Therapy

General Adult Psychotherapy

Adult individual therapyWe provide both short- and longer-term psychotherapy on an outpatient basis.  We work with the full range of mental health conditions with the exception of individuals who require acute or emergency interventions.  Our specialties include a behavioral activation/cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression team.  This team primarily will accept clients coping with depression, but we also accept those experiencing a range of anxiety symptoms, co-occurring depression and anxiety or general life adjustment concerns that are affecting mood.  PSC clinicians may also utilize psychodynamic/interpersonal, and integrative approaches to psychotherapy.  We serve clients who experience anxiety symptoms (e.g., social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsessive hoarding/cluttering, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder), depressive symptoms (depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal depression), relationship or family difficulties, couples issues, as well as general mental health problems and issues of life stress. 

Child, Adolescent, Family and Couples Psychotherapy

Children in uniforms

We provide child, adolescent, and family therapy. Our services can focus on individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents, parenting support counseling and parenting training, school consultations, family therapy, or an integration of any of the above. We serve children who suffer from depression, behavioral difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety symptoms. We also can help with parenting issues, parent-child/parent-adolescent conflict, difficulties with peers, difficulties at school, difficulties coping with stressful events, self-esteem issues, family problems/conflict, bereavement, toileting problems, and Tourette Syndrome.  Our Child Therapy clinic team is headed by Dr. Rebecca Stowe.

Therapy roomDialectical Behavior Therapy Program

We provide dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) individual therapy and/or group skills training. Over two decades of scientific research have shown that DBT is an effective treatment for clients struggling with emotion regulation difficulties, borderine personality disorder, self-injury or other self-destructive behaviors. 

For further information on DBT, please view our DBT Informational Pamphlet.

To make a referral to the DBT team, please print down and complete the DBT Referral Form.  Referrals to the DBT Team can also be made through our online referral option.  Please select the "Referrals to the PSC" which is the last option on the menu. 

For further information regarding DBT, you may also contact Dr. Dixon-Gordon directly at (413) 545-0226 or katiedg@psych.umass.edu.