faith sullivan MDiv

psychotherapist

My private psychotherapy practice is located in historic downtown Northampton, MA. I specialize primarily in ANXIETY reduction.  Anxiety has been shown to be the number one factor in the myriad of mental health issues that people seek treatment for.  My sub-specialties include DEPRESSION, LOSS AND TRAUMA, GRIEF, MID-LIFE TRANSITION, SELF-ESTEEM, and SUICIDE PREVENTION.  I work one-on-one with adults, adolescents, and with parents of anxious children.  I also facilitate GROUP THERAPY sessions and GROWTH and HEALING WORKSHOPS.

My educational background includes the M.Div. degree (Master of Divinity, major focus: Counseling) from Harvard University and a BA from Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa.  I primarily utilize the JUNGIAN approach in psychotherapy, an approach which helps clients get to the CORE of their issues.  My course work at the Jung Institute in Zurich has been paramount in my Jungian approach with clients, as well as my personal experience with Jungian counseling, considered to be an essential aspect of Jungian psychotherapy training.  I have also been trained in Anxiety Work, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Carl Roger’s Relational Therapy, EMDR, Veterans’ work, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Work, Bereavement Skills, and Pastoral Counseling.  I further learned Crisis Counseling in the hospital setting through the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at a major teaching hospital in the area.

I have been employed for many years in Hospice, counseling patients and families through the dying process.  I regularly facilitated bereavement support groups and memorial services.  In addition, I have worked in the prison system, teaching bereavement counseling skills to inmates.

I continue to work in the important area of SUICIDE prevention and counseling.  I have been involved with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) prevention work and bereavement counseling.  In this capacity, I help facilitate “Survivors of Suicide” support groups, held bi-weekly for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.  In 2011, I was a panel member in an internationally televised panel discussion about coping with suicide loss.  I have been the Chair of the organization’s yearly “International Survivors of Suicide Day,” a day-long conference for survivors who have lost a loved one to suicide.  I work privately with clients in the areas of prevention and bereavement.

I am a member of the following professional organizations: American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytic Psychology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the National Death Education and Counseling Association.

Please contact me with any questions about my work via email  or phone.