Mental Health Services - Listening Wellness Center
Listening is a non-profit center whose mission is to promote wholistic health and wellness for the Central Massachusetts community. The name Listening is inspired by a Chinese acupuncture point. This point helps you to hear outside sounds and your inner, intuitive voice — creating balance between inner and outer, active and quiet. This harmony is the road to health.
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Mental Health Services

Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychotherapists, and Psychologists

Are you experiencing one or more of these problems?

  • Sadness or depression
  • Social withdrawal or avoidance
  • Mental confusion
  • Low self-esteem or self-doubt
  • Sleep and appetite disturbances
  • Using substances to change mood
  • Chronic pain
  • Relationship problems
  • Low energy
  • Worry, fear, anxiety or panic
  • Difficulty with decisions
  • Irritability, anger or conflict
  • Difficulties concentrating or focusing
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • High stress in general

These states are part of life and we all experience them. Sometimes, though, they take on a life of their own, overwhelming our best attempts to manage them and interfering with our well-being, our relationships, and our daily activities. When this happens we can benefit from consulting a mental health practitioner. These practitioners can help you manage your way through emotional, physical, psychological, relationship, and financial challenges.

Mental health practitioners come from a number of different disciplines. Social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, and psychologists are all mental health practitioners and use similar approaches to helping people with their mental health and social problems. With a few exceptions, differences in the approaches used depend more upon the individual practitioner than upon the discipline.

The methods used in a typical session are numerous and varied, and depend on the individual practitioner and your own comfort level. Techniques can range from emotional support and problem solving, technical and scientifically-based strategies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) to more metaphysical, energy-based approaches such as DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Finding a counselor and a therapeutic approach you are comfortable with is key to the success of the process, so be choosy.