Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Dr. Lynda Bolduc-Hicks is a relational therapist who focuses on treating the whole person with equal emphasis on the person's challenges as well as his/her individual strengths and resources. Her approach includes a psychodynamic perspective to assist patients in making connections leading to insights that alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life. In addition, she draws on elements from cognitive behavioral therapies and holistic approaches to offer solid strategies to gain the most effective treatment benefits. When working with couples, she employs two evidence based approaches to couples treatment; the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. These modalities also inform her individual treatment and help patients better understand relationship dynamics. Dr. Bolduc-Hicks has many years of clinical experience providing treatment for mental health issues including trauma, grief and traumatic grief.
Dr. Bolduc-Hicks received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She completed her dissertation in the area of women’s recovery from trauma. She completed her internship at the Children’s Charter Inc., a trauma clinic for children and adults, as well as the Victims of Violence Program at Harvard affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance. She completed a fellowship in 2001 with the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Prior to receiving her doctorate Dr. Bolduc-Hicks was licensed as a Mental Health Counselor for 5 years and worked in a variety of settings including inpatient units and residential programs. She received certifications as a reiki practitioner, yoga teacher (RYT) and in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). She has consulted, lectured, and provided workshops and therapy in the areas of wellness, grief, trauma and stress with firefighters, EMT, and police.