Certified Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and Regional Coordinator Watertown, MA 617-924-8515
Level of Trainings available: Beginner through Coordinator
Services: Focusing has enriched my life and I am passionate about sharing it with others. I offer all levels of training from beginner to certified Focusing Trainer or Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist. I offer workshops in Focusing for mental health and health care providers. I also offer guided Focusing sessions by telephone and in person. Additionally I have a private practice in psychotherapy for individuals and couples. My approach seems to help my clients to feel understood, to discover their resilience and to lead more fulfilling lives.
My therapy practice is located in Wellesley and Concord MA at the Psychotherapy Collaborative. For over 25 years I have worked with adults in individual therapy and have also run divorce support groups for men and women. As a Focusing oriented therapist I see how this mindful practice deepens the therapy process in gentle and respectful ways. Focusing teaches self compassion and patience as people work on difficult issues; they learn to attend to their body sense of a life situation which can open pathways for growth and change.
I enjoy teaching Focusing to small groups and to individuals for personal enrichment.
Services: I believe psychotherapy is a creative conversation that moves you in the direction of health, happiness and greater meaning in life. It can open up the potential for growth that already exists within you. I offer individual and couples therapy with a Focusing orientation for adults and adolescents, and individual Focusing training.
Frankie Doolittle, MDiv, Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling, FOT
I offer private counseling for adults struggling with loss (a job, a love, divorce, death or other personal losses), grief, and issues connected to chronic or terminal illness. I also offer group workshops or private counseling in the practice of forgiveness.
My background experience includes spiritual counseling at a cancer center, bereavement counseling, hospice chaplaincy and private counseling. I believe we each hold the answers to our own questions and struggles, and we can find our healing answers through a therapeutic relationship that includes sharing our story, active listening and Focusing.
I offer beginner level focusing sessions, available on request.
Andrew Fieleke, MA, LMHC, Certified Focusing Oriented Therapist
Level of Focusing Trainings available: Beginners to advanced.
I offer Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Supervision at my Creative Pathways Studio in Medford, MA., since 1989. I work with individuals, adults and children, and integrate the Focusing approach to the the medicinal power of the Arts. I have taught for 16 years at Lesley University in the Expressive Therapies Department. My life research involves how our creative intelligence accesses pathways to make positive changes for our heart and well-being, as well as for the well-being of others and our Earth.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 25 years and a certified Focusing-Oriented therapist for 10 years. In addition to using Focusing with my clients, I have also brought Focusing to cancer support groups at the Lahey Clinic as well as to their radiology and oncology staff. My particular areas of interest include grief, medical illness and end of life issues, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, and spirituality. I also offer focusing training sessions for individuals as well as for small groups (2-4).
Jing provides psychodynamic growth oriented sessions in person, via Skype, and phone, domestic and abroad. In her work, Jing combines Focusing techniques and the Healing Power of Unconditional Presence, as taught by John Welwood, based on Buddhist teachings and practice. Jing is also a long time practitioner of Insight Dialogue, as taught by Gregory Kramer. Jing is especially interested in working with challenges in interpersonal (including inter-racial) relationships, workplace conflicts, stress, anxiety, depression, cultural adjustment issues, and conundrums in personal development. Jing has been a Maine licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998.
Certified as FOT in 2005. Studied TaiChi and ChiGong from a Chinese master and taught these for 10 years. For 20 years, daily meditation practice and yearly silent retreats with Buddhist studies have been pillars for personal and spiritual growth and professional work. Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution with dictatorship and constant political turmoil exposed Jing to human made disasters and suffering, and helped her understand human conditioning and potential for change.
Retired from a 20+ year psychotherapy practice at Southern New Hampshire Health Center, in which I used a wide array of interventions, especially Focusing, mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing. I am a certified Focusing Oriented Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Buddhist meditation practices are an integral part of my personal life. While my license to practice is still from New Hampshire, I am in process of obtaining Maine licensure. Married almost 50 years, adult children, grandchildren! Loving new life on the Maine coast!
Carol is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Focusing Teacher. She has worked in different agency settings with a variety of populations since getting her MSW in 1991. She works with all ages in her private practice on Cape Cod, which she started in 1995. Carol also teaches Level III Inner Relationship Focusing with Focusing resources, Berkeley CA. She stumbled upon Focusing in 2005 had has been practicing and teaching it since. Carol is in the process of growing her teaching services to the Cape Cod community and surrounding areas.
Julie A. Ramsey, LICSW, Certified Focusing Oriented Therapist
I work with adolescents and adults in individual and couples therapy.
I believe change occurs in the context of a therapeutic relationship which is respectful, compassionate, caring, and interactive. By understanding and appreciating your strengths and your current ways of coping, listening with compassion and curiosity, challenging gently with humor and sensitivity, I will work collaboratively with you to help make your relationships more satisfying and your life choices more expansive.
I started my training in Focusing in 2006 and went on to become a Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist in 2009. As my focus has always been on integrating Focusing into my psychotherapy practice, I have taught Focusing to clients, other therapists and to interested Focusers. I continue to develop my Focusing skills through a monthly FOT supervision group with a Certifying Focusing Coordinator.
In my practice, I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and addictive behaviors. In addition to traditional talk therapies, I use Focusing in combination with EMDR, Mindfulness-based psychotherapy and mind-body awareness techniques to help connect to the wisdom and inner direction of the body.
I aim to help you to develop compassion for all that you are, even the parts you’ve long struggled to accept, so that a fuller sense of self can emerge, moving you in a life-forward direction.
I can meet with clients individually and in groups to teach Focusing.
I help people to reconnect with the life they would like to live. Through getting in touch with their emotions and releasing them, they can find a fresh creative energy within. Most of my clients seek help with anxiety, excessive worries, depression, trauma, addiction or just a difficult relationship situation. I enjoy connecting with my clients and emphasize the power of a strong therapeutic relationship. I don’t promote “talking” therapy only. As a Focusing Certified Trainer I invite clients to feel their emotions directly in the body, to achieve a felt shift, relief and attunement with their intuition. “One step in the body is worth a thousand steps in the mind.” (Eugene Gendlin)
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