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Counselor / Therapist in Northampton, MA

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Mark Karpel, Ph.D.

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Specializing in Couples Therapy
I have specialized in working with couples for over thirty years.

During that time, I have treated hundreds of couples; written books, articles and chapters about couples therapy; given over ninety workshops and professional seminars at conferences, mental health agencies and academic settings, including Harvard Medical School and Smith College School for Social Work; offered case consultation on couples therapy to local agencies and to therapists individually and in small groups; and been interviewed for articles in Men’s Health, McCall’s and Marie Claire magazines, local newspapers and the Baltimore Sun.

I conduct sex therapy and individual psychotherapy with adults, including the use of EMDR. I offer consultation to therapists locally and by telephone.

I provide treatment with a recently-developed modification of EMDR for behavioral addictions, including: sexual addictions; gambling; compulsive shopping, eating and internet use, including internet pornography; playing computer games; and repetitive re-engagement in unsatisfying or harmful relationships. I do not offer treatment for alcohol or substance addictions at this time.
Bio
I received my undergraduate degree from Queens College of the City University of New York (1970), my Masters (1974) and Doctorate (1977) from the University of Massachusetts.

I worked for several years in the Department of Psychiatry at BayState Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, providing outpatient treatment to individuals, couples and families; working as part of the Crisis Team in the Psychiatric Emergency Service; and serving as Co-Director of the Family Therapy Training Program.

I am licensed as a psychologist by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (#2050).

I am the author of "Evaluating Couples: A Handbook for Practitioners," published by W.W. Norton in 1994 and described by the former Director of the Family Institute of Westchester as “the best and most complete guide to clinical work with couples that I have ever seen;” and the Editor of "Family Resources: The Hidden Partner in Family Therapy," published by Guilford Press, focusing on how to identify and promote strengths in couples and families in treatment. I have written professional articles and chapters on family secrets, repairing damaged trust, intimacy, and other topics related to couples and couples therapy.

I have been recognized as a Fellow and an Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, served on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and as an ad hoc reviewer for the journals Family Process and the Journal of Family Therapy.

I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, with over 15 years of professional experience providing EMDR.

Married for over 30 years, I am the father of two grown children.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist
Education/Training
Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts
Memberships
Member, American Psychological Association
Fellow and former Approved Suypervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDR International Association
Other Languages
French
Payments Accepted
cash, personal check, insurance
Hours:8AM - 8PM by appointment
License:Massachusetts #2050
Location
277 Main Street
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