I have been providing counseling in a variety of psychiatric settings since 1990. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages struggling in relationships, suffering from depression or anxiety of any kind, as well as complicated bereavement. My passion has been learning and using models of therapy for working more effectively with couples. I am a certified educator for Gottman's Seven Principles for Marriage. I have also been trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples in Chicago and Washington DC in addition to Relational Life Therapy (RLT) out of Boston. My work is informed by the training I have received from cutting edge leaders in couples therapy such as Sue Johnson, Terry Real and certified sex therapists Marty Klein, Esther Perrel, and Tammy Nelson. Be sure anyone you receive couples counseling from has specialized training in working with couples following their graduate studies in order to get the help you deserve.
My professional background includes extensive work in emergency services and crisis intervention. I have expertise in suicide risk assessment. I have provided trainings to other mental health professionals funded by the Department of Mental Health. I have also trained staff in public schools and hospitals through the Suicide Prevention Grant Project. In addition, I worked for years as a clinical therapist at Berkshire Medical Center in their psychiatric units and in their emergency room.
Insurances Accepted: In addition to accepting cash, Visa or MasterCard for services, I also accept the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health (UBH).
Currently not accepting new patients. I have been a psychotherapist for 10 years and an integrative acupressurist for 25 years. I specialize in co-occurring disorders and predominately trauma and addiction. I have an advanced certification in drug and alcohol addiction and have a spiritual foundation to my therapy style. My focus in therapy is on self-empowerment and self-compassion.
I have developed a year long group program entitled Skillful Recovery that is comprised of four individual modules and utilizes the skills of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and assertiveness skills. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I look forward to working with you and supporting your healing and transformation. Insurances Accepted: Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GIC, Health New England (HNE), Tufts, United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Megan Clarke, LICSW
Megan Clarke, LICSW Associate of Darlene C. Berryman, LICSW, LLC Specialty: Adults, adolescents and children Phone 413-204-1776
CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE.
I enjoy using mindfulness, meditation, stress management and anxiety reduction techniques. I employ cognitive-behavioral strategies, acceptance and commitment therapy and other techniques to help clients build on their existing strengths. I support clients toward developing additional skills to empower themselves through difficult times. I have observed therapy to be an invaluable tool that can help to guide us along our path. It is a resource to assist in building the life we choose and design for ourselves, especially when facing challenges and obstacles.
Through the past decades of my work, I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages in a variety of settings and situations. I've worked in homeless shelters, schools, hospitals—Mass General Hospital’s oncology department and in psychiatry at Berkshire Medical Center. I've worked with people who have experienced trauma, with individuals and families who are trying to find balance and cohesion in relationships in their lives. I’ve encouraged people who are making major life transitions and are questioning their decisions. I have assisted those struggling with stress, anxiety and depression that impedes their daily lives. I’ve supported people who are grieving the end of a relationship or the death of a loved one, and with those who feel lost, alone, or misunderstood. It is my mission to support you in hearing and using your own voice to identify the life plan you have for yourself. Together we will explore the challenges that stand in your way and recognize the strengths you already possess. I will collaborate with you to design your map for your journey toward your future. With the variety and richness of experience I will bring into our work together, we will have plenty of resources and tools to assist you in striving toward your goals.
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health New England, Mass Health Partnership (MBHP), Medicare and Tufts. Coming soon: Aetna.
Pam Coley McCann, LICSW
Pam Coley McCann, LICSW Specialty: Mental health recovery, personal growth and interpersonal issues Phone 413-448-6202
Thirty years of experience in the field has taught me that there are many ways to help people create change. I work with adults, adolescents and couples, drawing from strength-based treatment models, to help individuals find greater happiness and meaning within themselves, relationships, or the larger community. I work with a wide range of presenting problems in my practice, including trauma work, anger management, addictions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I have additional training in hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My treatment style is interactive, incorporating education, skills training and occasionally homework.
Insurances Accepted: In addition to affordable cash fees for service, I also accept the following insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CDPHP, Cigna, Empire, Fallon, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Humana, Medicare, Tufts, United Behavioral Health, and United Healthcare.
