Dena Ray, Ph.D.
65 Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
Change can be hard...but not impossible; people can alter their lives. I want my clients to achieve their goals and navigate their way to fulfilling lives. Since 1988 I have had the privilege of helping clients of all ages and stages and have pursued advanced training in state of the art techniques. The opportunity to voice feelings and receive support in a confidential, non-judgmental setting is essential. My clients say my commitment, engagement and honesty helps them open up and be real with me. Through our work together, my clients become more self-aware of their emotional triggers, learn how their past affects their present and how to create positive changes in their lives.
Jacky van Leeuwen, M.Ed., LMHC
Phone Counselor with Email and IM options
Jacky@JackyTherapy.com, Boston Area, Massachusetts 02472
Seeking counseling for depression can be life-changing at a time when you may feel lower than you ever have. This takes tremendous courage. Depression can be healed. Often depression begins with experiencing tough life circumstances. Sometimes, it runs in families. We will assess your problems and the current supports you have or want to develop. We will explore how you can be true to yourself and appreciate yourself – your strengths and your mistakes. I will help you take concrete steps to change your negative thinking and habits and feel optimism.
Abigail Blackburn, Psy.D.
233 Needham Street Third Floor, Newton, Massachusetts 02464
Feeling hopeless, worthless, joyless, without choices or chances is a desperate way to be. Maybe you feel this way every winter. Maybe a certain situation has you overwhelmed. Could be midlife hormones, or maybe you can't point to any clear cause at all. Depression has ahold of you. My approach is to find and treat the cause, and help you confront the traumas, people, suppressed angers and prolonged disappointments that contribute to this suffering. You'll learn effective mood management tools, and I'll help you accelerate the ability to recognize what routinely triggers depression in you. Therapy will help you create a well of resilience. Let's start today.
Elizabeth Spencer, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
2 Summer St., Suite 27, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Depression is a complex syndrome that means different things for different people. Self blame and judgment can be part of the picture. Depression can be a crisis and also an opportunity to address current circumstances that are troublesome and patterns that do not contribute to healthy living. Often depression is about a need to let go of past hurts, address beliefs that are not "the truth," and learn new coping skills. Therapy offers a safe place to focus on this.