Brigid Dagenfield believes in a multidimensional understanding of health and wellness, considering biological, psychological, and social factors that influence behavior. As a Licensed therapist, Brigid adopts a holistic, integrative approach to therapy, implementing techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths-based modalities. She strives to empower her clients to discover and reclaim their capabilities, achieve a sense of well-being, and meet their therapeutic goals.
Why do clients come to Brigid? They are seeking clarity and most of all positive change and guidance through difficult times of anxiety, life changing events and traumatic situations. Brigid is determined to be a consistent resource for guidance and support, thus empowering everyone she meets to pursue the transformation they are seeking. She considers herself a lifelong learner and I is dedicated to the pursuit of her own education to be the best resource she can for her clients.
Mood disorders, trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and other addictions including gambling. Working with individuals living with these issues I am often reminded and inspired by the perseverance, courage, creativity, and resilience of human beings.
She encourages a holistic approach to therapy
“A holistic approach to psychotherapy considers a person’s mind, body, and spirit and how a person’s life experiences and environment may be impacting their ability to function.”
Brigid explains that an example of a therapist who adopts a holistic approach may consider how factors such as social relationships, diet and exercise, work stress, and/or current medical conditions are impacting one’s ability to function.They may refer you to a dietician, suggest taking a yoga class, or massage therapy to compliment the work you are doing in psychotherapy sessions. A holistic approach to psychotherapy can be helpful for people living with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, or PTSD/trauma.
Why she chose Psychotherapy as her career
Brigid finds people endlessly fascinating and is passionate about working with clients holistically. Everyone has a unique set of circumstances and biological, psychological, and social factors that influence their behavior. She strives to meet clients where they are when they begin therapy and work collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve their goals. She works with individuals living with issues including but not limited to addiction, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, depression and other mood disorders.
When she’s not working with clients, she’s an avid consumer of art in many forms. Between reading, appreciating music, theater and art shows, she is always seeking to stimulate her own creativity. She also makes her own mental health a priority by adding movement to her day whether it’s running, yoga, or challenging herself with a new type of workout.
Brigid earned her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School Medicine. She has worked as a therapist in both residential and outpatient treatment settings providing therapy for individuals living with substance abuse and comorbid mental health concerns, and also as a case manager at an Employee Assistance Program supporting individuals struggling with personal and work-related issues impacting their ability to function at their highest potential.
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