Dr. Tari Selig
Finding your psychologist is a uniquely personal experience, both for people who have never sought therapy before and for those who have had therapy but are seeking a new psychologist whom they feel is more compatible. Seeking therapy can be a stress-inducing process of its own, so it is important to find a psychologist who is highly skilled, warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and an attentive and thoughtful listener. If I am the therapist you choose, I believe you will see that I am sincerely warm, personable and compassionate; and that as my patient, when you are with me you will always have my undivided attention and be my singular priority.
In our practice, I endeavor to help adults, adolescents and children develop the skills, tools, and resilience that will enable them to acknowledge without fear, adapt to, and modify the variable behaviors and challenges they must acknowledge, face and overcome, so as to live happy, healthy, fruitful, and confident lives. Since I am an artist in my own life, I naturally take a creative approach to therapy, always seeking unique ways in which to support each of my patients’ particular issues and concerns. As a psychologist, I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and goal-centered therapy. When working with children – an area of special interest to me, as well as with adults, I often call upon my training as a painter to incorporate art as a therapeutic modality, as it can often give patients the freedom to visually represent experiences and emotions that may be difficult for them to verbalize.
I earned my BA in Psychology and Fine Arts from Simmons College in Boston; my Certificate of Advance Graduate Study in School Psychology (C.A.G.S.) from the University of Massachusetts, in Boston, and my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from William James College, Newton, MA. In 2016, I was named New Hampshire School Psychologist of the Year, having worked for a number of years as a school psychologist in New Hampshire public schools (including Shaker Regional School District in Belmont, NH, where I still work as the District School Psychologist), evaluating students for learning disabilities, educational impairments, and emotional disabilities. An essential part of my experience with children involves consultation with parents and caregivers, teachers, and specialists regarding students’ needs. My work with children in the development of their coping skills, in order to manage their anxiety, depression, anger, and interpersonal relationships, has provided an exceptionally strong foundation for work with my adult patients. Consider your therapy a journey that we embark upon together. A journey that will help you better understand your unwanted or unhealthy behaviors, heal wounds that may be binding you, enhance your wellbeing and satisfaction with your life, and thus enhance the lives of those whose lives you share. I look forward to guiding you along that adventurous journey.
• PsyD, School Psychology, William James College
• CAGS, School Psychology, UMass Boston
• MEd, School Psychology, Simmons College
• BA, Psychology and Fine Arts, Simmons College
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