Stanley Gajda

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and I have also previously lived and worked in Vermont and Colorado. I have been licensed since 1999 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, college counseling, private practice, and VA hospitals and outpatient clinics.

My primary therapeutic orientation is person-centered, but I use a variety of modalities including cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness, communication skills and family system approaches. I specialize in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship concerns. Additionally, I work with young and older adults to re-establish their work life balance and deal with career or phase-of-life issues. Through the years I’ve seen that whether a concern or issue is perceived large or small it often seems daunting to address alone without support. My approach is to let you be my guide and work collaboratively towards both your short- and long-term goals. I encourage individuals to not only use our work in session but also in their daily lives toward the changes they seek.

I look forward to hearing from you and working together to address your concerns.
Thank you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #6371 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Stan rocks. When you speak to him you feel like you got someone delving into the dark caves with you.

Written by S.T. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Stanley (he goes by Stan) is a fantastic therapist - i had never been in any sort of therapy, but i encountered a situation where i needed help. I didn't know what to expect. I sought out a therapist with experience in personality disorders.

Stan made it very easy. I liked working with him because he is extremely casual and accessible, but also very insightful. It's a great balance, and makes the therapy process so easy and painless! It feels like talking to a friend, but a friend who has extensive professional experience helping you with your issues.

I'd absolutely recommend Stan.

Written by K.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have struggled for years to find the right therapist. I have my BA in Psychology and I'm quite talkative and stubborn. I am self-aware! My therapist listens even when I'm ranting and responds to specific things I said indicating he was truly listening to it all. I know I talk a lot, but it's how I communicate and it felt so good to feel heard for the first time in a while. My therapist is pro-active and gives me direct links to explore things I'm concerned about; ie, my career and education. He also reframes my negative thinking and although I like being hard on myself, he helps soften the blows from my own mind. I am extremely grateful especially during this unprecedented, extremely triggering time.