dR. Tim Ridge

Psyd, LMHC, LMFT

     Hi, I’m Tim. Genetically engineered to be pale and Irish. Exercise and hiking helps to clear my mind and I admit I love checking my Fitbit to track my numbers. Casual sports fan, rooting for the Pats and Tom Brady. I’ve become an avid reader (typically non-fiction, love a good biography and naturally read a lot of psych stuff), movie lover (both old and new – my parents raised me on old movies so I don’t mind watching an oldie or Hitchcock) and my tastes run the gamut from Action movies, Disney to Oscar bait movies. Just relaxing with family and friends is always welcome.

     I’ve been working in the field for almost twenty years. I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I’ve worked with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Enjoying variety, I originally resisted becoming too specialized as I welcomed helping different people at various stages in their lives. It is very exciting to be a part of the process that allows for understanding, growth and changes.

     I love working with adults and teens who want to feel more comfortable in their own skin and have their lives feel better. I’ve been there. People dealing with anxieties, sadness or feeling stuck and unsure of how to change that. We all have things from the past that bother us and sometimes drain our energy. Whether your past history or current life stressors include dealing with  physical or emotional challenges, sexual trauma, relationship trauma (family, bullying, break-ups) or medical, sports or accident. Sometimes it is hard to let go of pain from the past because the pain keeps showing up in our lives in ways that do not feel good.

     Once I began training and using the techniques called EMDR and Brainspotting, I was amazed to see their positive responses as they experienced major shifts in mood, having emotional release from pain and then feeling happier with their lives. Painful memories and experiences that used to trouble and trigger them, changed and were no longer problematic. As I’ve witnessed, EMDR and Brainspotting are a tremendous therapeutic addition in helping people feel better about their past and their present. While I still love and value traditional talk therapy, I am happy to be able to offer both techniques that provide transformative results.

     I love my work. Helping people to really grow, thrive and enjoy their lives is my biggest goal. 

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