Psychologist in Canton, MA

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Carol Garfinkle, Psy.D.

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Carol Garfinkle, Psy.D.
Individual and Couples Therapy
The amount of training I have is what differentiates me from other psychologists. I believe in meeting someone where they are at and do so by drawing from a wide range of types of interventions. I treat clients from young children and adolescents to adults and couples. Parenting, stress management, relationship issues, ADHD, anxiety and depression are my specialty areas.

Individual Therapy
Through developing a warm and trusting relationship, we will utilize your strengths to help you learn more effective ways to cope with life’s struggles, feel more in control of yourself and your life, and improve your connections with others to get your needs met. We will begin to understand and heal your pain in a way that is tolerable in order to change underlying patterns of behavior. You will learn concrete strategies to manage feelings so that you do not become overwhelmed. Often people come in due to an inner critic that is costing them their joy. If this describes a big part of your inner struggles, you will learn how to stop your internal judge and fear of judgment from others from running and ruining your life.

Frequent areas addressed in individual therapy:

Relationship Issues
Considering or Adjusting To Separation/ Divorce
Stress Reduction
Depression or Loss Issues
Self Esteem Issues
Anxiety and Sleep Problems
Anger Management Issues
Career issues and changes
LGBT issues

Finding the right couples therapist is key given you are ready to work on one of the most central relationships in your life. Some conversations are easier to have with help, especially if you want them to go differently or they are on sensitive topics. My focus is on creating a safe space so you can learn new strategies to work through problems together effectively, learn how to be less reactive, and gain perspective on your relationship. Whether you are choosing to find a way back to each other if there has been a rupture in the trust, save your marriage or find a way to separate amicably, handle a divorce, or just need help finding your way through a transition or parenting issues, I can help! If your relationship has become more of a business relationship than an intimate one, you will learn how to increase your passion for each other again. I have been extensively trained by John Gottman, as well as by Toni Herbine Blank, and work with both heterosexual and homosexual couples. I feel privileged to see the tremendous benefits couples enjoy when they are committed to making changes.

Frequent areas couples seek help for include:
Increased Connection
Appreciation and Support
Parenting Issues

Financial Stress
Anger Management
Sexual Intimacy
Assistance with Life Transitions (premarita
I have 25 years of experience in the field. I have been the outpatient clinical director of three mental health centers prior to moving into private practice. .
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Body Image Issues  Play Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Children's Counseling  Problem Gambling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS)
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)  Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
 Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Doctoral Degree from University of Denver; Harvard Internship; specialized training in EMDR and Internal Family Systems, Mind-Body work.
Payments Accepted
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275 Turnpike St
CantonMA 02021
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