Counselor / Therapist in Wayland, MA

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Dena Ray, Ph.D.

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Empowering Clients for Life!
“I feel very optimistic that people have the ability to make positive changes in their lives and can create lives that are rich with meaning. Within a therapeutic relationship of trust and connection, I help people understand how their perceptions can keep them feeling and remaining stuck . With support, understanding, and clarity, clients can begin feeling motivated and able to to master the different and difficult challenges life presents.

I employ a number of skills to help people achieve positive change in their lives. Through a relationship of trust and connection, together we figure out how perceptions can keep people stuck. By understanding and obtaining clarity, my clients master challenges in their relationships, alter habits, adjust to the transitions of life, cope with chronic illness, and more.
I have been in practice over 25 years in Massachusetts and have loved every minute of this experience.
In my psychotherapy practice, I currently see clients of all ages with a wide range of challenges. Through hypnotherapy, I help clients address such issues as clenching, bruxism and other dental issues, headaches, sleep problems, weight issues, pain management and many other difficulties. I also run groups for parents of children with special needs.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Eating Disorders  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Relationship Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Hypnotherapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Depression  Marriage Counseling
 Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS)  Clinical Psychologist
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
 Licensed Psychologist
I received my masters and doctoral degrees at Vanderbilt University and, after, interned at the Boston Veteran's Adminstration Outpatient Clinic. Following this, I served as a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital with faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. I have advanced training in hypnotherapy, geriatric psychology, marriage/couples therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
American Psychological Association
Massachusetts Psychological Association
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance
License:Massachusetts #4894