Bailey Hanek, PsyD

Bailey Hanek
Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients (updated March 2, 2017)

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    About Dr. Hanek

  • Specializes in the treatment of challenges around mood, anxiety, sexual identity, trauma, life transitions, and sex counseling
  • Offers psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Uses an integrated approach, drawing from orientations including Cognitivie Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy
  • In the process of getting certified as a sex counselor
  • Member of the group practice Azimuth Psychological

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Bailey Hanek provides therapy and psychological testing to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, sexual identity issues, and challenges around sexuality. She offers both talk therapy and psychological testing and assessment for children and adults. She has experience providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents (ages 5-18) referred for emotional, behavioral, social, and academic issues. 

Dr. Hanek works with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults, tailoring her approach to meet the needs of the client. She incorporates techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, dynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy. She believes that empathetic and compassionate witnessing is a cornerstone of healing.

Dr. Hanek received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from William James College and is a member of the group practice Azimuth Psychological. 

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

" I come from the perspective that social connectedness is a primary curative factor in therapy. We spend so much of our time suffering alone. When someone comes to therapy, it’s a real honor to be able to walk with them through the experience of making meaningful change in their life and to be able to shoulder that burden with them, and to help people feel connected to something larger."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Azimuth Psychological, Psychologist, 2016-present
Y.O.U., Inc., Postdoctoral Fellow in Assessment Services, 2015-2016
Cambridge Legal Services and Counseling Center, Psychotherapist/Volunteer, 2015-present

William James College, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2015
William James College, MA, Professional Psychology, 2013
McGill University, BA, Psychology, 2007

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Mood and anxiety – Overall mood disturbance, using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood depressive episodes, general anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias
Sexual and gender identity, LGBTQ topics – Questioning gender and sexuality; non-binary identification, transgender identification, queer identity, sexuality and power
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Psychological testing  Using testing to highlight cognitive functions and emotional difficulties that may be impacting life goals
Sex counseling – Sexual identity, sexuality; unresolved emotional issues around sexuality; establishing new attitudes that increase sexual responsiveness; improving a couple's communication and trust; learning to improve a couple's physical relationship, e.g. to relax and eliminate distractions; Dr. Hanek is currently in the process of receiving her certification in sex counseling


OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Asperger syndrome – Management of stress relating to anxiety or obsessive interests
Borderline personality disorder – Addressing enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Strength-based TherapyStrength-based therapy values the inner strengths, skills, and competencies each individual has to face challenges in their daily lives. By working in collaboration with clients, strength-based therapists can help clients recognize their ability to help themselves. (learn more)
Humanistic TherapyHumanistic therapy focuses on a holistic understanding of an individual, including the influence of the social context. A humanistic approach explores the boundaires of human potential and the role of the individual in society. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults

Languages

LANGUAGES

English