Life Changes Group, PhD, Treatment Facility in Cambridge

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialists

Life Changes Group is an integrative therapy, psychopharmacology, and consulting practice dedicated to providing the highest quality of psychological care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our friendly and experienced team of doctors offers the best, most evidence-based practices in the treatment of psychiatric illness, neurocognitive assessment, educational testing, and school consultation. Our clinicians focus on the integration of treatment, education, collaboration, and partnership to help individuals, couples, and families reach their goals and improve the quality of their lives. Our main focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and we are one of the few practices in the Boston/Cambridge area to offer specific, guided, and collaborative CBT support for clients of all ages and backgrounds. If you have suffered from a anxiety or depression, and have found the typical psychotherapy approach ineffective, our clinicians offer specific strategies to reduce your symptoms. We pride ourselves on using collaborative, research-supported models for returning clients to their normal levels of functioning, including cognitive reframing, stress-reduction (e.g., diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation), guided exposure, and biofeedback for understanding your body's response to stress. We combine compassionate listening and active intervention to produce lasting, life-changing results.

Our Philosophy

At Life Changes Group we recognize that finding appropriate behavioral healthcare can be a daunting task. Many of you have already spent hours or days searching online, calling insurance companies, meeting with general practitioners, or asking friends if they "know of anyone" who can help you make the changes you desire. Seeking behavioral healthcare is challenging enough without these additional hurdles. Our goal at Life Changes Group is to simplify the process of looking for appropriate treatment and accelerate the process of getting appropriate treatment. We appreciate that many of our clients are at a crossroads in their lives, already feeling vulnerable, confused, and unsure whether change is possible. The shared philosophy of our clinicians is that change is possible, and through education, collaboration, and thoughtful treatment goals everyone is capable of finding that change. We develop an individualized and structured recovery plan for each client, focused on the biological, social, and emotional foundations of the specific problem, including: 1) Comprehensive intake and assessment 2) Collaborative goal-setting and measurable objectives 3) Psychoeducation and literature review 4) Symptom-focused treatment and weekly monitoring 5) Collaboration with other health professionals 6) Family education and support 7) Relapse prevention

Who We Are

Life Changes Group recruits the best and the brightest clinicians from around the country to provide consultation, assessment, and psychiatric services to our clients. All of our clinicians have been carefully selected based upon our mission to provide the highest quality healthcare without exception. All of our staff have been trained at APA-approved doctoral programs and are actively involved in teaching, research, and publication. Many of our clinicians have faculty appointments or are otherwise affiliated with respected hospitals and institutions in the greater-Boston area, including: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our doctors provide comprehensive services to address the emotional needs of individuals, couples, families, and blended families. We are LGBT-sensitive and work with many clients whom have found traditional psychotherapy approaches an unwanted judgment of their personal decisions and lifestyle. In addition to focused behavioral therapy, we also offer medication management, neurocognitive testing, and group psychotherapy so that clients are not forced to "shop" for different services elsewhere, but can feel comfortable in knowing that all of their treatment providers are working in tandem to support their emotional needs. We are client-driven and client-focused.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • License No. and State: 8500 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Great-West Life
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Kaiser
  • Most PPO plans
  • Multiplan
  • Network Health
  • PHCS
  • PacifiCare
  • PreferredOne
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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Life Changes Group's Groups

CBT for Social Anxiety

This group is for individuals who experience excessive nervousness and discomfort in social situations. Examples include public speaking, dating, small talk, or being the center of attention. The goals of this group are to help clients stop avoiding these situations and to decrease the interference of social anxiety with quality of life. Our primary objectives are to: Understand the diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, Explore characteristic triggers, Identify ineffective beliefs about oneself and social events, Develop coping strategies for managing the physical sensations, Introduce thoughtful exposure exercises, Offer a framework for increased engagement and return to healthy social living

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Intimacy and Relationships for Gay Men

In this group, members will engage with others in a supportive environment to explore their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts around intimacy and relationships. The overall goals of this group are to enhance member's capacity for intimacy as well as increasing mood and improving quality of life. Together, members will explore: masculinity, self-esteem and it's role in the development of intimacy, dating and sexual needs, communication skills, building and maintaining social support system

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CBT Anxiety Group

Individuals with an anxiety disorder suffer from excessive worry and fear, as well as uncomfortable physical sensations, such as a racing heart, trouble breathing, or the feeling of being suffocated. Situations that would ordinarily seem routine end up feeling unmanageable and require extensive effort or energy. It often feels as though the only choice is to avoid anything that could increase anxiety, however, this avoidance can become a problem in itself and lead to the sacrifice of meaningful scholastic, professional, and romantic goals. The main components of our group include: Psychoeducation, Self-monitoring of symptoms, Cognitive restructuring, and Exposure

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Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Testing and Evaluation

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT issues
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Native American

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs

  • Depression
  • Psychiatric Residential

Out / Inpatient

  • Outpatient

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016
Life Changes Group, PhD, Treatment Facility in Cambridge

Life Changes Group

Treatment Facility