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Pamela Criswell, LMHC

Practice Director

Old habits and fixed thoughts may be preventing you from making decisions or choosing a life-path. Together, we will work to build your confidence, decision making skills, and develop strategies for you to achieve success!

 

With over 20 years of experience, I graduated from Lesley University with a Master in Expressive Therapy with an Art Therapy Specialization. I received post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma studies. I am a Registered Art Therapist and Certified Eat, Breathe Thrive(TM) Instructor.

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

  • Eating Disorders

  • Gestalt

  • Mindfulness

  • Relationships

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapies

  • Dance Movement Therapies

  • Family Systems

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Guided Visualization

  • DBT

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

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JoAnn Orluk, LABA

Teletherapy Only

My approach is one that makes each individual client feel totally supported. I understand the challenge of living with mental health challenges and how it can be confusing; as well as, difficult. As simple as it sounds, my mission is to provide non-judgmental treatment with an understanding ear. I advocate for my client in a compassionate, personal, supportive and consistent manner.

 

As a licensed behavior analyst, I meld behavior change with talk therapy. My client will learn to identify, change, maintain and generalize their behavior by discussing real-life and hypothetical events while learning how to implement interventions that will help them increase positive behaviors or decrease unwanted behaviors. Self-regulation and understanding yourself while working towards self-management and sustainability is the ultimate goal in therapy.

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Transitional Issues

  • Relationships

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Family Systems
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

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Brian Gwozdz, LADC I

Teletherapy Only

There are times in life when we all need a little help, yet reaching
out for that help can be difficult. And while it can feel intimidating
or overwhelming, making a decision to start therapy is not only a
courageous one, but an empowering that can be truly life-changing.

I have been an independently licensed clinician since 2004 and have
had the privilege of working in a variety of settings. My approach has
always been to form a collaborative partnership with my client while
creating a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental, and productive
environment in which we work closely together to address any concerns
you might have.

As someone who has practiced mindfulness and meditation for many
years, I appreciate the interconnectedness between mind and body and
embrace a holistic approach to therapy and to well-being. I strive to
help my client find a sustainable sense of inner peace, joy, and
self-confidence while effectively navigating life's many challenges. I
look forward to having the privilege of working with you.

Adults
Individuals
Adolescents
LGBTQ

Addictive Behaviors
Anxiety
Depression
Loneliness
Anger
Stress
Spirituality
Men's Issues
Relationships
Divorce and Break-Ups
Life Transitions

Humanistic
Person-Centered
Mindfulness
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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Sharnelle Branyon, LADC I

Teletherapy Only

Are you stressed out, overwhelmed and unsure of what to do with yourself, life, relationships and family? Do you want to understand who you are and what your purpose is in life? Let me provide you with the support, resources, and tools on your road to recovery. My work with you is to focus on sorting it all out in a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic environment. It is my practice to work with individuals presenting with addictive behaviors and disorders to achieve their desired goals. I can assure you that you will be supported as we uncover the case and discover the solution.

 

I am a culturally responsive, trauma -informed counselor that utilizes individualized, person-centered, evidence and strength-based approach. I am confident that provide you with knowledge, support, and assistance as you navigate through your personal journey.

 

I earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction from Kaplan University. I am also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC 1), as well as nationally and internationally certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

 

  • Adult

  • Individual

  • LGBTQ+

 

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Coping Skills

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused

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Faith Savoy, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

Taking the step to start therapy is both a brave and exciting one! Whether you want to process difficult experiences, or simply add tools to your toolbox, together we can work toward creating the life you want and deserve. 

 

I respect that each client is unique and I use an integrative, holistic approach combining several therapy styles specifically tailored to your presented needs. In our sessions, we will generally address negative thinking and behavioral patterns, as well as applying practical skills to improve your well-being. Change happens when you feel safe and supported. I provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic atmosphere that allows you to express yourself. You are the expert of your life with the answers already inside of you, my job is to help bring them out.

 

Do you find yourself experiencing the same harmful patterns? Are expectations weighing you down? Is there a feeling of emptiness in your life? Let’s talk about it. I can’t wait to meet you!

 

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

  • Humanistic

  • Positive Psychology 

  • Expressive Arts

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

  • Strengths-Based

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Codependency 

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Spirituality 

  • Stress Management

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Cinda Crull, LMFT

Teletherapy Only

Undergoing a life transition can be challenging, be it joyous or painful, and can thrust us into unfamiliar and confusing territory. Since the situation is novel to us, the uncertainty about how to proceed through this unknown terrain can create added stress, even if we have a goal in mind. 

