I am a warm, caring, dynamic psychotherapist located in Shelburne Falls, Mass. with over 30 years of experience with therapy. I have openings for individual clients, angry/anxious/depressed teenagers, couples, families under financial or personal stress or in relationship crisis. Gay and lesbian clients are also very welcome. I have particular experience with anger management, anxiety, shame, debt crises, abusive family patterns that need to be changed. My goal in our sessions is to nurture your capacity for decision-making, for healing, for life change, and to explore impasses until they shift into action and turning points...
I became a psychotherapist after many years as a college writing teacher, drawn by my interest in learning and emotion. I begin by listening so that I can understand the complexity of my client's life story. Once we have reached a shared understanding, I work with my client to discover more effective and compassionate ways of relating to oneself and to others.
Clients often come in seeking more of, and for, themselves. It may be loss, transition, or relationship that brings them in, as well as, stress, overwhelm and/or a clear desire to grow. Regardless of the catalyst, all are wanting something more from life. Together, we can support finding more energy, ease and fulfillment in your experience. What makes you feel alive? What gets in the way? These are questions to ask when feeling stuck. There can be complex feelings of fear, disconnect and confusion, blocking the way to motivation, clarity and desire. With openness, compassion and even humor, we can find the way, to the fullest you.
Hello. Are you at a change point and experiencing obstacles to fully inhabiting your life? These may include depression anxiety, phobias, loss, grief, trauma and relationship issues. My work is relationship based, coming from a place of respect, and focusing on strengths. I believe in client-driven work that is meaningful and moves toward a place of hope and action.
I’ve been described (affectionately) as a kick-ass therapist. I support my clients to deal with triggers more gracefully, take responsibility for the stories of their lives, and move towards the life goals that bring them true pleasure. I am also particularly good with navigating and transforming relationship issues and conflicts. My goal is to support those I work with to move towards greater presence, purpose, and play. Life can be intensely beautiful but sometimes we have to sort out our internal and external dynamics before we can be fully in the flow. I see people on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on their needs.
You may be pursuing couples therapy to increase intimacy or enhance a stable relationship. Alternately, you may be overcome with frustration/grief/anger as, despite best efforts to resolve challenges, you're stuck in repetitive relationship patterns that can no longer be soothed, justified, or ignored. Perhaps you're in partnership, yet still suffering from profound loneliness. I can help empower you and your partner to awaken from toxic rules/expectations, and escape the prison of isolation, shame, blame, and silence. This empowerment allows for renewed capacity to give yourself, and each other, compassion, acceptance, and freedom.
I have been working as a therapist for the past 7 years. My goal is to work with people to help them process through their history including their hurts and their joyful moments, helping them to better understand the current circumstances present in their lives, and exploring goals for their future. I believe it is important to look at the whole person, including their underlying psychological processes, belief systems, relationships, values, and goals. I have watched people heal from past hurts and move forward engaging in the world with their whole selves. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality dx, etc.
Hi there and thanks for reading about my services. People come to therapy for many kinds of reasons. Sometimes they feel blocked from finding what they are needing and wanting . They may be depressed, anxious, have survived trauma, of difficulty coping with illness or challenging life transitions. I believe that every human being has the power to live the life they want to live. For the past 26 years as a therapist, I have been happy to help individuals like you find their own best particular best happy life. As a nurse practitioner I can also help provide other ways to improve their health and lessen symptoms if one desires.
In my experience, most people seeking therapy are having a tough time, troubled by something. The reasons are as varied as people themselves, could be depression, anxiety, ADD, troubles with substances or addictions, struggles in recovery. Sometimes it's conflicts in the family, with children, or other relationships. Sometimes challenges from the world and workplace are too much. At times figuring out "what's wrong" is the first therapeutic task. I help by listening, observing, asking questions, understanding without judgement. In turn I help people learn to cope, to understand, and make changes. I often use humor and stories.
Thank you for your interest in my counseling services. If you or a loved one are struggling, then therapy may be helpful. I am a thoughtful, caring, experienced professional, and I have worked with many people to help them learn new ways of being in the world and feeling better about themselves.