I welcome working with adolescents, adults and families. My professional background includes working at a number of social service and health organizations, and 16 years as a School Counselor. My areas of expertise include: family counseling; adolescents; women’s issues; relationships; stress management; mind-body connection; parenting; LGBTQ; career counseling; body image; depression; anxiety; stress management; and other counseling issues.
I believe that every client has unique strengths and will work in collaboration with you to develop therapeutic goals that are important and meaningful for you. In our sessions, we will work together to clarify your thoughts, feelings, needs and explore creative and realistic options for your concerns. My responsibility and role as a therapist are not to make decisions for you, but to explore what is important to you and to help facilitate reaching your own unique decisions and goals. Through this process, you can discover and decide on any changes you may choose to create your best life. I use a variety of approaches including: motivational interviewing; positive psychology; cognitive-behavioral and systems theory; and coaching. I believe learning is a life-long process and thus am always looking for ways to grow as a therapist and as an individual. Insurances Accepted: Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Employee Assistance Plans, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England (HNE), Medicare, Tufts, United Behavioral Health (UBH), and United Health Care.
I have enjoyed practicing here in the Berkshires since 1999. I have offices in both Pittsfield and Williamstown, working with adults, adolescents and children of any age. I also teach a Winter Study course at Williams College.
In addition to counseling people with all manner of concerns and diagnoses, I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with specific expertise in treating Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders. I utilize CBT with Exposure Therapy as a primary mode of treatment for many anxiety disorders, such as phobias, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I also use Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Therapy with clients, such as those with chronic worry or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Other populations and issues I particularly enjoy working with include: college students, trauma, coping with medical procedures and illnesses, LGBT, and postpartum concerns.
Insurances Accepted: Many insurances are accepted including: Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, GIC, Magellan, Medex, UBH, United Health Care, and several EAPs.
I have enjoyed working with patients of all ages for over 20 years. I am an evidence-based, problem-focused therapist and I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral orientation. I have specialized training and interest in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. In addition, I have expertise working with older clients, with families who have a loved-one with dementia and with veterans. My professional work also includes teaching undergraduates, and training and supervision of other professionals.
Insurances Accepted: In addition to accepting cash for service, I also accept the following insurances: Aetna, Beacon (out of network), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, United Behavioral Health (UBH), and United Healthcare.
Mieke Kohl, LCSW
Mieke Kohl, LCSW Associate of Darlene C. Berryman, LICSW, LLC Specialty: Adults only Phone 413-369-3100
I feel honored each time I am given the opportunity to accompany someone on their way to a more balanced, vibrant, and joyful life. I aim to create a sense of safety and connection in every therapy session to increase the possibility for transformation.
My work is informed by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and various mindfulness and body-based practices.
I also draw deeply on Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), an evidenced-based therapeutic model that works to connect individuals to their deepest “Self”: the calm, centered, connected core that is the healing force present in each of us.
I enjoy working with adults in addressing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, shame, low self-esteem, parenting, grief/loss, relationship issues, and chronic health conditions. I am also familiar with the needs of those who have the trait of high sensitivity.
Pain and struggle are part of life. Sometimes they can feel overwhelming and endless. My many years of personal and professional growth have taught me that deep and lasting change is indeed possible. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a trusted guide along the way. My approach is heart-centered, strength-based, and collaborative. Together we will explore the nature of your current challenges with curiosity and compassion.
I am currently in supervision as I work towards completing independent licensure requirements. Insurances Accepted: In addition to accepting cash, Visa or MasterCard for services, I also accept the following insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health New England, MBHP, Medicare, Optum, Tufts (Commercial only), and United Behavioral Health (UBH). Affordable private pay fees are available for those who do not have insurance coverage.
I started working professionally in 1993 as an Alcoholism Counselor at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY. After graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY in 2002 with a master’s degree in Social Work, I lived in Boston before settling in the Berkshires in 2003.
My private practice began in 2005. I enjoy working with adults, couples and families coping with depression, anxiety, stage of life issues and addictions. I hold both the Certified and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor certificates for Massachusetts, and began working professionally with the addicted population in 1993. As I say to every client that walks in through the door, my main objective is to help you find the place that will help meet your present needs.
Insurances Accepted: Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health New England (HNE), Medicare, MVP, Wellness Corporation (EAP) and many more.