I can help make it easier and even exciting, by bringing forth your own deeper insights, suggesting strategies to thrive, and offering tools which you can utilize for future life changes.  

Transitions are also perfect openings to ignite personal evolution and fulfillment. Begin your successful passage to wholeness now through the power of awareness combined with common sense applications.

 

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness Approaches

Somatic Trauma Interventions

 

Grief and Loss

Family Roles

Addictive Behaviors

Spiritual Exploration

Stress Management

Co-Dependence

Life Enhancement

Life Transitions

Depression

Trauma

Self-Empowerment

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Heidi Hulbig, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

“What is for you will not pass you” - I believe in empowering clients to view themselves as the experts of their lives. With this in mind, I create a safe space together with clients, to support them through learning that experiencing a range of emotions is the epitome of the human experience. My therapeutic practices are deeply rooted in two philosophies: First, our emotional well being is a direct reflection of our self care and lifestyle choices. Second, all clients innately posses the natural strengths and resources needed to engage in healthful change to lead truly authentic lives. I draw on the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sensory Enhanced Yoga Therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing to teach clients how to be present with their emotions. My primary goal as a therapist is to restore the lens of hope, optimism, and excitement in the clients I am privileged to connect with.

 

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and have since worked in several clinical settings. Since deciding to pursue private practice, I have specialized in working with young adult and adult women and have also earned my certification in Sensory Enhanced Yoga Therapy.

 

  • Adults

  • Individuals

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mind-body connection

  • Self esteem

  • Relationships

  • Life transitions

  • Stress

  • Women’s issues

 

  • Person-centered

  • Strengths-based

  • Trauma-informed

  • Humanistic

  • Positive Psychology

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Gail Kundrot, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive space for clients to contemplate, explore and express their thoughts and feelings about their experiences in life. I believe that having the opportunity to review, and understand our life’s journey, which may include the past as well as the present and can help with the preparation for opportunities that may present themselves in the future. Utilizing a strength-based approach and understanding and discussing the resiliency that exists within each person, the therapeutic session/ approach can help individuals address the issues, barriers, and needs that are brought forward for discussion.

I earned my master’s degree in Social Work at Rhode Island College and have years of clinical experience working with a diverse range of clients. I specialize in working with adults, from young adults to older adults. I have experience working with physical health issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach.

 

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Person Centered

 

Grief and Loss

Anxiety

Relationship

Stress Management

Co-Dependence

Life Enhancement

Life Transitions

Depression

Trauma

Self-Empowerment

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Adam Ayala, PhDc

Teletherapy and In-Person 

We all deserve to have satisfying relationships with ourselves and others. Sometimes however, things get in the way. We may be unaware of the motivations behind our actions. I specialize in facilitating a safe environment in which these motivations and emotions can be expressed, understood, and worked through. This gained self awareness can lead to improved relationships to oneself and others, while working to achieve one's full potential in life.

Whether you want to improve your relationships with others, cope with difficult feelings in a more constructive way, or simply learn about what makes you YOU, I will work hard with you to help achieve your goals.

I also specialize in Couples Therapy to help facilitate better communication in relationships to yield long term results. The goal is to understand your partner and be understood to have a more enriching relationship.

Adults

Individuals

Couples

Groups

LBGTQ

 

Psychoanalytical Therapy

Psychodynamic

 

Sexual Abuse

Sex Addiction

Racial Identity

Relationship Issues

Polyamory

Open Relationships

Divorce and Break-Ups

Domestic Abuse

Infidelity

Martial and Premarital

Men’s Issues

Grief

Codependency

Depression

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Brian Orr, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person 

My goal as a therapist is to create a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you are able to express yourself and further develop self-compassion. This will lead you to feel more present at work, with family and friends, and things you feel passionate about in life.

My approach to therapy is that when we are able to feel more at peace with ourselves, we find greater joy in life. The journey to feeling peaceful and satisfied is not always smooth; it can feel so personal that we may avoid talking about the “bumps” with our loved ones. Speaking with someone who is objective and private can be so useful. It can allow you to view this “bumps” in a in a curious way.

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I have collaborated with clients who have dealt with work stressors, every day stressors, and/or burnout and wanted to find more satisfaction in life. I have also worked with people who wanted to make changes but did not know where to begin.

