Betsy Handley holds a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology (M.Ed.) and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families in community and clinic settings. Betsy is a member of the board of Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, where she serves as their Director of Professional Development.
217 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Support for Adults
Consultation, short term, and ongoing behavioral health services are available, depending upon the needs of the individual and/or family.
Treatment is aimed at identifying past experiences, as well as behavioral and thinking patterns which block the realization of personal goals and life satisfaction.
Through a collaborative treatment approach, issues such as:
- Life Transitions
- Relational Conflicts
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
will be addressed in a supportive, professional environment.
Children, Adolescents, and Families
Support is provided for families as they manage the challenges of
healthy child and adolescent development. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms of:
- Adjustment to Change
- Academic Stress
- Mood Instability
- Eating Disorders
- Impulse Control
- Family Conflicts
- Sleeping Issues
in order to improve functioning by building confidence within the
child/adolescent and improving relationships within the family.
What to Expect
Initial Contact: Initial phone intake provided free of charge.
First Session: A brief history will be taken in order to identify areas of concern and clarify goals. Frequency and scheduling of follow up sessions will be agreed upon.
- Behavior Modification
- Stress Reduction
- Insight Oriented
- Client Centered
- Expressive/Play Therapies
- Academic Strategies
- Single Session Consults
- Canine Assisted Psychotherapy (for more information, please go to www.pawsitiveprogress.org)
- Stress and Anxiety Reduction Training: www.bluebraintraining.com