Basak Efe, Ph.D.

Psychologist & Counselor   |   Newton, MA

Dr. Efe provides individual, couples, and group therapy to adults. Dr. Efe strives to establish a collaborative relationship with her clients to promote healing and help them move towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Dr. Efe endeavors to provide a nonjudgmental milieu where clients can express and explore their thoughts and feelings. She assists clients in learning new ways to approach their internal experiences with openness and acceptance so they may become less threating or overwhelming. Dr. Efe focuses on helping clients achieve a sense of freedom from distress, become more accepting of themselves, feel more connected to others, and build a life that is gratifying.

Dr. Efe has received extensive training in a range of evidenced-based therapies and utilizes different modalities flexibly in order to create client-based, personalized treatment. Dr. Efe mainly practices from the perspectives of Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness and Acceptance based approaches.

Dr. Efe has expertise in working with individuals who suffer from depression, loss/grief, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, problems with anger management, transitions between stages of life, and relational problems. Dr. Efe also has a specific interest in working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. She enjoys learning and understanding individual’s unique experiences within their own sociocultural context.

Dr. Efe earned her doctorate degree from University of Kansas and completed her pre-doctoral internship at APA-accredited South Shore Mental Health and McLean Hospital. Her training included outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospital settings. She completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at VA Boston Health Care System’s General Mental Health as well as Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinics. She held appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Efe provides services at CPA’s Newton-Wellesley office.

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