Claire Shindler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
Psychodynamic
(978) 849-3332
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
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Elizabeth Berk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." We can work together to help you to reach your goals and live life more fulfilled. I will help you build a 'tool kit' of coping strategies that you can draw from. I have worked with individuals and couples for 20 years. I take an active approach to help my clients find solutions and reach their goals. I use many different types of therapy depending upon the issue. Together we can set goals and track progess to make sure you are satisfied.
Psychodynamic
(978) 481-3780
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." We can work together to help you to reach your goals and live life more fulfilled. I will help you build a 'tool kit' of coping strategies that you can draw from. I have worked with individuals and couples for 20 years. I take an active approach to help my clients find solutions and reach their goals. I use many different types of therapy depending upon the issue. Together we can set goals and track progess to make sure you are satisfied.
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Michael J Cassella
Psychologist, MBA, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
The focus of my nearly 30 years in practice is to assist people who find themselves in common yet challenging transitions in their lives. These difficult "phase of life" transitions are often accompanied by painful adjustment experiences including relationship issues, confusion with one's role, interests, or even personal or work identity, difficulty making decisions or taking action, challenges with feeling productive and making a contribution, and finding peace in one's overall experience of life.
Psychodynamic
(978) 290-5810
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Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
The focus of my nearly 30 years in practice is to assist people who find themselves in common yet challenging transitions in their lives. These difficult "phase of life" transitions are often accompanied by painful adjustment experiences including relationship issues, confusion with one's role, interests, or even personal or work identity, difficulty making decisions or taking action, challenges with feeling productive and making a contribution, and finding peace in one's overall experience of life.
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Lindsay Cotterpong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
How's that #adulting going? Are you tired of feeling bored with work and spending your money on random IMPULSE buys? Do relationships or home life feel like an OBLIGATION? Exhausted from keeping up the show that everything in your life is great? Parenting making it hard to catch a breath? Skills help us cope easily, so that you STOP feeding the beast with impulsive spending or comfort foods. Learn to finally quiet that negative chatter inside, so that you can take chances and meet new people. Improve your energy by being direct and saying no more often, so that you feel CONFIDENT and respected by others!
Psychodynamic
(781) 302-6950
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
How's that #adulting going? Are you tired of feeling bored with work and spending your money on random IMPULSE buys? Do relationships or home life feel like an OBLIGATION? Exhausted from keeping up the show that everything in your life is great? Parenting making it hard to catch a breath? Skills help us cope easily, so that you STOP feeding the beast with impulsive spending or comfort foods. Learn to finally quiet that negative chatter inside, so that you can take chances and meet new people. Improve your energy by being direct and saying no more often, so that you feel CONFIDENT and respected by others!
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Dorothea A Iannuzzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, BCBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
AS OF JANUARY 11, 2021 I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS. I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults addressing a variety of behavioral health needs. I have specialized training and expertise working with individuals and families impacted by issues related to a developmental disability including autism spectrum disorder. My work integrates aspects of ABA, DBT, CBT, and mindfulness into all of my treatment interventions. I am currently available for telehealth virtual sessions for existing patients.
Psychodynamic
(978) 309-3009
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Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
AS OF JANUARY 11, 2021 I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS. I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults addressing a variety of behavioral health needs. I have specialized training and expertise working with individuals and families impacted by issues related to a developmental disability including autism spectrum disorder. My work integrates aspects of ABA, DBT, CBT, and mindfulness into all of my treatment interventions. I am currently available for telehealth virtual sessions for existing patients.
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Janice Berman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
When searching for a therapist, either for yourself or for your child, the process can be confusing and frustrating. Finding the right person may be challenging, but it will be worth the effort to find someone you are comfortable with. Ideally therapy will allow you to tell your story and get to the heart of the problems you have been facing. You will be able to build on the knowledge and strengths you already have and ultimately gain the perspective to move through your challenges.
Psychodynamic
(978) 574-3171
Verified

Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
When searching for a therapist, either for yourself or for your child, the process can be confusing and frustrating. Finding the right person may be challenging, but it will be worth the effort to find someone you are comfortable with. Ideally therapy will allow you to tell your story and get to the heart of the problems you have been facing. You will be able to build on the knowledge and strengths you already have and ultimately gain the perspective to move through your challenges.
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Kelley Bothe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
As a clinician who has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years I have deep respect for the therapeutic process and the capacity of individuals to heal and grow. As an interactive therapist I will work with you collaboratively, fostering your emotional growth as we work toward mutually defined goals. I bring curiosity and compassion to the issues you bring to therapy and I will teach you to do the same. With a nonjudgmental attitude we will explore whatever is necessary to allow you to more deeply know yourself and to improve your overall sense of well-being.
Psychodynamic
(781) 277-7687
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
As a clinician who has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years I have deep respect for the therapeutic process and the capacity of individuals to heal and grow. As an interactive therapist I will work with you collaboratively, fostering your emotional growth as we work toward mutually defined goals. I bring curiosity and compassion to the issues you bring to therapy and I will teach you to do the same. With a nonjudgmental attitude we will explore whatever is necessary to allow you to more deeply know yourself and to improve your overall sense of well-being.
