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Areas of Care

Clinicians at cabot can help you with a variety of mental health issues

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are conditions in which everyday worry and concern become an interference in your daily life, and/or cause you distress. While nervousness and worry are part of every person’s normal experience, it becomes a mental health issue when the anxiety starts to intrude on daily life and become quite upsetting for the person experiencing it. Anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways, which will be discussed in more detail later in this article.


Anger can feel (or be) destructive and frightening. Most people don't like experiencing it, and most of us could benefit from managing it differently, or better. Therapists at Cabot have experience helping people cope with their anger, and can help you develop skills and strategies for responding to it in a more effective way.

Autism/Spectrum Disorders

Many people in America struggle with the difficulties inherent with spectrum disorders. Difficulty interacting with others, challenging social relationships, discomfort with your own (or others') feelings, can all be a daily part of life. There are ways to approach autism and other spectrum disorders that can make life easier, and therapists at Cabot can help you access those strategies.


Understanding depression is an important element in the treatment of clinical depression. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the primary resource for psychologists and psychiatrists, makes clear that Depression is not just sadness. Depression is a clinically significant condition, with biological causes and effects, that can dramatically decrease quality of life, and have significant consequences on anyone suffering from it.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are more common today than ever, and are not limited by age, gender identity or status. Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, or other eating disorders can wreak havoc on an individual's life, and the lives of those who love them. Learning to establish a healthy relationship with food, and a healthy acceptance of your body (at every size) is an empowering skill, and therapists at Cabot are trained in ways to help you achieve that goal.

Gender Identity Dysphoria

Gender Identify Dysphoria is a phenomenon that develops when one's physical body does not accurately represent one's internal experience. Because of societal norms and customs, people who identify as a gender different from that which with they were identified at birth, suffer from external oppression and microaggressions, and may feel ill at ease in their body, even experiencing self-loathing, depression, or anxiety. Nobody should have to deal with this on their own, and Cabot therapists can provide support.


Grief is an experience that few people will be able to avoid in their lifetimes. It can develop following the loss of a major person in your life (i.e. spouse, child, parent, sibling) or a different kind of loss (e.g. job loss, pet death, major move, etc.). No matter what the cause, grief can turn your life upside down, and having support as you walk through your grief is invaluable. Therapists at Cabot are available to provide support during these major life transitions.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders range from Major Depression to Bipolar II to Postpartum Depression, etc. Any significant and lasting change in your mood, which causes interference or distress, may classify as a mood disorder. When mood symptoms occur, you are far more likely to "get back to normal" quickly with the help of a trained therapist, who can help you learn skills and strategies to both cope with and alter the troubling symptoms.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

The birth of a baby is a wonderful, awful, challenging time. Particularly for a mother who is carrying a baby, or has recently given birth, the physical and hormonal changes in her body can cause massive disruptions in mood and coping. Because of the profound lifestyle changes, the same can happen for a parent who has not carried or given birth to the baby. Therapists at Cabot can help navigate this brand new landscape, providing support, validation and strategies to cope.


The three main recommended treatments for trauma are Exposure Therapy (including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR] and Prolonged Exposure [PE]), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Psychologists routinely turn to these three treatments for all types of trauma, whether you’ve experienced one major traumatic event or a lifetime filled with ongoing trauma.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression is a form of depression that occurs in new mothers, within a year of giving birth. Profound physical, hormonal, and lifestyle changes present a unique set of circumstances that can be extremely difficult to navigate. Therapists at Cabot can provide support, skills and strategies to weather this life transition in a more tolerable way.

Self-Esteem Concerns

Self-esteem in today's fast-paced environment can be mercilessly pummeled, to the point at which we start to develop mental health symptoms, including sadness and anger. Learning to feel whole and secure in the face of unhealthy media messages and online anonymity is a skill to survival. Therapists at Cabot can help you strengthen your own sense of self, learning to feel more confident and whole in any number of environments.

Trans Issues/Gender Affirming Care

Trans issues are challenges and difficulties that develop when one's physical body does not accurately represent one's internal experience. Because of societal norms and customs, people who identify as trans often suffer from external oppression and microaggressions, and may feel ill at ease in their body, even experiencing self-loathing, depression, or anxiety. Nobody should have to deal with this on their own, and Cabot therapists can provide support.

Client & family testimonials

"Sessions with Amanda are empowering.

Sessions with Amanda are empowering. She is a deeply kind therapist who has helped me to process, heal, and develop as a person.


"I have been a client of Cabot since the inception in 2010

I have been a client of Cabot since the inception in 2010; my experience with the therapists and administrative staff have always been positive. I trust them and have referred both family and friends to Cabot and all have come back thanking me for the referral and have benefited from the caring and compassionate work of the Cabot staff.


"Cabot provides a welcoming and safe environment

Cabot provides a welcoming and safe environment for those who may be struggling or need additional support. Each time I come for an appointment I am welcomed with a smile and hello not only from my therapist but others who pass through the waiting room.


FAQs for Areas of Care

Anxiety is a natural and adaptive response to stress or perceived threats. It involves feelings of unease, worry, and apprehension, often accompanied by physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, and muscle tension.
While occasional anxiety is common, it becomes a concern when it becomes chronic and interferes with daily life. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive, persistent anxiety and can benefit from various treatments, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
Some of the main types of anxiety disorders are as follows:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): Excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of life
  • Panic disorder: Recurrent and unexpected panic attacks
  • Specific phobias: Intense fear of specific objects or situations
  • Social anxiety: An intense fear of social situations and a persistent worry about being judged or embarrassed in front of others.
  • Separation anxiety disorder: Excessive fear of separation from attachment figures, often seen in children.
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
  • Excessive worry, fear, and restlessness
  • Irritability
  • A sense of impending doom
  • Rapid heart rate and shortness of breath
  • Racing thoughts
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Avoiding anxiety-inducing situations or triggers
It’s important to understand that not everyone with anxiety will have all these symptoms, and their severity and duration can vary widely.
Teens and young adults may face different challenges, meaning that their anxiety symptoms can manifest differently. For example, young people may be anxious about school, friends, or future jobs. Also, anxiety can make young people feel more irritable, and they may take more risks. It’s important to notice these signs and connect people with support, like therapy, to prevent possible long-term issues.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health conditions globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 3.6% of people worldwide have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can happen to anyone at any age, but it’s most commonly diagnosed in younger people and often begins in childhood.
The causes of anxiety vary from person to person, but it is believed to be a result of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. Genetic predisposition, brain chemistry imbalances, and chronic stress or trauma can all contribute to anxiety.
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