Working Together

Therapy provides a warm and welcoming sanctuary for you to unburden yourself, relieve stress, and navigate through personal and relationship challenges with empathy and support.

My Apporach

I specialize in psychodynamic therapy, also known as psychoanalysis. This approach aims to liberate individuals from embedded self-hatred and self-doubt. It enables one to connect empathetically with oneself, thereby cultivating new ways of relating to others. 

Logistics

You can find details about availability, location, telehealth, costs, payment methods, and policies regarding health insurance, appointments, and cancellations on this Logistics and Policies page. 

I work with adults seeking long-term therapy to overcome persistent anxieties and deep-rooted feelings of inadequacy. Together, we can help you cultivate self-love and develop confidence.

Specialties

I specialize in supporting individual adults who are facing long-standing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and personal relationships. I especially help those who have been marginalized and those who feel othered. I work with individuals who seek long-term therapy and routine sessions. 

Here are the specific concerns I typically work with clients:

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Behaviors they want to change or stop


Life events or experiences


Mental health disorders they want to treat

*If you require paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement, or if you need to use BCBS insurance, I will have to provide a DSM-5 diagnosis for the purposes of your insurance coverage. My belief is that you are more than just symptoms or diagnostic labels.

Feelings and emotions


Relationships


Goals for their lives


Aspects of their identities


Empathy, Validation, and Curiosity

In each session, I strive to empathically understand my client's experiences and needs through validation and curiosity, fostering heartfelt conversation. Together, we will explore, understand, and process whatever has been holding you back or getting in the way.

Meet Han

Han Bertrand, MTS, MSW, LICSW, LCSW

I'm a consultant and licensed psychotherapist in private practice based in Boston, Massachusetts, and hold licenses as a clinical social worker in Massachusetts (LICSW #123987), Oregon (LCSW #L14216), and Florida (LCSW #TPSW3510).

Hello! Nice to meet you. Allow me to introduce myself:


As a dedicated psychotherapy professional, I am honored to be a member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. I have had the privilege of receiving advanced training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy through postgraduate fellowships at The Danielsen Institute at Boston University and The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. Additionally, I hold a Master of Social Work and a Master of Theological Studies from Boston College, where I had the opportunity to integrate clinical social work with expertise in psychology, spirituality, and mental health care. I am happy to answer your questions about me or my philosophy when we meet.

My Philosophy

In the pursuit of a fulfilled and meaningful life, it is crucial to acknowledge that a functioning self does not necessarily equate to a healthy self. While society often places a premium on outward appearances and the ability to meet external demands, true well-being encompasses a deeper, more holistic dimension. A healthy self is one that feels secure, cohesive, and whole, offering a profound sense of calm and groundedness in our day-to-day existence.

Individuals with a healthy sense of self possess an internal stability that extends beyond the mere ability to function effectively in society. They exhibit a sense of inner peace and self-assurance that allows them to navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace. In contrast, those who appear to function well on the surface may still grapple with lingering thoughts and feelings that disrupt their inner equilibrium, keeping them awake at night.

These lingering thoughts and emotions, often dismissed as mere "symptoms" of anxiety, depression, or trauma-related issues, are the focal point of talk therapy. My approach to therapy prioritizes the well-being of the whole person, recognizing that true healing involves delving into the depths of these thoughts and emotions. Rather than merely addressing surface-level concerns, we aim to understand the root causes and underlying needs that give rise to these "symptoms."

By exploring these thoughts and emotions on a deeper level, we unveil the intricate tapestry of an individual's experiences, fears, desires, and unresolved traumas. This process is not about pathologizing emotions but about understanding and embracing them as essential aspects of the human experience. Through empathetic and supportive dialogue, I create a safe space for clients to open up, explore their inner landscapes, and develop a more profound sense of self-awareness.

Talk therapy offers a transformative journey towards self-discovery and healing. It empowers individuals to confront the emotional turmoil that may have been concealed beneath the surface of their functioning selves. As they gain insight into their own needs and patterns, they can develop healthier coping strategies and a greater capacity for self-compassion.