I work from the basic assumption that regardless of one's previous life experience and current situation, we can learn new ways to achieve what we want in life, e.g., intimate relationships, family, friends, career, etc.
I'm hoping that by reading this you are on your way to a path of healing and growth inside your Self. You may struggle with anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, feelings of low self worth or uncertainty. A large part of what I enjoy doing is helping guide to a place of peace, love and self growth. I strive to help you become your optimum self, not just surviving or managing but happy and excited about living your life. You may feel like you have never belonged or do not understand what your purpose is- I hope to help you discover all of your potential and the beautiful things you have to share with this world.
I am so happy you are seeking to create the life you want. Healing trauma, transitioning through crises, or simply finding further meaning and purpose in your life can feel overwhelming, and or seem impossible at times. Uncertainty, doubt, and fear of the unknown can become unforeseen obstacles. Obstacles that cause you to feel stuck, lost, and or confused. You want to move forward but don't know how. Inside, you feel a strong urge to reach inner happiness, peace, and harmony so you can feel whole and complete. Motivated, you are ready for change. You are ready to generate new possibilities. You are ready to take action.
I really appreciate clients who are willing to look at themselves and are brave enough to ask for help. Asking for help shows a desire to understand themselves on a deeper more spiritual level. I work with people going through transitions in life ages 4-94. It doesn't matter the age, it is the heart behind the age that counts. I work with individuals, family, couples, and those working on addictions issues that are facing crossroads in their life. Therapy gives hope and renewed vision and allows support to those facing the fear of change.
At times of grief, anxiety, turbulence, violence, or trauma, we often struggle to reconnect to our best selves and to act from a place of strength and clarity again. I provide compassionate accompaniment to help children, adolescents, and adults restore balance, joy, stability, peace, and self-knowledge.
I view the world as one, big system, consisting of many smaller, intertwining systems. Malfunctioning systems cause problems. Because you are part of those systems, what you do can actually change everything. No matter your views, identity, or culture, I'm here to work with you, family, friends, partners, kin, covens, groups, organizations, societies... to address your needs and resolve your problems.
The goal of therapy is to help people rediscover their strengths and talents, often blocked or underdeveloped, so they can be happier and more fulfilled. Since 1987, my counseling practice has specialized in enhancing creativity and helping people overcome addictions. I work with professional artists seeking support on their path and with all people who have a desire to explore personal creativity in their lives. Through compassionate listening and a focus on connecting mind and body, I encourage people to develop a greater awareness of the present moment, their body's signals, thoughts, feelings and the needs that arise.
I am most effective with people who want to do deep exploration and to grow spiritually and emotionally. We start with body awareness, developing skills to tolerate strong emotions and cultivate deeper connection with the resources that are inherent to us all. Using the Internal Family Systems model as the foundation, we will get to know parts of you who are burdened with painful emotions and beliefs and restore them to their natural state. We will increase your ability to live life from a calm, clear state.
My role as a psychotherapist is to help you develop a stronger sense of self-presence and self worth, to help you understand and validate feelings, to provide support for anxiety, depression and grief, and to help you develop the ability to find comfort and wisdom within yourself. Psychotherapy as I practice it is a collaborative exploration between you and me in an atmosphere of empathy and without judgment. Sessions take place in a confidential setting and follow the lead of your needs, thus validating your integrity, uniqueness and depth.
I do reality based, solution focused therapy influenced by existentialism and mindfulness based practices. I believe therapy and change is ultimately about questioning, constructing and understanding meaning in one's experience and exploring that in a phenomenological context. I operate from an assumption of assets versus an assumption of deficits as a counselor. I specialize in anxiety and depression, identity issues, life transitions, couples and relationships.
I have expertise in working with affective disorders, stress management, family and marital issues. I am happy to work with individuals who would like to discuss existential or religious issues, and I work with people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds. I integrate psychodynamic psychotherapy with existential and cognitive/behavioral methods.
