I am a client centered therapist that embraces a holistic view of working with individuals and families and the issues that affect them. Much of my experience has been focused on treating adolescents and their families with challenging mental health, behavioral and social issues. However, as a private practice clinician, I have worked with adults as they navigate anxiety, depression and various life stressors or transitions. I have experience both personally and professionally with diverse populations, creating a safe and judgement free environment.
The decision to seek therapy can be challenging, but once you begin, you may be surprised by the changes that unfold. Finding a therapist who makes you feel safe, supported and hopeful is central to this process. After reading about my approach to therapy, please feel free to reach out to me by phone or email so we can discuss your particular situation and whether I may be able to help.
Changes and transitions in life whether positive or negative can be overwhelming. At some time in our lives, we can find ourselves facing depression, life circumstances, or navigating life’s transitions like aging. We can become overwhelmed with being a caregiver to children or a loved one with an illness. It’s important to learn how to cope with life’s variety of stresses.
If you are feeling stuck in behaviors or attitudes that limit your ability to live a fuller life or impact your relationships, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) can help you achieve the changes you desire. IFS is the framework I use to help individuals and couples move from where they are stuck into a more desirable way of relating and being internally, with their partner, family and in the world. In my 30 + years of practice I have found that IFS is the most gentle yet profound way to guide people in this transformation. IFS is a radically different way of understanding what happens inside of ourselves.
Life feels like it's spinning uncontrollably; where every task is overwhelming. Even if you're able to go to work and be productive, this feeling inside doesn't stop. The thoughts keep coming, you get stomach aches, head aches, you have trouble sleeping. You've tried everything. Drinking too much or abusing other substances becomes a coping method. There's no way things can change. Often, adults and teens feel this way and it can be scary and frustrating. If your a parent, it can be agonizing to watch your teen go through this. Feeling helpless and alone. I so often hear, "I know I need something different, but what?"
I have found at the core of most behavioral, emotional, and mental discomfort is pain associated with earlier trauma or loss. Therefore an essential part of my approach is to create a healing of the past for both the mind and the body so that we can be enjoying more of the present moment. I will foster a supportive and non-judgmental environment to encourage healthy development in relating to one's emotions while becoming aware of self destructive patterns.
We live in a very confusing world. I am a Christian man and Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for working with people who are experiencing difficulty with coping with multiple life changes. I would encourage you to reach out and contact me to help you with the impact of these life events and the depression and anxiety that goes along with them. I have experience in dealing with the developmental issues of retirement, growing older successfully and maintaining a positive quality of life. I look forward to helping you with life stresses, depression, anxiety and losses that come with life transitions.
I have been a human being for 61 years, a practicing psychotherapist for 19. I invite you to stand shoulder to shoulder with me in our journey to ease your suffering and achieve your goals. Therapy offers many possibilities- seeing old problems in a new and open way, being more alive in the world, celebrating the possibility of wonder, or learning more effective strategies for relating. This means exploring and addressing various kinds of dilemmas and pain. It may simply mean support with your creative process, or more commonly, with the feeling that you are “stuck”.
People seem to find me when they are supposed to in life. Clients who come to see me, often feel as though they need support with something in life. They may feel as though they don't know what to do, or need help figuring that out. Mainly I find that most of us experience some sort of interruption in our lives. These interruptions can be addictions, losses, toxic relationships, difficult decisions, traumatic situations or can take many other shapes and forms throughout life. It is my belief that it is through these interruptions, that people often seek counseling and support. No one should have to travel through life alone.
I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) with over 15 years of experience assisting individuals suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety, and addiction. I have worked with clients who have endured traumatic and other emotionally stressful experiences and I recognize the importance of having a supportive guide to help you through your journey towards healing and recovery. To support my client's individualized care, I use my formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have worked with people of all ages and I specialize in connecting with my clients on a personal level to instill hope.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mashpee 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 Mashpee 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 Mashpee, or Child Psychologists in Mashpee.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mashpee 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 Mashpee 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.