I am also skilled in working with people who have struggled with substances in the past and are looking to continue in recovery, as well as with family and friends of those using substances.

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

Person Centered

IFS

Depression

Anxiety

Relationships

Stress

Grief

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Aria Michaels Paradise, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

My philosophy towards therapy has been first and foremost to honor the trust that you've placed in my position as guide and witness. Every client, every session, is unique, and I celebrate this in my regard for your innate wisdom and personal sovereignty.

 

My practice is borne from an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to wellness and healing, and balances both Western scientific and Eastern holistic perspectives. I approach each session from a humanistic, person centered and informed approach. As a guide, I help you evolve toward a more empowering path to your life, while also focusing on short and long term goals.

 

I have been working in the human services field since 2001, earned my MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College in 2004, and have been independently licensed since 2007. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have additional training in eating disorders, and meditation, yoga, and stress reduction techniques.

 

I honor and value my relationships with each of you, your perspectives and life experiences. I very much look forward to working with you!

 

Individual

Adult

LGBTQ

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Person Centered

Humanist

Solution Focused

Mindfulness

Psychodynamic 

Trauma Focused Therapy

 

Eating Disorders

Body Image

Trauma / PTSD

Adjustment Disorder 

Depression/ Mood Disorders 

Anger Management 

Anxiety

Chronic Illness/Chronic Pain

Abuse

Stress and Anxiety

Grief/Loss

Self esteem/ Self Image

Life Transitions 

Relationships

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Renee MacLean, MSW, LADC I

Teletherapy Only

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending". - C.S. Lewis. 

 

As a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor I (LADC I) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, I have 15 years experience helping people get recovery from substance addiction.  I also treat a variety of mental health issues including anxiety and depression in people with or without substance addiction.  I offer individual and family therapy utilizing Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior and Person-Centered Therapy helping patients gain deeper insight, achieve their desired recovery, reach personal goals and improve their overall emotional health.

 

Individual

Adult

LGBTQ

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Person Centered

Harm Reduction

Dialectical Behavior

 

Addiction

Anger Management

Body Image

Career Counseling

Coping Skills

Gambling

Internet and Video Game Addictions

OCD

Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post Partum

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Sexual Abuse

Stress

Trauma / PTSD

Suicidal Ideation

Impulse Control

Thinking Disorder

Depression and Anxiety

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Sarah Luther, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light” - Brene Brown. 

 

Many of us experience moments that challenge our thoughts, emotions and spirit. I believe that despite these challenges, the human spirit is resilient and adaptive. I aim to hold a liberated space with you to explore these moments, to nurture vulnerable parts and to foster healing and balance. In this therapeutic space, we will work towards your goals in partnership together. I will draw upon clinical techniques stemming from mindfulness, mind-body connection, trauma-informed practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

After earning a Master of Social Work and Certificate in Urban Leadership from Simmons College, I have worked with adults in outpatient and medical settings. My clinical background primarily includes providing counseling to adults and families who have been impacted by community, interpersonal and sexual violence as well as complex grief and loss. In addition to serving adults suffering from anxiety, depression and complex medical illnesses. My most recent work has been specializing in perinatal mental health, pregnancy loss and concerns surrounding women's reproductive health.

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Individuals

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Violence and other Trauma

  • Reproductive Health

  • Women's Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life transitions

  • CBT

  • Mindfulness

  • Humanist

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Emily Russo, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis.

 

Therapy provides an opportunity to focus on oneself to work through difficult, sometimes uncomfortable, periods in life. Therapy also encourages self-reflection as a means of improving various aspects of life, such as self-confidence and personal relationships. I utilize a motivational, individual-centered therapeutic approach to help my clients discover their own resiliency and internal strength. By working collaboratively with clients in a safe, supportive, open environment, we are able to achieve positive change and strengthen coping skills. Through my experience as a clinician, I have also come to believe in the interdependent connection between physical and mental health, and I strive to help clients understand the importance of this correlation to promote an all-around healthier way of life.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and have several years of clinical experience working with a diverse range of clients. I specialize in working with individuals – from young adults to the elderly – experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment issues, and chronic health issues.

  • Individuals

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

 

  • Relationships

  • Trauma/ PTSD

  • Academic and Work Stress

  • Adjustment and Attachment Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic Illness/Health Issues

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviews

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Strength Based

  • Existential

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Barbara Hershey, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

At some point, we all experience difficulties and unpleasant emotions in life.