*Not currently accepting new clients* The most important element in therapy is creating a safe and empowering relationship. There are many barriers to seeking support and I believe it is my job to break those down. I encourage prospective clients to ask questions and develop trust in whatever way feels right to them. My education in social work has taught me to look at each individual as part of a larger picture, and to work with each individual from a place of empowerment and strength.
I understand that making the decision to seek therapy is a personal and soul-searching process. At times it can be difficult to admit that we need help and when we reach out we need a compassionate and understanding psychotherapist to listen, support, and encourage us on our journey back to wellness. It has been my privilege to be invited into the lives of some of the finest people I have ever known, my clients. Helping you find your way through difficult times and confusing circumstances is my specialty and my calling.
You've taken a big step by looking for someone to talk with. Perhaps you're ready to change the cycle of difficult emotions and unhealthy patterns of behavior. I would like to help you challenge what keeps you stuck and support you in making positive changes towards your goal. Life stressors lead to patterns of negative thinking made worse by negative emotions that keep us from moving forward or living a more fulfilling life. Past traumas can alter your coping and block your happiness. Don't go it alone. I am ready to be at your side and do the hard work you know needs to be done.
Accepting new clients 7/18/2022. Offering a somatic approach that is trauma-informed, heart-centered and integrative. I work with children, teens, and adults undergoing life transitions, or who are recovering from challenging circumstances or trauma. I offer couples and family sessions in addition to individual sessions. I specialize in pregnancy/postpartum/parenting, TBI and head injury, and additionally support people undergoing grief and loss. "Shaina has helped me find my strength, confidence and embrace the challenge of motherhood as a deep practice. Seeing Shaina has been the best gift I could give to myself and my family."
Holistic, mindfulness-based, and spiritually oriented psychotherapy for mind-body-spirit integration. Would you like to have increased well-being and emotional healing? Are you struggling with difficult emotions or are you in a transitional phase/crossroads in your life? I specialize in the areas of depression, spiritual emergence, psycho-spiritual integration, anxiety, women's issues, grief, and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively with you to help you reach your goals and facilitate healing in your life.
Is your substance use getting out of control and creating serious problems? Have memories of your past life experiences been interfering with your present life? Do anger, loneliness, depression, or anxiety prevent you from living your life fully? Or have you just lost your way and wonder what your purpose is? My approach to counseling highly individualized and non-judgmental. I am skilled in assisting people with whatever challenges to gain clarity, decrease suffering, and regain a life more in line with their personal values.
Therapeutic Cathartic Breathwork assists in the healing of the self (body/mind/ heart and awareness), while releasing repetition compulsions from the past in order to live a life based on inner authority and sovereignty. Often clients are attracted to the cathartic breath as other modalities have not resulted in completion. The Therapeutic Cathartic Breath is not a mental tool, though it releases non supportive belief systems. It is an invitation to open to expanded states of consciousness, connecting us to our larger self before there was any trauma or dis-ease. We surrender to our "true source" however we define it.
Mindful, gentle, supportive, intuitive. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, and frustration or find yourself turning to unhealthy behaviors for relief and escape from uncomfortable feelings. You may also be struggling to be free of the devestating effects of past trauma. Or you may have a knowing that there is a freer, stronger, and more joyful you that has just seemed to remain out of reach, despite your good efforts. Through mindfulness attention and somaticwareness, that which was previously "in the way" becomes our doorway to healing, clarity, peace, joy, and the ability to realize our personal and life goals.
My hope is that you have questions, a yearning for what's next and in need of new insight. You are curious about how to integrate your mind and body on this journey. Together we can explore transitions with curiosity to see what needs to fall away to allow something new to emerge. What season you are in is exactly right. Life is a series of choices. As we move through these seasons, how do we do this with authenticity and compassion for ourselves? Our work will focus on the connection between our mental, emotional and physical wellness.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Randolph 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 Randolph 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 Randolph 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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