Life circumstances may at times become overwhelming and lead to feelings of sadness, grief, loneliness, anxiety, and even anger. When left unaddressed these feelings may have an impact on our personal and professional lives, as well as our close relationships. At Harbor Lights Counseling, we focus on helping clients identify their unique strengths and to develop healthy problem solving skills.
I am a highly skilled and accomplished Therapist with a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling, a Master of Business Adminstration in Management and Certified Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT). I have been an Inpatient Addiction Counselor with Gosnold Treatment Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts and a Mental Health Counselor with Boston Medical Center. I have conducted intakes and assessments, developed treatment plans and provided individual, group family, and adjunctive therapies. In addition, I have worked in an Emergency Room setting, providing interventions to physicians referred patients with substance abuse issues.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I believe in offering an integrated therapeutic approach, one that incorporates a variety of healing methods tailored to your individual needs. My style is warm, compassionate, and thoughtful. I aim to offer a calming presence that will carefully help you navigate your path forward. Clients often share that they feel comfortable with me right away. Together, in a safe and supportive space, we can support your development toward a healthier you in mind, body, and spirit.
I offer a non-judgmental approach to what brings you to seek out therapy. I have an approach to therapy that is grounded in a foundation that all behavior has meaning. Therapy is a collaborative process undertaken between you and a therapist, designed to empower you to accomplish mental health and wellness goals. I provide services to individuals. For counseling to be most effective, it is important that you take an active role in the process.
Life can be stressful. We need to manage our lives, emotions and behaviors. Sometimes things happen outside of our control that complicate things even more. I see my role as a partner in helping individuals find the strategies needed to navigate life’s challenges in a healthy and productive manner. I work with individuals as they discover and explore their most authentic selves and how to limit the barriers to achieving their goals. I believe that the ultimate power is within ourselves and therefore will work with you to develop a plan that is realistic for your life and builds on your strengths.
Making the decision to enter therapy, whether for yourself or your child, can be a significant step to take. As a therapist, my goal is to create an environment that is safe and welcoming, where you can receive support and healing in navigating your unique and important journey in an individualized, strength-based manner. I believe in the importance of being present, connected and engaged with authenticity and honesty. In therapy, challenges and difficult moments can be part of the therapeutic process and it is important to be supported through these moments with compassion and respect.
I specialize in adolescents who have survived trauma and help them heal. I have 12 years experience working with young people who struggle with social skills, exhibit behavioral difficulties, or have school related problems. I also work with parents who need assistance managing their child's difficult behaviors and to cope with the stressors related to these behaviors. It is my goal to work collaboratively with adolescents and their families to achieve social, emotional, and relational satisfaction. I develop quick rapport with my clients and use this relationship to help them find practical and realistic solutions to their problems.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and anger, can greatly impact your relationships and personal lives. You don't have to go it alone! I focus on helping you identify your unique strengths and develop problem solving, coping and relationship skills so you can find healing and peace. I am experienced at working with children, adults, elders, and couples on transitions that impact your life’s journey using a variety of evidence-based treatments. I have many years of counseling experience with clients of all ages in inpatient hospital units, counseling centers, and faith-based and social service settings.
Are you looking for a therapist that has a mindfulness-based practice. Professionally and personally mindfulness is a big part of my life. I look forward to sitting together. I encourage relaxation practices to begin a session to see what you want to work with. I bring an embodied presence to meet you where you are. I tend to work with those looking to experience more peace and ease in their life, bringing curiosity and awareness to habitual ways of being. I work with depression, anxiety, life transitions, physical pain, grief, relational issues and ADHD.
***NOTE: I'M NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, BUT IF YOU ARE A FIRST RESPONDER, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ASSISTANCE*** Welcome. Seeking help is a big step. Now you need to find the right therapist. I believe the most important factor in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. I strive to make that relationship safe, open and honest. My goals in therapy are to provide clients with the tools and strategies they need to live a better life and to learn to focus on solutions instead of problems.
I work with adolescents and adults to help them overcome obstacles in their lives. Abuse and trauma, when untreated, can have a chronic negative, lifelong impact. When that is the case, we work on what is currently bothersome, while processing old trauma and determining any relationship between them. Transitions such as moves, change of schools/jobs, divorce, etc. can cause various amounts of emotional upheaval and it can make all the difference in going through such a transition or processing leftover feelings from one to have a place to talk in a safe setting with an experienced therapist.
All of us reach times in our lives when we need a little extra support. I am a strength based therapist who utilizes a trauma focused, person centered lens to support clients in reaching their full potential and identified goals. My practice focuses on meeting my clients where they are at and utilizing rapport to make progress towards positive life changes.
It is my belief that taking that first step towards change can be the most challenging, yet the most important. We all deserve a safe place in which to heal and grow as we navigate through some of life's challenges and difficult times. I offer CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices and Trauma Informed Care.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR WAITLIST. Life can be challenging and at some point we all go through rough patches. Some people find that they cannot overcome the problem on their own. Therapy helps to heal wounds, overcome obstacles, and build hope for the future. I believe people seek out therapy already equipped with the tools and qualities necessary to have a happy and successful life. Sometimes these skills are clouded by grief, depression, stress, anxiety, etc. My job is to help you work through those issues by tapping into your natural strengths.
We can easily feel stuck in life and not sure of the right way to turn. There are ways to remove the roadblocks while increasing your empowerment and self awareness. But where do you start? Finding the right therapist can be difficult. I strive to create a warm and welcoming place where you can feel safe, cared for, and valued, while providing you with strategies to meet your needs. I have been told that I am realistic, down to earth, and that I create an environment where you can feel comfortable opening up.
Everything you need is on the other side of fear. When you choose to better yourself, you are making yourself a priority. This is the first step in self-care. Within my therapeutic approach as an Expressive Psychotherapist, I provide for my clients a framework that utilizes methods of positive regard, self-awareness, and mindful trauma-informed care. I have worked among a variety of different populations and age ranges with areas of specialty including trauma-based disorders, dual-diagnosis, mood and personality disorders.
Life can be rough, and sometimes we need a little extra help. I will help you to identify thought and behavioral patterns that are no longer serving you, as we work together to re-write and re-frame your core beliefs and narratives. We will work on boundary setting, advocacy skills, emotion regulation and much more. I use a number of interventions including but not limited to: psychoeducation, parts work, dialectics, CBT, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I approach every client with respect, compassion and a non-judgmental lens. I will validate your experiences, and hold a safe space for you.
This is a time of great emotional upheaval. Many people are finding new as well old wounds emerging. It can feel both vulnerable and challenging to face the dark places or shadows alone. Often trauma becomes locked in the body requiring an energetic shift that results in positive changes within the overall belief system. Kelsey Gray, LICSW, CH is an intuitive psychotherapist, Reiki Master and Hypnotherapist. Combining traditional training in psychology with her Celtic pagan heritage to provide an integrative therapy session. The connection between our spiritual energy and mental health challenges are often intertwined.
Do you and your partner struggle to resolve arguments? Do you find you get stuck in unhelpful feedback loops that only cause hurt and pain? Our relationship with our significant other can provide so much happiness, love and healing. Unfortunately it can also be a source of great pain. If you and your partner are ready to be on the same page again I have immediate openings! I also have Saturday and Sunday slots. I focus on helping both people in the relationship to communicate in more effective ways. It's often not what you and your partner are fighting about, but how you're fighting that causes issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Yarmouth Port 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 Yarmouth Port 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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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 Yarmouth Port, or Child Psychologists in Yarmouth Port.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Yarmouth Port 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 Yarmouth Port 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.