psychotherapist trained in psychedelic harm reduction and integration in the Greater Boston area

Mindfulness-based parts therapy for individuals struggling with negative thought patterns, dysregulated nervous systems, self-sabotaging behaviors and relationship troubles

About

I am a person of many parts, who has found that leading with my wisest Self, or best inner parent, helps me to thrive. This practice is what I ultimately try to impart to my clients.

I have been in private practice for over seven years, seeing mainly young(ish) adults who function generally well, but often with tremendous anxiety and sadness. There are usually negative core beliefs and self image, with coping mechanisms that make sense when factoring in early (trauma) experiences.

 

These often include perfectionism, reenactments of early caregiver relational dynamics, impulsivity or rigidity, and big feeling states that lead to acting out or in.

I started out as an aspiring writer, then worked every job under the sun from coast to coast. In 2008 I entered into a Master's program in Holistic Counseling at Lesley University, where I got my M.A.

I am a creative person who enjoys many therapeutic modalities and techniques including meditation, psychodrama, motivational interviewing, and art.

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"A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits."

- Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapists View of Psychotherapy

"If you consider your thoughts, emotions, urges, and impulses to be coming from an inner landscape that's best understood as a kind of internal family, populated by sub-personalities, many of whom are childlike and are suffering, then it makes more sense to take that next step of comforting and holding these inner selves rather than just observing and objectifying them."

― Richard C. Schwartz, Internal Family Systems Therapy

The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering.

Carl Jung

“Well something's lost but something's gained in living every day.”
― Joni Mitchell

Standard psychotherapeutic services

I take most insurances and offer free phone or in-person consultations.

Typical fee is $125/hr.

 
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Lindsy Hively, LMHC

5 Upland Road, 2nd Fl.

Cambridge MA  02140

617-710-2570

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