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Psychologist in Wayland, MA

Dena Ray, PhD

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Clinical Psychologist: Empowering Clients for Life
I’ve been a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts since 1988, working with individuals, couples, families, groups, and veterans. My clients say my commitment, engagement and honesty helps them open up and be real with me.

I've published articles about stress, pain, geriatric psychology, and attitude change.

Our relationship can begin with an initial free phone consultation. Sessions are 45 minutes. During our initial meeting, we set goals, determine approximately how many sessions might be needed, and decide what type of therapy would be most effective.

My hobbies include yoga, biking, and creating stone and rock sculptures.
Bio
Change can be hard...but not impossible; people can alter their lives. I want my clients to achieve their goals and navigate their way to fulfilling lives. Since 1988 I have had the privilege of helping clients of all ages and stages.

The opportunity to voice feelings and receive support in a confidential, non-judgmental setting is essential. My clients say my commitment, engagement and honesty helps them open up and be real with me. Through our work together, my clients become more self-aware of their emotional triggers, learn how their past affects their present and how to create positive changes in their lives.

For over 25 years I have pursued advanced training in state of the art techniques, including: Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, and Hypnotherapy. I work with clients of all ages.

I also help couples. Relationships with those we love are some of the most significant factors in our happiness and mental well-being. Disharmony in relationships – partners, family or friends – causes frustration and sadness, but psychotherapy can help. I meet with couples, siblings, parents and children - often together - but there are times when other people in our relationships are unavailable or unwilling to seek therapy. Nevertheless, therapy can still help individuals resolve relationship problems even if those others aren't present.

Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a relationship needs to end. In that case, I help individuals and families navigate the challenges of break-ups and divorce.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression  Men's Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Divorce  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adolescents  Educational Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adoption  Family Conflict  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Relationship Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Life Transitions  Trauma and PTSD
 Children's Counseling  Loneliness  Women's Issues
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Education/Training
BA Psychology, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
PhD and MA, Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Clinical Internship, Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA
Clinical Fellowship, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry / Assistant Attending Psychologist, Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, MA.
Memberships
American Psychological Association
Massachusetts Psychological Association
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
New England Society of Social and Clinical Hypnosis
Association of Hypnobirthing®
Hours:7:00 am - 5:00 pm
License:Massachusetts #4894