Michaela Mendelsohn Ph.D., Psychologist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138

Michaela Mendelsohn

Ph.D.

Michaela Mendelsohn

Ph.D.

Professions: Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 8211
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Offices

1675 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
18 Grove Street
Suite #7
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

My Approach to Helping

Life is often unpredictable, involving experiences beyond our control that make it hard to move forward. Such events can challenge our abilities to cope, and our views of ourselves and the world. However, if we are able to process and deal with them, they may also present opportunities for growth, strengthening, and positive change. My experience working with people who have faced trauma and other life stressors has taught me both about the painful and distressing impact of these events, and about our remarkable capacity for recovery and resilience. As a psychologist with over twenty years of experience helping very diverse clients, I have learned that there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. Each person who comes to see me brings a unique combination of difficulties, strengths, life history and desired goals, and together we develop an individualized plan to address your needs.

More Info About My Practice

After receiving my initial clinical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, I obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. I completed my internship at the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Cambridge Hospital, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Victims of Violence Program of the Cambridge Health Alliance. I have published many research and clinical papers as well as a book on group therapy for trauma survivors, I have presented at national and international conferences, and I am an active member of several professional associations.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Trauma and loss
Adjustment difficulties
Anxiety
Depression and other mood disorders
Relationship problems
Parenting concerns
Women's health and emotional wellbeing

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Individuation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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