Are you struggling with relationships? Does it seem like it should be easier to connect with those we are related to, those we choose to be with, those we work with and those we parent? How do we address unhealthy relationships, or unhealthy parts of relationships? How do we make better choices going forward? You are not alone. I often work with those who have had difficulty or trauma in relationships, and who want to heal and create change. Validation is a key component of my therapy. I want to truly see, know and appreciate the real you and your feelings. Integrity, self-responsibility and empowerment are goals.
I have had more than 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. I meet with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties in their personal lives, and/or in their relationships. I also provide support and counseling to parents who are experiencing difficulties or concerns about a child or adolescent. I have worked in clinic settings, schools, hospitals, and in private practice.
Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, stressed to the max? Do your days seem like nothing but "to do lists," "musts" and "shoulds?" The enormous stress of just trying to survive often leads to anxiety, depression, relational problems, work frustrations and all types of addictions. Finding life balance and satisfaction can be challenging, but it is possible. I offer a counseling process to help you identify what you most want in your life, what needs to change to get there, and how you can make changes in creative ways.
Hello and welcome. If you have ever wondered if therapy is the right choice for you, you have come to the right place. Life can feel overwhelming at times causing us to doubt our ability to manage the pressures that we face. We may carry these doubts with us, leading to feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt and/or pain. Drawing from your strengths, I will help you find and incorporate the skills to manifest the life you want to live. My specialties in improving mental health include healing issues of depression, anxiety and stress as well as managing life transitions and relationship conflict.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Whether you’re looking to address a recent life transition or hoping to address more chronic mental health concerns, I understand that beginning with a new therapist is a vulnerable, and often challenging, step to take. While I have an eclectic approach to therapy in order to meet the unique needs of each individual client, my approach is always warm, collaborative, laid-back, and client driven. My background includes experience working in a variety of settings, including outpatient, PHP, CBAT, residential programs, and therapeutic schools.
I am not taking on new clients at this time, I am sorry. However, I will continue to see ongoing clients or clients I have seen in the past. If you are someone I have seen in the past, feel free to contact me. I will continue to work with people in helping to them to get through this ongoing crisis as well as the everyday emotional struggles we all can go through in life.
“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through it.” I specialize in helping clients manage anxiety, stress, depression, parenting, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma and PTSD. I provide a safe, non judgmental and comfortable environment and understand that each person is unique and I operate under the theory that one mode of therapy does not fit all
I am a licensed mental health clinician working with teens, women, and families. I utilize a person-centered approach to provide a safe, judgment-free environment for clients to explore themes, relationships, moods, and stressors while addressing maladaptive patterns causing distress. My primary focus is creating a safe space for vulnerability and acceptance. Initially, we will schedule a phone consultation to discuss your unique needs and what you hope to gain from our sessions, as well as address any questions or concerns you have beginning the therapeutic process.
I am currently accepting Clients for September 2022! Has your marriage OR your recovery been struggling? Maybe both? Couples work & Substance Use are my areas of focus. Feeling distant from your partner; You're having the same argument without resolution. Possibly a lack of intimacy and physical connection? My clinical expertise lies in Couples Therapy, Intimacy, Infidelity & Effective Communication. I also have 12 years of trained Addiction therapy; Addiction in the Family, Relapse; Long term recovery. Understanding the disease and how to love someone in recovery. I am professionally trained in both specialties.
The focus of my therapy practice is to help couples improve the quality of their relationship. I only work with couples. When we have a more secure and positive relationship we cope better and do better in the rest of our life. In our work together you will begin to identify the negative patterns that have lead to feelings of disconnection. You will then learn how to re-connect and be able to have the relationship you are looking for.
We often get stuck in maladaptive beliefs and patterns of behavior that once helped us cope with shame, fear or anxiety. They get in our way of feeling balance and a sense of well-being in our lives. The more we can develop insight into the source of these issues and break them down into manageable pieces, the more rewarding our relationships, work and free time will become. We all have the capacity to make positive changes that improve the quality of our lives. It is a sign of strength and resilience to reach out for help.
I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's particular needs in a comfortable and supportive environment. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to live a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
I am passionate and energetic about the opportunity to provide you and your family with tangible tools & skills that will create momentum and make a positive shift in your life. I am incredibly heart centered, solution focused, and goal oriented. I will motivate & empower you to lean in, face adversity, move beyond your limitations, and to take control of your life. Through our sessions you will learn how to identify & express your emotions, better manage stress, ground yourself when triggered, communicate more intentionally & effectively and in essence become more successful. I am ready to sprint with you towards your wellness!
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your relationships, work, family, friends? Is your child having difficulty with self-esteem, mental health, and coping abilities? Has your mental health suffered amidst the massive changes that have occurred in light of COVID-19? Also are you receiving the right counseling that could benefit your mental health? I'm ready to help.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. It’s especially hard when your child is the one that’s struggling. It’s painful for you to listen to them talk about how anxious, misunderstood, or alone they feel. Maybe they’re not talking to you at all, which makes you worry even more... There could be something else behind that heaviness in your chest. You may be facing stressful relationship dynamics, a health issue, a loss of some kind. You get through your days, trying to cross everything off the list, but aren’t finding much fulfillment or joy. You’re feeling unsettled, anxious or depressed.
I purposely went back to school for my second master's in social work and mental health, not to spend all my money, but to learn best how to work with the people in my practice. In my 30 plus years, it's rapport, dedication, agreement and hard work and maybe a laugh or two! Working on feeling better is hard work.
You feel stuck You are considering therapy You value a goal-oriented, solution- based process You seek respect, confidentiality, empathy and results You are committed to work with a skilled helper. You are unique
The road to recovery is never the same and therefore everyone deserves their own personalized care plan. My goal is to listen to your specific feelings and needs and then help you obtain the tools necessary to succeed in your personal growth. I am a senior level clinician that has gained a broad perspective in my over 35 year career after working in a wide range of clinical settings.
My practice is dedicated to the treatment of OCD & selected anxiety disorders. My approach blends Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy and Inferential Based Treatment (C-IBT). IBT is a new generation of cognitive therapy, developed specifically for the treatment of OCD but with applications for other anxiety disorders. IBT achieves change by focusing on a type of (obsessional) doubting process, where reality, senses and perception are distrusted and/or discounted in favor of what is imagined, irrelevant or absurdly implausible. C-IBT is considered a "game-changer", going beyond the limits of traditional CBT.
I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help during tough times, especially from someone you don't know. I welcome your phone call. My work with adult individuals and couples through my expertise in stress management and mindfulness enables clients to gain access to the wise, clear thinking and steadfast part of themselves. Through gentle, skilled, compassionate guidance, I help clients gain broad perspectives on their lives, addressing issues of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, women's issues and growing up in an alcoholic family.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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 Newburyport, or Child Psychologists in Newburyport.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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.