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Raisa Stinson, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts, with extensive experience in trauma-focused therapy.
I have extensive experience working with couples, helping partners to improve communication and rekindle their love for each other. I love working with families, helping parents and children to improve communication and become closer. I have experience working with adopted children and adoptive families.
I am proficient in body-based approaches, developed by Bessel Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and their colleagues.
I am certified as an EMDR therapist. EMDR is a cutting-age approach to treating severe trauma, including complex trauma (defined as accumulation of "relatively insignificant" traumatic events through life).
My experience is international. Even though all my psychology degrees and trainings have been received in the USA, I have lived and worked in a few other countries, culturally drastically different. I have a good understanding of challenging of adjusting to a new culture, as well as navigating cultural differences with friends and family members (parents, husbands/romantic partners, and even your own children)

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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Languages

EnglishRussian

License information

MA LMHC 12043

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Raisa Stinson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Extremely patient, kind and caring. I felt heard and understood

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Raisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

It is too early to review Raisa but so far I can tell she is intelligent, responsive, tries to be patient and understanding. I almost quit BH before I found her.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Raisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem