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Martha M Vibbert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, General Practice
Address: 255 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Dr. Marian Rosoff Encarnacion PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 21 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Clinical Interests: anxiety, long-term therapy, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Mark J. Gorman PHD
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
Address: 51 Performance Drive, Weymouth, MA 02189
Clinical Interests: stress management, insomnia, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Joseph Doherty
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 140 Wood Road, Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-534-8808
Clinical Interests: anxiety, bipolar disorder, group therapy services ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Kimberley Ling PH.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 59 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-472-3125
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, infertility, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Dr. John David Eckelman PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 15 Cedarcliff Road, Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-749-4600
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Dr. David Payne Bullis PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 639 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Dr. Melissa Beth Freizinger PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 541 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190
Phone: 781-216-3800
Clinical Interests: eating disorders
Dr. Jeanne M. Fama PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 15 Longfellow Street, Boston, MA 02122
Clinical Interests: exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Ebi Okara ED.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 490 N Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: 781-963-1200
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Dr. Richard Stuart Fischer PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 150 York Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-344-0600
Clinical Interests: neuropsychological testing, aging, geriatric consultation ... (Read more)
Dr. Stanley Jay Gross ED. .D.
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
Address: 110 W Squantum Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Dr. Ryan C. Aylward PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 111 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-849-1000
Dr. Richard B. Rein PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 62 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Clinical Interests: intimacy issues, marital problems, infidelity issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Lee Etkind ED.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 185 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 781-740-2699
Clinical Interests: relational therapy, depression, psychodynamic therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Solomon A. Levin PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 175 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 781-740-1546
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, individual psychotherapy

What is Psychology?

Psychologists are not medical doctors, but they are important workers in the mental health field. A psychologist studies the way people feel and think, as well as how thoughts and feelings change the way people act. When psychologists work with patients directly to help them feel better, they practice clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists diagnose mental health disorders and provide treatment in the form of therapy.

A clinical psychologist might work with individuals, families, groups, or organizations. They may see people who are struggling to work through difficult circumstances, trying to overcome bad habits or patterns in their lives, recovering from a brain injury, or suffering from mental illness such as depression.

Clinical psychologists are skilled assessors. Through talking to their patients they can: (1) identify which thoughts or feelings are causing the problems in their patient's life, (2) help their patient acknowledge what emotional strengths they bring to face those problems, and (3) make plans for treatment.

Treatment varies widely depending on the patient's problems and the psychologist's areas of expertise. There hundreds of recognized modes of therapy; in addition, a patient may need to see a psychiatrist (medical doctor) for medication treatment. Whichever therapies a psychologist uses, the goal is to help patients see areas in their life where their thoughts or feelings are holding them back and causing distress. Through therapy, psychologists can encourage their patients to develop new ways to adapt so that they can lead happier lives.
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