Commonwealth Psychology is now LifeStance Health! Clients will continue to receive the same comprehensive and compassionate care with the same insurance coverage. This site will soon redirect to a site our new online home where you’ll find access to our online scheduling, expanded resources, and important information.CURRENT CLIENTS: Important Update: Potential Changes to Telehealth Benefits
Whether onsite or online, we offer evidence-based psychological & psychiatric services designed to help our clients lead more fulfilling, productive, and healthy lives.
The standard in behavioral health since 2004, Commonwealth Psychology Associates® (CPA) is a unique, multi-specialty psychological counseling and behavioral health center dedicated to providing state of the art assessment, treatment, and consultation in four office locations across Newton and Boston, MA.
Our team of doctoral-level adult and child psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists offer excellent credentials, extensive clinical experience, and knowledge of the most effective therapeutic and assessment techniques. Clients who see a clinician in any one of our specialty areas can be assured of a comprehensive review of their needs and appropriate referrals to follow-up services if needed. Our multi-disciplinary team approach assures that each client’s care is highly personalized to meet his or her individual goals.
We invite you to call us at (617) 259-1895 or contact us online for more information or to request an appointment.Read More
At Commonwealth Psychology Associates® (CPA,) our mission to help our clients lead happier and healthier lives. Our Watertown-area practice addresses a range of behavioral health issues and we strive to provide each patient with individualized treatment in a caring environment.
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Psychiatry & Medication Management
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Newton-Watertown Area
What is ADHD Testing & Treatment for Teens & Adults?
Neuropsychology for Adolescents
Psychological & Personality Testing for Teens & Adults
Autism Evaluations for Adults & Adolescents
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
How Does Biofeedback Help With Stress Management
Watertown Area Career Consulting
Couples Therapy Convenient to Watertown, MA
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
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Commonwealth Psychology Associates® has actually been offering TeleHealth Online Virtual Visits for behavioral health services ever since 2018. This makes it possible for people in Newton-Watertown and all over MA to get excellent treatment from the exact same highly trained qualified clinical team that treat our in-office clients.
Online Virtual Visits are a wonderful option for those that can’t come in to our offices due to location, transport, disabilities, job as well as child care timetables, and so on. Please note that you must be physically located in Massachusetts during your appointment to fulfill licensing and insurance requirements.
There are three main requirements for Online Virtual Visits. Our Newton-Watertown TelePsych clients will require:
– A desktop computer or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone (We do not advise using a tablet or phone – they seem to trigger hiccups).
– A strong internet connection.
– A private space that is quiet where you will be uninterrupted.
The majority of insurance companies cover TeleHealth Online Virtual Visits. Our team will certainly verify your benefits.
Our psychiatry team can determine if psychiatric medication is right for you and help manage your medication schedule so that you’re receiving the proper medication and dosages for your mental health.
Our psychiatry team understands that women who regularly take psychiatric medications may need specialized medication consultation during and after pregnancy. We also treat post-partum depression and help women through the transition to motherhood. We are here to help in a warm, caring setting.
Many children and teenagers face challenging situations that may cause emotional strain or behavioral difficulties. Our team of children’s therapists are specially trained and counsel children and their families with compassion.
It can be a difficult decision for parents when it comes to psychiatric medication for their child. Our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry team has expertise in evaluating the biological, social, and emotional factors that may be contributing to emotional and behavioral struggles in young people. With that information, medication can be ruled in our out as the best course of treatment for each unique child and an individualized treatment plan can be determined.
A psychiatric evaluation for a child examines how psychological, biological, and social factors are presenting in behavioral and emotional concerns. A full understanding of presenting concerns and arriving at diagnostic impressions can help determine whether medication may or may not be an appropriate method of treatment. Our child psychiatry team works closely with children ages 8+ and their parents to create individualized treatment plans to help children thrive in their daily lives and provide related services such as ongoing medication management and integrating care with other providers such as a therapist or pediatrician.
At CPA, we diagnose or rule out ADHD with neuropsychological evaluations that measure attention and other cognitive functions. ADHD testing is available for clients sixteen and older and culminates in a treatment plan and recommendations to help clients perform their best at school and at work.
Neuropsychological evaluations can be an accurate tool for diagnosing (or ruling out) ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and learning disorders in adolescents. Teenagers who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic struggles may benefit from assessment and the consequent recommendations and treatment plans for better functioning at school, at home, and in social settings.
Our neuropsychological evaluations, available at our Newton-Watertown clinic, for teenagers ages 16+ address concerns related to concussions, academic struggles, attention, executive functioning, emotion regulation, social skills, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder testing and treatment planning.
Personality and psychological testing can kick-start treatment by measuring a client’s personality and emotional functioning to identify the underlying cause of difficulties. This information is used to determine a road map to overcome obstacles to positive change.
Many adults on the autism spectrum were never diagnosed as children or teens. We can screen adolescents and adults for Autism Spectrum Disorders using the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition) which evaluates relevant cognitive areas such as social interaction and language skills.
Our emotional health can make a very real impact on our physical health. Our health psychologists employ psychology-based behavior change principles can help clients cope with a new or existing diagnosis and make lasting, effective lifestyle changes to promote optimal health.
Insomnia is very common among American adults. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a method to help you improve your sleep by adjusting your thoughts, behaviors, and thinking patterns as they relate to sleep.
Biofeedback is a process that allows you to see a visual representation of the effect stress has on your body. With this information, we can develop an action plan to identify your stress triggers and build skills to help you manage it more effectively.
The wrong job or lack of career direction can affect your emotional well-being. At CPA, we can help you find the right career path by evaluating your interests, strengths, and personality.
Couples therapy is a safe environment where couples can learn to better manage conflict, build stronger communication skills, and work through life transitions and challenges in a productive way.
TMS Therapy is an FDA-approved breakthrough non-invasive, non-medication treatment for patients who are unable to tolerate anti-depressant medications due to the side effects they experience or those who continue to experience depressive symptoms despite therapy and anti-depressant treatment.
If you’re ready to learn more about CPA and our services in the Newton-Watertown area, request an appointment with us today.
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Located in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts, the town of Watertown was granted the city governance but choose to retain the words “The town of” in its official name. It has a population of more than 32,000 residents according to recent census data. Watertown has the third-largest Armenian community in the U.S. and is home to the Armenian Museum of America.