Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
We do not provide medication evaluation or management, but will work with you and your primary care provider to refer you appropriately.
Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict.
Often, more satisfying relationships are a key goal for therapy. In such cases, it may be valuable to work with a client and spouse/significant other, or a client and another family member(s) in sessions together, to best understand and improve the relationship dynamics. Clients who are working on couples’ issues sometimes choose to participate in individual therapy as well, in order to change patterns of behavior that are problematic for the relationship.
Your parent coach will help you understanding child developmental stages, developing empathy, using appropriate discipline, and improving communication and respect. The parent coach acts as a teacher and mentor, and provides support and feedback to you while actively working on goals identified by your family.
Coaching is a professional service not traditionally associated with mental health diagnoses. Available in person, online, or by telephone.
Clinical supervision is available for therapists working toward their LICSW. Massachusetts requires at least 100 hours of supervision to obtain licensure.
Training & Workshops
Clinical staff members provide many presentations to the public throughout the year on mental health issues. If your group would like information on a mental health presentation, please reach out via our contact page.
Available in person, online or by telephone.
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