Hello and thanks for your interest in my services. I help people to reconnect with the life they would like to live. With the tools of mindfulness and cognitive therapy we work on gaining freedom from intrusive emotions and beliefs that don't serve them. Through getting in touch with their emotions and releasing them, they can find a fresh creative energy within. Most of my clients seek help with anxiety, excessive worries, depression, trauma, addiction or just a difficult relationship situation. I enjoy connecting with my clients and emphasize the power of a strong therapeutic relationship.
I understand psychotherapy as collaborative work. My task is to fully attend with my eyes, ears and intuition to all that my client is offering; the spoken as well as the unspoken, the verbal as well as the non-verbal. It is my client’s task to put into words what their world feels like from the inside. From the resultant dialogue emerges a more complex understanding of their difficulties. Suffering seems an unavoidable feature of living, but articulating it lessens the impact, and insight gained as to its origins and possible meaning suggests the path to positive change.
Sometimes personal turbulence makes it hard for us to weather the storms in our lives. When we have depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction to substances or simply addiction to negative patterns of thinking, therapy can help us to get on the right track. With nineteen years of experience, I can helpyou to focus and to find solutions . Many people are apprehensive about what therapy can do for them. There are many different modalities or approaches in therapy I can share with you, but I will begin by listening to you, without judgement. My goal is to get to know you as a person first and then, to provide you with input.
I offer my clients strategies for growth and change that align with their values and goals. My Holistic and Integrative psychotherapy and Life Coaching is Strength Based and Solution Focused. I am committed to forming a collaboration designed to help you find your own unique path to Wellness, Fulfillment and Happiness. I am also committed to making Therapy and Life Coaching accessible financially, especially to those with no Health Insurance, or if you have concerns about privacy and insurance. I have experience working across the lifespan and with couples. Adolescents and young adults find me particularly easy to talk with.
I blend alternative therapeutic models with the latest research in epigenetics, insights from ancient spiritual traditions, wisdom from earth-based living, and embodied rituals to create processes that shift your relationship to suffering, sorrow, or emotional challenges and open you into deeper connection with your true self and harmony with life. I am affirming of LGBTQ+, poly/ENM, and kink identities. I use anti-oppression, anti-racist, ecopsychology & trauma-informed frameworks to support individual and collective liberation.
Do you or a family member have ADD or ADHD? Do you or a family member have difficulty concentrating, completing tasks, or feeling "hyper"? My colleagues and I, at The Haffey Center for Attention & Memory, can provide specialized assessment to determine the presence and degree of attention difficulties, and provide recommendations and treatment to address these difficulties. We utilize information from the latest research on ADHD and ADD to guide our work with you. We also have extensive experience assessing and treating depression, anxiety, learning difficulties, and relationship problems utilizing a variety of approaches, including Mindfulness and CBT.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving individuals and groups in Franklin County Massachusetts. I have 15 years experience training and practice in using action-based methods for engaging the mind, emotions, and the body. Effective for use with individuals and in a group setting, together we address issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, anger, suicidal ideation and self-harm impulses, social anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, bullying, and issues related to emotional and physical abuse, abandonment and neglect. Supporting children, youth, adults and elders restoring creativity and spontaneity.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, She/Her, MSW, LICSW
I treat clients with respect and offer the support of an unconditional and positive therapeutic relationship. I especially enjoy working with individuals who are healing from the effects of complex and challenging life events (i.e. traumas).
**Practice full as of Nov 2019** I am a licensed psychologist specializing in therapy with children and adolescents. I believe we all develop "ways of being" in the world as a result of our innate temperament and early experiences. Psychotherapy and psychological testing offer the chance to look at these ways of being with a compassionate lens, honoring the value they have held in your life while determining whether they are still useful to you now. Through this process, new ways of being can emerge, leading to greater satisfaction in your life.
At this moment you might not believe it, but you possess a deep wisdom that knows who you are and what you need. But then there may be those stories and thoughts that may bring depression, anxiety, or frustration, distancing you from the things you care about the most, including your own self. These patterns may have been influenced by family, friends, or any one of the unhealthful messages promoted in our society. Wherever or whenever they originated, together we can work to release you from the old stories holding you back.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Shelburne Falls 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 Shelburne Falls 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.
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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 Shelburne Falls 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.
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