Liddy  Cole

Liddy Cole

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Brookline Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Trauma
  • Adoption & foster care
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Liddy Cole is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Brookline, MA who specializes in anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, learning disabilities, adoption, and trauma. Many of her clients have trouble adjusting to a new situation—whether it is college, a new job, parenthood, etc. She has extensive experience working with college students and individuals diagnosed with ADHD. She also helps adults with learning disabilities figure out if they are getting appropriate accommodations at work.

Liddy has expertise in working with adult adoptees around identity issues and anything related to that lived experience as it might come up in individual therapy. Her treatment focus in that area is centered more around adoption as an element of someone's identity and not the logistical process of adopting a child. She also does work with parents on an individual basis for support balancing parenting stress/individual mental health needs.

While Liddy primarily works from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework, she utilizes a number of different treatment modalities depending on her client’s needs and goals. She helps her clients gain a better understanding of how past experiences have informed who they are today and how they interact with the world. Many discussions revolve around why a client feels stuck and how they can learn to move forward and open themselves up to new experiences or thought patterns. For some clients, meditation and guided visualizations prove helpful.

Liddy’s demeanor is gentle and encouraging. She guides her clients as they gain insight into themselves and begin to make connections about past and present experiences. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Society is filled with messages about how our lives should look and feel, and when we fall short we often blame ourselves, leading to sadness and despair. I work with clients to uncover their own strengths, and to regain power over the areas of life that feel overwhelming or out of control. My approach to treatment is evidence-based while being affirming and non-stigmatizing. I work with clients to uncover their own strengths, and to regain power over the areas of life that feel overwhelming or out of control. My energy is warm and friendly, and past clients have appreciated the chance to explore difficult content in a non-judgmental environment.


Specialties

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

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

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges

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

Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Initial session: $125 (45min)

Location(s)

Brookline practice
1051 Beacon Street, Suite 511, Brookline, MA 02446
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 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
HFLW Child and Family Counseling Center, 2013 - Present

Simmons College, MSW, 2012
College of Charleston, BS in Psychology, 2006


Languages

English