You rely on the expertise of experienced professionals for the care of your physical health, financial or legal concerns, home, or car. Honor your psychological well-being with the same respect.
I have considerable experience providing individual and group therapy and career counseling to adults and adolescents. I am available to present dynamic workshops on a variety of topics. I also can serve as a consultant or presenter to organizations and businesses on the issues of harassment, discrimination, and stress management.
Things aren't getting any better & you feel stuck.
What you are going through is affecting your sleep, eating, relationships, or job performance.
You're overwhelmed and stressed by a life crisis that you don't know how to handle.
You experience physical symptoms with no identifiable medical cause.
MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:
relationship and intimacy problems
depression & mood problems
anxiety, panic, & social phobia
young adult developmental issues
challenging life transitions
trauma & abuse
recovery from physical ailments
assertiveness training, self esteem
diversity/sexual identity concerns
sexual harassment & discrimination
fine & performing arts career development
You are struggling to adjust to a crisis or a major life transition (job/career status, relationship status, geographic relocation). You want to discuss what you need to do to navigate in new waters and make it through the present crisis/transition successfully.
You want to learn how to be more assertive, a better self-advocate, and more effective at getting what you need in your life, personally and professionally.
You have been feeling more moody, tired, or irritable than usual; you are less interested in your regular life activities. People who care about you have expressed concerns about your well-being.
You feel a lot of anxiety, worry, or panic. You find yourself avoiding situations or specific things because of your fears.
You want to make well-informed career decisions to find a job that is rewarding and makes you feel good about yourself.
You perceive that you have experienced harassment or discrimination. You need a confidential place to discuss its effect and the actions you want to take to address it.
You want to overcome creative blocks, rekindle your spark, & increase your productivity and sense of fulfillment.IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES, NOW IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO SEEK HELP.
Work with you to identify your problems, view your past as a means to an end (not the end in itself), and focus on getting constructive results as quickly as possible.
Provide psychotherapy, hypnosis, & career counseling in a confidential setting that is comfortable, peaceful, and welcoming.
Provide professional services with a sensible, friendly, down-to-earth approach.
Offer daytime and evening office hours to fit your schedule & flexible session length with respect to your needs for a pro-rated fee.
Be available for sessions once a week, twice a week, or intermittently if you want to check in for a "tune up" on an as-needed basis.
Guide you through your first experience in seeking psychological services suited to your needs and concerns.
Work closely with your primary care physician (PCP) and other caregivers to coordinate care. Provide referrals to additional services as needed, and guidance in connecting with services that best fit your needs.
Over 20 years of experience working as a clinician and consultant in educational, community, business, and hospital settings
Harvard Medical School, Behavioral Medicine Program, postdoctoral fellow
The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M., Counseling Processes
Recipient of two national awards from the American Psychological Association division of Counseling Psychology
Member of professional associations including the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association & the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
As a counseling psychologist, I have been trained specifically to help people address career concerns and developmental issues occurring across the lifespan. Counseling psychology is a psychological specialty that is uniquely oriented toward people who are doing reasonably well in their lives but are experiencing some form of distress. They generally do not have serious or persistent mental illness. Counseling psychology focuses on prevention, development, and adjustment. Treatment may be brief or longer-term and it is often problem-specific, solution-oriented, and goal-directed.
My aim is to work together with you to identify your challenges, build upon your strengths, and focus on getting constructive results as quickly as possible. I will maintain a professional relationship with you that is compassionate, ethical, and welcomes bringing a sense of humor and creativity to the process.
In a national study of Americans using therapy, 50% made notable improvement after 8 sessions and 75% made notable improvement after 6 months.
During their lifetime, 1 in 5 Americans will have psychological problems that require treatment.
--American Psychological Association
© 2017 Naomi M. Dogan