Metrowest Behavioral Health Center (Treatment Facility)
Phone: (978) 264-3500 ext. 3508
Address: 380 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA 02446
MBHC takes pride in the quality of care provided to each client in our inviting office space. Their commitment to providing the most innovative and effective evidence-based treatments tailored to the specific needs and strengths of each client we serve makes us unique.
MBHC offers extensive outpatient services and intervention methods to meet the needs of children/adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a range of behavioral health conditions. MBHC provides individual and family therapy, parent education, training, and coaching, and consultation to practitioners and agencies. The clinicians have extensive training and experience in a variety of specialized treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), sensory motor-based approaches to regulation, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Adaptations (PCIT-A). In addition,MBHC provides comprehensive assessment services, including trauma evaluations for children and adults, IQ and psychoeducational testing, ADHD and Learning Disability evaluations, and psychological and neuropsychological testing.
- Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Adaptations (PCIT-A)
- Age Group: All Ages
Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, AMSAT (+ Supplemental Care)
Phone: (617) 277-2224
Email: [email protected]
Betsy Polatin, an internationally recognized teacher, has a BA in Dance, and an MFA in Theater Education, and is currently a Master Lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, teaching the Alexander Technique. Her background includes forty years of movement education and performance, as well as training in music, dance, yoga, meditation, and the healing arts. Some teaching experience includes; Berklee College of Music, Muscular Therapy Institute, New England Conservatory, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Opera Institute of Boston. She has taught Master Classes for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Saint Francis Friary, Children’s Hospital, Boston Ballet, Sports Medicine Clinics, Cambridge Choir of England, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, and American Red Cross, in the United States, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, and Korea. She currently assists Dr. Peter Levine in his advanced Somatic Experiencing master classes.
Betsy has just returned from an around the world tour, where she has presented her unique combination of work, The Actor’s Secret, which blends the Alexander Technique with Carl Stough’s Breathing Coordination principles and Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing theory of trauma. This work helps people recognize that they have habitual patterns that are charged with unconscious commitment, and excess tension. Once these patterns are brought to awareness, depth of change can happen on many levels, as the life force resumes. Her work is greatly influenced by the teachings of spiritual, and meditation, masters.
Betsy’s book, The Actor’s Secret, featured on ABC TV and Fox news, has received rave reviews, and is now a recommended textbook in many performing arts schools. As a breathing and movement specialist, she has had numerous articles published in the Huf ngton Post. She maintains a private practice in Brookline, MA and the Berkshires. Please visit: theactorssecretbook.com and betsypolatin.com
- Breath Work
- Somatic Experiencing (SE)
- Supplemental Care: Alexander Technique
- Age Group: All Ages
Sandrine Harris, SEP, GCFP, RSMT
Phone: (646) 479-1453
Email: [email protected]
Sandrine Harris (SEP, GCFP, RSMT, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator) is an embodied mindfulness and somatics facilitator, meditation guide, and trauma practitioner with a passionate focus in experiential healing practices. She is certified in Somatic Experiencing® and the Feldenkrais Method®, is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist, and is a Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness facilitator.
Sandrine has been learning through and sharing the process of meditative embodiment since 2006, and is the co-author and facilitator of a current 200-hr radical mindfulness training, Mindfulness Facilitator Certification (MFC), hosted by the Copper Beech Institute.
Sandrine works with adults (18+ yrs) in a variety of ways, through retreats, workshops, trainings, conferences, and individual sessions. She is also a community facilitator working with marginalized and disenfranchised individuals, including women who have been sexually trafficked, refugees and undocumented workers, folx recovering from violence and addiction, people emerging from incarceration and re-entering new home environments and the work force, and more.
Sandrine has trained heart surgeons on compassionate clinical presence, offered somatics & mindfulness workshops at educational institutions including NYU and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, shared practices and training in the somatics of trauma at OMEGA Institute as part of the Strengthening Communities Summit, and is a regular guest facilitator in learning centers and mental and healthcare environments.
A former professional performing artist, Sandrine also offers a unique perspective on creativity, collaboration, embodiment and healing, through workshops with folx including members of New York City Ballet, professional jazz musicians, composers, and more. In 2014, she was awarded a national What Moves You grant from actress and health advocate, Kate Hudson and her company, Fabletics, to offer movement workshops in her community.
Sandrine maintains a private practice for adults (18+) including online sessions, and is based in the Berkshires of MA. She also facilitates internationally, offering experiences in Asia, South America, and throughout Europe and the US.
- Age Group: Ages 18+
- Insurances Accepted: Private Pay Only
- LGBTQIA+ Friendly / Affirming
- Somatic Experiencing – SE Practitioner
- Feldenkrais – GCFP Practitioner
- Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Facilitator
- Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT)
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Insititute (Treatment Facility)
Phone: (617) 232-1303
Address: 1269 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
The mission of the Trauma Center is to help individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by trauma and adversity to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and to provide them with state-of-the-art therapeutic care as they reclaim, rebuild, and renew their lives.
Through integrative engagement in clinical service, research, and training, the mission is to ensure that everyone impacted by complex trauma has the chance to thrive.
The core of their work is the longstanding leadership in the development, adaptation, careful evaluation and advancement of innovative and proven approaches to trauma recovery and personal growth for children and adults. The Trauma Center strives to have the broadest reach, from serving individuals in local communities to providing training and consultation on a national and international level to multidisciplinary providers, to worldwide dissemination of research publications and clinical resources.
- Age Group: All Ages
Please mention that you were referred by Healing TREE when / if you reach out to anyone in our Approved Care Network. Special rates and scheduling arrangements may be possible with some of our providers.
The providers alone, and not Healing TREE, are responsible for the care that they provide. Healing TREE has, to the best of our ability, vetted their practices and made sure that they understand, are capable of, and trained in treating trauma. Currently, our network of approved care and supplemental care providers is only in the USA. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these providers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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