Counselor / Therapist
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Fred Gerhard, PsyD
Counselor: Acton, MA Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counselor: Ashburnham, MA Counseling and Psychotherapy
585A Massachusetts Avenue   
ActonMA 01720
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Practice Information:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Clinical Psychologist
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
 Licensed Psychologist
 Psychotherapy (MA)
Education:
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.
Payments Accepted:
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, PayPal, Insurance
Hours:
7am to 8 pm
Cost/Session:
Average cost $125. Sliding scale available.
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