Sharon Maxwell, LICSW, LADC
Sharon Maxwell, LICSW, LADC Associate of Darlene C. Berryman, LICSW, LLC Specialty: Adults, Families & Addictions Phone 413-238-6092
CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE. My work as a psychotherapist for the past 8 years has been rewarding both personally and professionally. I have experience working with inpatient psychiatry and outpatient community mental health. I have an advanced licensure to treat alcohol and drug addiction.
My areas of specialty are addiction, gambling disorders, individuals with co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, anger, grief, family issues and codependency. I use mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing techniques and focus on strength-based and empowerment-based theories to increase self esteem and assertiveness with individuals. I enjoy helping and assisting individuals in learning healthier ways to cope and manage their life stressors. Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health (UBH). Affordable private pay fees are available for those who do not have insurance coverage.
Candace Mozi, LMHC
Candace Mozi, LMHC Associate of Darlene C. Berryman, LICSW, LLC Specialty: Adolescents & Adults Phone 413-446-3940
I have been providing psychotherapy in a variety of mental health settings since 2008. I enjoy working with both adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. There are many life challenges that having an experienced and well trained therapist can help you navigate more successfully. I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to help you develop healthier coping skills and utilize better self care in difficult phases of life. I have found that there are many ways to help people and that therapy is a very individualized process. A strong therapeutic relationship is key to motivating change and you will find I am very devoted to my clients. I specialize working with families of adolescents and with women’s issues. Together, we will create a treatment plan to identify future goals that are meaningful to you. Through focusing on your strengths, I will utilize techniques of motivational interviewing while teaching mindfulness and empowerment strategies to collaborate with you to reach your goals. I am committed to providing quality client centered care.
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Mass Health Partnership, Optum, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health (UBH). Affordable private pay fees are available for those who do not have insurance coverage.
Michelle Perrier, LICSW
Michelle Perrier, LICSW Specialty: Adults, Families & Children Phone 413-672-7466
Wellness and quality of life are what I strive for in my practice. Many years of working as an early childhood clinician has enhanced the practice of providing excellent psychotherapy services to young children, teens, young adults and parents. The knowledge I've gained from working as a primary care counselor at the McGee Unit Detox Center and as a clinical director at an addiction campus has increased my ability to help with substance abuse issues. The 15 plus years working as a medical social worker at Berkshire Medical Center has given me the opportunity to work with various mental health and substance abuse conditions, as well as with patients who have co-morbid conditions such as cancer and diabetes. Grief work and counseling families through divorce and custody concerns are other areas of psychotherapy that I also provide.
I accept private pay on a sliding fee scale. I am accepting new patients and have openings on Saturdays. Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, e-4 Health, Health New England, Tufts, as well as some other insurances. Private pay $50.
I have been working as a psychotherapist in Berkshire county since 2002. I have considerable experience working with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, trauma, families and children as young as 6 years old. I have led groups for people suffering from severe anxiety, as well as Dialectic Behavioral Treatment (DBT) skills groups for teens and adults for self-injurious behaviors. An area of clinical interest is working with people with a range of different eating disorders and have co-led support groups for family members of people with eating disorders. I especially enjoy working with adolescent females, for which I receive many referrals.
Insurances Accepted: Cash fees for service are accepted in addition to Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Health New England, Medicare, Tufts, United Behavioral Health (UBH), and many others to come soon. Please call for more information.
I am an independent clinical social worker licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I started my career 40 years ago in ministry and gradually focused on psychotherapy as my profession. Since the early 1990s I have worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings. I bring a broad range of academic and practical experience to my work as a therapist. Questions of meaning, value, and purpose often surface in my work with clients. I have respect for my clients’ struggles. I am committed to collaborative problem-solving. Honesty, motivation, and intuition guide me in helping the other.
My specialties include treatment for adults, couples, and group therapy. I have training and experience in treating adjustment issues across the life cycle, family problems, interpersonal conflicts, domestic violence, and anger resolution. I am an expert in work-related difficulties, values clarification, trauma, anxiety, depression, and the process of change in the face of challenges to self-fulfillment.
Among the treatment resources I use are developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness-based and mind-body focused treatment modalities.
