Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, & adults - Annette Berson-Smith, LICSW
 
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College. I have been practicing as a clinician for over fifteen years and have worked with clients of all ages ranging from school age, adolescents, and adults. I have extensive experience in agency work and outreach, including clients schools and home. I focus mostly on the individual and examine all aspects of your emotional, behavioral, and spiritual well being. I also integrate family and play therapy as needed.
 
Areas of Concentration:
PTSD/ trauma
Emotional, Physical, and Sexual abuse
Mood Disorders
Anxiety
Attachment issues/adoption
Grief and loss
Women Issues
Divorce
Child abuse
Phobias
Chronic pain/illness
Life transitions
Child Behavioral problems
Parenting Skills
Family conflicts
Relationship issues
Child/adolescent issues
Domestic violence
Domestic abuse
Self-esteem/self-confidence
 
My focus of treatment is a Cognitive Behavioral and psychodynamic approach in therapy sessions. I also like to integrate other techniques such as EMDR known as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Gentle Reprocessing. These therapies are connected to bilateral stimulation and help people get "unstuck" with negative belief  patterns and relieve distressing memories. It can also be described as guided imagery. These techniques can be used for any issue such as a trauma, anxiety, phobia, and even negative thoughts about self. 
My practice utilizes Mindfulness techniques to practice meditation and calm negative and unwanted thoughts and Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT, and tapping. EFT can be described as a mind- body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions, and physical reactions. These combined or on its own assist in freeing up the mind for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking. 
 

 
 
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