You are important and I'm here to help

You are important and I'm here to help

ABOUT

I have always wanted to be a clinical psychologist and consider myself lucky to have a profession that is my passion. When I added certification as a sex therapist to my list of specializations it felt like the circle was completed. Helping people form and sustain fulfilling relationships rooted in deep intimacy and healthy sexuality is energizing and satisfying. I have devoted my practice to working with individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientations, whether they’re in traditional marriages or non-monogamous or polyamorous relationships. Over the past twenty plus years I have worked with people who were straight and gay, bisexual, kinky, asexual, transgender or considering, doubting and searching.

AIM

When people decide to seek therapy, it’s usually because they’re hurting and confused. And sometimes they’re just plain scared. They often struggle with understanding where their feelings are coming from and if their reactions are normal. I aim at providing emotionally safe and trusting environment in which these deeply humane questions can be explored and the growth process facilitated.

 

BACKGROUND

My personal and educational background is diverse and multicultural. I have lived and studied in Poland, Norway, and the US, and am fluent in all three languages. Having experienced what it means to find my place in three different cultures taught me the importance of staying open and flexible. My psychological standpoint reflects this view: Just like one size doesn’t fit all, one therapeutic method is not going to work for everyone. In my approach I integrate:

  • psychodynamic thinking, which is a framework of understanding human nature

  • attachment theories, which help explain how we relate to others

  • interpersonal neurobiology, which seeks to provide explanation of universal human experiences from an interdisciplinary point of view

In addition, I utilize mindfulness and mind-body integration techniques, experiential exercises, and where relevant, incorporate cognitive-behavioral strategies.

 

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College, Boston, MA

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology from Harvard University

  • Master’s Degree in Cultural Pedagogy from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

  • Gestalt Therapy training at the Norwegian Gestalt Institute, Oslo, Norway

  • Couples’ Therapy postgraduate training at the Psychodynamic Couples and Families Institute of New England (PCFINE)

  • Sex Therapist Certification by American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

  • Sex Therapist affiliation with Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)

 

FACULTY & BOARD

  • Faculty member at the Psychodynamic Couples and Families Institute of New England (PCFINE)

  • On Board of Directors of PCFINE

 

OTHER TRAINING & SPECIALTIES

  • Mindfulness and Meditation 

  • Mind-Body Integration

  • Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Existential Psychotherapy

49 Hancock St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

(between Central & Harvard Sq)

617-642-0263

drfosse@gmail.com