Our counselors and therapists help with a number of conditions.

At times, we can have difficulty adjusting to certain life events. And may experience more stress than would normally be expected. This can lead to emotional or behavioral symptoms or cause problems in your relationships, at home, work, or school.

While everyone experiences moments of anger, anger can become a problem when there are repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness, often in response to unfamiliar situations or uncertain outcomes.

While all children misbehave at times, when there is pattern of disruptive behaviors that last for at least 6 months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations then it could be considered a behavioral disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that may include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

Body dysmorphic disorder is a preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance, usually focused on the face or head (e.g., skin, hair, nose) but can involve any body area.

Borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity which present in a variety of contexts.

While it’s common to have bad days at work or short-term challenges, there are times when work-related stress begins to impact one’s mental or physical health.

Poor communication can affect adults and children alike, sometimes temporarily, or as a symptom of a broader mental health challenge.

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act.

Disordered eating describes abnormal eating patterns that do not meet the criteria for an eating disorder but may be pervasive and jeopardize one’s daily functioning.

Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity.

Emotional disorders (i.e., depressive and anxiety disorders) are a set of chronic and often recurrent psychiatric disorders that are associated with significant impairment in quality of life, productivity, and interpersonal functioning.

Gender identity is defined as a personal conception of oneself as male or female (or both or neither).

Grief is the anguish experienced after significant loss, usually the death of a beloved person. Grief often includes physiological distress, separation anxiety, confusion, yearning, obsessive dwelling on the past, and apprehension about the future.

Intimacy is a quality of a relationship in which the individuals must have reciprocal feelings of trust and emotional closeness toward each other and are able to openly communicate thoughts and feelings with each other.

A life transition is any change or adjustment that impacts your life in a significant way. We all experience transitions throughout our lives — big and small, planned and unplanned.

Loneliness is defined as a distressing feeling that accompanies the perception that one’s social needs are not being met by the quantity or especially the quality of one’s social relationships.

Mania is a state of mind characterized by high energy, excitement, and euphoria over a sustained period of time. It’s an extreme change in mood and cognition that can interfere with school, work, or home life.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (“obsessions”) and/or behaviors (“compulsions”) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.

Paranoia is thinking and feeling like you are being threatened in some way, even if there is no evidence, or very little evidence, that you are. Paranoid thoughts can also be described as delusions.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

Also called the baby blues, postpartum depression occurs after childbirth. Symptoms include feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely, tired or weepy.

Regardless of the cause, distress in a relationship can lead to many problems including codependency, loneliness, stress, fear, depression, and anxiety just to mention a few.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD , your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

Self-esteem refers to a person’s overall sense of his or her value or worth.

Self-harm is the act of deliberately inflicting pain and damage on one’s own body. an unhealthy coping mechanism individuals use to relieve stress.

Sexual dysfunction is defined as any problem that keeps you from desiring, having, or enjoying sex.

Sexual identity is how one thinks of oneself in terms of to whom one is romantically and/or sexually attracted. Sexual identity may also refer to sexual orientation identity, which is when people identify or dis-identify with a sexual orientation or choose not to identify with a sexual orientation.

Sleep disorders (or sleep-wake disorders) involve problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep, which result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. 

Thoughts of suicide that can range in severity from a vague wish to be dead to active. suicidal ideation with a specific plan and intent.

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event.


Yes, our providers offer a variety of therapeutic approaches that can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of depression.

No, we do not offer specialized substance abuse counseling at Bright Horizons.

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