Dr. Zsofia Tengstrand
Welcome to our practice. In getting to know you, my concerted goal will be to nurture a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can feel thoroughly comfortable expressing and discussing your innermost personal thoughts, issues, and concerns with me, and experience the full range of your emotions, knowing that you are being truly heard. My approach is solution focused. If you become my patient, I will consider us a team working together, and will always listen to you empathetically, to help you reach the root causes of your distress or unwanted behaviors, and guide you toward emotional stability, comfort, confidence and recovery. I treat children as well as adults, and realize they often have more difficulty connecting with and trusting new adults. Because I possess a special affinity for young people – and significant experience treating them, I strive to think outside the box in order to bond with them warmly and put them at ease. In treating both adults and children, I endeavor always to foster thoughtful and productive therapeutic outcomes. My practice includes patients of all ages who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, and behavior disorders.
My therapy always begins with a multifaceted, comprehensive evaluation that guides me to the variables that may factor into your treatment and reveal prospects for your sustained emotional and behavioral health and happiness. I utilize an integrative approach, so your therapy may include a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Play Therapy, as well as Mindfulness, and Motivational practices. My techniques have been proven through extensive research, yet I will encourage you to take an active role in your own treatment process, especially during the goal-setting stage, as it is you yourself who will ultimately make changes in your life and behavior. I welcome patients with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; additionally, I have much experience and enjoy working with individuals who identify with the LGBTQIA community. My native language is Hungarian, but I am fluent in English and Romanian.
I received a PsyD degree in School Psychology, a C.A.G.S. degree in School Psychology, and an M.A. degree in Professional Psychology – all from William James College, in Newton MA. I also hold an M.A. in Psychological Counseling and Intervention from Babes-Bolyai University, in Romania. While I treat patients of all ages, I do possess an extensive background as a school psychologist. I have provided guidance to teachers, parents, caregivers, and other educational professionals working with extremely behaviorally and emotionally disturbed children. In this capacity, I have worked at Judge Baker Children’s Center, in Boston MA, Clearview Horizons, in Andover MA, and as the school psychologist at Mountain View Middle School, in Goffstown NH, among others.
Whoever you are, whatever is standing in your way, whatever you may be struggling to overcome, I look forward to working with you to help you recognize and become your best self and enjoy your life with comfort, confidence, optimism, and, hopefully, joy. I am here to help you navigate any obstacles you are facing. Please know that it is always OK to reach out for help.