Young adults, college students, adolescents struggling with challenges related to ADHD and anxiety are my specialty. I have extensive experience working with ADHD and help clients develop individual strategies to manage ADHD symptoms and challenges. Motivation, time management, impulsivity, planning and organizing, emotional dysregulation and self-esteem are challenges we address. Anxiety is my other specialty. I am certified in CBT and it is my treatment choice in working with clients who struggle with a variety of anxiety related symptoms and challenges. I use a strength based perspective to identify and celebrate stengths.
How do I effectuate change? I believe change occurs from a sustained active approach with the therapist. Why is there a need for change? Many people report affective states of anxiety, depression, and stress that are inhibiting them in their work, personal lives, and enjoyment of life. My education and experience put me in a unique position to give people the understanding to find satisfaction from their personal, family and work life. Therapeutic interactions are in the here and now. Understanding often leads to an improved quality of life; alleviating anxiety, depressive feelings as well as fears of being stuck.
A lot of thought can go into choosing a therapist for you or your family member. Therapy starts with a unique personal relationship that has appropriate professional boundaries and allows you to explore your present dilemma and its relationship to your inner life. With children I use play and talk. With older adolescents and adults therapy is primarily verbal but it is always important to keep a sense of playful exploration even when facing difficult or painful issues. If this approach sounds right for you contact me to set up an initial visit. I am only working virtually via Zoom and no longer working with children under 12.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my practice. By creating a space of curiosity and non-judgment, I seek to develop strong relationships with my patients and work along side them to navigate difficult times. My practice is collaborative and relational with a balance between skill-building that relies on a cognitive behavioral approach and strong attention to the therapeutic relationship. I offer a transparent approach in both brief and long-term therapy. PLEASE BE AWARE I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE OPEN AFTER SCHOOL, EVENING OR WEEKEND APPOINTMENT TIMES (November, 2018).
A child psychologist, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders i.e., Aspergers, NLD, Learning Disabilities, ASD, ADHD, and anxiety and divorce, I work with children individually, with parents, and in groups. I have many years of experience with young children ranging in age through mid 20's. I integrate a child's temperament, processing style, family dynamics, and developmental stage in guiding and supporting parents. In addition to focusing on life at home, I visit schools and consult around educational planning to support the child's growth and to offer the family an integrated approach.
Personal life transitions, relationship challenges, and school or career junctures present ideal opportunities to engage a therapist. By developing self-awareness and committing to improving outcomes in one's work and personal life, individuals often achieve far more than they'd previously imagined. As a psychologist and coach, I integrate the use of inquiry, insight, creative problem-solving, thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on "homework" assignments, and honest conversation. I will fully engage with you as a thought partner, a sounding board, and a confidential resource to help you alleviate stress and reach your potential.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who helps adults cope with mental health concerns and achieve their personal goals. I use cognitive-behavioral therapies that have been shown to improve emotional health. I specialize in treating anxiety, living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, and depression, as well as, developing coping strategies for more general life complexities and stress. I view therapy as a collaborative process and tailor interventions to the client’s needs. Often I expand my approach to integrate mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques.
As a therapist for over twenty-five years, I have helped adults from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues, feel and live better. I have extensive experience providing short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals ranging from college students to seniors. I strive to be supportive and non-judgmental in helping you address challenges, which may arise at different stages of life.
A licensed psychologist practicing in Newton, Mass., I have 10+ years of experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, eating disorders and relationship challenges. With adolescents, adults, and couples, I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral techniques. Life can be full of rough patches. Therefore my clients and I work together to shift the ways in which they relate to themselves and others, in order to lead more meaningful, productive, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
I have been in practice for 25 years and work in my private, comfortable home office. People find me easy to talk to and often say I have the right balance between empathy and challenging them when necessary. People come to therapy because they are having difficulties handling their emotions in their work (or school) and personal relationships.
As an Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, I have considerable experience working with a wide range of people from 3 years old and up to mature adulthood. I particularly like working with preschoolers, under-achieving "gifted" children, seemingly "lost" adolescents, adults and Seniors dealing with aging and retirement.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you struggling feelings of sadness all the time? You may be struggling with a major life stressor or perhaps you are feeling you are not where you want to be in your life or how you got there. I am passionate about working with clients to help them heal from the past, cope with the present and repair and grow healthy relationships. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), I specialize in perinatal mental health, anxiety and depression, OCD, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, ADHD, life transitions, parenting and attachment, and relationship issues.
I specialize in neuropsychological and psychological evaluation of children and adults (ages 4 and up). Testing can be helpful in determining someone's unique cognitive and emotional profile. Testing is often helpful in determining diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. As part of the process, I work closely with educational and outpatient providers.
I believe that most children and adolescents can benefit from connecting with another adult to help them sort through their struggles, even short-term. Working in schools for the past 18 years has taught me how to work collaboratively with all the people in your child's life to help them to achieve success. I am able to see the "whole child" as a result, and treat accordingly. I have found that child and adolescent therapists are few and far between, and I hope to be a resource to you.
I am now accepting new as of 9/22/22. I have more than twenty years experience teaching my clients how to set and achieve goals, learn how to be happier, more resilient and become more relational. I offer group, individual and premarital and marital counseling. I strive to teach my clients skills that will help them improve their character, resulting in more peace and joy as a result of our work. I offer individual 45 minute weekly sessions and 90 minute biweekly sessions for couples.
I am a psychologist who provides psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults. By focusing on today's issues, we will learn about the ways in which past experiences interfere with creating the life that you want. Establishing a strong collaborative relationship and being pragmatic sets the foundation for a workable and positive treatment alliance.
I am straightforward in my approach, focusing on helping clients achieve behavioral change towards living in line with their values and priorities. I provide treatment that is founded on evidence based principles, meaning that I base treatment on knowledge gleaned from research and science while also allowing for flexibility to accommodate to the individual with whom I work. I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities and work from within an acceptance based cognitive behavior therapy framework. Balancing acceptance of our experiences and channeling our strengths towards behavior change is, I find, the most useful path forward.
"We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that." Bernard Malamud, The Natural... .... Clients struggling with relationship issues will work on restoring trust and respect. If you feel that a past traumatic experience has not been resolved, allow me to help. Struggling with cultural transition? Both my personal and professional experience will help ease the anxieties that often come with the transition. I trust and respect the seriousness of your situation. Using a direct, respectful and compassionate approach, we will set new goals and work towards the emotional balance you seek.
I am a therapist with 33 years of rich and rewarding experience working with a range of individuals and couples. My clinical approach can best be described as eclectic and focused on the needs of the individual or couple I am working with. I tend to be an active therapist in helping my clients to identify problematic patterns and encourage them to make positive changes. I facilitate ongoing therapy groups that focus on alcohol problems and anger management. For those who are willing to look at them self in therapy, I will work diligently to guide them to their goals.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to work as a consultant to you, facilitating your intention and effort to live the best life you have envisioned for yourself. This will include exploring personal impediments and challenges to this goal and promoting your unique strengths and resources. My attention is directed to the whole person, incorporating an appreciation for the dimensions of "knowing" that reside in the experience of intellect, physical being, emotion, and the spirit. I am warm, empathic, interactive and professional, and fully respect each person's individual life circumstance and process.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Newton Centre 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 Newton Centre 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 Newton Centre, or Child Psychologists in Newton Centre.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Newton Centre 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 Newton Centre 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.