A Space to be Truly Seen, Heard, and Understood
with Han Bertrand
What to Expect
Individual Psychotherapy Services for Adults
Therapy is for everyone, and it truly works. However, for therapy to work exceptionally well, it's essential that we are a good fit.
The first step is to ensure that you feel comfortable with my approach and style. Next, please review the logistics section to determine if you are in agreement with my policies. After that, simply fill out the contact form, and we will be in touch soon.
Seeking help is a courageous step to take, and I will guide you every step of the way!
At the heart of my practice is a deeply compassionate and personalized approach. I offer client-centered, long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy that is culturally sensitive and trauma-informed. Imagine a space where your unique story is heard with unwavering attention, where the layers of your experiences are gently unfolded to bring light to the shadows, and where every part of you is welcomed with warmth and understanding. This approach isn't just about addressing challenges—it's also about honoring the rich tapestry of your life, celebrating the deep inner workings of your mind, and nurturing the immense potential that often lies dormant beneath our daily routines and habits.
Grounded in the forefront of contemporary insights and scientific research, my therapeutic approach weaves together a rich tapestry of evidence-based practices. This includes:
Attachment Theory: Exploring the foundational bonds that shape our interpersonal dynamics.
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Theories: Delving into the depths of the unconscious mind to unravel patterns and understand past influences.
Cognitive Behavioral and Schema Theories: Addressing thought patterns and behaviors, ensuring they align with your aspirations.
Humanistic and Existential Psychology: Honoring the unique human experience, seeking purpose, and understanding one's place in the world.
Neuroscience: Bringing the latest knowledge on brain functioning and its correlation with emotions and behaviors.
Internal Family Systems: Understanding the multiple facets of oneself and harmonizing them for inner peace.
Mindfulness and Compassion: Cultivating presence, acceptance, and a kind approach to oneself and experiences.
Holistic Coping Skills: A summary of coping skills based on the strengths of evidence-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, and EMDR.
Stress & Mood
Self-Esteem | Sense of Self | Obsessive-Compulsive | Borderline
Relationship problems with parents, partners, or peers | Trust | Attachment
Identity & Existential
LGBTQ+ | Cross-Cultural | Life Transitions | Aging | Grief | Spirituality
How I Work
Creating a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space is paramount. Here, you can openly express yourself, confident that you will be met with deep understanding and genuine acceptance. In this space, I actively listen and empathize. I will not shut you down by imposing my opinions or suggestions upon you. Together, we will explore not only the symptoms you are experiencing but also the underlying stories, wounds, needs, and potentials.
I wholeheartedly believe that every individual possesses innate capacities for healing, growth, and change. My role is to guide and support you in tapping into your own inner wisdom and strengths. You are free to use this space to get things off your chest, unburden yourself, connect with your deep thoughts and feelings, and talk through whatever is getting in the way. Although our focus is primarily on talking and connecting, I have also compiled practical skills and strategies for clients who wish to learn concrete techniques.
As an affirming, open-minded, multicultural therapist, I collaborate with adults from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, immigrants, people who have religious or spiritual beliefs, and neurodivergent individuals. I invite you to take the next step toward your well-being. Let's connect and embark on a journey of growth and healing together. I look forward to hearing from you!
Simply fill out the contact form and we'll be in touch.
Logistics: Appointment, Payment, Policies
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 2 PM (ET)
Telehealth (Zoom). I am licensed in both Massachusetts and Oregon and currently reside in Massachusetts. I also provide professional consultation services to people everywhere via Zoom meetings.
$200 per session
BlueCross and BlueShield
Any PPO insurance plans
Summarized Policies on Appointment, Cancellation, Payment, and Insurance:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Offer a Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, but I don't offer a brief phone consultation because it is not sufficient to truly understand your needs and determine if we are a good fit. My approach is to dedicate the first session to assessing our compatibility. If we determine that we are not the right fit and choose not to schedule a second session, the first session will be at no cost, serving as a free initial consultation. Otherwise, the first session will be billed.
What Are the General Expectations You Have for Your Clients?
I expect clients to be willing to participate in weekly sessions and engage in open dialogues. Therapy is for everyone. People come here for various reasons, just to mention a few: some need a space to get things off their chest, others wish to dive deep into emotional or relational issues, some are looking to process and work through trauma, others hope to address mental health issues, and some are simply exploring what therapy can offer. Whatever brought you here, all are welcome!
Do You Offer Short-Term Therapy or Brief Counseling Services?
Yes. While I specialize in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, I understand that some clients may benefit from or prefer shorter therapy. Whether you're going through a specific life event or just need a few sessions to navigate a particular challenge, I'm here to support you.
Do You Provide Telehealth Exclusively?
Yes. I exclusively offer telehealth services via Zoom to ensure accessibility, flexibility, and consistency. I have no plans to return to in-person sessions, as telehealth also enables me to provide drop-in, additional, or urgent sessions, saving clients the time they would spend commuting.
Do You Accept HSA/FSA or Credit Cards?
No. I don't accept HSA/FSA or Credit Cards. I accept payments exclusively through Zelle. I'm happy to provide the necessary paperwork for HSA/FSA reimbursement.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
Yes. I only accept BCBS insurance as an In-Network provider. I can also accept any PPO insurance plans as an Out-Of-Network provider, and I am happy to provide the necessary paperwork for your reimbursement.
Does Therapy Really Work and How?
Yes. Let's unpack that.