Maggie Rodriguez, PsyD

Maggie Rodriguez
Psychologist & Neuropsychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients (updated March 7, 2017)

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    About Dr. Rodriguez

  • Enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults
  • Offers neuropsychological and psychological testing
  • Expertise in anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, management of chronic pain, and sleep challenges
  • Member of the group practice, Azimuth Psychological
  • Works with individuals and families throughout the assessment process, from providing quality testing to offering truly clear and useful feedback and recommendations

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Maggie Rodriguez is a licensed psychologist with expertise in providing therapy and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Rodriguez works with all age groups, but specializes in meeting the needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. As a therapist, she approaches treatment collaboratively and will work with clients to develop a plan that will help each individual meet their goals.

Trained in a variety of treatment methods, Dr. Rodriguez utilizes an eclectic approach that draws on the most effective, evidence-based treatments (such as Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies) but is also tailored to fit individual needs and desires. Dr. Rodriguez frequently helps patients with challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, management of chronic pain, sleep issues, and more.

Dr. Rodriguez completed a two year specialty training in Neuropsychology, including one year at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. She particularly enjoy working with individuals to determine and, more importantly, to help them understand the factors contributing to their current difficulties. Dr. Rodriguez prides herself on working with individuals and families throughout the assessment process, from providing quality testing to offering truly clear and useful feedback and recommendations.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"Starting therapy or seeking any kind of assessment can be a daunting process and it is often a leap of faith. I really strive to make my work with patients feel safe, accessible, and warm and welcoming. I would be honored if you would consider involving me in any changes you are hoping to make in your life and to let me go on that journey with you."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Health & Education Services, Inc., Clinician, 2009-2012
North Shore Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellow2012-2013
Gordon College, Adjunct Faculty, 2013
Boston Neuropsychological Services, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014
Azimuth Psychological, Clinical Psychologist, 2014-present

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2011
William James College, MA, Professional Psychology, 2008
Gordon College, BA, Psychology, 2005

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Neuropsychological & psychological testing – Using testing to highlight cognitive functions and emotional difficulties that may be impacting life goals
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD
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
Grief & loss – Emotional responses to various types of losses (for instance, the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a valued job or role in life); often includes feelings such as sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, and hopelessness and may involve changes in functioning, such as sleep disturbances or increased/decreased appetite, difficulty focusing, etc.

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
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Compulsive behaviors – Including hair pulling, nail biting
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
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
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Substance abuse – Excessive or inappropriate reliance on a substance that leads to problems in daily functioning, relationships, and other aspects of life
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
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)
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)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

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

Languages

LANGUAGES

English