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Mary Calabrese
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
Psychodynamic
(617) 500-0748
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
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Irene Bryan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
To be a person is to have problems. Crisis and change are a constant. We all need support to meet our goals and connect to our vitality and choose happiness. I am a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of adults with mood disorders, relationship problems, family and work related issues. In treatment, I use talk therapy and body techniques to engage your energy and wisdom.
Psychodynamic
(203) 701-7082
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
To be a person is to have problems. Crisis and change are a constant. We all need support to meet our goals and connect to our vitality and choose happiness. I am a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of adults with mood disorders, relationship problems, family and work related issues. In treatment, I use talk therapy and body techniques to engage your energy and wisdom.
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Carolinda S Sterczala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Unfortunately my practice is often full. I use a warm and collaborative approach, and two decades of clinical experience, I have helped hundreds of adults get relief from a variety of concerns. I am especially helpful in areas of life transitions, anxiety, trauma, and loss. I will actively engage with you to understand the challenge and craft an approach just for you. In the past few years, I have integrated neurofeedback into my practice, and integrate it with my expertise in several therapies that help resolve even longstanding difficulties. My experience has shown that healing and change truly are possible!
Psychodynamic
(978) 486-5039
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
Unfortunately my practice is often full. I use a warm and collaborative approach, and two decades of clinical experience, I have helped hundreds of adults get relief from a variety of concerns. I am especially helpful in areas of life transitions, anxiety, trauma, and loss. I will actively engage with you to understand the challenge and craft an approach just for you. In the past few years, I have integrated neurofeedback into my practice, and integrate it with my expertise in several therapies that help resolve even longstanding difficulties. My experience has shown that healing and change truly are possible!
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Ellen Maiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
My first priority as your therapist is to provide an environment in which you can speak freely about your concerns while I listen and reflect back to you in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. You may need new coping skills, new perspectives or a way to heal beyond old difficulties that remain unresolved. I will help you clarify what your intentions are and help you to be more compassionate with yourself during the process. One of the goals is to be more content and more at peace with yourself and in your relationships with others.
Psychodynamic
(978) 894-1626
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
My first priority as your therapist is to provide an environment in which you can speak freely about your concerns while I listen and reflect back to you in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. You may need new coping skills, new perspectives or a way to heal beyond old difficulties that remain unresolved. I will help you clarify what your intentions are and help you to be more compassionate with yourself during the process. One of the goals is to be more content and more at peace with yourself and in your relationships with others.
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Lynne Rothstein
Counselor, MEd, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I have been a licensed psychotherapist for twenty plus years. In the past ten years, I have been certified in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, EMDR, and use Comprehensive Resource Model, Internal Family Systems, Energy Medicine, and Emotional Freedom Technique. Integrating these modalities has been life changing for my clients when healing from trauma, depression, and anxiety. We all have experiences in our past that have created coping mechanisms that can now prevent us from having the relationships, success, joy and happiness that we are meant to experience.
Psychodynamic
(978) 903-0051
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
I have been a licensed psychotherapist for twenty plus years. In the past ten years, I have been certified in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, EMDR, and use Comprehensive Resource Model, Internal Family Systems, Energy Medicine, and Emotional Freedom Technique. Integrating these modalities has been life changing for my clients when healing from trauma, depression, and anxiety. We all have experiences in our past that have created coping mechanisms that can now prevent us from having the relationships, success, joy and happiness that we are meant to experience.
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Eleanor K Fulton
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Hello and welcome. It is never easy making the choice to begin therapy. Confiding in someone you don't know takes a lot of courage. With so many professionals out there, it can feel daunting and overwhelming to try and find the right person. A person you feel comfortable with, a place where you feel respected, a space of trust and safety. When I meet with a new client, my priority is to make sure you feel safe, respected, and heard. By working together, you will realize you are not alone.
Psychodynamic
(978) 712-2408
Verified
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
Hello and welcome. It is never easy making the choice to begin therapy. Confiding in someone you don't know takes a lot of courage. With so many professionals out there, it can feel daunting and overwhelming to try and find the right person. A person you feel comfortable with, a place where you feel respected, a space of trust and safety. When I meet with a new client, my priority is to make sure you feel safe, respected, and heard. By working together, you will realize you are not alone.
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George B Thomson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Psychotherapy involves a commitment and 'fit' between therapist and client. Respect for the individual, creating an atmosphere of easy communication, focusing on the presenting issue(s), and a problem-solving approach are all elements that I particularly value and work to create and maintain. At the present time, early 2021, I am not taking new patients. That may change later in 2021.
Psychodynamic
(978) 264-0060
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy involves a commitment and 'fit' between therapist and client. Respect for the individual, creating an atmosphere of easy communication, focusing on the presenting issue(s), and a problem-solving approach are all elements that I particularly value and work to create and maintain. At the present time, early 2021, I am not taking new patients. That may change later in 2021.
