Han Bertrand, LICSW

Psychotherapist in Boston, Massachusetts

Warm, Affirming, Psychoanalytic


Only Provide Telehealth/Teletherapy Services (via Zoom)

Specialties

I have advanced postgrad clinical training in long-term, psychoanalytic, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am comfortable working on a wide range of issues and specialize in issues related to:

Self-Esteem

  • Tendency to please, accommodate, compromise

  • Fear of criticism, imperfection, disappointment

  • Feelings of guilt, shame, worthlessness

Relationships

  • Relationship issues with parents

  • Romantic relationship issues

  • Social relationships

Trauma

  • Memories of abusive experiences, hurt feelings

  • Fear of repeating traumatic experiences

  • Flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation

Anxiety

  • Worries, nervousness, restless

  • Sense of impending danger, panic

  • Intrusive, spiraling thoughts

Depression

  • Sadness, emptiness, hopelessness

  • Irritability, frustration, agitation

  • Loss of interest, lack of motivation, fatigue







Client Populations

I am committed to working with clients from various cultural, racial, religious, and spiritual backgrounds and supporting clients of all identities. I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds and I specialize in working with:

  • Professionals

  • College and graduate students

  • LGBTQ+ clients

  • Racial and ethnic minority clients

  • Clients who are spiritual or religious







Psychotherapy Helps

Improve Mental Well-being

  • Manage and treat mental health issues

  • Reduce emotional pressures and distress

  • Decrease feelings of depression and anxiety

  • Process feelings and thoughts

  • Unpack and heal from trauma

Develop Skills, Capacities

  • Solve problems and resolve issues

  • Develop new coping strategies and skills

  • Improve capacity for self-regulation

  • Improve communications skills

  • Forgiveness, acceptance, compassion

Strengthen Sense of Self

  • Improve sense of cohesive-self

  • Deepen self-understanding

  • Improve self-esteem and confidence

  • Work through repetitive patterns

  • Improve relationships

Personal Growth

  • Getting unstuck

  • Find clarity and direction

  • Reach your full potential

  • Satisfaction and happiness

  • Transformative changes







Psychotherapy Services

Individual Psychotherapy

  • Individual therapy for adults

  • Telehealth (Zoom)

  • 50 - 55 minutes per session

  • 1 - 3 sessions per week

  • Long-term psychotherapy (meeting on a regular weekly basis and the client decides whenever feeling ready to graduate)

  • Accept only BCBS insurance or Self-pay







About Me

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

Approach to Psychotherapy

My approach to psychotherapy is based on evidence-based effective therapies: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); and is informed by psychoanalytic psychology, humanistic psychology, and neuroscience. My approach to psychotherapy can be described as:

  • Attachment-based

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Eclectic

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Interpersonal

  • Person-Centered

  • Relational

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma-Focused







Coping Skills and Exercises

Essential Coping Skills and Mental Health Exercises

Click the link below to Download PDF Handouts. Daily practice is recommended (three times a day, 20 minutes each time).

Mindfulness-based coping skills and strategies

Mindfulness is a scientifically studied, evidence-based, effective coping skill and strategy for emotional regulation for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Stress, and Insomnia. Mindfulness-based coping skills can be used when needed. It's also recommended to practice mindfulness daily to cultivate a habit and routine - to rewire the brain. You may consider these apps such as:

Resources & Self-Help

Sometimes, self-help books could help us get inspired to figure out ways of coping and changing. This “figuring out” process itself could be very therapeutic. These books might be additional resources for learning and improving coping skills through worksheets, exercises, and daily practices for issues related to mental health, relationships, resilience, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.








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