Feeling isolated, confused, overwhelmed, and not knowing where to go from here? You are not alone! Life is full of uncertainty, changes, losses, gains, and growth. Some are expected, some are not. Therapy can help you give voice to your own narratives, make sense of experiences, better understand and embrace who you are, and empower yourself for meaningful changes. This is a journey to enhance relationship with self and others, to extend the sense of safety and belonging, to know the art of accepting and forgiving, to be in touch with resiliency, to move toward self-compassion, and to have the courage of fully being and thriving.
Ideal match for clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD as well as dealing with life stressors such as major life changes, job loss, interpersonal stressors, parenting or caring for older family members. My focus is on providing validation, normalizing experiences for clients and providing coaching on effective problem solving or coping strategies.
Life can present challenges that can become overwhelming and cause emotional unrest. As a result, our relationships, functioning level, and emotional well being can be significantly affected. In part, this is what it means to be human, engaged in life that is often complex and always changing. As a therapist for over 25 years, I have had the privilege of helping clients overcome such challenges, gain insight and self awareness, become unstuck and change thought patterns and behaviors that no longer serve them.
Hi my name is Venita and I am a seasoned clinician with many years of experience helping families and individuals in need. I am a licensed mental health and licensed drug and alcohol counselor in the states of Massachusetts and Georgia. I enjoy working with people who are seeking to make positive changes in their lives, but may need assistance moving forward. Helping people work through the stages of change is my specialty.
Reaching out for help in the form of therapy is not an easy thing to do as many can attest, but by reading this biography, you are taking the first step in getting help for yourself or a loved one. At times, life offers many struggles and obstacles that can be difficult to overcome alone. Engaging in therapy will provide opportunities to explore and process the thoughts and feelings that prevent you from living your best life. Though the thought of therapy may be intimidating and even nerve-wrecking for some, I believe once a person finds the right therapist, they find a trusting confidant who seeks to understand and problem solve.
I specialize in work with young children and teens using play therapy as my primary modality. Children dealing with developmental challenges including behavior problems, trauma, foster care and adoption are also a focus. I have had a lot of success supporting parents through coaching and consultation as well as working with teachers and educators to encourage success for the client and for the client's family.
Therapy is often sought out in times of despair, grief, desolation and heartache. I have a client-centered approach that allows my clients to not feel alone and to help in moving past these terribly isolating feelings. I find it is very important to be present and ‘in the moment’ with my clients so that they don’t need to face life’s hardest challenges without someone by their side. I encourage my clients to be very transparent, and tell me exactly what they need from me, and I will do what it takes to get what they need or will find the person who can.
Do you feel that no one sees and accepts the true you? Do you often find yourself feeling stuck? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety and not sure if you will ever feel better. My name is Yanitza Quiles and I help people get past what's keeping them stuck so they can live the life they want. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) with over a decade of experience. I am bilingual in English/Spanish and place a lot of importance in providing multicultural mental health care (ya tu sabes).
To be human is to have joy and struggle. Without struggle, we know not joy. That being said, sometimes when people make every effort to do their best, they still have hard times in life for many reasons. Sometimes people seek out a professional counselor for help with mental health issues, substance abuse issues or other aspects of life that are difficult to manage alone. Hopefully, by engaging in counseling you will get help in developing and meeting your individual goals and finding solutions to many facets of life that have been difficult, e.g., anxiety, depression, substance abuse, life transitions, etc.
*New clients, please use email for fastest reply.* Therapy should begin with establishing a trusting and therapeutic relationship, in a relaxing environment, where clients of all ages will feel comfortable, safe & understood (my dog Taffy is my 'co-therapist'!). Although everyone struggles at times during our lives, most of us still reeling from the past few years alone. I believe ALL people have hidden strengths (yes, you too!) that they can use and build upon, while also learning how their past history may still effect their thoughts, actions, and self esteem. Therapy is about insight, encouragement, support, and progress.
My goal is to support and guide my clients through challenging life circumstances and transitions by providing a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental space to address issues. I use a strengths-based and integrative therapeutic approach that includes cognitive-behavioral, relational, client-centered and solution-focused therapies. This approach focuses on building therapy around the unique interests and needs of each client. I think each individual has distinct strengths and I work to recognize, respect and expand current strategies of coping and help explore ways to improve overall quality of life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts, and 2008 graduate of Boston College School of Social Work. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient setting at Massachusetts General Hospital as an oncology social worker for 10 years. I have helped many people and families cope with the uncertainty of medical diagnosis, end of life issues, grief and bereavement. My practice focuses on anxiety management, loss and bereavement, prenatal and postpartum support, and parenting support.
Do you feel as though you’ve been navigating life’s unknowns alone? Are you stuck in a cycle of negative thinking? Are you experiencing self-doubt? Are you looking to increase your well-being and begin healing? Dealing with life’s challenges and transitions can be stressful and overwhelming, and it is important to find balance and healthy ways to cope with these changes. Let’s work together to untangle these issues that arise and gain a positive perspective for the future. Since we are diverse and multidimensional beings, I have developed my therapeutic style to be person-centered and trauma-informed with an individualized approach.
I have a strong background in providing culturally responsive and affirming services to BIPOC, gender, and sexual minorities. My goal for all of my clients is to allow them to feel supported by creating a safe and trustworthy environment. My therapeutic approach begins with a strong base of self-compassion. It takes courage and bravery to seek mental health services. I will work with you to help you realize that you are so much more than your struggles with mental health. I provide empathic listening and share supportive feedback to help clients effectively address the challenges of life.
Life does not go according to a plan or road map, as much as we would like it to. Sometimes we need a little help in regaining our focus or footing. Do you need someone to help you find your inner strength to be the best possible version of yourself? Are you ready to make a change in your life but not sure how to go about it? Maybe you need to make a change but are not quite ready. If you said yes to any of these or have other concerns, I would like to help you.