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Melinda Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
Psychodynamic
(978) 412-4573
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
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Bronwen Wirta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
SORRY ! I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME! It is crucial to try to create a safe place for clients to heal. Within that sacred place, clients can discover their authentic selves. I meet clients where they are in life and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to help shift old patterns that are ready to be let go of. I utilize psychodynamic techniques as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients develop awareness and self-compassion. I also draw on body oriented techniques and expressive art therapy modalities which can effectively move energy that is stuck. I have trained in IFS as well.
Psychodynamic
(978) 785-8169
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Psychodynamic
SORRY ! I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME! It is crucial to try to create a safe place for clients to heal. Within that sacred place, clients can discover their authentic selves. I meet clients where they are in life and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to help shift old patterns that are ready to be let go of. I utilize psychodynamic techniques as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients develop awareness and self-compassion. I also draw on body oriented techniques and expressive art therapy modalities which can effectively move energy that is stuck. I have trained in IFS as well.
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Olivia DiVirgilio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
**PLEASE NOTE: EMAIL IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME. IF USING INSURANCE PLEASE INDICATE WHAT INSURANCE YOU HAVE IN EMAIL.** I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), at Be Well and Beyond Inc., who specializes in the area of pre-adolescents, adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with this population in public schools, residential settings, outpatient mental health clinics and private practice to address a wide array of concerns such as anxiety, depression, school issues, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, emotional issues, social issues and life challenges.
Psychodynamic
(978) 631-4437
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Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
**PLEASE NOTE: EMAIL IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME. IF USING INSURANCE PLEASE INDICATE WHAT INSURANCE YOU HAVE IN EMAIL.** I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), at Be Well and Beyond Inc., who specializes in the area of pre-adolescents, adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with this population in public schools, residential settings, outpatient mental health clinics and private practice to address a wide array of concerns such as anxiety, depression, school issues, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, emotional issues, social issues and life challenges.
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Steven Chapin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
In my work as a therapist, my first priority is to establish a comfortable, respectful working relationship that will allow my clients to begin to focus on the often difficult, painful and complex feelings, issues and situations that have brought them to counseling. My role is to listen carefully and thoughtfully, and to help guide and facilitate discussions that will help my clients to grow and change in beneficial ways, to resolve important conflicts and issues, and to reduce the severity of symptoms such as anxiety, depressed mood and difficulty managing anger.
Psychodynamic
(978) 496-3135
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
In my work as a therapist, my first priority is to establish a comfortable, respectful working relationship that will allow my clients to begin to focus on the often difficult, painful and complex feelings, issues and situations that have brought them to counseling. My role is to listen carefully and thoughtfully, and to help guide and facilitate discussions that will help my clients to grow and change in beneficial ways, to resolve important conflicts and issues, and to reduce the severity of symptoms such as anxiety, depressed mood and difficulty managing anger.
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Kelli L Kirshtein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I enjoy working with adults and teens looking to clarify goals, work more effectively with challenging emotions, and, using Mary Oliver's eloquent words, help them answer the question "what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life." I use strength-based approaches to help clients set and achieve goals and boost happiness. Having experience as a school-based therapist and as a parent, I am helpful as a parent coach/mentor/therapist and enjoy working with teens regarding school-related challenges.
Psychodynamic
(857) 763-2316
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
I enjoy working with adults and teens looking to clarify goals, work more effectively with challenging emotions, and, using Mary Oliver's eloquent words, help them answer the question "what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life." I use strength-based approaches to help clients set and achieve goals and boost happiness. Having experience as a school-based therapist and as a parent, I am helpful as a parent coach/mentor/therapist and enjoy working with teens regarding school-related challenges.
Sharon Greenfield
Psychologist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Sometimes we're not our "best selves." We change in ways we're not happy about, or, don't change in ways we'd like to. We feel too sad, disoriented, mad, anxious, numb, ashamed; we have one too many, too often. Job performance can suffer, relationships can wobble, getting to sleep (or out of bed) can become a chore. Life can fade in color, or, become too colorful. Together you and I can find the right flashlight for your dark corners, and a nonjudgmental space from which to address painful, sometimes scary and/or frustrating situations and feelings.
Psychodynamic
(617) 977-4246
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Psychodynamic
Sometimes we're not our "best selves." We change in ways we're not happy about, or, don't change in ways we'd like to. We feel too sad, disoriented, mad, anxious, numb, ashamed; we have one too many, too often. Job performance can suffer, relationships can wobble, getting to sleep (or out of bed) can become a chore. Life can fade in color, or, become too colorful. Together you and I can find the right flashlight for your dark corners, and a nonjudgmental space from which to address painful, sometimes scary and/or frustrating situations and feelings.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Acton, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Acton are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Acton. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Acton

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Acton you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Acton and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Acton or family therapy in Acton.