Hello, my name is Kerry Duarte. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Salve Regina University as well as a Master of Social Work degree from Wheelock College. I have worked in community agencies offering in-home and office-based therapy. I have also worked within school settings as a school- based social worker. A year ago I started an online private practice called Ray of Light Wellness so I am used to teleconferencing and working with clients virtually. For clients looking for a bilingual therapist, I provide counseling sessions in both English and in Portuguese. I have the most experience helping clients who are undergoing depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, life transitions, chronic pain, grief & loss, eating disorders, and addictions. I use a strength-based approach utilizing modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness to help clients gain self awareness and healthier coping strategies.
Being a therapist is a true passion for me that allows me to love what I do. I want to help others find fulfilling ways to bring health, joy, and happiness back into their lives. I believe it is extremely important to have a good therapist-client relationship in order for therapy to be effective. I am more than ready to partner up with you to guide you in accomplishing your personal goals. Never ever give up on yourself and on your goals. When you are ready, I am ready to go on the healing journey with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LICSW #118247 (Expires: 2021-02-28)