I have been involved in working with couples for over ten plus years. I offer an empathic and safe place for couples to address some of the challenges in life they may be experiencing. As a therapist, I focus on being open, accepting, encouraging and direct.
In couples therapy, I focus on helping individuals improve their relationships with their spouse, partner, significant other, friend, child, parent, or other family member. Developing goals and helping each person identify, express, and communicate their needs in the relationship, without having the fear of being judged or having someone take sides, is central to the treatment process.
While it is extremely important to listen and provide support during the therapeutic process, I also try and offer practical feedback/guidance that can be useful in helping couples resolve problems and gain more satisfaction in their lives.
Most often I use a psycho-dynamic approach in therapy which is based on the idea that when someone talks about their problems, they feel better and can resolve life issues much better. I also believe that each person is the true expert of their own life and experiences. Accordingly, the therapeutic interaction can facilitate the process of helping people recognize possible problems and gather greater strength towards making healthier life choices/changes.
I have several years of experience in providing therapy and working as a clinical social worker in areas that include private practice, crisis screening & intervention, community mental health and residential treatment settings. I have also had the opportunity to utilize and refine my clinical skills while conducting civil rights investigations with the federal government for over 20 plus years.
My educational background includes receiving a B.A. in psychology from Amherst College in 1989, an M.S.W. from Smith College’s School of Social Work in 1991 and a J.D. from Western New England College’s School of Law in 1998.
- Trauma and abuse
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Cancer , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Infidelity , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 1023139
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Edward Ostolski. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.
Ed has been extremely responsive and flexible in working with us. We really enjoy our sessions with him and feels that he “gets”us. He remembers things that we tell him even though our visits have been very disjointed due to our busy schedules. He manages the virtual format very well and connects with us easily.
Ed is kind, thoughtful, intelligent, and engaging. He is a pleasure to work with.