Candace  Dickinson
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Candace Dickinson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Beverly Not Accepting In-person

Starting to see clients in person starting November 1st in the Cummings Center in Beverly Massachusetts!

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 30, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Candace Dickinson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Salem, MA. Candace provides high quality mental health services for young adults and adults who face heightened and debilitating anxiety, feelings of helplessness, and burnout. Many of Candace’s clients have put in effort to improve their mental health but still feel lost and unsure. Their past experiences of trauma hold them back from feeling worthy of the love and acceptance given to them by others. They struggle with perfectionism, holding themselves to high standards.



Candace’s approach to therapy includes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Clients learn how to monitor their thought patterns and to establish healthy, self-positive patterns rather than engaging in negative self-talk. Clients also learn how to integrate all aspects of their lives and experiences, finding a common ground where they can feel at peace. Candace offers them ways to heal from their trauma so they can feel free from the past and able to move ahead.



Candace earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University. She has nearly ten years of experience in the mental health field and believes that all people deserve to feel hopeful about the future.


Message to clients

I'm really happy that you've gotten as far as looking at profiles of therapists. Finding a therapist can be a huge step, and often a very challenging and complicated one. Even reaching out and messaging a therapist takes incredible bravery, and I want to assist you in finding all of those victories in your life. This is the approach that I bring to all of my clients. Processing and identifying the challenges that you face on a daily basis is important. What is even more important is that I will give you the tools to not only live with these challenges, but also assist you in reprocessing events that have happened through the use of EMDR. These approaches often help you with not only being able to challenge what you've experienced, but also learn to change those memories and thoughts as a reference, and let go of the emotions, and feeling that you may feel when when thinking about them. Every step of the way I will meet you with compassion and grace, and will help you push towards really knowing and understanding yourself.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $155 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00PM-8:30PM
  • Tue 10:00AM- 6PM
  • Wed 10:00AM-6PM
  • Thu 7:00AM- 3PM
  • Fri 8:00AM-4PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Beverly practice
100 Cummings Center, 342-H, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00PM-8:30PM
  • Tue 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wed 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thu 7:00AM-3:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Candace Dickinson Counseling Services, Clinician and Owner, 2023 - Present
Arcara Personalized Psychiatry, Clinician, 2021 - 2023
Ark Behavioral Health, Clinical Supervisor, and Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Eliot Community Human Services, Clinical Supervisor, 2019 - 2020
Arbour Hospital, PHP Clinician, 2016 - 2019
Eliot Community Human Services, Dual Diagnosis Clinician, 2015 - 2016

Boston University, Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, 2015


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10718


Languages

English