James Verdery, Therapist in Acton, Massachusetts — Zencare
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James Verdery

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Acton Accepting In-person
Updated September 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression

Professional statement

James Verdery is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Acton, MA. James works with children, adolescents, and teenagers who struggle to manage their emotions. His clients find themselves overwhelmed by feelings of anger, frustration, confusion, sadness, or loneliness. Despite their parents’ best intentions to help them, they feel like they aren’t in control of their lives, which makes them even more upset. They might suffer from low self-esteem, which causes anxiety at school or in peer groups and often leads to isolation. James helps these clients to grow their understanding of their emotions and learn techniques to manage their distress.

James’ approach to working with adolescent and teenage clients draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Clients learn tangible skills in emotional regulation. They practice challenging assumptions, ignoring self-judgments, distraction and grounding exercises, and more. With younger clients, James uses play therapy to give them ways to express themselves. He encourages all clients to recognize what makes them unique and how resilient they already are, leading to a boost in confidence as they go through their daily lives, including school. James tailors his treatment style to each client’s individual needs, personalities, and preferences for engaging, effective sessions.

James earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He is passionate about starting conversations about mental health at an early age. He strives to give clients the skills they need for a lifetime of healthy habits, including strong coping skills that allow individuals to feel meaning and joy in their lives.


Message to clients

Are you struggling with knowing how to support your child's mental health? Is your child's anxiety stopping them from trying new things? Has your teenager lost interest in things they once enjoyed and is increasingly isolating themselves from friends and family? As a parent/guardian are you struggling with figuring out ways to help manage your child’s behaviors successfully without losing your patience? We try to teach and model ways our children could work through life's challenges, but we don't always have the tools. If you can relate to any of the above, I would love the opportunity to help.

I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches designed to help my clients feel confident in their ability to face life's challenges. I adjust my approach depending on the client but often use play based therapy with younger clients while incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral therapy to provide concrete skills for managing emotions.

Help your child feel more confident in their ability to face life's challenges or help yourself feel more confident in your role as a parent/guardian. Please send me a message so that we can help you or your child start feeling better today.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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




Clientele

  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

James Verdery is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $240 (90min)
  • Parent Consultation: $80 (30min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-4
  • Tue 8-4
  • Wed 8-4
  • Thu 8-4
  • Fri 8-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Acton practice
179 Great Road Suite 102, Suite 102, Acton, Massachusetts 01720
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-4
  • Tue 8-4
  • Wed 8-4
  • Thu 8-4
  • Fri 8-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Family Counseling Associate, Psychotherapist , 2020 - 2022
Arbour Counseling Services, IHT Clinician, 2015 - 2020

Saint Michael's College, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2015


Licensure

Massachusetts: 11540


Languages

English