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A message from

Elizabeth Nixon

Welcome! I wanted the opportunity to introduce myself to those who seek more information about my practice, E.N. Psychotherapy LLC. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work  professional, (LICSW) experienced in providing psychotherapy. I opened this office several years ago after working more than 20 years in the mental health field. I developed my skills while working in agencies as I provided counseling for adults, children, couples, and families. During these years, I also received specialty training allowing me to establish an expertise in many areas of mental health treatment.


Allow me tell you what to expect from your sessions with me. When we meet for your first session, I will ask you about why you are seeking my services and we will engage in a discussion about the nature of your troubles. I will  listen as you share your concerns. We will also talk about what you hope to accomplish for treatment to be successful. At the end of that session, I will give you feedback regarding my initial clinical impression and will share any recommendations for future treatment. If my assessment indicates that you would benefit from another specialty treatment that would require you to see another professional,  I will make that recommendation. I want you to receive the help that you need.


My psychotherapy treatment approach includes providing support as we talk with one another, but I will also give you feedback and guidance. Effective practice methods I use are cognitive-behavioral treatment and other types of goal-oriented therapy. I also use psycho-dynamic (or more insight-oriented) treatment, if appropriate. I offer helpful information and supportive direction. In simple terms, I will allow you to talk, sort out the problem areas and look to see where we can find relief and solutions.


During our sessions, I may assist you to see things with a different perspective, look at your history, and encourage you to consider doing things differently to improve your situation. To alleviate symptoms of your distress, I will give helpful information and introduce effective coping strategies as I provide guidance to help make long lasting positive changes for your life.


Please, do not wait as you struggle from what you are experiencing. Allow me to help you deal more effectively with your problems. Feel free to call me to discuss whether my services are what you are looking for to help with your specific situation.

What Is Psychotherapy?

Everyday events can throw off your emotions or behavior, so it is healthy to talk to someone when problems arise. Psychotherapy is also known as counseling, talk therapy, or "therapy". These are private, confidential meetings. During sessions, you will learn about your condition based upon your moods, feelings, and behavior. Elizabeth Nixon explains how you can respond to challenging situations, take control of your life, and learn effective coping skills.


Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are often misunderstood, not as obvious as the feelings of intense sadness or worry. These symptoms may be more subtle, more difficult to see. There are numerous hidden indicators of Depression or Anxiety that people often don't know about.


Ask yourself these questions: Are you isolating yourself more or never want to leave your home? Does everything seem like a chore or you don't want to do anything? Or does it seem like you spend all your time just keeping busy? No longer enjoying your favorite activities? Does anyone complain to you that you watch TV or use your technology devices too much? Are you having trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time? Having problems concentrating or making simple decisions? Feeling empty, worthless or hopeless? Has your appetite or weight changed?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have Depression or Anxiety. There are also some additional symptoms that are deceiving and would surprise you. Did you know irritability and anger can be indicators of depression, anxiety or another mood related problem? People who suffer from Depression or Anxiety often have problems in their relationships with family or friends and even experience problems at work. Participating in therapy often helps with many of these difficulties.


Often, people suffering from Chronic Anxiety or Depression also tend to suffer from common ailments more often and recover more slowly. Symptoms of these and other problems are often linked to various health disorders or contribute to the worsening of an existing illness. These include medical conditions such as ulcers, high blood pressure or digestive disorders. Also, pain, muscle tension, exhaustion, chronic headaches and various sleep problems are all common complaints from those who suffer from anxiety or depression.  



People often have misconceptions regarding using medication for the treatment of emotional problems. Many don't believe talking things out would help them and believe using medication is the best or only option in order to treat their symptoms. Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to learn about the aggravating factors that could be contributing to your condition. Many therapists teach their clients effective coping skills that help relieve their stress. Often, the therapeutic treatment methods are so effective that medication is not necessary to achieve successful results. 


There are circumstances where the use of medication may help, or be necessary for a successful outcome. But studies show that when medication is used, participating in therapy results in greater success in alleviating symptoms faster and can bring long-term results. If you and your therapist determine that medication may be a good option for you, a consultation with a medical professional would be needed for an assessment and to provide this treatment.


During psychotherapy sessions, you will learn about your condition and explore the possible underlying causes as well as discover ways to help eliminate the symptoms. The goal is to find relief and resolve your problems.

Please see your doctor for your medical concerns, or to see if counseling or medication are right for you.

Payment Options

Payment for therapy services may be fully covered through your health insurance or employee benefit plan.


Some employers offer EAP benefits. Insurance companies are now required to offer Behavioral Health or Mental Health benefits. Most will pay only a portion of the cost. 


Please contact your Health Insurance for benefits coverage, including deductibles or co-payments.


If you wish to pay for your services, without using insurance, the rate is $150 per session. Reducing the fee will be considered.   

Contact Elizabeth Nixon today  for an appointment

Elizabeth Nixon, LICSW

Northborough, MA
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