Psychotherapist

In Boston, Massachusetts

Focusing on providing high-quality telehealth services for college, graduate students, professionals, and individual adults



Hello, Welcome

People seek therapy for many reasons. Some want help with emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, or coming to terms with traumatic experiences. Others may feel stuck in repetitive patterns that prevent them from feeling satisfied or finding meaning in their lives. Many people simply want to talk through issues or have a deeper self-understanding.

Psychotherapy is "talk therapy", a process of exploration, introspection, reflection, restoration, and connection through talking. This process is what makes talk therapy actually work by catalyzing the inborn capacities to feel secure and whole. A fruitful process will bring curiosity, clarity, confidence, calm, connectedness, courage, creativity, and compassion.



Expertise


Anxiety

  • feeling nervous, restless, or tense

  • having worries, dreads, fears, a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom

  • having trouble concentrating

  • having headaches, muscle aches, stomachaches, or unexplained pains

  • having difficulty controlling feelings of worry

learn more about Anxiety


Depression

  • feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or pessimistic

  • loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities

  • feeling tired, unmotivated, worthless, or guilt

  • having angry outbursts, irritability, or frustration

  • having difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

  • thoughts of death or suicide

  • unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

learn more about Depression


Self-Esteem

  • having fear of rejection, failures, disappointing others, or judgments

  • having low self-confidence or lacking self-trust

  • putting others before yourself

  • having trouble saying no or setting boundaries

  • having difficulty asking for what you need

  • comparing yourself to others

  • feeling that others are better than you

learn more about Self-Esteem


Trauma

learn more about Trauma


Relationship Issues

learn more about Relationships


Self-Exploration


Specialties


Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

Han's clinical specialties are treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. Han a has clinical experience working with a wide range of issues including

  • stress, emotional distress, panic attack, social anxiety, phobia, addiction, substance use, self-harm, suicidal ideation

  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dissociative disorder, eating disorder, mood disorder, personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • family conflicts, life transitions, grief/loss, immigration, relationship issues

  • college/graduate school issues, career counseling, racial/cultural identities, gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ issues


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Han has advanced postgrad clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy that aims to foster personal development and liberation from unsatisfying patterns of living and make way for deeper and longer-lasting effects of psychotherapy.

Han's psychodynamic approach is tailored to meet each client's needs and guided by

  • Humanistic Therapy

  • Client-Centered Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Han also draws from the latest research in Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral Sciences to help clients cope with symptoms effectively.

Clients have commented that they find Han calm, easygoing, and patient.


Minority Identities

Han is committed to supporting clients with diverse identities and backgrounds. Han has worked extensively with

  • International students

  • Immigrants

  • Racial and ethnic minorities

  • People from the LGBTQ+ community


Existentialism, Spirituality

Han has expertise in working with clients who are philosophical, religious, or spiritual. Han is also specialized in issues related to existential concerns, religion, and spirituality.




"In therapy, I provide a safe space for conversation in which I listen to you attentively without judgment and understand you empathically. We will work in close collaboration to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship where you'll feel heard, understood, accepted, and respected. Together, we will explore your feelings, experiences, and relationships to address issues, overcome challenges, and find deeper meaning. "



Is it the Right Fit?


"The most important factor when it comes to getting the most out of your therapy: It’s about your connection with your emotions and your connection with your therapist."

Han's Philosophy

A client who has worked with several therapists might say it's the therapist's personality that makes the therapy experience feel unique and meaningful because all approaches are helpful.

Indeed, the right fit means that the therapist's personality can make the client feel comfortable and at ease to open up more, go deeper, trust more, and feel more secure in therapy sessions.

Psychotherapy is also called "talk therapy" which simply means consistent and regular conversations between a therapist and a client. The question of what makes therapy work or how does therapy work can be answered by a historical finding in neuroscience which is our brain's neuroplasticity. In other words, talking in therapy sessions can rewire the brain.

It's important to find a therapist who can help you connect with your emotions so that meaningful, deep, and reflective conversations can take place naturally and genuinely in a trusting therapeutic relationship. If this makes sense to you, it is very likely the right fit. Clients have commented that they find Han calm, easygoing, and patient.


"To get a better sense of how I can be of help, let's schedule a couple of sessions so I can get to know more about you and your needs."


About Han


Professional Affiliation

International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

Postgrad Training

The Danielsen Institute at Boston University

The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

Education

Boston College, Master of Social Work

Boston College, Master of Theological Studies

Professional License

Massachusetts LICSW 123987




"feeling truly seen, heard, understood, accepted, and supported is curatively therapeutic"




Fee & Insurance


Individual Psychotherapy

$200 per session


Accepted Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (In-Network)

Out-of-Network*


*Out-of-Network Reimbursement

Han will provide an invoice containing the necessary coding and information that insurance companies require to process claims at the end of each month. The app Reimbursify can help with reimbursement.


Telehealth Services


Han focuses on providing high-quality Telehealth psychotherapy services through Zoom video conferencing for clients who prefer or are comfortable with telehealth, especially for those who have a busy schedule or prefer to have less travel.

Han has no plan to return to in-person in the next few years as Zoom meeting makes psychotherapy services more accessible, convenient, and efficient. Most clients find teletherapy is just as effective as in-person therapy.

Han can only provide psychotherapy services to clients who reside in Massachusetts because Han is only licensed in Massachusetts.




Get Started


Prospective Client Form

If you would like to start therapy or are considering therapy, please reach out to Han by filling out the Prospective Client Form:


Information for Client

Coping skills, resources, payment, cancellation policy, what to expect, how to get the most out of therapy, and logistics:



Contact


Feel free to email Han if you have any questions: Han@HanBertrand.com (If you are considering therapy or would like to start therapy, please reach out to Han by filling out the above Prospective Client Form)