• Give me a call for a 15 minute consultation.
  • 781-223-5659
  • 14 Mica Lane, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Adults, Children & Teens

 

I provide short and long-term psychotherapy for kids, teens, adults, couples and families. I have experience over a range of patients including individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, parenting struggles, substance abuse, elderly, service members, veterans and the families that support these concerns.

My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. I concentrate on helping people deal with personal and professional challenges, work to understand past and present influences, and focus on future directions. Developing coping skills, identifying personal strengths, building self-esteem, and highlighting resources are essential tasks for all of us.

 

When the individual circumstance has called for collaborative support between client, therapist, family, school, primary care physician, or other relevant auxiliary professionals, I welcome and appreciate a team approach to therapy. I value, trust and maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Children

I’ve worked with children across a range of ages on many topics, including:
  • Adjustment to Chronic Illness
  • Anxiety / Sadness
  • Bullying
  • Developmental Challenges
  • Divorce
  • Loss and Grieving
  • Management Problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parent / Child Separation Problems
  • Perfectionism / Overachieving
  • Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Stuttering
  • Trauma

If your child is dealing with emotional or behavioral difficulties, there are many treatment options that can help your child and you. In particular, EMDR and Brainspotting help people heal from trauma or adversities resulting from abuse, bullying, grief/loss, divorce, attachment difficulties, abandonment, and other complicated life issues. Because the brains of children and teens are still developing and can recover faster, their course of therapy is typically much briefer than adult therapy.

Some parents are also traumatized by the traumas of their children. In many cases, having the parent, as well as the child, receive EMDR and/or Brainspotting may be helpful. EMDR and Brainspotting can be powerful resources to  address wounds parents may have experienced within their families of origin, and to build a stronger sense of self.

Teens

  • Do you often feel angry, frustrated, or annoyed?
  • Do you sometimes feel aggressive but don’t understand where the outburst came from?
  • Do you feel anxious or stressed?
  • Do you feel sad or isolate yourself from others?
  • Do you tend to keep things inside and not tell anyone?
  • Do you worry that you are not as good as other people?
  • Do you sometimes feel not as connected to people as you would like?
  • Do you have nightmares or struggle with sleep?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol or do other things to harm your body in order to numb or escape painful feelings?

It may surprise you that many people – kids, teens, and adults – experience many of these feelings and behaviors at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there is a way to rediscover our positive feelings about ourselves and our lives again.

Call for a 15 minute consultation. 781-223-5659

Dr. Tim Ridge

PsyD, LMHC, LMFT