In Boston, Massachusetts
Focusing on providing high-quality telehealth services for individuals, couples, and families.
Do you find it difficult to relax or feel you are enough? Are you worried that things would fall apart or you would lose control? Have you been dealing with relationship issues with your parents or others? Do you sometimes feel empty, lost, or lonely? Are you trying to find ways to feel secure and hopeful again? Are you afraid of making mistakes, letting people down, or being rejected? Is it easy for you to say no or ask for what you need? Do you often doubt or criticize yourself?
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, have a deeper self-understanding, or improve relationships.
Together, we'll sort things out, understand and process your feelings, and make sense of the repetitive patterns that prevent you from enjoying your life or achieving your goals. My approach aims to help you better understand yourself, process your difficult emotions, improve your self-regulatory capacity and resilience, and feel more satisfied in your life and relationships.
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
feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or pessimistic
loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities
feeling tired, unmotivated, worthless, or guilty
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
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
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Mental Health Issues
Han's clinical specialties are treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. Han 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
major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), 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, cross-cultural issues, multicultural family issues
college/graduate school issues, career counseling, racial/cultural identities, gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ issues
Han has advanced postgrad clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy that aims to foster personal development and liberation from unsatisfying patterns of living. Han specializes in long-term psychotherapy.
Han's psychodynamic approach is tailored to meet each client's needs and also guided by
Emotionally Focused 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, Cross-Cultural Issues
Han is committed to supporting clients with diverse identities and backgrounds. Han has expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, cross-cultural issues, and multicultural family issues. Han has worked extensively with
Racial and ethnic minorities
People from the LGBTQ+ community
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."
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 in their way.
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 the therapy session and later on in their day-to-day life.
Psychotherapy is "talk therapy", a process of exploration, introspection, reflection, restoration, and connection through talking. This process is what makes psychotherapy actually work as it can catalyze our inborn capacities to feel secure and whole. This process takes time and a fruitful process will bring curiosity, clarity, confidence, calm, connectedness, courage, creativity, and compassion.
Talk therapy simply means consistent and regular conversations between a therapist and a client. The question of what makes therapy work or how therapy works 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.
Therefore, it's important to find a therapist who can help you connect with your feelings. In that way, meaningful, deep, and reflective conversations can take place naturally and genuinely. If this makes sense to you, it is very likely the right fit. Clients have commented that they find Han calm, easygoing, and patient.
International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
The Danielsen Institute at Boston University
The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity
Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Boston College, Master of Social Work
Boston College, Master of Theological Studies
Massachusetts LICSW 123987
"feeling truly seen, heard, understood, accepted, and supported is curatively therapeutic"
Rates & Insurance
Individual Therapy: $200 per session
Couples Therapy: $250 per session
Family Therapy: $250 per session
BCBS (for Individual Therapy Only)
Out-of-Network* (for Individual Therapy Only)
Han does not accept insurance for couples therapy and family therapy
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.
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.
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:
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)