Han Bertrand

Psychotherapist in Massachusetts

I provide individual psychotherapy to adults through telehealth based in Massachusetts, USA.

My approach is client-centered, which means I will listen to you attentively and understand you empathically to help you sort out feelings, develop capacities to deal with challenges, and work toward your goals. My goal is always about helping you based on your needs. My specialties include Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, and Self Esteem. These symptoms might be related to life transitions, relationship issues, identities, emotional trauma, family issues, grief, or existential concerns. I've worked with clients from diverse cultural, religious, and spiritual backgrounds. I accept and support people of all identities.

I generally have a warm attitude and a calm presence and my style will make you feel welcome, at ease, understood, and safe to be you as you are.

When we meet, we talk about whatever you want me to help you with or whatever you want to discuss with me. I will try to explore and understand your feelings and how do you experience them so I can help you unpack, process, organize and manage them without feeling being judged or rejected. I believe long-lasting and transformative changes take place in our emotionally connected conversations and genuine relationship. I see therapeutic changes as the fruits of patience, reflectiveness, and intentions in a process that requires us to get in touch with who we are, what we desire, and how we sustain ourselves.

My philosophy is that our true self - a state of being content, calm, confident, compassionate, courageous, and contemplative - has our inborn capacities to regulate our feelings and overcome life's challenges creatively. And the true self can only be revealed, restored, and cultivated in relationships with others, in our lived experiences, in the world we see, and the world we imagine. To achieve this, self-reflection and regular conversations with a mentor figure are needed. Therefore, minimally meeting once a week is expected, and meeting twice a week is optimal.


Education & Clinical Training

  • The Danielsen Institute, Boston University, Advanced Social Work Fellow

  • Boston College, Master of Social Work

  • Boston College, Master of Theological Studies

Professional License

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Approaches

  • Psychoanalytic

  • Humanistic

  • Relational

Affiliations

  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

  • The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS)

Location

Zoom Cloud Meeting Room