 

I help clients to learn how to cope with family changes, life transitions, loss, school and work stressors and help develop meaningful relationships through exploring relationship patterns. To meet the individual needs of each client, I empower them to gain self-awareness of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. 

 

Together, we identify their personal strengths, practice mindfulness, and develop coping strategies that can be utilized daily.

I graduated from Yeshiva University with my masters in Social Work. As a licensed clinician in NYC for 20 years, I worked in various settings with teens and adults in both the psychiatric inpatient, outpatient clinical and school-based programs.

 

My main modality is cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive counseling. My style is insight-oriented and collaborative. I help you gain insight into your life and choices in order to make positive changes to live your life to its fullest.

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • School/Work Issues

  • Life transitions

  • Person Centered

  • Humanistic

  • Psychodynamic

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Pamela Boone, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

Has your life situation changed and you are finding it hard to adjust? Are you feeling lonely, sad, overwhelmed, unable to find enjoyment, having difficulty making friends or just unable to follow through on personal goals?

 

I am a caring, empathetic and committed mental health professional passionate about helping all people. I have extensive experience providing services to clients from diverse backgrounds in community, residential, clinical and forensic settings - serving in administrative and supervisory roles. My approach is to “meet clients where they are” with a goal of empowering them to have the confidence and courage to believe in themselves - realizing that they deserve happiness and a chance live their best life. Everyone is different so I utilize strategies that are a good-fit for each individual client. I am knowledgeable in evidenced-based practices as I seek to achieve positive outcomes in treatment.

 

I received my Master’s from the American International College and a Certificate of Advanced

Graduate Study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. I have been a LMHC since 2008.

 

 

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

Sexual Identity

Trauma

Domestic Violence

Self-Esteem and Self-Image

Women's Issues

Anger

Adjustment Disorders

Anxiety

Depression

 

Humanistic

Psychodynamic

Person-Centered

CBT

DBT

Motivational Interviewing

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Kate Schiffman, LMHC

Teletherapy and In-Person

It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. Together, we will focus on what is right with you and not on what is wrong with you in order to help you benefit from hardships, identify solutions, increase your happiness and find a better sense of well-being and purpose.

 

Through a gentle, direct, collaborative approach, heavily influenced by Person-Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral framework and humor, we will work together to help you gain insight, become less entangled in your negative thought patterns and behaviors, realize and reach your full potential and work toward living your most fulfilling life possible.

 

I earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and a Certificate in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. Additionally, I have specialized training from McLean Hospital at the OCD Institute (OCDI) in using CBT (Exposure Therapy) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

 

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

OCD

Mood Disorders

Depression

Anxiety (Social Anxiety)

Self-Esteem

Stress Management

Work/School

Crisis Intervention

Relationships and Dating

Women’s Issues

 

CBT (Exposure Therapy)

DBT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused (Brief) Therapy

Strengths-Based Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Expressive Therapy (Visual Art and Music Therapy)

Coping Skills

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Ana Dos Santos, LMHC

Teletherapy and In-Person

Life can throw of off balance sometimes, and we need a little help restore our equilibrium. By combining extensive clinical experience and creative techniques, I offer individualized psychotherapy and art therapy to address personal life challenges.

 

I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University and have over 15 years of clinical experience, working with teens and adults in outpatient and residential settings.

 

My therapeutic style is approachable, creative, person-centered and collaborative. I offer a comfortable, supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment to help you feel at ease.

 

Together, we will work to utilize your strengths and build strategies to help you overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals.

Adults

Teens

Individuals

LGBTQ

Art Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Culturally Sensitive

Dialectical (DBT)

Expressive Arts

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered

Positive Psychology


Relationships

Cultural Adjustment

Life Transitions

Women's Issues

Anxiety

Depression

Academic and Work Stress

Grief

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Dan Halloran, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

With the ever-expanding responsibilities of living and working, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of going through the motions and merely surviving, rather than thriving.

 

We will collaborate to identify and express your individual needs, and work together to leverage your unique strengths and perspectives into development and fulfillment. 

I graduated from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2015 and have been providing outpatient counseling and therapy since that time. I have experience with both young and older adults, older teens, and couples.

 

I mainly use CBT and my approach is also informed by family systems, psychodynamic theory, and elements of narrative therapy.

 

I will provide you with a judgment-free and supportive environment to develop your strengths on the path to personal growth. 

