Psychologist
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Dena Ray, PhD
Clinical Psychologist: Empowering Clients for Life
65 Rice Rd.   
WaylandMA 01778
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Practice Information:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Hypnotherapy
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Education:
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.
Hours:
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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