© Looking Glass Counseling, 2019. All rights reserved.

255 Elm Street, Suite 201

Somerville, MA, 02144

(617) 702-9131

  • Facebook - White Circle

Therapy Methods

Trauma-informed practice

Trauma-informed therapy incorporates an understanding of the neurobiological and psychological effects of trauma, including the differing impacts of childhood trauma, environmental trauma, ongoing trauma or single-incident trauma.

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is an insight-oriented approach that strives to
increase a client’s self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior.

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal mental health refers to any issues that may arise as a result of planning a family, being pregnant, or having a child including infertility, miscarriage, abortion, termination, pregnancy, stillbirth, premature birth, traumatic birth experiences, postpartum mood & anxiety disorders, attachment issues, family stress, or identity shifts regarding parenthood.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive therapy incorporates the use of arts-based techniques into therapy. It can often tap into different ways of seeing things by utilizing creativity and the imagination. 

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method for couples is a structured, goal-oriented, and scientifically-based therapy. Its aim is to help partners increase respect, affection, and closeness for each other, resolve conflic

Internal Family Systems

IFS is a non-pathologizing model of psychotherapy that explores a person’s relationship with different parts of him or herself. It can be helpful to get to know these parts and understand what’s motivating their actions.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that encourages clients to work toward both acceptance and change. It is often used to treat suicidal behavior, self-injury, eating disorders, depression, trauma, and relational issues.

Eye Movement Desensitization

EMDR is a protocol for treating trauma that includes bilateral stimulation, often in the form of eye movements or tapping side-to-side. The goal is to process “stuck” traumatic memories and shift how they are stored in your brain, no longer causing present-day distress.