Whether you struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or just experience stress that sometimes feels too much to handle, speaking to a therapist can help. Sometimes life is hard, sometimes our words don't always come out right, sometimes we feel we cant communicate well with the ones we love, sometimes we feel overwhelmed and misunderstood, and sometimes we just don't feel happy. Having a safe, non-judgmental space, to discuss your life stressors, and be provided with support and tools to utilize in your own life, and to find your balance, is vital to a happy, healthy life.
Looking for someone to help you or a loved one through a difficult time? I am an experienced therapist with a diverse professional background. This balanced professional experience has provided me with the skills necessary to best support my clients no matter the situation. My approach is direct and straightforward, focused on supporting my clients desire for change in their life. I take a flexible approach that utilizes a variety of different methods in order to find what works best for each client.
Is there a diagnosis for Life? Life can feel very overwhelming for a variety of reasons. Have you found yourself thinking "it would be nice to talk to someone", but have reservations? I have lots of experience working with people who have a variety of stressors and concerns; pandemic stressors, anxiety, past issues or trauma, relationship struggles or fears, peer or family conflict, parenting struggles etc. Have you lost someone due to substance use or in love with an active user, do you use substances maybe more than you would like? I have expertise in that as well. Come chat with me and lets help you feel better.
Do you want to feel confident in a loving and self-fulfilling relationship? I will teach you relational skills and healthy communication to bridge the gap for you and your partner...Let's strengthen your emotional & physical intimacy. Learn to apply relational skills and unearth long-standing behavior patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful life. As a relationship coach, trained by Terrence Real in RLT, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential. While we can't change circumstances from our past, we can look to enhance today's reality to create the life and relationship you deserve.
I believe the decision to seek help from a therapist is one that takes tremendous courage. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe and supportive environment in which to explore the issues causing them discomfort. I view therapy as a collaborative relationship between client and therapist to help foster the client's self-discovery and self-acceptance. My goal is to assist my clients to develop an authentic sense of themselves, authentic relationships with others, and a meaningful purpose in their world.
Please feel free to reach out to me via email and I will be happy to send you a brief Patient Completed Assessment via email to see if we would be a good fit! You can expect no more than a 24 hour turn around time for responses.
****I currently have a waitlist and will be on maternity leave Feb 2022-June 2022**** Life can be difficult and my goal is to help people with these difficult life situations. Sometimes it can be relationships, parenting, nervousness, depression, or help overcoming a past trauma. I am certified in Sand tray therapy to help process any of these life difficulties, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy to assist with past traumas, and Triple P which is the positive parenting program to assist parents with many issues from sleeping issues in infants to ADHD in elementary school.
Things can get better. Are you looking for a respectful, compassionate and confidential setting where your voice will be heard? If you or your child have been struggling with issues such as increased sadness, anxiety, or the inability to process emotional events, counseling may help. There are many challenges in life, but getting help and support shouldn't be one of them.
As of August 2021, I have openings in the morning and early afternoon. I feel it is imperative to have full comfort with your therapist and the environment provided. Therefore, I am offering either telehealth or in person appointments. I provide a caring and emphatic approach applying cognitive therapy as well as solution focused therapy. I see children, adolescents, couples, and adults. Please feel free to contact me and discuss if you feel I am the right fit for your specific needs.
Currently not accepting new clients. The past two years have been really tough! Did you feel like you had it all together & then it felt like the rug was pulled out from under you? Maybe you experienced trauma when you were younger & thought you had moved past it. Now you feel frustrated, isolated, & alone. Maybe you are feeling triggered by your kids, spouse, partner, parents, or friends. You love them, but the pandemic has caused you to want to take a month long vacation from them! You have tried dealing with your anxiety, anger, stress, all on your own but you are struggling to stay afloat-yelling at loved ones, working too much.
Life is tough at best, traumatic at worst. People let us down or we let ourselves down. We may repeat patterns that once seemed to work for us, but are now impeding our growth. Often we know what we "should" do to feel better, but can't seem to actualize our intentions. Or we become so overwhelmed with messages that we have to fix ourselves that over time our resolve weakens. We may start to view ourselves as broken, unlovable ... hopeless. It can feel uncomfortable to ask for help when we're struggling, but we are not wired to walk this life alone; we all need a safe space where we can share our hurts, disappointments, and losses.
Nourishing self-care in a way that helps you to blossom toward the direction you wish to go is attainable, and you are worthy. I welcome clients to a warm and supportive space where insight and development of skills are fostered to cultivate and enhance positive change. I emphasize the importance of developing a trusting therapeutic alliance tailored to you and your needs as an individual. I believe therapy is an ongoing journey of exploration and self-discovery. Through our work together, I will support you in navigating life's challenges with courage on the road to growth and happiness.
Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work from Simmons University with a clinical specialization in children, adolescents, and families. She continued her training in a 1-year advanced post-graduate social work fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital Institute for Community Inclusion. An area of focus in Leslie’s practice is research and intervention for children impacted by trauma and neuro-developmental diversity. Leslie also works in Emergency Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Deciding to seek out therapy can be difficult and making a connection with the right person even more so. Knowing something about the person you are hoping can help you can make the start of the process easier. I began working in the field at 16 for an afterschool program at an outside placement school, things progressed from there. From then to now I completed a BS in Business and an MEd in Counseling & School Adjustment, I obtained an LCMHC in NH and LMHC in MA. I have worked with individuals, couples and families in many settings including schools, residential programs, detention settings, office settings and in the community.
As a therapist, I come alongside and help you to define your personal goals and develop strategies for the changes you desire. We will work together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I am a certified licensed social worker specializing in the integrative holistic approach to psychotherapy, counseling and nutritional wellness with twenty-four years in private practice. I utilize my experience and applied knowledge of family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional wellness, weight loss and holistic healing to help create lasting and meaningful change. Treatment and healing can only be achieved by working on the entire mind body soul connection and my role is a facilitator providing a safe and comfortable space at which the healing can begin.
I am a clinical social worker with over 30 years of post-masters experience as a psychotherapist. While I see clients around a wide variety of issues, I've been particularly interested in anxiety disorders and substance abuse related issues. Early in my career I received extensive training and supervision in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and this continues to the the foundation of my work with clients. While that still anchors my approach to therapy, over time, I've developed a more eclectic approach incorporating cognitive behavioral treatements, coordination with 12 step mutual help organizations, EMDR for trauma and mindfulness practices.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LICSW, LADC 1
I am not currently accepting new clients. I have worked with adult men and women in the field of trauma, loss and substance use for 16 years in a variety of clinical settings and levels of care (i.e. – individual, family, couples, intensive outpatient programming, partial hospitalization settings, correctional settings). Currently, I provide individual counseling to adults interested in exploring & shifting the role trauma and grief has played in their lives.
My approach is warm, supportive and transparent. I provide therapy for adults and couples, including individuals on the Autism Spectrum. I believe we can work together to help you improve your relationships and/or reduce stress, anxiety and other mental heath distress. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and believe in the healing promise of the therapeutic alliance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, or Child Psychologists in Plymouth.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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.