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Emily M. Balazs, LICSW

Emily M. Balazs, LICSW

Works With

Adults and Older Adults

Therapy Approach

I deeply value curiosity and self-inquiry in my work. My style is primarily conversational with some direct coaching. My knowledge and approach is based in Buddhist Psychology, Feminist Theory, Attachment Theory and Relational-Cultural Theory. I have training in many modalities including CBT, DBT, MI and Narrative Therapy. However, my training and approach is primarily based in mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and therapeutic writing/journaling for the purpose of self-exploration as well as mind-body/yogic approaches for connecting with emotion in the body.


  • Addiction and co-occurring disorders
  • End of life and grief/bereavement
  • Managing and adjusting to the onset of complex medical conditions
  • Relationship challenges
  • LGBTQ and sexuality exploration work
  • Social oppression and stigmatization
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Trauma

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“Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” – Audre Lorde. I believe that through establishing a deep and self-affirming connection with ourselves through radical self-acceptance, self-understanding and self-compassion, we can be more equipped to boldly meet the challenges we face on both an individual and societal/cultural level. I believe that through seeking to heal and love ourselves we effectively simultaneously work towards creating more healing and love in our world.

Deb Chamberlain

Deb Chamberlain
Deb Chamberlain, LMHC

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For more than ten years, I have worked with children, adults and families in outpatient settings.

I am interested in fostering positive identity in my clinical practice with individuals, families, and couples.  My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they “feel” the way they do, and to help them develop a positive self-regard.  As they say, “We can’t heal what we can’t see.”  My role in the context of the therapeutic relationship is to help clients “see”.

I have experience with helping individuals address and cope with an array of life challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship and couple issues; childhood disorders, Asperger’s/PDD and ADHD (child and adult). I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray and Play Therapy.

Professional Training

  • Wheelock College, M.S. – Early Childhood Education
  • Lesley University, M.A. – Counseling Psychology

Aaron Gilbert

aaron gilbert
Aaron Gilbert, LICSW

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Therapy Approach

Good therapy is the pursuit of meaningful and lasting change. It is the identification of patterns of thought and behavior which are either no longer effective or downright destructive. It is the creation and development of reliable skills which lead us in the direction of health, confidence, and increased acceptance of self.

Good therapy is always a collaboration between client and therapist. It requires creativity, energy and most importantly the development of trust. It appreciates the unique perspectives of each individual and measures progress by how closely it mirrors the personal values and aspirations of the client.

My approach is influenced by training and experience in strengths based, cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and positive psychology. I offer help with issues related to anxiety, depression, phase of life, addictions, interpersonal, occupational and marital.

I have worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years.

Professional Training

  • University of Michigan, BA
  • Tufts University, MA – Education
  • Simmons College, MSW (Social Work)

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