 

  • Adults

  • Teens

  • Autism Spectrum

  • LGBTQ

 

  • CBT

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Person-centered

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anger and Stress Management

  • Frustration Tolerance

  • Compulsive Behavior

  • Relationships

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Loss

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Athena Weggler, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

Life can be filled of wonderful things and also many stressors. Sometimes it can be hard to take time for yourself when the demands of others are in the forefront of your life.

 

I hold a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a holistic specialization  from Lesley University, I understand the connection between the mind and body and how stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health.

 

Therapy is a time to focus on yourself and learn coping skills to manage the stress of daily life. I look forward to going on this journey of self exploration with you.

 

Adults 

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

Mindfulness 

Motivational interviewing 

CBT

DBT

Contemplative practices 

Person- centered

 

Chronic health conditions 

Coping skills 

Stress management 

Anxiety

Depression

Bipolar 

Relationships and dating 

Family conflict

College issues 

Life transitions 

Self-esteem

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Nicole Ferretti, LMHC

Teletherapy and In-Person

Life is forever changing; the only constant is change. Managing change can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to be the best you possible within that change. Sometimes, you need support around those challenges you are going through.

 

In our work together, we will explore these changes and everything that comes with them to make you more confident in your ever-evolving world. In safe, warm, and work a judgment free pace.

I earned my master in mental health counseling and art therapy in 2015 from Lesley University. Since graduation, I have worked in multiple different types of settings with very diverse populations. I believe that for therapy to help, the therapist and client must develop a trusting relationship. 

 

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Gender Identity and Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Self-esteem

 

  • Art Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Relational

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Marjorie Thomsen, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

Psychologist Carl Rogers said, “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”

 

My clinical approach is to provide a therapeutic connection that helps clients acknowledge, bear, and put into perspective all the struggles, messiness, small delights, bliss and everything in between that we experience as part of the human condition. Therapy is an opportunity to delve into that quarrel with the self. It also creates a time and place for healing and growth and the chance to discover where that can lead. I relish developing a collaborative, working relationship with people to help them move toward living life with deeper meaning and purpose.

 

I earned a master’s in Social Work from the Catholic University of America’s School of Social Service and have been licensed to practice since 1997. Through Mass Poetry and Lesley University, I am certified to teach poetry and have served as a school’s poet in residence. As a therapist and writer/teacher of poetry, I sometimes use this medium as another way to help clients understand themselves better or to live more confidently with uncertainty. If you need a haiku today, here is one from Billy Collins that I like in the way it captures a sense of loneliness:

 

Mid-winter evening,

alone at the sushi bar—

just me and this eel.

 

Adults

Elders

LGBTQ

Multicultural

Immigrants/Refugees

 

Aging

Anxiety

Coping Skills

Depression

Divorce

Family Conflict

Grief

Infertility

Life Transitions

Loss

Parenting

Peer and Intimate Relationships

Sex/Sexuality

Trauma and PTSD

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Constance Lum, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

My perspective on therapy is one that fosters individual’s strengths and resiliency, by honoring the individual’s background and experience within a holistic approach.  I support the whole person through relationships, career, spirituality, culture, health and wellness.  My therapeutic process addresses your specific personal life challenges by examining your circumstances and discovering your obstacles. Together, we will develop a course of action to meet your needs. My goal is to help you learn how to make choices that create an authentic and long-lasting change.

I have been in practice for over 15 years in various healthcare industries, urban public schools, and mental health agencies.  I hold degrees from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Master in Clinical Social Work from Boston University.  Additional training includes a certification in Integrative Health Coaching.

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Elderly

  • Individual

  • LGBTQ

  • Coaching

  • Life's Transitions

  • Personal Wellness: integration of food and nutrition for optimal health

  • Mindfulness

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Self-Care

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Adjustment and Attachment Issues

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • CBT

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Cassandra Xanthos, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

Together, we will work to identify your inner strengths and resources that will aid you in self-discovery and growth.

 

I utilize mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches to further a client's journey towards positive change. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and the belief that all healing takes place in the context of relationships.

 

I focus on creating a trusting client-therapist relationship by providing a safe, supportive and encouraging space to help facilitate self-discovery and enduring change.

 

I prefer a warm, supportive, and empathetic approach to guide our work in a collaborative environment.

 

Treatment is client centered and grounded in a strengths-based perspective with a deep appreciation for people's natural resilience.

  • Couples

  • Individuals

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Relational Framework

  • CBT

  • Stress Management

  • Self Development

  • Life Transition

  • Mindfulness

  • Confidence

  • Grief

  • Relationships

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • School Issues

  • Stress