I am a clinical psychologist with over thirty-two years of experience. I have had a private practice in Lexington for all of that time and consider 33 Bedford Street my professional home. During this time, I have helped many people live richer, fuller, and more satisfying lives.
The decision to start therapy is an important one. It is not made lightly. I will work with you to develop a trusting alliance so that, together, we may address your concerns through an open, frank dialogue. Although we will talk about things in your life that are painful or confusing, I am committed to being an active participant in this process. I will share my ideas, thoughts and reactions. It is my goal to foster an emotionally open atmosphere in which growth and change may occur at a pace that is not overwhelming
The first few sessions will be an opportunity for you to get a sense of how I work, the kind of person I am and whether we could work together to help you move your life in a direction that is satisfying to you.
I completed my internship at Harvard Medical School in 1977, earned my Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1980. Further training included a post-doctoral program in couple and family therapy at the Alexandria Family Institute. I am also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.
I have supervised and taught at Harvard Medical School, The Longwood Residency Program; The Cambridge Hospital; Boston Institute for Psychotherapy; Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, The Psychoanalytic Educational Forum of Boston, Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. I have also published articles in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Family Process and Psychological Reports.
Areas of Expertise:
- Couples Therapy
- Pregnancy Loss
- Postpartum Depression
- Fertility and Pregnancy Issues
- Relationship Difficulties
- Parenting of Difficult Adolescents
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Loss, Bereavement and Grief
- Work Issues
- “The Death of An Analyst: The loss of a real relationship” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1999, 35, 131-152.
- “The Relationship of Sex-Role Identity, Life Style and Mental Health in Suburban American Homemakers” Sex Roles, 1984, 11, 839-848, with R. Holmstrom and S,. Karp.
- “Through the Looking Glass: The Experiences of Two Family Therapy Trainees with Live Supervision” Family Process, June, l978, 2, 2250230, with M. Cohen.
LEXINGTON PSYCHOTHERAPY IS accessible from the suburbs of Boston, including Arlington, Belmont, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, Newton, Tewksbury, Waltham, Wayland, Winchester.
Dr. Rendely offers couples psychotherapy as well. Please see her Lexington Couples Therapy website for more information.