Dr. Apkin’s clinical style is adaptive in nature in that she customizes her treatment based on the needs of the person sitting before her. When assessing the presenting problem of any client, Dr. Apkin carefully considers how one’s identities intersect and she appropriately tailors culturally sensitive treatment interventions. She has been trained in evidence-based practices and utilizes an integrated theoretical orientation that consists of a blend of narrative, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches. With this blended approach, Dr. Apkin helps clients identify problematic thought patterns that may be interfering with their relationships and personal goals. She utilizes the therapeutic relationship as a clinical tool and believes that our early experiences shape these maladaptive thought processes. Dr. Apkin strives to help her clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and their presenting concerns while empowering clients to make desired changes within their lives.
Throughout her career, Dr. Apkin has provided services to adolescents, adults, and couples from a multitude of culturally and diagnostically diverse backgrounds. While Dr. Apkin identifies as a generalist practitioner, she has acquired specialties in managing depression, trauma, stress and anxiety, transitional/adjustment issues, relational/interpersonal concerns, identity development, and family of origin challenges. Dr. Apkin is passionate about working with clients across the LGBTQ+ spectrum, as well as working with people of varying racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Dr. Apkin earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. She received both her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). Dr. Apkin has worked and trained in both inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals aged across the lifespan. In these various settings Dr. Apkin facilitated individual, group, couples, and family therapy, as well as conducted neuropsychological and projective assessments.
Dr. Elizabeth Apkin (ext. 126)