Insurances Accepted: Beacon, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, Health New England, Humana, MBHP, Medicare, Tufts, United Behavioral Health
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AVAILABLE. I am a master's degree student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Antioch University of New England who is interning at the Berryman Professional Building with Darlene C. Berryman, LICSW, LLC. I am training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as employing elements of narrative and structural approaches to my practice. I can incorporate mindfulness exercises as well as existential and psycho-spiritual themes for those who are interested. These methods are useful as the problems that bring people to seek out psychotherapy often impinge on questions of meaning and purpose. I see my role as a compassionate, non-judgmental listener who honors the autonomy and personhood of my clients. This is done while offering insights, suggestions, and reflective activities between sessions.
I have lived in a variety of places among different social and demographic groups throughout my life. I feel comfortable and competent working with a wide range of people with regard to ways of life, world views, goals, and struggles. No client needs to feel hesitant about sharing his or her thoughts and stories.
CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE. I consider myself fortunate to be able to practice counseling in Berkshire County and to be able to help individuals create meaningful changes in their lives. My aim is to collaborate with each of my clients to create and implement a plan that helps accomplish their goals.
I have training and experience treating anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, mood disorders, and many other challenges that benefit from counseling. Clinical interests and specialties of mine include obsessive-compulsive disorder, perinatal/postpartum mental health issues, and working with survivors of abuse and domestic violence.
Integrating cognitive-behavioral methods with a positive and person-centered therapeutic alliance is often my approach in sessions. I value the importance of treating the whole person while also addressing specific symptoms, and believe strongly in the benefit of metaphor and narrative as it relates to therapy.
I am a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor, NACBT Certified Anxiety Specialist, and am part of the Berkshire County Trauma Response Team.
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna. Coming soon: Aetna, Health New England (HNE), MBHP, Tufts
Jen Ward, RD, LDN, CLC, CPT, CHWC
Jennifer Ward, RD, LDN, CLC, CPT, CHWC Specialty: Dietitian for Children, Teens, Adults Phone 413-329-3411
I have been a Registered Dietitian for more than 30 years. What I love most about my work is the opportunity to partner with my clients and enable them to reach their personal health and wellness goals through achievable and sustainable lifestyle strategies. I do my best to make each session interactive as success increases when clients get to play an active role in creating their wellness plan. Health and nutrition is so much more than simply counting calories. Paying attention to food quality, meal timing, setting up an environment to support making the right choices, mindfulness and exercise are also critical factors to success.
More than 25 years of my work as a dietitian has been devoted to worksite wellness/health in both nutrition and fitness. I have worked with employees from more than thirty sites in Berkshire County and have enjoyed helping clients through a wide variety of activities including: individual nutrition counseling, creating health challenges, running weight loss programs, leading supermarket tours, developing heart rate based training programs and creating nutrition workshops.
One of my most rewarding experiences through Wellness was becoming a certified Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program Leader. I have also been a Master Instructor for the SPINNING®program with Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. since January of 1998. The job has connected me with literally thousands of instructors and students who have transformed their health and lives through nutrition and exercise. I have also presented nutrition courses, rides and workshops at a total of 16 internationally attended SPINNING®conferences, better known as WSSC.
I became a Wellcoaches® Certified Health and Wellness Coach in December of 2015. I have been a Certified Lactation Counselor since October of 2003. I also earned certificates through the Commission on Dietetic Registration on Adult Weight Management and Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management.
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Tufts Commercial Policy, United Healthcare.
I have been working as a counselor in the Berkshires since 2004. I work with clients of all ages, starting around age 8. I enjoy working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, as well as substance use. I am an evidence-based therapist and I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral (CBT) orientation. I have had training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and was a member of an Eating Disorders Treatment team in the past. My professional background includes extensive work in emergency services and crisis intervention. I have a passion for teaching and have provided trainings to other mental health professionals funded by the Department of Mental Health.
Insurances Accepted: In addition to accepting cash, Visa or MasterCard for services, I also accept the following insurances: Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BMC Healthnet, CDPHP, Cigna, Employee Assistance Programs, Fallon, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, HNE Be Healthy, MBHP, Medicare, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts, United Behavioral Health (UBH), and United Healthcare.