I believe psychotherapy services should address the specific needs of each person. I am a client centered trauma focused clinician taking an integrative and collaborative approach to helping people understand and overcome the obstacles that interfere with living happier, fuller, and more satisfying lives. My areas of interest and expertise include adults, adolescents, trauma abuse survivors and first responders. My experience includes treatment of a wide range of mental illness and addiction including but not limited to PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and mood disorders.
I am passionate about helping people. I spent over 12 years working in prevention as a high school health educator and most recently have 5 years helping people who struggle with alcoholism, substance misuse, and addiction. I truly believe recovery is possible for everyone. I am familiar with various screening and assessments and will work with my clients to develop treatment plan goals that are appropiate. I have knowledge of multiple pathways of recovery, CBT, DBT and use a Humanistic approach while meeting people where they are at and using motivational interviewing to helping clients with ambivalence.
Feeling depressed, hopeless and overwhelmed? Searching for direction and guidance through teenage years or young adulthood? I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience who is passionate about helping individuals, children, couples and families reach their goals of overcoming life challenges and growing in new ways. I may be able to help you find peace, healing, strength and direction while developing new positive ways of responding to difficult situations.
I work from a compassionate, relational approach with clients where trust and safety allow for awareness and growth. I enjoy connecting with people and will listen to you with compassion, empathy, curiosity and respect. Perhaps you would like a space to process your feelings, understand unhealthy thinking or behavior patterns, build self-awareness or simply need a place to talk. I view therapy as a collaboration and we will work together to prioritize what you want to work on, your goals and what approach might be best for you.
Change is not something that comes easily to most but finding support and compassion tends to encourage people to explore the idea of change. I hope to help you on your journey in exploring change whether it be perspective or habits, I strive to be an empathic listener and ensure that you are the driver on your path towards identifying areas to work on and then, on obtaining your individual goals.
Seasoned clinical Ph.D. social worker in Private Practice for 20 years. Experience with a variety of concerns with a speciality in relationship issues. Uses a CognItive Behavioral approach. Significant experience with anger management and workplace challenges.
From the time we are born, our thoughts, behaviors and patterns are influenced by our external and internal environments. We become immersed in patterns which are manifested through our thoughts and exhibited through behaviors that it becomes difficult to see any other way. Acknowledging and recognizing who you thought you were and changing into who you “might be” is growth that not many people are not aware of. Identifying parts of yourself is courageous and intimidating as it can be a lot to handle.
Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard meeting and keeping friends, hold a job or enjoy life. "Get plugged In". You cannot wish your problems away. Therapy can help.
Finding and asking for help is not easy. I understand that trust and opening up to a complete stranger...a therapist, can be unsettling. One of my greatest strengths is creating a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for us to begin our work together. Collaboratively and at your own pace...we will identify patterns of behavior, shifts in thinking and identify what is working for you and what is not. We will explore skills that will help you to create the change you desire within yourself or your environment.
Over the past 7 years, people have been meeting with me and together we have been discussing issues surrounding their symptoms of AD(H)D, anxiety and depression. Often times, they don't realize that they're depressed or anxious. They don't have a prior diagnosis but know they're just not feeling right. Maybe like them, you know something's off and you need help sorting it all out. It's possible that you've never met with a therapist before or maybe you haven't found one that's right for you. Either way, having me in your corner will be a game changer for you!
Lisa’s approach to counseling is client centered. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand the unique qualities that make each person special. Her warm easy-going style helps her clients connect with her from the start. We all experience challenges and stressors in our lives and how we address these stressors will determine our accomplishments and impact our emotions. When we suffer emotionally, this ultimately causes us to need help from others. Lisa feels honored to have been that person for many and she looks forward to continuing to be that person in the future.
I practice short term EMDR therapy to target the negative thoughts and feelings which may linger after bad things happen. Short term usually means three to ten sessions for simple trauma (for example: bad car accident, afraid to drive) and up to two years for complex trauma (long term abuse or multiple incidences of serious harm). I use EMDR to reduce physical symptoms including reactivity, anxiety, irritability, body tension, and cognitive symptoms such as chronic pessimism and negative thoughts about yourself and others.
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy at ABA Centers of America involves the following basic steps: Assessment—skills and abilities are measured Goal Setting—specific, reachable objectives are set to address desired skills; Custom Planning—a program is developed to teach target skills; Evaluation—measuring targeted skills and making changes to the program if necessary. We help families create their future by guiding children to learn, grow and become members of their communities.
You know that something needs to change, but you don’t know what it is, or how to start. You have been told that you are “too sensitive" or "too emotional” and feel like no one else experiences the world the way you do. You find yourself feeling overwhelmed by everyone and everything much of the time. If you can relate to this, I am here to help. My goal is to work with you in a way that is empowering, compassionate and collaborative. I meet you where you are. I strive to help you identify and use your inner resources to turn your perceived “flaws” into strengths.
Katharine Lagreze is a Counselor in Residence with Thriveworks in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her past experience has been in a hospital program partnered with adults managing OCD and comorbid disorders. Katharine also continued her effort at a non-profit arts-based day program serving adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she has also supported children and adolescents in special education K-12. Katharine has completed a Master of Arts from Lesley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy.
Please visit our website to schedule an appointment. - Sometimes, we feel as though the world is against us and there is nowhere we can turn. We think to ourselves, “I do not want to be a burden to anyone with my problems”. The struggles of mental health feel difficult to manage. As a therapist, I work by providing life skills, insight, guidance, and support so that you feel empowered to take the steps necessary to increase your self-awareness, and effectively meet life's challenges.
Some days are better than others, but there’s an ongoing theme in your life of feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. You find yourself frequently worrying about how you will stay on top of all your responsibilities, and sometimes worrying about things that you know are out of your hands. When you stop and reflect, you know you used to have real closeness with your partner or other important people in your life, but it’s getting harder to remember that actual feeling. You’re drained by how much you seem to give of yourself but don’t feel hopeful about anything changing soon.
Over the past 23+ years, it has been my honor and privilege to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from different cultural backgrounds. I have experience working with clients and families who have had challenges with difficult life events to people struggling with major mental illness. My goal as a therapist is to explore what brings you, your partner, and/or child into therapy and together formulate different approaches that utilize your strengths to develop skills to best help you address your specific needs.
The decision to start therapy can be complex. My approach to our work is informed by a psychodynamic perspective, although I also incorporate cognitive techniques, to help us understand how the past continues to effect the present. I prioritize creating a safe atmosphere in which to explore the thoughts and feelings that continue to challenge you. Our work together may be trying at times, but there is also room for humor and liveliness. My extensive training at Mass General Hospital in conjunction with my fellowship- and continued training- at The Boston Psychoanalytic Society Institute are the foundations upon which I work.
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan is a physician, scientist, and educator, board-certified in neurology and pain medicine with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Formerly, Dr. Lakhan was on the medical staff of leading medical centers (City of Hope; Cambridge Health Alliance), founding neurology department chair and assistant dean of an emerging medical school (California University of Science and Medicine), chair of an active institutional review board (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), and chief of pain management at a multi-hospital academic healthcare system (Virginia Tech Carilion).