Deb Cohen Peckham, LICSW - Massachusetts Therapist at Grow Therapy

Deb Cohen Peckham

Deb Cohen Peckham

25 years of experience

I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Education. I am also a certified Pet Bereavement Specialist. I am very flexible with scheduling. I am looking forward to meeting with people in my office Appointments after 8pm would be virtual. My puppy is with me at the office. She is hypoallergic, a psychiatric service dog and being trained as a Therapy Dog. (if there is an issue with that please let me know. I utilize a narrative therapy style. I prioritize building a strong foundation of trust in my client relationships and creating a safe environment for them. I believe that long term healing and sustainable growth blossoms from genuine conversation. This style of therapy highlights an opportunity for me to bear witness to your story, validate your experience, and support you in moving forward. I Incorporate various treatment approaches to suit the individual client's needs My specialty is adoption and adoption related issues (including but not limited to, attachment, grief and loss, identity, search, the primal wound, worthiness, open adoption, pre-adoption education etc.) I have worked extensively with all members of the triad (Birth families, Adoptees, Adoptive Parents). I myself am an Adoptee as well an Adoptive mother. Because of my own experiences and passionate involvement in the field of adoption I am able to provide support, insight, honesty, guidance and compassion. Other specialties: LGBTQIA Infertility Foster Care Adolescent issues Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Self Esteem/Empowerment Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Life Changes Incarceration Mindfulness Also experienced in: Addictions, Divorce, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Court involved and more

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

A sense of hope. They will leave feeling optimistic about their future, that they were heard and their feelings were validated.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Treatment Approaches Adoption Competent Therapy Culturally Sensitive Emotionally focused Attachment -based Family/Marital Feminist/Humanistic Solution focused Trauma Focused Strength and Relational based The tools vary depending on the needs of the client.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I do not treat the diagnosis. I treat the person. I am a kind, compassionate, smart, funny individual. I feel very deeply. I am a good communicator which includes really listening. There is nothing I am unable to talk about. I have years of experience as a therapist and a human being. I am able to truly meet the person where they are.

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