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Counselor / Therapist in Acton, MA

Fred Gerhard, PsyD

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Counselor: Acton, MA Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counselor: Ashburnham, MA Counseling and Psychotherapy
Welcome to Inspirations, founded in 2005 as a source for positive psychotherapy and counseling. Located in Acton, MA and Ashburnham, MA, Inspirations counseling is individualized, empathic, and professional. The approach I use is to help people identify and use their personal values and strengths to overcome difficulties and create a truly joyful life.
Bio
Hi. I am Dr. Fred Gerhard, a licensed clinical psychologist. My background is in positive psychology, I am always interested in what is best about the people I work with. I am the Director at Inspirations. My training was in person-centered therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My research has been in the area of optimism and burnout.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Men's Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Grief and Loss  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Group Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Learning Disabilities  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life and Wellness Coaching  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Depression
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Psychologist
 Psychotherapy (MA)
Education/Training
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford in the Graduate Institute for Professional Psychology there in 2000. Prior to that I obtained a master of arts in clinical psychology from American International College in Springfield, MA. My bachelor of science and a minor in philosophy come from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. I did my pre-doctoral practicum trainings at American International College Counseling Center, Center for Human Development's Community Support Program in Holyoke, MA, the Waterford Country School in Quaker Hill, CT, and the Connecticut Valley Hospital, in Middletown, CT. My pre-doctoral internship was at the Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, NH, and my post-doctoral internship was at Community Healthlink in Worcester, MA.
Memberships
I am a member of the American Psychological Association.
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, PayPal, Insurance
Hours:7am to 8 pm
Cost/Session:Average cost $125. Sliding scale available.
License:8283
Location
585A Massachusetts Avenue
ActonMA 01720
Additional Location
56 Main Street
2nd Floor
Ashburnham,  MA 01430
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