Hi! I'm Maggie. I'm a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Colorado, and I see clients in both states via telehealth.
Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts
In my experience (both professionally and personally), grief and loss goes hand-in-hand with much of what we experience as humans. We often think of grief and loss with death, though it accompanies more than that: from the loss of an experience we hoped for (e.g., due to anxiety holding us back), to the loss of or shift in our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world (e.g., following a trauma), to missing someone who is far away (e.g., due to a life transition), and much more.
Having a strong sense of self-esteem and self-confidence can be tricky for so many of us. We often receive shaming messages from various sources that can lead us to a place of feeling bad about ourselves or "not ___ enough" (e.g., smart, good, attractive, and so on). I have tools to help my clients build self-compassion and self-trust, in addition to learning how to recognize their strengths (instead of belittling them) and seeing themselves as more than their mistakes.
Anxiety can look different for each person, from intrusive thoughts, to frequent worrying, to imagining the worst-case scenario, to avoidance and procrastination, to feeling short of breath, with sweaty palms and a racing heart (and even more possible symptoms than I have the space to name here). I have gained many tools in my years of experience in working with anxiety to support you, and the skills to adapt these tools to your particular experience of anxiety.
I integrate several therapeutic orientations, all of which I have received training in throughout my years of experience. I adapt my approach to fit your needs. I am grounded in person-centered therapy, and integrate psychodynamic therapy, multicultural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, self-compassion approaches, and behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT, DBT, ACT). I also integrate a focus on the mind-body connection. I am happy to talk more about how this looks in a consultation call.
I am grounded in person-centered therapy, and it has served as a solid base that I build upon with other approaches and techniques. I view my clients as the "experts" on their lives, and me as a collaborator and partner in their healing and growth. An integral part of my role is to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental relationship with my clients, where they can feel free to explore and challenge themselves.