Isabelle Eccles, PsyD

Isabelle Eccles
Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients (updated March 7, 2017)

Dr. Eccles is highly ethical, thoughtful, caring, and dedicated... She is experienced with college-age young adults especially.

- Andrea Celenza, PhD, Psychoanalyst (2016)

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    About Dr. Eccles

  • Expertise in depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, and stress management
  • Tailors therapeutic approaches to each individual, using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, relational, and humanistic approaches
  • Works primarily with teenagers, young adults/college students, adults, and couples
  • Trained in neuropsychological, projective, and academic testing
  • Member of the group practice, Azimuth Psychological

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Isabelle Eccles enjoys working with clients of all ages, and specializes in working with young adults on such issues as anxiety, depression, social difficulties, relationship issues, academic problems, stress management, and difficult transitions in life. She also provides couples therapy, and enjoys a collaborative process of helping partners with communication and problem solving. Dr. Eccles uses a varied approach in her therapeutic work, tailoring her work to fit with each individual’s goals and preferences. She uses psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, relational, and humanistic approaches, and integrates mindfulness practices.

In addition to therapy, Dr. Eccles has also been trained in neuropsychological, projective, and academic testing, including their interpretation and how the resulting information can be used to achieve a client’s desired results. Testing can help clarify diagnoses, identify areas of cognitive strength and weakness, and provide critical information for clients and clinicians alike that can assist in treatment planning.

Dr. Eccles' interest in therapy and working with young adults began when she participated in a hotline that support students and advocated for mental health on campus while in college. Her experiences speaking with students showed her the issues they commonly encounter, such as identity development, struggles with romantic relationships, depression, anxiety, and academic stress. Dr. Eccles completed research focused on this population which continued to fuel her interest, particularly the confusion that many students felt with “hookup culture” as well as how they were navigating the many changes and challenges that occur throughout the college years. 

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"I value the opportunities for exploration, understanding, and growth that therapy can offer, and believe that providing a warm and positive environment is essential for that to occur. As a result, I strive to be empathic and warm, and to incorporate humor when possible, to make each client feel as comfortable as possible. Although therapy is an opportunity for addressing difficult emotions, experiences, and stresses, I also believe that it can be an uplifting part of the week, where people can share their triumphs as well as discuss their concerns. "

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Azimuth Psychological, Psychologist
Azimuth Psychological, Fellowship & Internship
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Internship

William James College, PsyD, 2015
Tufts University, BA, 2011

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
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
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
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Cultural adjustment – Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Family issues – Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting

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)
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)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (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)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Why would you recommend this therapist? Dr. Eccles is highly ethical, thoughtful, caring, and dedicated. She has a wide range of capacities and can connect with people suffering with all forms of anxiety and depression. She is experienced with college-age young adults especially.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, trauma, depression, college adjustment, ADHD
— Andrea Celenza, PhD, Psychoanalyst, private practice (2016)