**Accepting New Clients-Immediate Openings for video and tele-counseling** The corona-virus has changed the landscape of our daily lives. If you are experiencing acute stress, loss, isolation related to this, I will be providing short term counseling as needed for anxiety that arises out of the uncertainty we are now facing.
Everyone has a unique background and life story. I understand everyone has difficulties. Whether you're at crossroads, distressed over troubled relationships, facing difficult challenges or looking for meaning in life, I can work with you on your aspirations. As you begin sensing your inner peace, you will feel the power of hope moving you toward a balanced life, breaking through challenges and improving your relationships with others. To support you toward a balanced life, I will use various therapeutic interventions regarding your emotional, relational, physical, social and family concerns.
In my 20+ years of experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, researcher, educator and writer on complex trauma, I have come to believe that we are shaped as much by the good things that went missing from our lives as the bad things that happened to us. My clients have often endured severe abuse, neglect, oppression, and other forms of life adversity. They have learned to cope and survive in ways that get misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and that can cause profound stigma, shame and social rejection. Their courage and resilience inspires awe. Finding a therapist who can see and accept all parts of them is one key to recovery.
PRESENTLY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I enjoy helping individuals and couples overcome whatever is preventing them from experiencing greater health, emotional well-being and fulfillment in their lives. For over 24 years, as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I have provided counseling to clients dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, life transitions and loss, recovery issues, career change, as well as creative blocks. In addition to my expertise, I bring warmth, compassion and humor to each session, along with a deep respect for clients' strengths and experiences.
I provide strength-based, client centered psychotherapy for school-aged children, adolescents, adults and families. I help my clients set realistic and healthy goals for themselves, while reducing problematic and unhealthy habits and patterns that prevent them from reaching their true potential. I work with my clients to develop positive strategies to reach a more productive, happy and healthy way of living. I provide a supportive, caring and non-judgmental space to work through challenges that range from daily stressors, life transitions, emotional reactions to specific events or circumstances to prolonged emotional disturbance.
**CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY, NO WAITLIST AVAILABLE.** You have already shown your courage and determination to achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life. I am honored and privileged to walk with individuals who desire more clarity, support, and encouragement through many of the struggles we experience in this life. I provide client-centered, strength-based psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and families as part of adolescent treatment. I partner with you, my client, to create a treatment plan that centers around your goals, dreams, and desires for better living.
While working with those who have experienced interpersonal trauma is my specialization, my integrated approach may help those struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, identity, grief & loss. My passion and experience are working with the LGBTQIA+ community and survivors of interpersonal abuse/violence such as domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault. I am a safe and affirming therapist with a feminist/anti-oppression approach.
I provide individual and couples counseling to adults, age18-65+. The individuals that I work with are often in the middle of a life change or wanting to find new ways to manage life's challenges. Couples that I work with are often looking to improve communication in their relationship. Some are embarking on new chapters; others are in the midst of conflict. I have experience and a special interest in life events and changes, sexual orientation, gender identity/transition, grief and loss, and chronic or life-threatening illness.
Research has shown that people don't learn from people they don't like. Effective therapy evolves if the person seeking help likes the helper and experiences the helper as empathic, humble, competent, humorous and caring. Therapy is a respectful, mutually active endeavor between the helper and the patient in which the client feels comfortable, safe, and confident. Constructive therapy gives clients hope: that they will experience increasing well-being; that they will enhance their quality of life; that their social relationships will improve; and they will feel greater congruence between their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
I bring a rich history of life experiences. Life is like a 3-legged stool. Finding balance today in life can be a struggle but not impossible. I believe by looking at the person/family as a whole. Explore the connections between the biological (your physical self), the psychological (your thought process), and the sociological (your interactions with others). Together these processes brings balance.
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.
I work with adults and couples who are impacted by individual or shared trauma. My focus is on how survivors have managed in the face of the many challenges associated with enduring past and current experiences of trauma, loss, and other forms of adversity, including impaired early caregiving and compromised development, chronic health issues, relationship difficulties, risk-taking behaviors, and struggles with self-worth and meaning-making. Within this complex trauma context, I focus on the unique self that has survived, identify and build strengths, and cast light upon the inherent resiliency of the human spirit.
I provide therapy for clients who are interested in making positive changes in their life. Using primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Motivational Interviewing, I will help you to set personal goals, gain an understanding of barriers that are getting in the way of you achieving those goals, and increase your insight and skills to move you forward on your path. I specialize in working with adults to help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. I also particularly enjoy supporting adults with issues related to parenting.
***currently on maternity leave until June of 2022*** I work primarily with teens and adults who want to work through anxiety, depression, trauma, or improve their ability to manage the stress of life. I strive to help individuals visualize and create a life that brings them fulfillment and joy. As a Mental Health Therapist, my goal is to support you in your journey by offering you a space to talk through worries or behaviors that are impeding your ability to live the life you wish to live.
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging, particularly now. Engaging in therapy can help meet you those challenges in new ways. Whether you are seeking greater work-life balance, facing life transitions, or coping with issues of trauma and loss, therapy can help you heal and move to a fuller life. My approach draws on mindfulness, relational, insight-oriented, and skills-based approaches, matched to your specific needs. I believe that individuals can and do recover from most difficulties. Incorporating an understanding of your unique context helps ensure that meaningful and lasting change occurs.
It takes one person that believes in you! For the last 10 years I have been the Director of a mentoring program and I know the difference one person can make. I am a licensed clinical social worker, certified in DBT and provide trauma-informed and attachment based therapy. I specialize in individuals with challenging family dynamics, adoption or foster care or that have been involved with DCF. I understand the value of community, family, and compassion and I want to help you find your voice and build lifelong connections!
I aim to create a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment to foster healing and empowerment. Entering therapy is a courageous step to understanding your inner workings, hopes, and fears on a deeper level. For me, the relationship is the heart of the therapeutic process. It is an honor and privilege to help to guide clients through this process while establishing a therapeutic relationship.
Looking for therapy can feel scary and vulnerable, but the instinct to open yourself to help is a very healthy one. You may be struggling in important relationships and looking for a supportive environment to help you navigate confusing issues, clarify your boundaries, and develop stronger relational skills. You may be facing emotional pain around a loss, trauma, or period of major stress, and looking for help finding your balance and making meaning of what is happening. You may be grappling with inner turmoil brought on by depression, anxiety or compulsive behaviors.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families in Melrose, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. I have over 15 years of experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children. I specialize in alleviating depression, anxiety, trauma, mood regulation, and communication difficulties using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy with a psychodynamic base.
Accepting BCBS starting mid-July 2022..Hi, nice to meet you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have worked for nearly seven years providing individual and family therapy to clients of all ages and many diverse backgrounds. Together, you and I will develop realistic, attainable goals, which may include (but are not limited to) lessening anxiety or depression, developing positive communication skills, increasing self-esteem, processing difficult events, improving relationships, and generally working to be the healthiest version of yourself. You are both capable and worthy, and I'm simply here to help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Melrose 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 Melrose 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 Melrose, or Child Psychologists in Melrose.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Melrose 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 Melrose 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.